Support » Plugin: WordPress Download Manager » File plays but does not download

  • I successfully added a download link to my test site using the plugin, but when it plays the mp3 file instead of downloading it:

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  • Plugin Contributor Shafaet Alam


    May you please give me your site URL where I can check the issue.

    Thread Starter pauljnye


    Plugin Contributor Shafaet Alam


    There I’m not seeing any download link from wpdm.


    I have exactly the same problem Mr. Paul spoke of earlier. Permit me to state the problems all the same.

    1. Mp3 files play in browser instead of downloading when clicked.

    2. Every post (mp3 file) published via the download manager appears as another post on my site, with the same post title as post published normally via the Post.> New Post option on my dashboard.

    3. Also, posts published via the download manager appear in Google search results, leading to duplicate to duplicate content. Why is this so? I usually publish via the Post.> New Post feature on my WordPress dashboard and then copy the download shortcode from the download page and paste it in the new post.

    Below is the link to one of the files that play in the browser instead of downloading:

    Here is another:

    Also, if you follow this link , you find two Dremo posts titled “Sigh.” The one with the blanked out image was published via the download page. It is not supposed to appear on the site and in search results. Not desirable.

    How do I resolve this and also make the mp3 file download when clicked?

    By the way, I am using the free version of WordPress Download Manager.

    Thank you.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by prosecaste.
    Plugin Contributor Shahriar


    Please disable the “Open in Browser” option from the Downloads > Settings > Basic Settings page to download the file insted of opening it in browser.

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