Need to download uploaded binary file (2 posts)

  1. sabhandari
    Posted 3 years ago #


    I have uploaded a binary .war file which is nothing but a .zip file with Java web application extension. When I hit the URL for this file, I see junk characters in browsers.

    URL: http://tinyurl.com/8xwfmbm

    Need a way by which I can make the users download this file.

    By the way, I uploaded using FTP and the Add new media feature of WordPress gave me an error about File upload not supported due to security reasons.

    Pls. advise.

  2. Krishna
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    By feature, WP blocks certain types of files for security reasons. You can try adding this to your theme's functions.php file

    function custom_upload_mimes($mime_types)
        $mime_types['war'] = 'application/octet-stream';
        return $mime_types;
    add_filter('upload_mimes', 'custom_upload_mimes');

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