Support » Plugin: Download Monitor » Open Files (mainly .pdf) in New Browser Tab for Viewing

  • Resolved OldClicker


    Most of the files I want to add are .pdfs that people currently mainly view in a new browser tab/window. With Download Monitor they always just start downloading.
    I’m guessing this is because the link to the actual file is hidden behind the /****/ reference.
    I see this topic was raised quite a few months ago, but with no conclusive outcome. I’ve tried bunging target=”_blank” into any likely looking href in your .php files, but nothing has worked.
    Any suggestions on tweaking Download Monitor to display rather than download?

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  • Plugin Author Barry Kooij


    Have you tried to check the ‘Redirect to file’ option in the down?

    Screenshot of option:

    I’ve just tried the Redirect to file option. Like the info by the clickbox says “If the dlm_upload folder is protected you may need to move your file” – I did have to create a new folder within the wp-content/uploads/ folder otherwise there was a permissions issue.

    I’d previously had no idea what this option was for…

    Anyway, it worked and all the usual functions – save link as, open, open in new tab – seem to work as expected.

    Great, thanks for your help – I’ll have a more detailed play with it.

    BTW,there seems to be an issue with removing files from a download – they initially seem to delete, but when the page is updated they come back again. I had to trash the download completely and setup a new one.

    Plugin Author Barry Kooij


    Glad to hear that worked for you.

    I’ve logged an issue on GitHub about being unable to remove versions:
    All communication about this bug will take place there.

    I updated “Open in new window Plugin” from version 2.3 to 2.4 and now PDF files do not open in new windows tab. How do I get back to previous 2.3 version or how can I open our PDF files in new window tab.
    I do not know anything about coding, can you please help me

    Checking the “Redirect to File” box worked for me as well. I also got a file not found error due to permission issues. Instead of moving the files to a new folder, I deleted the .htaccess “denyfromall” file in the dlm_uploads folder. That worked, and saved some work.

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