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Are files safe (is there a direct uploads link?) (3 posts)

  1. Mvd
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Aaron and Adam,

    Is a file that's uploaded/stored on one of the pages ABSOLUTELY SAFE and unreachable for others?
    I don't want my files to be accessable trough a direct (uploads/image.jpg) link at all, is that possible with the lates version?

    Thanks a lot for the work!

    M van Dijk


  2. dains
    Posted 3 years ago #

    My question exactly. Allow me to suggest you log out of the site and give the direct-path URL to a file a try? as far as I know, WP's upload directory is accessible by default. I did find this - http://wpguru.co.uk/2012/01/how-to-prevent-direct-file-access-in-your-wp-content-directory/ - which gives instructions on how to put an .htaccess file in the wp-content directory to block access, which seems like an excellent fundamental practice.

  3. Mvd
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi dains,

    I can not try to do what you suggested cause I haven't got the plugin installed. I was thinking the same thing as you, to place a htaccess in the uploads directory (or wp-content) but when I tryed that earlyer it broke my theme as my timthumb.php needs to access the images directly to create thumbnails. So that won't work for me unfortunately.

    I was hoping to find some plugin or solution to let you share selected data and files only with persons you send a link (or make member) and NOT with anyone else. The files must therefore NOT be accessible from a direct link without permissions.

    You got any other solution?

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