Support » Plugin: WP-Filebase Download Manager » [Plugin: WP-Filebase] .htaccess for file upload dir always defaults to deny downloads

  • Hello! I’m using the latest version of WP-Filebase and WordPress 3.1. I’m having some trouble with downloads.

    My file directory is wp-content/uploads/files. There’s an .htaccess file in that directory which says:

    Order deny,allow
    Deny from all

    I have to change this to “Allow from all” or simply delete both lines before anyone can download anything. Otherwise, several users have reported clicking on something to download and getting a “403 Forbidden” error. I have done this several times, but the .htaccess reverts to “deny from all” every 24 or so hours. Even if I /delete/ the .htaccess file, it reappears the next day. I think that this must be some option in wp-filebase, because I have no other plugins for file uploading OR plugins using that directory. I’ve tried to set all my wp-filebase options toward allowing people – even unregistered users and soforth – to download things. Users are allowed up to 100 downloads a day, no restrictions as far as I know.

    I’m not sure if there’s an option or something that I’m missing. If anyone has had a similar experience, please let me know. If not, is there someway I can keep my .htaccess from updating/reverting?

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  • I had the same problem on my site. I changed the .htaccess file to read:

    Order allow,deny
    Allow from all

    I haven’t had any problem’s since the change. I’m not saying this is the best solution, but it seems to be working.

    Plugin Author Fabian


    Users should not have access to the directory were the files are stored, the plugin reads the files and directly sends the content to the browser. However, I will add an option to disable the automatic protection.

    great post. thanks.

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