Secure downloadable files? (2 posts)

  1. raterus
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm running a website for a local group that likes to stay in touch with one another. We're sharing files on the website, some to the world, some just between ourselves. I'm trying to figure out if wordpress supports the functionality to secure certain files so only logged in users can download them.

    Is this possible?, and if so, can someone give me some hints on how I can accomplish this?


  2. Saurus
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I would think your best bet would be to store the files you want downloadable at an online free service like Mediafire of Snapfiles (why use your own domain for storage and bandwidth, right?). You can password any files there, so only those who know the password could get them even with an open link.

    It's then simple enough to put a plain html link in your sidebar to your download folder/s. Click the link - you're at the download folder. Select file/s, enter password, voila.

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