Good plugin for securing / hiding media files (PDF's and images) that are only to be seen in the member area by logged-in users. Member management plugins like Ultimate Member don't offer this option. Result is that files which are imported into a member page are still publicly visible and accessable. Not good, because the member area and all its components should be visible by logged on members only. A big flaw in WordPress, as far as I'm concerned. But this plugin solves the problem easy and in an intuitive way.
Why not a 5 star rating? Because I think it's a pitty that this plugin hasn't been updated for a long time. Really hope the developer will restart his project. I would wanna pay for this plugin.
I installed this plug-in 2 minutes ago, it was absolutely straigh forward and does exactly what I expected. This plug-in deserves more attention from the WordPress community since it solves a major security problem of WordPress. Hopefully the developer continues his work. And yes: We would pay for this plug-in as well!
I would gladly pay for a working version of this plugin. If someone resurrects it, please let me know. In the meantime, it's totally unreliable. Works for some files, not others. Works for a little while, then you notice the next week that it has stopped working. It's problems are probably mostly related to being 2 years and many updates behind the development of WP core. In any case, don't waste your time unless you have a lot of time to waste.
Initially I had problems with it not protecting any of the files I marked for protection. After some sleuthing on the support pages I realized my installation did not seem to proceed as normal as that part that instructs me to edit the .htaccess file didn't appear. And so I deactivated and activated the plugin again and that fixed the installation.
I don't know but maybe the fact that I'm using Bulletproof Security might have had something to do with it.
Anyway once I got the installation working it worked like a charm. Thanks!
Everyone has this problem, you want to actually truly hide images or pdfs or other binary files and frankly, wordpress is terrible at this.
Not anymore, Media Vault nails it.
It takes a little bit to get in the groove of how it works but once you experiment with it for 10m you will be happily protecting all of your content!
I use the custom role type hooks to do specially checking before I provide access which has been fantastic since we do a ton of custom theme and wordpress application development.
Well worth it.
Does exactly what is says and does exactly what I need. Thanks
very easy and customizable easy like 1,2,3
I'm glad that I tried this plugin! Its nice to know that you can click a button and all uploaded files to wp-content/uploads will be secured as they upload. Its also nice to have a selection option for files already in the library. My Zip files and mp4 files can be protected using another plugin and I can restrict these types of files from being viewed by different membership levels for each page I protect but before I found this plug in... uploading to the library was not secure! All anyone has to do is just access your wordpress library and there is the photo or video! So thanks so much for that and well... I am giving you an excellent review!
(There is always a but)
In my case, I have different levels of members and each level can view different photos. It sure would be nice to be able to integrate those levels into the protection scheme. As it stands now, all you have to be is a "logged on member" and doing so... level 1 members can view the files available for levels 2, 3, 4, ect. That is the only downside I have seen. Other than that... great plug in and so nice to be able to trust it... it seems like everything else wordpress related often has an issue and waking up the next morning and turning on my computer to see what exploded overnight is always an experience. Thanks ~Kelly
This plug-in provides what I really want to do.
I can create secure closed community site.
Very simple to use.
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