Downloads Overview

Overview

The WP Fusion Downloads Addon (available for Plus and Professional license holders) allows you to protect files in your site’s media library using a user’s CRM tags.

This addon is a great way to easily prevent your images, PDFs, and other downloadable files from being shared or accessed by unauthorized users.

For more complex requirements involving selling digital files we still recommend either WooCommerce or Easy Digital Downloads.

Setup

When adding any media item to a page using the Media Library, you’ll see a panel where you can configure content protection for the media file.

If you toggle the switch for Protect this file the media item will be moved to a protected folder inside of your /wp-content/uploads/ directory. By default the file will only be accessible to logged-in users.

You can also optionally specify one or more tags that are required to access the file.

Usage

Media files can either be embedded into a page (as an image, PDF, or audio file), or delivered via a download link. When a user attempts to access the file WP Fusion will first checked their login status and CRM tags before delivering the file.

Redirects

By default a 404 error will be given if someone tries to directly access a restricted file and doesn’t have access.

To override this and redirect the person to another page you can specify a redirect from the Addons tab in the WP Fusion settings.