Protecting media files behind member area

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  1. Hi Justin,

    I am using your Members plugin for a while now to restrict access to a member area on my site.

    Some of the protected pages include downloadable medias such as PDF files. I would like to prevent direct access to these files from non logged in users.

    How can I achieve this without using a plugin ? Unless you would recommend a lite plugin to get the same result…

    Thanks in advance for your help !


    Patrick Sergerie

  2. Justin Tadlock

    Maybe not what you want to hear, but you’d need a plugin for that. There’s not exactly an easy way to do it.

    The best option is to look around for one of the download monitor/manager type of plugins. I haven’t tested any a long while because I use Easy Digital Downloads, which would be overkill unless you were wanting to sell digital products.

  3. Patrick Sergerie

    Thank you Justin ! Any recommendation from you is far better than any random search on the web !

    I’ll look at some well known plugin to do the job !

    Cheers !