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[Resolved] Access for pdf’s

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Problem: I would like to restrict access to file downloads. Only members should be able to download the restricted files. If a non-member attempts to download the same file from the same URL, they should not be able to find it.

Solution: Use Toolset and Download Manager together to handle this type of file download restriction.

Relevant Documentation: https://toolset.com/learn/create-membership-site-wordpress-using-toolset-plugins/restricting-access-downloadable-files

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Last updated by jamesH-21 6 years, 12 months ago.

Assisted by: Christian Cox.

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#493296

I am trying to: to block access to pdf's on the site so that only members of the site can view them.

When I try to edit the pdf's media page it won't let me change the post group so it's in a protected group.

It means if someone has the pdf url they can view the pdf.

#493343

Hi there, restricting download access for PDFs and other files can be accomplished with Toolset and WordPress Download Manager. I can provide you with a link to a guide with samples and screenshots:

https://toolset.com/learn/create-membership-site-wordpress-using-toolset-plugins/restricting-access-downloadable-files/

Please let me know if I can be of further assistance, or if part of the process does not work for you. I'll be glad to help.

#493679

Thanks Christian

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