Protected Files - WordPress

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How to upload protected files on for faculty:

We have a setup a two-tiered file protection approach at

  1. Upload Media via the Dashboard > Media > Add New
    • this will by default protect all new uploads (using the Media Vault plugin)
  2. Go to your post/page and click the “Add Media” button to insert the link into your post or page
    • Note: If you upload media via the “Add Media” button in your post you will need to go back to the Media Library and set the file protection to be viewable by Subscribers
  3. Set the post (or page) visibility to “private” in the “Publish” block
    • On sites.e.e we’ve set subscribers to have access to private posts/pages to simplify the file protection process (this is modified from the standard WordPress settings for private posts)
    • We’re encouraging these privacy setting to keep Google from indexing links to materials that should never be publicly viewable