Protected Files - WordPress
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Revision as of 14:08, 6 October 2014 by Greenea
We're using the Media Vault plugin to add the ability to limit access to files uploaded to the Media Library.
To add a protected file to your page or post:
- Upload your file via the Dashboard to your Media LIbrary: Media > Add New
- Go to your post/page and click the “Add Media” button to insert the link into your post or page
- Click the Media Library tab (as opposed to Upload File) choose your file
- Check the Protect Files checkbox
- Set the Files access permissions to Subscriber. This will limit access to enrolled students in your course.
- Note: If you upload media via the “Add Media” button in your post/page you will need to go back to the Media Library and set the file protection to be viewable by Subscribers
Private Posts/PagesWith the Subscribers Only plugin activated, subscribers to your site will have access to Private posts or pages. Consider setting a post or page to Private for any areas of the site where you would not want Google to index. For example, a page that lists links to copyrighted materials that would never be publicly available.
To make a post/page private:
- Edit the page/post you want to make private
- In the “Publish” block click Edit next to Visibility
- Set the visibility to “private”
- Click OK and Update the post/page