Discussion on Groups File Access WordPress Plugin


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Pre-sale question: I need to upload files (.xls and .pdf) for single users, not a group. ¿can this plugin make that? I have 200 members who needs their private files.

In this case it wouldn’t be appropriate unless you created a group for each member, because the plugin will restrict the files to groups, not specific users.

Hello, I’ve some presale questions

I’ve to setup a system in my wordpress site where basically

the user have to register in wordpress (or the admin simply add it) each one has a sort of “area” where the admin can put one or more files the system must send an email to each user that has a new file to download when the admin add a file, he can choose the user or the users (multiple choice) that can download it the users can just download, not upload

That’s all by now. I’d like to know if your plugin can manage all this



Thanks for considering the plugin for your purposes. It looks like a close match except for the part where the system must send an email to each user, because the system doesn’t notify group members when the admin has uploaded a new file. The rest can be handled by using groups and assigning the users and files to the corresponding groups.


Ok and it’s possible to modify the plugin to do exactly what I’m asking? Can I’ve a quote?

The plugin provides several action hooks that can be used, among them there are groups_created_file invoked when a new file has been added and groups_created_file_group invoked when a file has been associated with a group. These can be used to send out the appropriate notifications – please note that if you plan to send out notifications to a large number of users, then the implementation should consider batch sending and not just iterate over many users at the time the action is invoked.

An alternative could be to use Groups Newsletters, you would have to create an entry manually each time you want to notify users and the system would then send out the emails to the group members – if you’d like to have a look at the documentation it’s here http://docs.itthinx.com/document/groups-newsletters/

We can’t currently commit to a quote because of a full schedule, but maybe the above can help you find someone who can implement the additions for you?

Hi, I would like to know if I’m using bbpress and users upload file to a topic, can I protect the file and give an access only to all registered users?

Hi, no this plugin is not suitable for this kind of case. The plugin is rather intended to provide access to restricted files which are handled apart from WordPress Media uploads.

Hi, I want to display many files and folders stored on my server where wordpress will be installed in a file manage ui on frontend but to specific user roles such as subscriber or contributor.

I also want to protect download links so that if a user who has access, downloads a file he cannot simply copy that download link and share with others.

Is this possible with your plugin?


I’m not so sure about the file management UI on the front end you mention (especially if you are looking for a solution which would allow normal users to upload files because this plugin does not support that), otherwise it seems that the plugin could be a match. Please have a look at the documentation for a detailed view on what you can use it for: http://docs.itthinx.com/document/groups-file-access/

So for protected download links yes that would be suitable, even if someone knows the URL of a file, they still have to be logged in with an authorized account to be able to download the file.

I hope that helps.

Cheers, Kento

Hi, I have a question – I can’t see the demo inside this plugin and if I don’t like it can I return and take my money back or it’s impossible? Greetings

Hi, the demo is here http://demo.itthinx.com/gfa/ – yes you can ask for a refund if you are not going to use the plugin after evaluating it. Please make sure to have a look at the documentation first, you will quickly see if it will suit your requirements http://docs.itthinx.com/document/groups-file-access – Cheers

Hello, I have bought this Add-on and I would need support for a rather serious issue with downloaded files using the plugin.

I can’t anyway find out how to register to the support service. The form on https://www.itthinx.com/my-account/ shows only a ‘lost password’ function but not a ‘register’ one.

Thank you in advance.

Thank you for the detailed info on the issue. Can you please create a temporary admin account on your site for us and forward credentials to support at itthinx dot com – please include a link to this conversation so our support team can relate it. This is to test it and check the file that is served via the plugin (we’ll try to find out from the served file’s content). Please also enable debugging on your site.

Hello, did you recieve my email ? Could you give me a feedback about the problem I mentioned ? Thank you

Yes received, thank you. Checking the files served there are extra characters prepended. Will comment further in response to your email.

demo seems to be broken; how is the logging, is it pretty robust? can I tell what one person has downloaded and can I add fields for when they register to collect info?

The plugin provides an option to redirect to the login when a user who is not logged in tries to access a file.

Ok thank you. So the admin options to configure this plugin do not appear in the demo correct?

That’s correct, the demo is held basic for the front end :)