WP Secure Links

WP Secure Links


“WP Secure Links” is a WordPress Plugin that helps you offer downloads safely and securely. The Download Links created by “WP Secure Links” cannot be copied or distributed. You can create a download area on a WordPress Page or Post. A short tag in the WordPress editor helps you add secure links to downloadable files.

WP Secure Links is the WordPress version of my other product “Secure Download Links” and contains essentially all features of “Secure Download Links” and much more.

  • To protect downloadable product links accessible through your membership section or download area from being shared through other webpages.
  • To Protect free downloadable product links from being shared through a webpage other than yours so that all users who want to download your product come to your webpage.
  • To prevent sharing of links to paid downloads at social networking websites, forums and from other unauthorized webpages.
  • To offer downloads for files stored on another server as if it was on your own server.
Secure download links script is user friendly and does not hamper or restrict authorized download attempts in any way. WP Secure Links lets you control access to the downloadable file to selected users or user roles. It integrates seamlessly with your WordPress website or blog and fits in your website?s layout and flow.
  • Secure Downloads through your WordPress based Website/ Blog Pages and Posts.
  • User Friendly and Easily Customizable.
  • Several Security Measures Ensuring File Security
  • File name and Download URL not disclosed.
  • Download URLS cannot be shared by any means
  • Downloads available through your download area, membership area or webpage only.
  • This script works well with files placed on another server.
  • Optional Username and User Role based control of downloadable files.
Please see the WP Secure Links working at Demo Download Area.

Create Links in Demo WordPress Admin area. Credentials provided below: Please preview posts in demo to see the links working.

Username: demo
Password: demo

You will notice a dynamic link is served instead of download URL. An actual URL or file name is not there even in the source code. If these links are copied they take you to an ?Unauthorized Access? page. This Page is Fully customizable and is a WordPress page.

Your download links are protected and can not be copied, sent via emails or posted in social sites or forums.

When you offer a free file for download, it should be secured. We achieve this by having downloads hidden behind a subscribe form and having download links that are changing.
Get rewarded for each free download with a new subscriber to your email list, Securely.
WP Secure Links has a “Subscribe to Download” feature. You can let visitors download a freebie from a secure link that becomes available for download after the user fills their email in the subscribe form. You can subscribe the user to a mailing list of choice. Either the subscribers can be downloaded as a .csv file or can be directly added to a Newsletter System. Currently it supports Mailpoet (formerly Wysija-newsletters).


You can view the online verison of documentation at WP Secure Links Documentation. Also a more elaborate PDF version of Documentation is available at You can use this script to secure single product download, 1000+ downloads or simply a free downloadable file.

It works well with a wide variety of file types:

.ai, .asx, .au, .avi ,.bmp ,.css, .doc, .eps, .exe, .gif, .htm, .html, .ico, .jpe, .jpeg, .jpg, .js, .mid, .mov, .mp3, .mpeg, .mpg, .pdf, .pps, .ppt, .ps, .pub, .qt, .rtf, .svg, .swf, .tif, .tiff, .txt, .wav, .wmf, .xls, .zip.


For item support, reporting bugs and update requests, product information please contact us through our support forum. SixthLife Product Support.
If you have purchased WP Secure Links plugin and want to import posts & pages in WP Secure Links demo.

Here is the WordPress XML import file.

This file can be imported in your website from the menu Tools->Import->WordPress

If you have any questions or queries please send us a message through the contact form at Author Profile Page

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Updates Sep 27 2016

split too long shortcode form in 2 and corrected download pane freezing issue in case of big files

Updates Sep 26 2016

Added the Visual Editor shortcode pop-up for shortcode with all parameters. fixed small issues.

Updates Feb 26 2016

Added Subscribe to Download Feature that lets you convert visitors into subscribers by offering freebie download.

Updates Feb 20 2016

  • Added support for Microsoft ondrive, drivers download, Amazon AWS file urls, Google Drive and Dropbox.
  • added support for files stored below root level for maximum security
  • Added support for inline file display
  • Added support for large files tested upto 1 GB

Updates Feb 17 2016

  • Added ability to use secure links function in WordPress theme custom template files.
  • Added option to add call to custom JavaScript function in the secure link’s on-click event.
  • Corrected the issue of not being able to add the same link twice in same page.
  • Added option to allow access to files based on user roles and usernames