Blis Download File


Blis Web Agency

3rd Party (Free)

539 downloads (last 90 days)

GNU General Public License v3 Download v1.0.1

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  • ExpressionEngine 2


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Ok, here's how this works. You want to link to a file (e.g. a PDF or a JPG) but the browser is loading it instead of actually downloading it into the users Downloads folder. Download File to the rescue!

Bail me up on Git Hub.

We’ve created a plugin which works in 2 parts:

1. It creates a URL which points to a special template designed to serve files
2. It automatically converts a template into a file serving machine!

Other benefits.

1. Paths to your download files are hidden, with a BASE 64 string served instead
2. It’s free - as in beer, so enjoy.
3. It will prevent hotlinking! To do this you must be serving your files from a consistent domain e.g.


Can I use this hotlinking preventing feature if I’m running a sub domain for my dev environment?

Yes, the restrict parameter is just looking for the existance of a string within the referring URL. For example
if you have:

You can just use restrict=“mysite.” to allow all three.

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EE Support Downloads Add-On Version Release Date
Not Specified Download 1.0.1 Jun 1, 2011

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This entry was created June 1, 2011, 11:34 am.
This entry was last updated August 20, 2011, 7:28 pm.

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1 Review:

Steven Grant 08.16.11

Steven Grant
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Does as it says but needs a bit of tweaking. You need to rename folder to download_file and then remember to add a trailing / to the template call. I also had to tell Freebie to ignore my template group segment