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How to Create a Password Protected Download in WordPress

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Hi there, all of my friends who are my readers. In my journey of providing you the latest tips on wordpress, this is the fourth post of mine. In my fourth post I would like to post, how to create a password protected download in wordpress. It is quit an interesting story for the wordpress users. Let’s start our small tutorial on how to create a password protected download in wordpress.

In this tutorial on how to create a password protected download in wordpress, we need a small plugin called “Simple Download Moniter” free plugin.  It can be downloaded freely from the wordpress plugin directory. I’ll provide you the download link to download the plugin freely at the end of this tutorial. Let’s begin the tutorial on how to create a password protected download in wordpress.

After downloading the plugin, install it and activate it. (I think it is the easiest thing in the world to install the plugin and activating it. So. I’m not going to mension it here. If you want it, just Google it. ) The next step is to enter the settings option of the plugin. To fo it, just click on settings under the new menu which appeared after activating the plugin, called “downloads”, if you want to make any changes to the settings of this plugin.

Now it is our main step on how to create a password protected download in wordpress. Just click on downloads and click add new. Then enter the description of the file you are willing to password protect. (description, thumbnail). Next, click “edit” , near the Visibility in the publish options. Then select password protection. After that enter your desired password. The last step is to publish your download. Next, do it. After these steps, you can insert your download by using the shortcode of the download that you have just created. copy the shortcode and paste it anywhere in the post you need to add the Password Protected Download. Thats all you need to do. This is the end of my post. It you enjoyed it or used it to enhance your knowledge, please do us a favor by liking our facebook fan page and following us on twitter and GPlus. Then, it’s goodbye for all of you!!! cheers!!!!!

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Harindu Perera is still a student who is doinng his A/Ls. He is interested in the field of Web Developing and designing. Also he is interested in developing sites with wordpress. He also likes blogging. He is the CEO and the Founder of TricksLK.com. You can contact him via his social profiles.

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