Easy Media Download

Author naa986
Contributors naa986
Type Free
Current Version 1.1.8
Last Updated 25 May, 2022
Released 04 Nov, 2013
Total Download 343,586
Active Install 20,000
Support 0 out of 1

Easy Media Download is a free download manager for WordPress. It gives your users the ability to download digital media files from your website. The plugin is lightweight and makes downloading easier. You can create beautiful download button which instantly starts the download once clicked.

Features

  • Create quick downloads
  • Free downloads for music or audio files e.g. mp3, aac, m4a, wav
  • Insert download buttons into your landing page
  • Free downloads for video files e.g. mp4, mov, qt (QuickTime), mpg, mpeg, flv, m4v, swf, flash, avi, wma, ogg, webm
  • Allow users to directly download in all file formats
  • Free downloads for document file e.g. doc, docx (OpenOffice, Microsoft Word), odt (OpenDocument), htm, html, ps, tex, xml, txt, csv
  • Allow large file download (No limit on the file size)
  • Free downloads for Office file e.g. xlsx (Microsoft Excel), pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint)
  • Free downloads for script e.g. js, css, php
  • Track/Monitor your downloads
  • Free downloads for archive or compressed file e.g. tar, rar, zip, 7z, gz, z
  • Force the browser to open the download prompt
  • Free downloads for image file e.g. png, gif, jpg, jpeg, bmp
  • Open the download in a new tab
  • Free downloads for e-book e.g. pdf, epub
  • Make a download button accessible to logged in users only

Easy Media Download Extensions

  • User Only Download

For more information please check the Easy Media Download documentation page

Embedding Shortcodes for the Downloads

Create a new post/page and use the following shortcode to create a download button for your digital media file:

[easy_media_download url="http://example.com/wp-content/uploads/myfile.zip"]

here, url is a shortcode parameter that you need to replace with the actual URL to your digital file

You can also specify additional optional parameters in the shortcode to customize the free download button.

Button Text

By default the text for the download button is “Download Now”. But you can choose to modify the text using the “text” parameter.

[easy_media_download url="http://example.com/wp-content/uploads/myfile.zip" text="Free Download"]

Button Width

By default the width for the download button is “153”. But you can choose to modify it using the “width” parameter.

[easy_media_download url="http://example.com/wp-content/uploads/myfile.zip" text="Free Download" width="100"]

Button Height

By default the height for the download button is “41”. But you can choose to modify it using the “height” parameter.

[easy_media_download url="http://example.com/wp-content/uploads/myfile.zip" text="Free Download" width="100" height="50"]

Download in a new window

By default the download starts in the same window. But you can choose to modify it using the “target” parameter.

[easy_media_download url="http://example.com/wp-content/uploads/myfile.zip" target="_blank"]  (opens the download in a new window)<h3>Force File Download</h3>

Usually when a digital file is recognised by the browser it does not prompt for download. The file just opens in the browser instead. You can choose to modify this behaviour using the force_dl parameter in the shortcode.

[easy_media_download url="http://example.com/wp-content/uploads/myfile.mp3" force_dl="1"]<h3>Download Button Templates</h3>

Easy Media Download comes with 21 different download button templates. All you need to do is specify the style and the button will look just like it. For example:

[easy_media_download url="http://example.com/wp-content/uploads/myfile.zip" color="red_darker"]
  • grey
  • grey_light
  • red
  • green_dark
  • green_light
  • green
  • blue
  • blue_two
  • blue_three
  • blue_four
  • orange
  • orange_two
  • orange_light
  • orange_dark
  • purple
  • purple_dark
  • purple_light
  • yellow_red
  • hot_pink
  • pink

If you want to fully customize the download button you can use your own button image instead.

Link Rel

You can use the HTML link rel attribute in the shortcode to define the relationship between your page and the linked download.

[easy_media_download url="http://example.com/wp-content/uploads/myfile.zip" rel="nofollow"]<h3>Custom CSS Class</h3>

In addition to various button templates, If you want to apply custom styling to a button you can do so by using the class parameter.

[easy_media_download url="http://example.com/wp-content/uploads/myfile.zip" class="myclass"]

You can specify multiple CSS classes in the shortcode.

[easy_media_download url=”http://example.com/wp-content/uploads/myfile.zip” class=”myclass1 myclass2 myclass3″]

Easy Media Download Shortcode 2

With this shortcode, you can create a download button with your preferred color.

[easy_media_download2 url="http://example.com/wp-content/uploads/myfile.zip" text="Free Download" bg_color="#CC0000"]

Background Color

The background color of the download button is “#3498db” by default. You can customize it using the “bg_color” parameter.

[easy_media_download2 url="http://example.com/wp-content/uploads/myfile.zip" bg_color="#CC0000"]

Font Color

The font color of the download button is “#ffffff” by default. You can customize it using the “font_color” parameter.

[easy_media_download2 url="http://example.com/wp-content/uploads/myfile.zip" text="Free Download" font_color="#71B02F"]

Hover Background Color

The “hover_bg_color” parameter can be used to change the background color of the download button when you mouse over it.

[easy_media_download2 url=”http://example.com/wp-content/uploads/myfile.zip” text=”Free Download” bg_color=”#3498db” hover_bg_color=”#3cb0fd”]

Digital Download Tracking

Easy Media Download is integrated with the Google Analytics plugin. It allows you to see how many times a particular file has been downloaded in real time from your Google Analytics account.

Languages

Easy Media Download can be translated into your languages. Currently it supports the following languages:

  • French
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Italian
  • Dutch
  • Turkish

If you are a non-English speaker please help translate Easy Media Download into your language.

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