Invitation Code Content Access - How To - Hide a File


Hiding a Downloadable File

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What Is This Feature

It's possible to hide a file, meaning the user will have to input the code to be able to download it.

In the example below, entering the code triggers the download.


Hiding File

Two steps are necessary:

1) Code Must Have Specific Sharing Type

When creating the code, ensure its sharing type is either File or External File.

  • File - To upload a file
  • External File - To specify the URL of a file

2) Hiding Content

Use the shortcode  [cmicca_access_code] to show the Access Code box allowing the user to download the file.

Example

In this example, the post will contain only the Access Code:

Multiple Download

This feature is available since the version 1.3.10.

There is a way to create one code for accessing to all files.

While creating the code, when you choose File Upload or File Link you can see there the checkbox Allow to multiple file download. When you check it don't choose the file for uploading and don't put a link for a file - these fields must be empty.

How to use it: when the code is created, you can place a box with accessing the code on any page using the shortcode in a few different ways.

First way

To use the shortcode [cmicca_access_code] with an attribute file="ID", where ID is ID of attached file. There also must be a closing shortcode. Note: between opening and closing shortcodes mustn't be anything.

Example:

TIP: Where to find file's ID?

When you upload the file to your Media Library, you can open this file there and find it's ID in the link as shown on the screenshow below.

Second way

To place file's ID between opening and closing shortcodes. Attribute "file" should have "1" as a value in the opening shortcode.

Example:

Third way

To place a URL-link to the file between opening and closing shortcodes. Attribute "file" should have "1" as a value in the opening shortcode

Example: 

Fourth way

To place a file between opening and closing shortcodes using page editor. Attribute "file" should have "1" as a value in the opening shortcode.

Example:


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