ADS Private Folders

Simple plugin that helps to lock folders within “uploads” directory.

IMPORTANT NOTES

Plugin writes RewriteRules into .htaccess file.

.htaccess rules works perfectly on Apache server.

If you are on NGINX server, please, make sure you add RewriteRules on server side manually.

We are working on updating plugin to make it work on any server without need to add rules manually.

For automatic installation:

  • Login to your website and go to the `Plugins` section of your admin panel.
  • Click the `Add New` button.
  • Under `Install Plugins`, click the `Upload` link.
  • Select the plugin .zip file from your computer then click the `Install Now` button.
  • You should see a message stating that the plugin was installed successfully.
  • Click the `Activate` link.

For manual installation:

  • You should have access to the server where WordPress is installed. If you don’t, see your system administrator.
  • Copy the plugin .zip file up to your server and unzip it somewhere on the file system.
  • Copy the `adpl7-private-folders` folder into the `/wp-content/plugins` directory of your WordPress installation.
  • Login to your website and go to the `Plugins` section of your admin panel.
  • Look for `ADS Private Folders` and click `Activate`.

How I can create folder to restrict access to?

You can use any plugin that allows you to create directory inside “uploads”.

Check out WordPress Plugins 

How I can completely restrict access to folder from back-end?

Go to Settings->ADS Private Folders, on “Protected Folders” tab select folder you’d like to completely restrict access to, make sure that “Password” field is empty, save settings.

How to restrict access to folder using password?

Go to Settings->ADS Private Folders, on “Protected Folders” tab select folder you’d like to restrict access to, insert password into Password” field, save settings.

Use “Generate password” button to generate random password.

Make folder accessible.

Go to Settings->ADS Private Folders, on “Protected Folders” tab select folder you’d like to to make publicly accessible, click “Remove folder protection” button, and save settings.