Prevent files / folders access

Description

WordPress Prevent files/ folders access provides the easiest way to protect your WordPress files from public users so that your media library can be accessed only by WordPress logged in users. Your ebooks, pdfs, other important files, etc., can be protected from google indexing so that data is protected from getting stolen.

For restricted access you can choose to redirect users to 403 forbidden page, your custom page, SSO login page (if you are using OAuth or SAML SSO).

No change required or no manual work needed to create a private link to protect your files. Our plugin takes care of your media library or via Media, Pages, or Posts.

We support a level of security where you can choose either cookie-based restriction or session-based restriction.
Also, we support Apache and Nginx servers to prevent the media files.

It prevents downloads of the media files from public access and only the logged-in users can access and downloads the files.

We support any level of customization according to your requirement.

File-Based Protection

WordPress Prevent file/folder access is developed to allow you to protect files in your customized way. It will protect files based on their extension.

You can protect file types below:

* Images - Every type of image files can be protected. eg: jpeg, jpg, gif, png, bmp, webp, pfg, ico, psd, etc.
* Videos - Every type of video files can be protected. eg: mp4, m4a, m4v, f4v, f4a, m4b, m4r, f4b, mov, 3gp, avi etc.
* Documents - Every type of document files can be protected. eg: doc, docx, html, pdf, txt, ppt, xls, xlsx, pptx, odt.

Redirect

WordPress Prevent file/folder access allows you to customize the redirect option after the file restriction.

  • 403 forbidden page (DEFAULT)Users will be shown 403 forbidden pages with a restricted access message.
  • Display custom pageWe can redirect users to any WordPress custom page when they try to access restricted files or folders.
  • WordPress loginUsers will be redirected to the WordPress default login page.
  • IDP loginUsers will redirect to the selected IDP (SAML/OAuth) login page and after IdP authentication they can see the restricted content.

Protected folder

  • Our plugin also gives you a protected folder where you can add files of all extension types and restrictions will be applied to all files inside the protected folder.

Folder Based Protection

  • WordPress Prevent files/ folders access allows you to protect your folders too, the wp-content or uploads folder where all the media files like images, video, and document files are stored will also be protected.
  • Users have the option to protect a particular month’s media files.
  • User-Based Restriction – A particular user can access only a particular folder. (Admin would be able to access all the folders)
  • Role Base Restriction – All the users of the particular role can access only a single folder. (Admin would be able to access all the folders)

We support LearnDash and other LMS to restrict files and folders according to different groups.

Also, We provide Page and Post Restriction which provides content control for WordPress sites.
This provides Page Restriction and Post Restriction i.e. control on content access based on User Roles. It also allows providing content access to only Logged In Users to specific or all pages and posts.

You can customize the restriction rules and use them as per your needs.

This functionality operates at the server level, thus if the Apache server rules don’t work, or also The WPengine, Siteground, and other servers like this run on an Nginx server, which requires the use of Nginx configuration rules. If you face any issues please email us at info@xecurify.com or oauthsupport@xecurify.com. We would recommend you to please ensure your PHP server and rules first which will work on your server before purchasing it or else contact us we will help you to set up the plugin according to your requirements on your site.

FREE VERSION FEATURES

  • WordPress Prevent Files/Folder Access allows you to protect your media files and folders from public access.
  • File Extensions Restricted – Can restrict five standard extensions(.png,.jpg,.gif,.pdf,.doc).
  • Redirection of non-logged-in users: Can redirect non-logged-in users to any page of your WordPress site.
  • Protected Folder: Can keep selected five files in a protected folder and they will be restricted from the public users.
  • Supported Servers: You can configure the plugin on the Apache server easily.
  • Security Level Base: Plugin will check if a user is logged in or not through Cookie.

PREMIUM VERSION FEATURES

  • WordPress Prevent Files/Folder Access allows you to protect your media files and folders from public access.
  • File Extensions Restricted – Restricton to unlimited extensions is supported.
  • Redirection of non-logged-in users: You can redirect the non-logged-in users to any page of your WordPress site or to the WordPress login page.
  • Folder Restriction: Can restrict access to WordPress uploads folder from non-logged-in users.
  • Protected Folder: Can keep unlimited files in a protected folder and they will be restricted from the public users.
  • Supported Servers: You can configure plugins on Apache and NGINX servers easily.
  • Security Level Base: Plugin will check if a user is logged in or not through Cookie.

ENTERPRISE VERSION FEATURES

  • WordPress Prevent Files/Folder Access allows you to protect your media files and folders from public access.
  • File Extensions Restricted – Restricton to unlimited extensions is supported.
  • Redirection of non-logged-in users: You can redirect non-logged-in users to any page of your WordPress site or to the WordPress login page or to SAML/OAuth login page.
  • Folder Restriction: Can restrict access to the WordPress uploads folder or any other folder in your WordPress instance from non-logged-in users.
  • Protected Folder: Can keep unlimited files in a protected folder and they will be restricted from the public users.
  • Supported Servers: You can configure plugins on Apache and NGINX servers easily.
  • Security Level Base: Plugin will check if a user is logged in or not through Cookie or Session.

DOCUMENTATION AND SUPPORT

  • For documentation go to our Documentation
  • If you have any questions or want to request new features, contact us via email at oauthsupport@xecurify.com

Screenshots

  • Configuration
  • Permission to update htaccess file
  • Rules preview based on configuration
  • Upload files in protected folder
  • Folder based restriction
  • Contact us or support

FAQ

Can I prevent access to any particular folder?

Yes. You can prevent access to any WordPress folder that you want.

Is there a limit on the number of files that can be protected?

No. You can protect unlimited files.

Can I customize the plugin according to my needs?

Please email us at info@xecurify.com or Contact us. You can also submit your query from the plugin’s configuration page.

Do you provide customer support?

Yes, we at miniOrange provide high-quality customer support. Please email us at info@xecurify.com or Contact us. You can also submit your query from the plugin’s configuration page.

Reviews

March 30, 2022
Easy to handle, does what it promises, and works with PHP 8.
December 1, 2021
The plugin works very well. I first had problems that were due to my hoster. The service of Prevent file recognized this immediately and was able to help me quickly. I am very satisfied with the excellent support.
September 11, 2021
I've had a few complicated use cases (e.g. SSO with unique user naming requirements, Prevent File Access with multiple folder and file locations) and the support (initials of D.B.and A.S.) team was great. We worked through the complicated issues with either a fix, or a customized solution. Would recommend this product and this support team highly. GW
September 2, 2021
Dhruv helped to resolved issues with the plugin in my GoDaddy managed wp environment, even providing a temporary plugin that solved the issues.
May 14, 2021
Plugin doesnt work. Contacted support for 2 days in a row before using a different plugin which worked out of the box. They refuse to refund! I'm trying a credit card charge back. Hopefully this goes through! They are flat out refusing a refund. What a scam of a company!
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Contributors & Developers

“Prevent files / folders access” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

2.4.5

  • Security fixes.
  • UI Improvements.

2.4.4

  • SEO changes
  • Some minor fixes in Licensing plans, File Restriction tabs

2.4.3

  • Added Compatibility with wordpress 5.9
  • Some minor fixes

2.4.2

  • Security Improvements

2.4.1

  • Minor issues
  • SEO changes

2.3.1

  • WordPress 5.6 Compatibility

2.3.0

  • Bug fixes
  • Added support for NGINX server within the premium and Enterprise plugin

2.2.0

  • Bug fixes
  • New Enterprise plan

2.1.0

  • Fix file permissions issue for the protected folder

1.1.4

  • Fix the Bootstrap conflict with the WP-admin and Permission issue

1.1.3

  • Change method of writing rules in htaccess file

1.1.2

  • File Deletion issue fixed

1.1.1

  • Initial release