Email Before Download

A Free WordPress Plugin

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Email Before Download presents your users with a form where they submit information, like their email address, prior to receiving a download. This plugin integrates with the popular Contact Form 7 and Download Monitor plugins.

Email Before Download started as a plugin we developed for personal in-house needs, and quickly realized this could be useful to other WordPress users. At that point, we made the decision to release the plugin for anyone to use.

Prior to installing Email Before Download, please confirm that both Contact Form 7 and Download Monitor are already installed and in use on your website.

This was intuitive and worked seamlessly with Contact form 7 and Download Monitor.

I was up and running with email required downloadable forms in minutes.

Thanks for the great software!Dave, verified user

 
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Live Demos

Please complete the following for access to the free download. Please avoid using free email accounts like yahoo, hotmail, gmail, etc.


Your Name*

Your Email*

Please complete the following for access to the free download. Please avoid using free email accounts like yahoo, hotmail, gmail, etc.


Your Name*

Your Email*




Your Name*

Your Email*

  • DownloadID
  • Contact Form ID
  • Page
  • Can I export a list of download requests people have made?
    Yes. We store a log of the downloads and you can export a CSV file of this from the Email Before Download settings page in your admin screens.
  • What if I don’t use the Contact Form 7 and/or Download Monintor Plugins?
    You will not be able to use this version of Email Before Download without these dependent plugins. If you have specific reasons to avoid using the dependent plugins, please contact us and let us know the reason so we can take it into consideration.
  • Anything special I need to do with my contact form?
    If you decide to configure the Email Before Download option to send the user an email with a link to the download, then you will want to name the email field “your-email” as shown in the example screenshots. Outside of that, nothing special.
  • What happens after the user completes the form?
    By default, the user is presented with a link to download their file. There is also an option to email the user (with a link to the file and/or attachment) if you choose that route. You can even provide both the inline link as well as the email if you choose.
  • Are you changing any of my file or directory permissions?
    WordPress allows direct access to files in your upload directories using a direct URL and we do not change those permissions. We do provide an option to mask the URL to your downloads if you have cURL enabled.
Version 2.5:
  • Added ability to prevent specific domain names
  • Fixed download filename issue for .zip files
Version 2.0:
  • Support multiple download selection (within shortcut code, use comma-separated list of download IDs: download_id=”1,2,3″ — within the contact form 7 form used for multiple download selection, ensure you place the tag “<ebd />” where you want to checkbox list to be generated) as shown in screenshot 7
  • Add more information in the download history EXPORT .csv file
  • Added support for Download Monitor format code for the inline link that is displayed (within shortcut code, specify the format code: format=”1″)
  • Allow overriding the default settings with the shortcode (i.e. within shortcode, use delivered_as=”Inline Link” even though the general setting in admin panel is setup for “Both” — options are “Inline Link”, “Send Email”, “Both”)
  • Updates to avoid potential conflicts with other plugins
  • Added ability to customize subject line when emailing file download
Version 1.0:
  • Added ability to export log in CSV format from admin settings page.
  • Added ability to mask download file’s URL if cURL is enabled.
  • Added ability to expire the download link after a given timeframe.
  • In addition to emailing a link to the file, added ability to email the file as an attachment.
  • Added ability to download files outside of Download Monitor (within shortcode, use file=”http://mydomain.com/file.pdf” — no need to include download_id=”X” in this case).
Version 0.5: First Release.
  1. Simply search for “Email Before Download” inside your WordPress administration panel and install/activate

OR

  1. Download from the Email Before Download page in the WordPress repository
  2. Upload the entire email-before-download folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  3. Activate the plugin through the “Plugins” menu in WordPress.
  4. Locate the “Email Before Download” menu item in your WordPress Admin panel under “Settings” to configure.
  1. Create a contact form used by Email Before Download using Contact Form 7 and note the Contact Form ID
  2. Upload a file using Download Monitor and note the Download ID
  3. Navigate to the Post (or Page) you wish to include
  4. Add the following short code using the IDs collected in the first two steps
    [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]

Example CSS

Example CSS can be found below or at CSSDesk.

Note: The icon used here is an example from IconFinder from VistaICO.com. You should make sure you are in compliance when using any images.

.ebd-box {<br />
border: 1px solid #91c184;<br />
-moz-border-radius: 10px;<br />
border-radius: 10px;<br />
-webkit-border-radius: 10px;<br />
margin: 0 0 10px;<br />
background: #c0f0b3 url('http://cdn1.iconfinder.com/data/icons/VistaICO_Toolbar-Icons/128/Download.png') no-repeat 18px 13px;<br />
background-size:50px 50px;<br />
font-family: Arial, Verdana, sans-serif;<br />
font-size: 9pt;<br />
color: #5c8a50;<br />
}</p>
<p>.ebd-box-content<br />
{<br />
padding: 16px 20px 8px 85px;<br />
}</p>
<p>.ebd-box-title<br />
{<br />
font-size: 12pt;<br />
font-weight: bold;<br />
}</p>
<p>


HTML

Single File – Inline Link Displayed Upon Successful Form Submission Please complete the following for access to the free download. 

Your Name*

Your Email*


HTML with Inline CSS


Single File – Inline Link Displayed Upon Successful Form Submission
Please complete the following for access to the free download. 

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This plugin is offered under the GPLv2 license through the WordPress.org site.