Email Before Download (EBD) presents your users with a form where they submit information, like their name and email address, prior to receiving a download. This plugin integrates with the popular Contact Form 7 and WordPress Download Monitor plugins, allowing you to create any form you like and manage/monitor your file downloads.
As an option, you can configure Email Before Download to:
- Display a link to your file directly under the contact form once it is submitted. This happens dynamically, inline of your post/page.
- Send the user an email with a link and/or attachment to download your file.
- Both #1 and #2
We’ve completely rewritten EBD from the ground up. Since the plugin was built many years ago, we decided to implement the latest architecture and features that WordPress offers to plugin developers. In addition to testing as much as possible that this is backwards compatible with the original EBD version — while also retaining a familiar experience for our existing admins/users — we have added some popular requests such as the ability to change the email address as well as support for Download Monitor’s latest major release (4.0+).
*You can also EXPORT a list of users that have downloaded files from the plug-in’s settings page. Prior to installing Email Before Download, please confirm each of the dependent plugins is already installed and working independently. We recently updated the deprecated WPDB escape functionality to new one. You can download the version compatible with older version of WordPress at Email Before Download.
Many Email Before Download users have asked for support and we generally will ask for the following information to help us (and you) troubleshoot more easily. This post is created as a “sticky” note for reference. Please provide the following 3 items in your topic whenever applicable or requested by us to help us troubleshoot your issue.
- Shortcode and a URL showing the WordPress Download Monitor working successfully
- Shortcode and a URL showing the Contact Form 7 working successfully.
- Shortcode and a URL showing that Email Before Download failing
Please only use the form below if we have asked you to contact us in the WordPress support forums. Otherwise, please log your request in the WordPress Support forums.