EDIT: Locking PDF Download links?

So when I try to update a piece of media in my library to be a certain patron tier and above only, it doesn’t seem to be working. I hit the update button and the tier level doesn’t save, instead it resets to “everyone.”

I am trying to set it up so my download links only work for patrons of a certain tier and above.

Am I doing something wrong? Or is this a pro only feature?

Please help!

I actually figured out that I am able to use the numeric field in attachment details when I click on my media to lock it behind tiers properly. Although, if I click on advanced details I still have the issue where it does not update, and stays set to everyone there even though it is properly locked behind the tier and the non-advanced details section stays at what I set it at. I am very confused by why this is happening, but if it works it works I suppose.

However, I also figured out this only works for images. My original intention was to use the media locking to hopefully lock some PDF download links by patron tier. Does anyone know a good way to do this? I am quite new to the whole website building thing and can’t seem to find anything about this online.

It is indeed true that it only works for images. There’s a plan to allow other files like pdfs, podcast audios etc to get locked by file locking, but it has a few months to go yet. However if you are technically knowledgeable enough in WP/PHP or you have someone who can help you for that, you can do it via modifications to the plugin behavior using hooks/filters until the feature is officially released.

Gotcha. Thanks for the info. I’ll see what I can figure out for now and keep my eyes open for when that goes live.

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I have the same issue, would like to make the thousands of pdf’s on the website Patreon access only. Has this new application you mentioned been developed yet? Thanks.

General file locking hasnt been implemented yet. If you have programming experience, you could do it before it is released on our side.