FAQ Category: FAQ S3Media LinkSafe Lite

Blank screen pops up when clicking on the Download link wizard

The wp-config.php file cannot be found. It usually happens when the wp-config.php file is placed behind the root. Although this is a good safety measure, you may find that quite a few plugins won’t work properly. If you want …

Are the protected download links encrypted/obfuscated?

No, they are not and the reason is simple: Browser cannot read obfuscated links, they have no idea what to do with it. Since the links expire and your bucket/download distribution is private, there is no need for …

What kind of support do you offer?

Apart from the tutorials, you can write a comment on the S3Media LinkSafe Lite page or send us an e-mail. We typically respond within 24 hours although we give priority to customers of S3Media Stream. You can contact …

Can I sell this plugin or give it away?

Since S3Media LinkSafe Lite is a free plugin downloadable from this site, it makes no sense to sell it on. But you can charge money to install and configure the plugin for your web clients, for instance. This …

Does the plugin allow to restrict downloads from a fixed IP address only?

This is not regulated by the plugin but rather in your S3 account. You can set a bucket policy for this purpose using CloudBerry Explorer or any other AWs client application or write your own, like this: { …

Can you help us configure the S3 account?

Certainly, we charge 25 euros to configure your bucket and download distribution. We can also teach you how to do it yourself via Skype Screen sharing. For this we charge 40 euros. Pricing is exclusive 21% VAT (sales …

Can we hire you to make custom changes?

Yes, you can. Contact us for a quote.

Should I use a S3 bucket or a download distribution?

Through testing, we found that a CloudFront distribution each time performance better than linking via a bucket. In theory, if your audience is primarily located in your own country, a s3 bucket should be sufficient, bu in practice …

System requirements

WordPress 3.4 or higher with older versions, 4.7 or higher from version 7.8.2 onward. PHP 7 recommended for S3Media Stream 8 Enterprise. S3 Amazon account with CloudFront service enabled for private streaming and web distribution links.

Most membership systems offer download links, why should I use this plugin?

Convenience. S3Media Lite allows you to insert protected links directly into the posts and pages using a wizard. No need to copy shortcodes via a membership configuration page, (which are often not that user friendly), then opening your …

For protected download links, which files types are supported?

All file types can be downloaded: PDF, doc, xls, exe, mov, zip, txt, etc…Executables may generate a warning in some browsers, depending on the antivirus settings of the customer’s browser. Mobiles have restrictions on file types also.

How do I sign up for S3/CloudFront account?

It is really simple to sign up. The only thing you need is an email address and a valid credit card. You won’t be charged any money upfront, you pay as you go along. The pricing is very …

Is the source code encrypted?

No, it is not encrypted because that would be a childish act. You should have the option to adapt the plugin yourself to suit your needs and any WordPress plugin that encrypts its source code is in violation …