Once you've uploaded and inserted your PDF files into a WordPress post or page , you can then restrict its access to indirectly protect these files. Our premium PDF Embedder Secure plugin provides a simple but elegant viewer for your website visitors, with added encryption protection to ensure it is difficult. Description. This plugin enables the use of copy protected PDF documents in WordPress posts and pages. The resulting embedded PDF object is supported in .

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Description. Free plugin which provides functionality to disable download button and disable print button from custom html5lightbox. Plugin Functionality. Embedding PDF which is uploaded on your WordPress site\'s media library, simply put the URL Dinesh S, IT Chimes + active installations Tested with. WaterWoo PDF is a plugin that adds a watermark to every page of your sold PDF odd pages, or even pages; Optionally password protect and/or encrypt PDF.

This is not the case. If you knew the direct URL to the sub-pages, you could get the content as an anonymous user. This also meant that the URL to these pages is published in sitemaps, which make it really easy for search engines, like Google, to find the content. Blocking content from being accessed is done in WordPress through PHP code that checks which user you are, if you have the right permissions, etc. The web server Apache in this case serves up the file without ever getting the PHP engine involved. Scary, right? The solution to this problem is to have WordPress act as an intermediary between the request for the file, and the file itself, allowing permissions to be verified in the process.

The plugin uses JavaScript to embed files with a fully functional toolbar allowing users to zoom, navigate, and even download the PDF file. It uses Turn. The PDF viewer comes with zoom, navigation, and fullscreen buttons.

It is also fully responsive and can work on different device sizes. If you upload PDF files often, then you may want to categorize them, display them as lists, or a single download. It allows you to add a better search experience to your WordPress site. One of the features of this plugin is the ability to search the text inside PDF files. However, it cannot search PDF files that are encrypted, stored outside media library, or have images as text.

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The plugin will take care of the rest. First, it converts the original file URL into a private one, which is not indexed by Google, then expires the link in a preset time. After a period of time say 5 seconds, the plugin automatically creates a new one to replace the expired link and so on.

Last but not least, you can use a WordPress PDF viewer plugin to embed your documents directly into website content. In other words, your subscribers and paid members have to go to your website to view the PDF files instead of just getting direct download links, which they can copy and then share them with others.

These PDF viewer plugins provide your visitors with a simple but elegant viewer , and at the same time, prevent them from sharing and downloading documents.

Its premium version adds on a secure option that makes it much more difficult for users to download the original PDF document. There are 3 common ways to prevent direct access to your content, namely, password protecting, expiring and changing their URLs and restricting their access using a membership plugin. The main drawback of these methods is your attached PDF files are actually not protected.

As a result, people could still access and share these private PDF documents. The other and arguably better solution is to block direct file access to these PDF documents. We will never send you spam.

7 Ways to Protect WordPress PDF Files

Your email address is secure. Do you ever run into any browser compatibility problems? A number of my blog readers have complained about my blog not working correctly in Explorer but looks great in Safari.

Do you have any suggestions to help fix this problem? Hello, can you open a support ticket please? Another necessary step: The theme is very flexible, so I think there must an easy way to do this, could you point me towards the right direction please?

Many thanks. Thank you for your thorough and most helpful article on protecting PDFS.

May I ask a, probably very silly, question? In fact, no matter where you try to hide the files, Google and others would still be able to find, index and access them. So the solution is to protect and not to hide. Hi Elena, thanks for posting this helpful article. Can you help me resolving following problem? There is a contact form on my website. When a user fills the form and click send button, a pdf link is sent along with email message to that user.

I want to expire that link for that user only after some days say 7 days of that email. And when second user does the same, link should be expired for second user also after same no of days. Can you please drop an email to Prevent Direct Access Team — hello at preventdirectaccess. Easy install requires WP Classic Editor. Embeds objects dynamically using JavaScript.

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Set varying levels of protection per page or post. Detects PDF plugin version for redirection and installation. Settings to control width and height of the browser reader area. Safe from Print Screen and all screen capture software.

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PDF documents cannot be saved and displayed away from your website. When inserting a protected PDF object, the necessary shortcode is automatically inserted into the post editor.

You can upload new PDF class documents or select from a list of already uploaded documents. After selecting a document you can then set the security options to apply to the page such as: Disable protection from PrintScreen and screen capture.

Disable the option to view from computers using remote or virtual connections.