Announcing MemberPress Downloads!

For quite some time easier Downloadable File management has been one of the most requested features in MemberPress. Today we’re releasing a new Add-On called MemberPress Downloads that does just that!

This simple Add-On will make it possible to easily provide downloadable Files to your members. You can simply upload files to your WordPress website, to provide downloadable links to those files (even images), track the number of times your users download them and will allow you to protect the files using MemberPress Rules!

Now, it is true that you can use MemberPress already to protect standalone files but this feature can be impossible to use with some web servers and/or web server configurations. Plus, it’s not able to track the number of downloads on the files. MemberPress Downloads solves both of these problems.

First of all, MemberPress Downloads should work on almost every web host and most webserver configurations. No need to worry about running a specific webserver or adding custom .htaccess rules or configuring stuff the right way — if you can upload files to WordPress then you can use MemberPress Downloads!

MemberPress Downloads also creates unique URLs to each of your uploaded files which allows them to be protected & tracked.

  • Install MemberPress Downloads by clicking the install link at“MemberPress”->“Activate”->“Add-Ons”
  • Create a new Downloadable File at“MP Downloads”->“Files”->“Add New”
  • Upload your File & Click Publish
  • Protect your File by creating rules at“MemberPress”->“Rules”->“Add New”

Now that you’ve got your file uploaded into MemberPress Downloads you can:

  • Copy the URL to your File & View # of Downloads
  • Organize your File using Categories & Tags


This is just the beginning of MemberPress Downloads too! We’ve got a lot more plans for this awesome new Add-On!

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About K.G. Carter

Kevin is an author, artist and blogger. He survived a 20+ year career in software development and technical management while working for Fortune 500 companies Microsoft, Adobe and Novell and subsequently several small startups. Kevin now spends his time writing and creating. You can find his artwork on Etsy at The Indigo Comma and his writing on the Amazon Bookstore and the Apple iBooks Store. Kevin blogs at Clariticity.




    December 18, 2018

    Is there an option to watermark the document with the client's information (e.g. name, email, order number)?

      Paul C

      December 19, 2018

      Hi Gavin, as of right now we do not have a watermarking feature in the downloads add-on.


    March 6, 2019

    If using the memberpress downloads, can Amazon S3 still be used to store the files?

      Paul C

      March 7, 2019

      Hi Chris, the files are stored locally on your webserver with the MP Downloads add-on.


    February 3, 2021

    Hi, Is there a way to add featured images to MP Downloads? I would like to show the downloads on a page with featured images and not just Titles.

      Paul C

      February 4, 2021

      Unfortunately we don't support featured images on downloads yet.


    April 15, 2021

    Second vote here for the option to add featured images to MP Downloads. Would make the plugin so much more useable.