Plugin / Hotlink File Prevention

Kevin Peyton



This plugin offers simple hotlink prevention that can be applied directly in the media library. With many membership plugins and private pages on WordPress – non members or those who do not have access can still potenially gain access via the url of the file

HFP offers simple hotlink prevention to individual files that can be turned on/off in the media library.

Hotlink prevention is provided by .htacesss rules in the /uploads directory. See FAQ’s for more details.

Developer Notes

HFP uses a custom meta field ‘_hfp_prevention’ which has a value of 1 if file is protected

Basic Usage

  • To protect a file – edit the file, scroll down and you will see a checkbox with ‘Prevent hotlink’
  • Any media asset that is checked – will have ‘Yes’ displayed under ‘Hotlink Prevention’, otherwise this column will be blank.


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