Question: Access on uploads
Hey there, I like the management and uploading feature of this add-on - well done.
I have a quick question, though: Is it possible to restrict access to the public accessible files, so that only members to certain forums can access the files uploaded to topics in this forum?
At the moment even with individual folders, it seems the uploaded file is still public and can be accessed from anybody, who knows the link?!
Try, tisable "Can view attached files" permission in Forum Accesses for certain Usergroups.
More info in doc:
Could you please let me know how they have direct link if they can't see the file?
There is no way to open the uploads folder in WordPress (it'll return 404 error), so visitors have no chance to find filename and download it.
Yes, I know there is better way to make it more secure, but it requires php file source. Wordpress doesn't like direct php file requests, it'll case lots of problems with different WP configurations.