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Add a custom path for file upload

Files uploaded into Download Monitor will be saved by default in the restricted folder: wp-content/uploads/dlm_uploads.

If you are looking to add a custom path for uploaded files please add the code below in your theme’s functions.php file or your child theme’s functions.php file.


add_filter( 'upload_dir', 'change_upload_dir_for_dlm', 30 );
function change_upload_dir_for_dlm( $pathdata ){
	if ( isset( $_POST['type'] ) && 'dlm_download' === $_POST['type'] ) { 
		if ( empty( $pathdata['subdir'] ) ) {
			$pathdata['path']   = $pathdata['path'] . '/private';
			$pathdata['url']    = $pathdata['url'] . '/private';
			$pathdata['subdir'] = '/private';
		} else {
			$new_subdir = '/private' . $pathdata['subdir'];

			$pathdata['path']   = str_replace( $pathdata['subdir'], $new_subdir, $pathdata['path'] );
			$pathdata['url']    = str_replace( $pathdata['subdir'], $new_subdir, $pathdata['url'] );
			$pathdata['subdir'] = str_replace( $pathdata['subdir'], $new_subdir, $pathdata['subdir'] );

	return $pathdata;

This is useful for servers that have their own restricted folder. For example, Pantheon uses wp-content/uploads/private folder for private files (avoid direct access to the files).

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