Google Drive

Lets you use the files hosted on your Google Drive as Download Monitor files.

Installation

  • Unzip and upload the plugin’s folder to your /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  • Activate the extension through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

For more information on installing and managing plugins see here

Usage

After installing and activating the extension, all of your Google Drive files will automatically be converted and work.

Setting the Correct Sharing Type

When sharing your Google Drive file, you can set the way you want to share the file. You can choose to share your files Anyone with the link or Public on the web.

Select your preferred way of sharing your file in Google Drive
Select your preferred way of sharing your file in Google Drive. We recommend selecting ‘Anyone with the link’

Anyone with the link
This is the preferred way of sharing your file. It will make the file parse-able by Download Monitor while not allowing indexation of the URL.

Customer Usage

Your visitors will not notice the difference between regular Download Monitor downloads and those parsed via Google Drive. The extension will parse the default sharing URL Google Drive offers you, this sharing URL can be used as your version URL.

FAQ

What URL should I enter as the version URL?

You can use the default Google Drive sharing URL.

You can use the default Google Drive sharing URL as your Download Monitor version URL
You can use the default Google Drive sharing URL as your Download Monitor version URL

I’m getting a notice upon download saying that Google can’t scan the file for viruses

Unfortunately we can no longer avoid this virus scanner notification because Google deprecated the way we were using. The virus scanner notification will always be displayed for larger files that Google can’t scan.

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