WP Dispatcher


With the plugin WP DISPATCHER you can create an temporary and secure download link for your file uploads. Your uploads are secured in a special folder. The secure download links are created by shortcodes which you can use anywhere. Every shortcode call generates a new download link so be cautious where to use it (best suited within automatic emails).

  • Create temporary download links for any file
  • Automatically expire download links after a time limit limit
  • Know how many times the file has been downloaded.

First upload your files to a secured folder. Then generate expiring links to your protected uploads. Usage with wp shortcodes.

Caution: Files are protected via .htaccess. This works only in LAMP environment with Apache as Webserver.

Developer Note

Create a Pull Request against a new branch on Github: https://github.com/ekntrtmz/wp-dispatcher

SVN Update Note

Copy newest version into trunk and commit changes to trunk.
Copy trunk to a new tag with semver. Push changes to new tag.
Examples: https://developer.wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-org/how-to-use-subversion/#examples


  1. Upload wp-dispatcher.php to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress


September 22, 2023
very basic plugin but works 100% fine as intended. it needs to be improved though especially as it is missing few key features. like delete created files, and the downloads counter does not count properly.
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“WP Dispatcher” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Minor improvements:

    • Add optional parameter “exp” to set expiration hours in shortcode
    • Add translatable strings
    • Update “Custom_WP_List_Table”
    • Add order in columns
  • Minor fixes:

    • Prevent link generation in admin


  • Fix critical issue


  • Minor Fix:
    • fix db prefixing


  • Minor improvements:
    • set expiration time limit in plugin settings
    • fix sanitizing & validation issues


  • This version contains very basic features:
    • upload files to secure folder
    • generate links from shortcodes