7 Different Ways to Protect Files with PDA Gold

Proudly recognized as the #1 plugin to protect WordPress files by experts and users, Prevent Direct Access (PDA) Gold provides you with simple, single-click methods to protect your files easily. If you have just downloaded our plugin, you would want to start protecting your valuable files right away.

Wonder how it works? Relax, take your time, maybe make a cup of coffee, and sit back. We promise it’s easy as pie. There’s no need to complicate things, especially when life is already complicated enough.

As a matter of fact, you can choose to protect each individual file or multiple files on your website at the same time whatever you want.

Let’s check out the following 7 simple ways to protect your media files with our PDA Gold plugin:

  1. Single-click to “Protect” Files
  2. Attachment Page
  3. Under PDA File Protection Popup
  4. Media Thumbnail on Media Library Grid View
  5. Protect multiple files by Bulk Actions
  6. Add Media button when Editing page or post
  7. Use “Auto-protect New File Uploads” Feature – Add New Media

1. Single-click to “Protect” Files

To begin with, this is the simplest way to protect each individual file, just a single-click will get the job done. Quick and easy, isn’t it?

Choose Media Library – List View, select the file you want then click on “protect”. Go on to protect other valuable files just with one click.

2. Edit Button on Media Library List View (WordPress Attachment Page)

This way allows you to protect each individual file on your attachment page while editing your files.

Step 1: Under Media Library List View, click on Edit button

Step 2: On the Attachment page, find Prevent Direct Access section then click on “Protect this file”

3. Prevent Direct Access File Protection Popup

We make it easy for you. Protecting each individual file just by following two steps below:

Step 1: Under Media Library List View, click on Configure File Protection

Step 2: Click on “Protect this file”

4. Edit Button on Media Library Grid View

Under the default grid view of Media Library, you are now able to protect each of your valuable media files easily just like below:

Step 1: Under Media Library Grid View, click on the file thumbnail you want to protect

Step 2: Under Prevent Direct Access Gold, click on Protect this file

5. Bulk Actions to protect multiple files at once

This method allows you to protect multiple files at the same time easily. Just follow 2 simple steps below:

Step 1: Under Media Library List View, choose 1 or more files you want to protect

Step 2: On top of the list, choose Bulk Actions then click Apply

6. Add Media button when Editing page or post

What’s more convenient than being able to protect your media files right away while editing your content? You need it, PDA Gold has it. Here’s how:

While inserting a new media file into content, look for the Prevent Direct Access Gold on your right-hand side then click on “Protect this file”. Keep scrolling down if you don’t see it.

7. Use “Auto-protect New File Uploads” Feature

Do you want to protect multiple files at once by a default setting? It doesn’t matter whether you’re editing your content or working on the media library. We’ve got your back.

Simply enable “Auto-protect New File Uploads” feature on the Settings page of PDA Gold to automatically protect all new files uploads.

When this feature is turned on, you do not have to do anything to protect your media files uploads. They will all be protected by default. How cool is it?

While this option is very useful, sometimes you may prefer to protect only certain files during media upload. That’s when you need file protection on the fly.

Now that you have mastered all 7 simple ways to protect your hard-to-produce files from potential stealers, we believe you would be able to make the most of your time and create more awesome content!