So here's a little simple snippet when you want to force a download when a file such as a PDF,.doc etc is clicked. Normal actions will open the. One to view the pdf in the browser and one to force the download. User Avatar lesforgesdessalles.info User Avatar. pdf" target="_blank">HTML a href target _blank.
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From an answer to Force a browser to save file as after clicking link: . the mime type if the file is not PDF header('Content-Disposition: attachment; filename='. pdf" download > pdf link . Source: http:// lesforgesdessalles.info html. There are no restrictions on allowed values, and the browser will automatically detect the correct file extension and add it to the file .img,.pdf,.txt,.html, etc.).
You also can add it to parent div and will pickup all links inside it. Permalink to comment September 15, Generally it happens, because some browsers settings or plug-ins directly open PDF in the same window like a simple web page. Permalink to comment January 23, April and salary with experience. I specialise in Wordpress, Responsive design and website conversion.
It is claimed to be an extension with no file name. Use quotes around the name in Notepad to save. It will work in a Windows install of Apache. It will work exactly as it does in Linux on your web host. It is actually a hidden file in Linux, so designated by the leading dot. That said, create a text file in Notepad, and fill it with the material presented at the top of this page.
Name it with quotes: It will save properly in the Windows OS if the name with its leading dot is in quotes in the Notepad Save dialog. Upload this file to the web root of your site next to your index. Your host may not allow the use of. I run Apache on Windows for my local testing, and Apache does use. Save your perl.
Better yet, there are a host of third-party Notepad replacements. Is there anyway to get the pop up window in the same tab that I click the link. I test this trick, and work perfect in Chrome 15, Firefox 7, but in IE 9 this broken… show many invalid characters.
Test again and voila work in Chrome, Firefox and IE. How to fix this last issue? Any advice? This worked for me too. Any advices will really appreciated. Does anyone know how to make this work for mobile? Any ideas? FTP to your site and create a file named.
In that file put the following lines:. This particular example will force files with doc, mov, pdf, rtf, or txt to download instead of being shown in the browser.
Just take a look at: BTW, the website is a WordPress system. For internal Server error: I have created. Is it only with me? Have you cleared your cache in Chrome? I just purchased a digital scrapbook paperpack. She says she sent me the 12 individual files in a zipped folder. However, when I downloaded it it appeared in my downloads folder as a blank piece of paper. It appears to be a octet-stream file and none of my programs will open it.
I have no idea what to do with it. Hi — I know this thread has been going for a while and I hate to kick a dead horse, but we are running into trouble with iOS devices. Has anyone found a solution that works for Mobile Safari?
The htaccess adjustment works great for desktop browsers, but iOS devices still stream MP3s. Did you find an answer to this? I wish to prevent streaming on iOS devices. And I would like to allow downloads on mobile devices that can download, like Android phones. To prevent streaming on devices that cannot download, perhaps sniff for device user-agent strings and serve alternate content to devices that want to stream.
But I have still a problem with video files. But nekkid MP3 links play on an iOS device. We considered off-loading the files, but the bandwidth costs at Amazon would be more than our revenue…. We need a way to prevent iOS devices from automatically playing nekkid MP3 links.
Will server environment variables store iOS user-agent strings? Sniff for the offending user-agent and serve alternate content in place of the streaming files. Having uppercase characters in my filename caused Chrome to open the file in the in-browser PDF viewer but changing these to lowercase caused the file to download, as intended. Interesting how letter case affects things.
Hope this helps.
Is he correct and am I asking for something particularly complex?:. In fact I have some pages that do just that. Otherwise it takes hours to get the server to do it just right. I have been using a series of google drive accounts for download for a meg.
Thanks for this tip. Glad you were so willing to share! I made a. I am using Joomla! There is no extension that can do this that I know of. I had to stick the. Using WordPress.
I used:. Source Click. Awesome Marko! Very cool!
Thank you for sharing it. I have a client who wants to do the opposite. Some browsers open, some download. Can you override this and force the browser to open in a new window!? Or is that a really silly question?
Only Chrome forces the user to download, which I am afraid is going to confuse some of my less tech-savvy end users. Oh man! First result in Google and this is it. Thanks a lot for this post. Solved all of my problem. However still testing if the result is the same with All main browsers ans well as mobile browsers: I need to download. I have a button named download. This work is for my word press site. My need is to download 1. Cannot modify header information — headers already sent by output started at H: HTTP request failed!
Please help me if anyone know the answer. Hello, Which directory should I place the. Put your. Here the. You may place the.
If you want to force all files in a directory to download, create a. It will cause all the files on your server to download. You can also use a addon for firefox or a service like http: Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Android Browser and Chrome for Android support the download attribute on links, mentioned by a couple of other commentators:. See the caniuse. I seem to have the opposite problem everyone else has.
I want my files to be displayed in the browser and not downloaded. Someone suggested setting up a. Bob, did you ever get anything to work. I have exactly the same problem and thought this was a past i had made until I saw your name. A nasty solution, this makes the server pass the incorrect mime type to the browser, tricking it into treating the data as an unknown format.
Better educate your users and explain a browser can save any file,.
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Thanks in advance. It works for me in Firefox, Chrome, and Opera. Unfortunately it is not working in Safari, but rather only opens the file in a new tab.
Is this one of those compatibility issues that will eventually be resolved? And whether or not, is there anything else that we can do in the meantime without having to write dedicated scripts?
Thanks for the info. Not tried, but might work.