Easy Media Download


Easy Media Download is a free download manager for WordPress. It gives your users the ability to download digital media files from your website. The plugin is lightweight and makes downloading easier. You can create beautiful download button which instantly starts the download once clicked.


  • Create quick downloads
  • Free downloads for music or audio files e.g. mp3, aac, m4a, wav
  • Insert download buttons into your landing page
  • Free downloads for video files e.g. mp4, mov, qt (QuickTime), mpg, mpeg, flv, m4v, swf, flash, avi, wma, ogg, webm
  • Allow users to directly download in all file formats
  • Free downloads for document file e.g. doc, docx (OpenOffice, Microsoft Word), odt (OpenDocument), htm, html, ps, tex, xml, txt, csv
  • Allow large file download (No limit on the file size)
  • Free downloads for Office file e.g. xlsx (Microsoft Excel), pptx (Microsoft PowerPoint)
  • Free downloads for script e.g. js, css, php
  • Free downloads for archive or compressed file e.g. tar, rar, zip, 7z, gz, z
  • Force the browser to open the download prompt
  • Free downloads for image file e.g. png, gif, jpg, jpeg, bmp
  • Open the download in a new tab
  • Free downloads for e-book e.g. pdf, epub

Easy Media Download Add-ons

Embedding Shortcodes for the Downloads

Create a new post/page and use the following shortcode to create a download button for your digital media file:

[easy_media_download url="https://example.com/wp-content/uploads/myfile.zip"]

here, url is a shortcode parameter that you need to replace with the actual URL to your digital file

You can also specify additional optional parameters in the shortcode to customize the free download button.

Button Text

By default the text for the download button is Download Now”. But you can choose to modify the text using the text” parameter.

[easy_media_download url="https://example.com/wp-content/uploads/myfile.zip" text="Free Download"]

Button Width

By default the width for the download button is 153”. But you can choose to modify it using the width” parameter.

[easy_media_download url="https://example.com/wp-content/uploads/myfile.zip" text="Free Download" width="100"]

Button Height

By default the height for the download button is 41”. But you can choose to modify it using the height” parameter.

[easy_media_download url="https://example.com/wp-content/uploads/myfile.zip" text="Free Download" width="100" height="50"]

Download in a new window

By default the download starts in the same window. But you can choose to modify it using the target” parameter.

[easy_media_download url="https://example.com/wp-content/uploads/myfile.zip" target="_blank"]  (opens the download in a new window)<h3>Force File Download</h3>

Usually when a digital file is recognised by the browser it does not prompt for download. The file just opens in the browser instead. You can choose to modify this behaviour using the force_dl parameter in the shortcode.

[easy_media_download url="https://example.com/wp-content/uploads/myfile.mp3" force_dl="1"]<h3>Download Button Templates</h3>

Easy Media Download comes with 21 different download button templates. All you need to do is specify the style and the button will look just like it. For example:

[easy_media_download url="https://example.com/wp-content/uploads/myfile.zip" color="red_darker"]
  • grey
  • grey_light
  • Сырх
  • green_dark
  • green_light
  • Кӕрдӕггъуыз
  • Арвгъуыз
  • blue_two
  • blue_three
  • blue_four
  • Оранж
  • orange_two
  • orange_light
  • orange_dark
  • Сӕнтсырх
  • purple_dark
  • purple_light
  • yellow_red
  • hot_pink
  • Хуыгъуыз

If you want to fully customize the download button you can use your own button image instead.

Link Rel

You can use the HTML link rel attribute in the shortcode to define the relationship between your page and the linked download.

[easy_media_download url="https://example.com/wp-content/uploads/myfile.zip" rel="nofollow"]<h3>Custom CSS Class</h3>

In addition to various button templates, If you want to apply custom styling to a button you can do so by using the class parameter.

[easy_media_download url="https://example.com/wp-content/uploads/myfile.zip" class="myclass"]

You can specify multiple CSS classes in the shortcode.

[easy_media_download url=”https://example.com/wp-content/uploads/myfile.zip” class=”myclass1 myclass2 myclass3″]

The container that encloses the button can be targeted using the parent_class parameter in the shortcode.

[easy_media_download url=”https://example.com/wp-content/uploads/myfile.zip” parent_class=”blockclass1″]

Easy Media Download Shortcode 2

With this shortcode, you can create a download button with your preferred color.

[easy_media_download2 url="https://example.com/wp-content/uploads/myfile.zip" text="Free Download" bg_color="#CC0000"]

Background Color

The background color of the download button is #3498db” by default. You can customize it using the bg_color” parameter.

[easy_media_download2 url="https://example.com/wp-content/uploads/myfile.zip" bg_color="#CC0000"]

Font Color

The font color of the download button is #ffffff” by default. You can customize it using the font_color” parameter.

[easy_media_download2 url="https://example.com/wp-content/uploads/myfile.zip" text="Free Download" font_color="#71B02F"]

Hover Background Color

The hover_bg_color” parameter can be used to change the background color of the download button when you mouse over it.

[easy_media_download2 url="https://example.com/wp-content/uploads/myfile.zip" text="Free Download" bg_color="#3498db" hover_bg_color="#3cb0fd"]

Font Family

The font family of the download button is Georgia” by default. You can customize it using the font_family” parameter.

[easy_media_download2 url="https://example.com/wp-content/uploads/myfile.zip" text="Free Download" font_family="sans-serif"]

Font Size

The size of font is 15px” by default. You can customize it using the font_size” parameter.

[easy_media_download2 url="https://example.com/wp-content/uploads/myfile.zip" text="Free Download" font_size="20px"]

For more information please check the Easy Media Download documentation page


If you are a non-English speaker please help translate Easy Media Download into your language.


  • Download Now button demo


  1. Go to the Add New plugins screen in your WordPress Dashboard
  2. Click the upload tab
  3. Browse for the plugin file (easy-media-download.zip) on your computer
  4. Click Install Now” and then hit the activate button


Can this plugin be used to offer free downloads to my users?


Can this plugin be used to embed free download buttons on my site?



Сентябрь 27, 2023
I give it two stars because it seems to have great potential but… When you go to the plugin in your admin CP there are two tabs that do nothing. The first tab has no instructions at all and the second tab takes you away from your CP to another page that talks about making your button private for members only. I NEVER figured out how to even make a button. So two stars. One for looking like a great app and the second for confusing me a bunch. Sorry, but needs more back end ability. I have no idea how to make it work.
Февраль 20, 2020 1 reply
The plugin provides an option to define a class to it but my own css styling gets overwritten by the styling the plugin came with. As I maintain highly stylised websites, this plugin is, alas, a no-go. I hope it gets fixed.
Октябрь 29, 2018
Though it wasn’t completely intuitive, I got this to work without any help, without it even taking very long, and that is really saying something. The cute little demo film provided by the developer clinched my success. if you are not exactly sure how to make this plugin work right away, just exercise a little patience as you watch the demo several times. I am very grateful to the developers–thank you!
Апрель 12, 2017 1 reply
hello, i’ve downloaded the plugin easy media download” i activated plugin, everything was successful and now i cannot locate the actual plugin. Yes it is listed with all my plugins. but still cannot locate the actual plugin to set up and use. ty in advance
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Contributors & Developers

“Easy Media Download” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


“Easy Media Download” has been translated into 12 locales. Thank you to the translators for their contributions.

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  • Added a parameter in the easy_media_download2 shortcode to customize the font family.


  • Additional check for the settings link.


  • Added containers for the download buttons.


  • Added support for the user only download option.


  • Fixed a security issue in the plugin. The vulnerability was reported by wpscan.com.


  • Made some security related improvements in the plugin.


  • Added a new shortcode that can create a button with any color.


  • Added a new parameter to support the HTML link rel attribute in the download button.



  • Added a new class parameter to the download button shortcode


  • Easy Media Download is now compatible with WordPress 4.4


  • Updated the translation files so the plugin can take advantage of language packs


  • Easy media download is now compatible with WordPress 4.3


  • Easy media download is now compatible with WordPress 3.9


  • Added a feature where the digital media file will download instead of opening in the browser window


  • Added translation options in the plugin
  • Added more download button templates


  • Added donation options for free downloads


  • Easy media download is now compatible with WordPress 3.8


  • Added a new shortcode parameter to open the download in a new window


  • First commit