Subscribe to download option, instead of registering

Phoca Download - download manager
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Subscribe to download option, instead of registering

Post by jeejeestudio » 13 Nov 2020, 15:55

Hi,

is there an option or plugin available, so a visitor can enter their e-mail to be able to download?
They will be send a link to download.
Instead of having to register.

Thanks!
Jerry

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Re: Subscribe to download option, instead of registering

Post by Jan » 17 Nov 2020, 17:42

Hi, for now, there is no such feature :-(

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Post by jeejeestudio » 18 Nov 2020, 16:06

HI Jan,

thanks for your reply.
Maybe this can be added as feature or maybe an idea for a new plugin/component?
Thanks!
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Re: Subscribe to download option, instead of registering

Post by Jan » 21 Nov 2020, 18:53

OK but btw what is the goal of this. Enabling this in fact means:

- users who wants to download something will add fake emails there
- spam bots will use this field to overload your website with spam

:idea:

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Re: Subscribe to download option, instead of registering

Post by jeejeestudio » 22 Nov 2020, 18:10

They would get an email with the download link. (a hidden download)
This way it only works with valid email.
If no response within a set time frame, the address would be deleted from the list.
You build up an email list with people who are really interested in your stuff, and you can send them an update on new things to download or whatever. (so maybe it looks a bit like a newsletter, but in this case they really get a reward like a music song or similar)

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Re: Subscribe to download option, instead of registering

Post by Jan » 25 Nov 2020, 18:00

Hi, for now, there is even option to use token links to download in Phoca Download. So maybe this can be used in cooperation with some another component - some email/newsletter component plus some modification to get Phoca Download token links :idea:

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Re: Subscribe to download option, instead of registering

Post by jeejeestudio » 25 Nov 2020, 22:36

Ok. I know from the token in Phoca Download. Don't know if it could work.

Thanks Jan. Maybe its' something for a new plug-in to consider.

Thanks.
Jerry

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