Plugin and Theme Compatibility
Infinite Uploads is the most widely compatible cloud storage plugin due to the unique way it maps the uploads directory to the cloud. Competitor plugins rely on WP hooks so if a plugin or theme processes uploads differently than the normal media library functions, they don't work, or they have to build specific workarounds for every plugin, that are often sold as premium add-ons.
This is the magic of Infinite Uploads, 99% of the time it just works with your plugins with no effort at all!
Infinite Uploads has been tested with many plugins such as:
Note about Downloadable/Digital Products
- Randomized/unique/obfuscated file names/paths - As Infinite Uploads does not allow listing of files, this is enough protection in most cases as the url is unguessable in our cloud storage. The downside is that customers may be able to share the download url with others, though plugins will often make that harder using protected redirects or PHP protection. You should turn this option on if its not by default.
- PHP Protection/Force Downloads - This method is common and uses PHP to read the file from the filesystem and stream it to the customer. This works just fine with Infinite Uploads and combined with random filenames is excellent protection. The only downside is it may not work well with very large files as that can cause PHP timeouts or out of memory errors.
- X-Accel-Redirect/X-Sendfile/X-LiteSpeed-Location - This is generally not supported by Infinite Uploads as they don't work out of the box with remote urls. However if this is needed please ask and we can create some custom configuration code that uses a proxy to support remote file urls.
In short, unless you are selling nuclear launch codes, Infinite Uploads is a great solution for selling downloadable products. You can upload millions of product files of any size without worrying about running out of hosting storage, and improve download speeds by serving them via our global CDN.
Infinite Uploads even works great with streaming video as it supports Range requests so video players only download what they need to and support fast-forward, etc.