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#1 2021-06-09 22:54:34

Registered: 2008-05-01
Posts: 111

How do I generate a direct file link from a file ID?

I’m working with a website that has audio files for play and download. In order to get the player to work I need a proper file link. The usage

txp:file_download_link id=“txp:custom_field name=“download-mix” (custom field just has the ID number for the file) generates the following:


When what I really need is:


Anyone able to help me out with the proper tag format to generate a direct link to the actual file? Thanks so much.

Would be really easy if txp:file_download_name had an ID attribute. Then I could just go txp:site_url/files/txp:file_download_name id=“txp:custom_field name=“download-mix” or something, but I have been racking my brain and can’t for the life of me think of a way to generate a direct link using the file ID. I don’t want to have to use a custom field to input the filename for every file in each article…

Last edited by frickinmuck (2021-06-09 23:28:03)

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#2 2021-06-10 00:07:46

From: Leeds, UK
Registered: 2006-01-29
Posts: 10,372
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Re: How do I generate a direct file link from a file ID?

Untested but can you just wrap the download with a ‘list’ of one id:

<file::download_list id='<txp:custom_field name="download-mix" />'>
<a href="/files/<file::download_name />"><file::download_name /></a>

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