Our Email for Download widget is no longer letting the file download

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15 May, 2017 08:03 PM

Hi there,

We've had an email for download widget set up through Cash Music for years, but recently I just noticed that it no longer lets users download the file. After the user enters their email, it redirects them to https://cashmusic.org/request instead of downloading the file.

We are using Google Drive for our file hosting and MailChimp for our email newsletter.


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Tom Filepp on 16 May, 2017 05:10 PM

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    Hey Ryan, I'm taking a look at this and will see what I can find!


  2. 2 Posted by Ryan Ross on 16 May, 2017 05:30 PM

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    Thanks, the page that we use this on is:


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Tom Filepp on 16 May, 2017 11:53 PM

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    Hey Ryan,

    I tried to replicate this both with some tests and with your elements and I'm getting a successful download on all of them. What browser/version are you encountering this on?

    Google Drive can be finicky sometimes but I'm not sure that's what's going on.

    What happens if you empty your browser cache?

    I also know there used to be some issues with sessions on the elements if you were logged into admin at the same time, although I think that was fixed some time ago.


  4. 4 Posted by Ryan Ross on 18 May, 2017 12:08 AM

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    I switched over to using Amazon S3 instead of Google Drive, and that fixed the issue. Might have been a Google Drive issue.

  5. Tom Filepp closed this discussion on 27 Jun, 2017 11:07 PM.

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