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Download Button Shortcode


Add a shortcode to your wordpress for a nice downloadbutton. [dl url="" title="" desc="" type="" align=""].
Graphics made by: Kai Köpke.
If you made your own graphic for this button, feel free to write it in the comments under

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  • The Button

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You can use the built in installer and upgrader, or you can install the plugin manually.

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Q: Why the button looks so creepy?
A: If you use a webkit browser (Safari, Chrome) and a minify-plugin (WP-Minify) you have to exclude downloadbutton.css from minify.


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Contributors & Developers

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

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تبدیلی لاگ


  • (02. November 2012)
  • Tested up to WordPress 3.8-alpha


  • (22. Juli 2012)
  • Code Cleanup


  • (06. Juni 2012)
  • Fixed CSS load. Now it will only be loaded on frontend view.


  • (29. April 2012)
  • Updated CSS
  • Updated Look and Feel. Its looks more modern now.
  • Added Download-Types. (PDF, Archive, Audio, Video, Image, Link, Doc)
  • better, newer, cooler 🙂


  • (27. Februar 2011)
  • Moved CSS from external file to inline. Loads faster 🙂


  • (09. November 2011)
  • Ready for WordPress 3.3


  • (24. Februar 2011)
  • Ready for WordPress 3.1


  • Renamed to Download Button Shortcode
  • Upload to WordPress Plugin Directory


  • Added Shortcodeoption for Buttonposition [dl url="" title="" desc="" align=""]. This ist optional. If not set, the button will appear centered. Possible options are “center”, “left” and “right”


  • Initial Release