For me this is quite hard to do, but I guess that this could be easily done by an expert. :)
Let's suppose I have a post, which is a custom post type
resources, with the following data:
- Post Slug: beach
- Custom Fields:
The post above have more than one file to download, and all of them are stored in Custom Fields as
N are numbers (e.g.:
dl1file). Also, each of these files have two more custom fields, the
dl1link) which will be used in the URL, and
dl1count) will store the download count number.
Now, with Rewrite API I will need to convert
site.com/?resource=beach&file=bikini (or if it's easier,
When one of the links is clicked, and since I only provided the
resource, which is the post slug, and the value of one of the
dlNfile, WordPress will now have to know which post to retrieve and identify the correct
dlNfile, which in this case is
dl1file. Then it will know that the real filename is stored in
dl1link and then it proceeds to the download (
site.com/assets/file1.zip) and increments
dl1count by 1.
EDIT: I tried Jesper's tutorial before, but I don't want to create a new post just for store a download file information.
I also provided another URL idea, which doesn't have to store the URL parameter
resource, which is the post slug.