I’m trying to create a download links for my file so the download will be forced , this is my costume page I have assigned it to a download page, but the problem is that it downloads an empty file, and the issue is not in PDF format I tried images as well it always has 0 bytes files , the path is correct Ive checked already , I suspect that it has something to do with WordPress native headers conflicting , the code seems to be correct I used it in my other non-WordPress sites , here is the code:

<?php /* Template Name: download-main-ebook */ ?>
<?php 


            $file = get_stylesheet_directory_uri(). "/homepage/ebook.pdf";

            header('Pragma: public');   // required
            header('Expires: 0');       // no cache
            header('Cache-Control: must-revalidate, post-check=0, pre-check=0');

            header('Cache-Control: private',false);
            header('Content-Type: '.'html');
            header('Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=ebook.pdf');
            header('Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary');
            header('Content-Length: '.filesize($file));   // provide file size
            header('Connection: close');
            readfile($file);      // push it out

            exit();





?>

please help !

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