- How To Offer A Free Download On Your Site
How To Offer A Free Download On Your Site
This training carries on from my previous training Setting Up A Free Mailing List so if you want to know how to do that, please read that first.
You should also read this if you want to know how to upload something to your site that other people will be then able to download, such as a pdf, word doc, zip file or other.
First, you will want to have the actual file on your computer. For the sake of this tutorial I will use my CV.
Let's go to our website, and choose a page where the download will be available. In this situation, it will be a "Success" Page, after somebody has successfully signed up for my e-mail list.
After I created the page and put in some text, it looks like this:
N.B This site is a work in progress which is why I've hidden the URL. Normally I would be happy for you all to check out my stuff.
Ok, so that is a very basic page, and a "real" page would want to be fleshed out more, but for the time being it will suffice. So, how do we make it so that the "here" becomes a downloadable file?
It's actually very easy. Check out the next page to learn it.
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Well let's say you want to offer a pdf to someone. You could create a new page called "FREE PDF" (or whatever you want) and on that page you would put whatever usual content you like, such as information about the pdf, pictures, screenshots, etc, then you would just go to "add media" as explained in the training, and add it into your page, just like if you were adding a photo. When someone clicks the pdf, it will automatically download.