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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JeffBoivin Premium
Roooooooon Pffffff Rooooooon Pffffffff :) Done ! Thanks for sharing Dom. Very usefull. Cheers, Jeff
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Chrissies Premium
Great training again Dom, many thanks :)
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HowardJaros Premium
Thanks, Dom! I love your training materials! They are very clear to follow even given the changes to WP since you published this. You Rock and keep them coming!
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marwil Premium
Thank you for this training. I've done it before on my website (not WA) but had no idea of how to do it inside Wordpress. You've eased my mind considerably. Thanks again
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philaccardo Premium
and where is the thank you page, Dom?
and, do you upload the whole zipped folder your PLR products (an ebook) comes in?
and, would it not be better to place the cover of the ebook on the sidebar and have people click it there?
and, why cannot I find a complete description of this process (uploading and downloading) decently explained anywhere here?
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DomW Premium
You just create a page and call it thankyou. If you want to give them a bunch of downloads in one, do the zip, but if you want them to download individual items, do them individually.

Uploading and downloading media is explained in many training here so just search for it.
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jennajolysa Premium
i did it! thank you Dom!
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jennajolysa Premium
just a minor correction for sharing, the last instruction is "insert into page".
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BarryJ Premium
Thank you, Dom. Great timing. I was just planning an ebook and wondered how to give it away. Now I know.
Barry
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MGalligan Premium
Thanks, Dom, Great and useful information, I will need it for my site. Cheers! Maria
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StubearBlack Premium
Thanks for such a great tutorial!
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lillakiara Premium
Great tutorial! Just one question; how do I set up the page so people can't go there and download my amazing thingy without subscribing? If I publish the page won't it be visible on the website?
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Kathy331 Premium
Unless you put the page in the menu it won't be visible. You should also tick the noindex box in all in one seo, scroll down to find it,
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lillakiara Premium
thanks, that is great!
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dmpatt Premium
Very helpful. Will have to reread a couple times to get the hang of it, but thanks.
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salle Premium
my file's size exceeds 8mb how can i upload it..i can't upload it dirrectly
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dynamite8 Premium
Great information, thank you.
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Anewcreature Premium
Once again thank you so much!
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rosieM Premium
Excellent! Thank you so much for explaining this in" easy to understand and do" language.....
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yessan55 Premium
Awesome, thank you!!!! Not even there yet but definitely part of the plan. Thank you Thank you! :-)
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Krasi Premium
Hi, thanks for the great info here. I have a question. If I used AWeber or Get Response instead of MadMimi, would this tutorial work ?
Thanks a million in advance
Cheers, Krasi
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rosieM Premium
Pretty much....formatting is basically the same, but you need to follow that particular responder's feature setup instructions...
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Krasi Premium
thanks a lot..
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salle Premium
it does work
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macey321 Premium
Great training Dom. Thanks.........Frank
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marjorieE Premium
Yes, thank you for this. At one time I knew this but unless I do something like 50 times I can't remember from day to day. lol
Now I can get to work building my site again. And again thanks.
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alexisnilo Premium
Thanks for this awsome tutorial.
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rob3 Premium
Very helpful tutorial, Dom! Thanks.
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CharziG Premium
Super TUT! Thanks!
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Sarah3 Premium
This was great training, I have now been able to upload a free eBook to my website. Just going to watch your other training about setting up a mailing list as may as well use this opportunity to collect some leads. Thanks

Sarah
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DomW Premium
Yep they are a good pair (the two trainings). Great way to collect leads indeed!
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Chris Lee Premium
So how do you keep it hidden until they sign up?
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DomW Premium
just exclude it from the menu. Ok they can find it if they type in the URL directly, so make it something like /here is the free bonus and who is gonna find that?
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Chris Lee Premium
Thanks Dom! :)
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nathaniell Premium
Cool training. One of those easy tricks that are good to know. Thanks.
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DomW Premium
yeah hope it helps!
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Great post Dom! Very useful and thank you for sharing.
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DomW Premium
no problem
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tagwan Premium
Really helpful post ..thanks Dom :-)
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DomW Premium
glad to help!
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IGOTFISH Premium
Thanks for a great post. this will be really handy
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DomW Premium
glad to help
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mckventure Premium
This is great! You have taught me how to get free samples of my ebook out to the masses. Thanks, Dom
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DomW Premium
"how to be a cowboy" is not to be missed!
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Balrog Premium
What's wrong with editing pages in your sleep? It could certainly save time! :P Just kidding.
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DomW Premium
haha, or you could just not sleep!
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rechest1 Premium
Very useful Dom....Thanks
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DomW Premium
no worries
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Shawn Martin Premium
Bookmarked, thanks!
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DomW Premium
no problem!
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natelrevoh Premium
Thanks for the training. I've been toying with the idea of email marketing. I am curious, is there a way to link wordpress with an email server like madmimi so that every time I write a new blog post it automatically copies the post and shoots it off as an email to my subscribers?

Thanks!

natelrevoh
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DomW Premium
im not sure about that one, but it would probably be a premium feature if it was. One thing you could do is manually compose an email saying "hey I have a new blog post up..bla bla etc" and either link them to the post or include it in the email. Obviously if it was automatic it would be better, but doing it manually would only take about 5 minutes
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bothewebguy Premium
Most definitely - Its Called RSS to Email and available through MadMimi...careful though... once you get a bigger list, you will be over the free threshhold and be forced to upgrade to continue is you posts every day. Feedburner by google also does this for free, you just don't have as much control over the list and how it looks
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nihcwealth Premium
Nice tutorial. It does gives a helpful tip. I learned something new. Thanks Domw.
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DomW Premium
no problem :)
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PMV Premium
Oh. That seems pretty straightforward too!
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DomW Premium
yeah it is
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Hudson Premium
Once again Dom, great training for us all, many thanks
Regards
Hudson
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DomW Premium
thanks again
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mfickler Premium
a second question that is slightly off topic. If you save an article that was previously published as a pdf and offer it this way, is this considered duplicate content?
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DomW Premium
probably not, but im not 100% sure on that. I imagine no, because Google wouldn't read the content
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mfickler Premium
OK so pdf's are not crawled
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DomW Premium
The title of the pdf would be crawled but I imagine Google would have to download and read the pdf contents manually to determine what it was about, something I doubt the bots would do
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mfickler Premium
Is this how it works with email autoresponders? The email points to the webpage which downloads the file?
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DomW Premium
I think you can include the file in your email if you want but for a free version such as this, you better do it this way.
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Sherion Premium
Thanks for the training. I will have to check it out and see what to do now. I don't understand though how to have someone download a pdf that I would offer though. Do I put that in a media page? I might be mixed up. Thanks again.
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DomW Premium
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.
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Sherion Premium
I see what you mean. I will try that too. Thanks again.
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jespinola Premium
Very helpful Training for new members and existing members :)
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DomW Premium
took me a few weeks to learn how to do it myself so wanted there to be a resource for others
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jespinola Premium
but you doing great :)
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