How to: put a downloadable file into a website
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Posted 27 May 2010 - 04:20 AM
Okay, so I've been charged with creating a website that includes some landing pages. On the landing pages we'll be offering informative PDF's in exchange for a potential lead's email address, so that we can grow our database. What I want is to be able to create a form, then when people submit their details in that form it takes them to a new page where they can download the PDF they're after. How do I put a downloadable PDF into a webpage that someone can click on and it will download? Sorry if this is basic... I have absolutely no experience at all with making websites... Thanks!!!
Posted 27 May 2010 - 05:08 AM
its not really a theme question - if you are building a email list you are best off using something like aweber.com
Posted 27 May 2010 - 06:59 AM
This is actually quite simple. Either find a script or a plugin that has an email/subscribe/signup form that has a success/thank you page where you can make the success/thank you page a direct link to the PDF:or zip the PDF and link to or have it link to a page with a thank you message and download now link. Sorry, I can't provide more hands on help than that. Thanks, Bryan