How to create a download for your websites visitors?

Frequently Asked Questions about WYSIWYG Web Builder
Locked
User avatar
Pablo
 
Posts: 16493
Joined: Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:00 pm
Location: Europe
Contact:

How to create a download for your websites visitors?

Post by Pablo » Wed May 16, 2007 5:42 pm

Sometimes you want your website visitor to be able to download a file from your website, such as a .pdf, mp, .exe, .zip, etc….

This is very easy to do, please follow the below instructions...

1) When creating a file that is designed to be downloaded, it is extremely important that you keep the file name as short as possible and do not use any capital letters, spaces or punctuation marks.

2) Upload the file you want your visitor to be able to download into a folder on your website. You can upload via FTP or (if your webhost supports this) through the File Manager in the control panel of your website.
There's also a FTP Manager add-on available in the download section of this website. http://www.wysiwygwebbuilder.com/download.html

Let's look at the example of the domain name http://www.wysiwygwebbuilder.com . We want to provide WYSIWYG Web Builder as a download to our visitors...

a) We created a file zip file called webbuilder9.zip
b) We uploaded webbuilder9.zip to our website. Is this example to the root of the website.

Thats it!

The download link is http://www.wysiwygwebbuilder.com/webbuilder9.zip , anybody who clicks this link will download the WYSIWYG Web Builder.

Let's Recap....

Your Domain Name + File = Downloadable link

a) every valid http link starts with http://

b) www.wysiwygwebbuilder.com is the domain name

c) webbuilder9.zip is the file

d) we seperate the two with a slash /

e) and we get the downloadable link http://www.wysiwygwebbuilder.com/webbuilder9.zip

Related tutorial:
http://www.wysiwygwebbuilder.com/links.html

Thanks to Mario;)

User avatar
Pablo
 
Posts: 16493
Joined: Tue Mar 28, 2006 12:00 pm
Location: Europe
Contact:

Post by Pablo » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:06 pm

If your website supports PHP then this may also be an easy solution for multiple files:
http://www.wysiwygwebbuilder.com/filelisting.html

Locked

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests