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[resolved] Hyperlinking PDF documents for download (5 posts)

  1. Colleen1959
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm a newbie to WP an web creation, but I have managed to get my site up and running with ease, however I am struggling with one aspect. I want to have a page where clients can download certain PDF documents directly from my site. I understand from the plug-in forum that no plug-in is required, as this is a standard WP functionality. I followed the instructions found here : I have created a page, inserted the relevant text, and then created the hyperlink.

    I transferred my documents via Firezilla FTP to my host's server. I then navigated to the server via FTP and copied the URL, which I then inserted in the hyperlink on my site.

    The problem now is that when I click on the hyperlink, I get a pop up window asking me to insert the FTP password. I obviously don't want to have to share my FTP password. What am I doing wrong?

    I'd be grateful for any assistance

    Thanks!

  2. marjiec
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Why don't you upload using the media library, adding the title and description in the popup window then letting wp add it to your post or page.

  3. enacuous
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You need to take off the part where it says ftp://yoursite.com/file

    change the link to http://yoursite.com/file

  4. enacuous
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    actually I think it's like ftp://username@yoursite.com/pdffile

    take off the ftp://username@ and change it to http://yoursite.com/pdffile

    get it?

  5. Colleen1959
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for the help offered. This is how I solved it. I changed the URL to: http://mysite.co.za/wp-content/uploads/documentname.pdf

    Much appreciated for the advice.

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