I'm converting an existing html-based site to WP, using WP as a CMS. I'm now at the point where I need to show the user a list of downloadable files. I thought the approach would be to place this list on a Page. I will have several Pages, each with a different list of files. The user will click the desired filename in the list and the file will open in a new window. The user will not be allowed to comment on the file.
1. Is this the acceptable/standard method?
2. My files are in pdf and html format. For site statistics purposes, is one format preferred over the other? (Some statistics tracking programs do not tally anything except html pages.)
I'd like to keep each group of files in their own folders but I don't know how best to structure the folder tree. I was thinking:
Is this good practice?
3. To get the files to the site, could I simply ftp them, or do I need to do it within WP Admin file-at-a-time?
I read the codex for uploading files but it is a bit confusing for me. If I knew the answers to the above questions it would probably make the codex entry more understandable.