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

  1. Colleen1959
    Posted 6 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


  2. marjiec
    Posted 6 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
    Posted 6 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
    Posted 6 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
    Posted 6 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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