How to Set Up File Download links for Your Site


To set up file download link for your wordpress sitem,follow these instructions.Go to your dashboard you will see these plugins

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Here’s how to install and use the “Download monitor” plugin. It’s a simple solution that will allow visitors to download any free file you’d like to make available.

  1. Go to “Plugins > Add New” on your WordPress dashboard and search for “Download Monitor”.how to set up file downloads 1(click to enlarge)
  2. Click “Install Now” next to the icon for the Download Monitor plugin by Never 5
  3. Once it’s installed, click “Activate Now”.(click to enlarge)
  4. Once the plugin is activated, select the new option for “Downloads” that will appear in the left sidebar menu. In the “Downloads” sub-menu, select “Add New”.
  5.  Give your new download a title.(click to enlarge) 
  6. Below the text editor, find the section titled “Downloadable File/Versions” and select “Add File”.(click to enlarge)
  7. Click “Upload File”.(click to enlarge) 
  8. Find the file you’d like to include as a download in your site by clicking “Select Files”. Then click “Insert File URL”.(click to enlarge) 
  9. Make sure a new file url appears under “File URL(s)”, then click “Publish”.(click to enlarge) 
  10. Highlight and copy the shortcode for your new download. 
  11. Edit (or create) the post or page you plan on using to make your download available. In this case, I created a new page titled “Free Downloads”. Then paste the shortcode for your download in the text editor in the area where you would like it to appear, then click “Update” or “Publish”.(click to enlarge) 
  12. That’s it! Your download should now be available on your site and will download automatically when someone clicks it.

And that’s how to enable your users to download files from your WordPress site. Thanks for reading—please let us know in the comments below if you have any thoughts or questions.

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