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Creating a Thank You page with pdf download link

shawnkonig
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Creating a Thank You page with pdf download link

Hey Guys,
I have a free ebook that I'm giving away when people opt in on my site, but I can't figure out to create the download link for my pdf. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thx

Shawn
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jeremylawson
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Hi Shawn,

You first need to upload the pdf to the webserver. For this you might use an ftp program like FileZilla. You can just put it in the same place as your WordPress or XSitePro files.

You should then be able to download it in your browser by going to the url example.com/my_free_ebook.pdf where http://www.example.com is your website, and my_free_ebook.pdf is the filename of the pdf file you uploaded.

Now you can create a link to it. There are often fancy ways to do this depending on the software you're using, but the easiest way for me to tell you here is to copy and paste the following code into your thankyou page content.

<a href="/my_free_ebook.pdf">Download my free ebook!</a>

Remember to replace my_free_ebook.pdf with the actual filename of your pdf.
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Last edited by ampie g on 28 Jan 10 4:19 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: removed http as URL only used as an illustration and not an actual link
 

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wollowra
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Hey Jeremy,
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bigbe1
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I am having similar questions. As a newbie I have not set up my ebook yet and would appreciate a bit more information.

If I am using godaddy to host my site, do I need to have godaddy upload my ebook to their server and then create a link in my thank you page directing the buyer to download my ebook that sits on godaddy server?

I am sure this is pretty basic stuff but it is a bit confusing so I appreciate a bit more informaiton. Thanks.
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wollowra
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Bigbe1 wrote:If I am using godaddy to host my site, do I need to have godaddy upload my ebook to their server and then create a link in my thank you page directing the buyer to download my ebook that sits on godaddy server?


You upload it yourself to your cpanel or back office wherever you host with.
You then create a link on your site to download it.

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Troy
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Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize
they were the big things.

-- Robert Brault
 

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