Making the most of your Downloads module - 14th Apr 2019

Making the most of your Downloads module

Using your downloads module

For some businesses, the Downloads module in their Simple Web Manager is a valuable tool. You can use it to store helpful files for users of your website including policies and procedures, new catalogues and brochures, and even sound and video files.


Adding a downloadable file

To begin using your Downloads module open it up from the home screen of your Simple Web Manager.

The first step is to click ‘Add Download’.
You will need a title for the downloadable file (so you can easily find it when you link to it), and the file itself. If you want to add an image (.gif, .png, or .jpg) you can add it in the second section, ‘Image’, and all other file types will be uploaded in the ‘Attachments’ section.
Remember to publish the item and then save your changes.

Please note that while the item in the Downloads module needs to be published for it to be linked to, the overall ‘Downloads’ page does not need to be published.

See this article for step-by-step instructions and screenshots.


Creating a link to your download

The next step is to link to the item you have just added to your Downloads module.

Select the text in the admin you wish to link the file to and click the ‘link’ icon in the toolbar (it looks like a chain link).
The link type will be ‘Something on your website’, and under the ‘Link to:’ drop-down scroll until you see the ‘Downloads’ header and then the title that you gave the download you wish to link to.
Once you’ve selected the download you can click OK, and then save your changes.
Clicking ‘View Changes’ in the top navigation bar of your admin will allow you to navigate to your website where you can test your new link.

If you ever need to update the file (e.g. from the 2018 version to the 2019 version) simply go back to your Downloads module, and click ‘Edit’ on the file you need to update (instead of adding a completely new download) and then removing the current attachment or image and adding in a new one. This way you will not need to update any links in the text of your website.

In this article, we show you how to add a link to a download file (as well as creating other links).


What to do if you get stuck?

If you ever run into trouble or have any questions just give us a call on 0800 887 269 or email us at support@turboweb.co.nz.
 

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