Hyperlink text to downloadable files
This article explains how to save files onto your website through your CMS so that users are able to download them.
Add a downloadable file
To add a PDF (or any other downloadable document or image) that your visitors can save from your website to their device, first, you will need to upload the file onto your website CMS.
Go to Records > Files > Documents > All documents.
Go to Records > Files > Images > All images.
Then, select 'Upload documents' at the bottom of the page ('New collection' allows you to group files together under a subject of your choice for easy filing).
After the document is uploaded, you will see a path generated in the ‘Document filepath’ column.
Please copy this path.
The next step is to go back to the area you want the PDF to be available (i.e. an exhibition record, press record, etc).
In a text field, type in how you want the link to download the PDF to display.
It could read ‘Download PDF here’ or whatever suits your style.
Then, highlight your text and select on the 'chain link' icon in the toolbar above the content block.
Go ahead and paste in the filepath you have copied previously into the ‘Link URL’ field and select ‘Insert’. This creates a hyperlink which your visitors can click on to download the PDF.
Under ‘Target’, you can set whether this PDF should first open in the same window or a new window, through which they can download the file.