`linking to downloads from wordpress

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Hello, I didn't know where to turn looking for a tutorial on placing files on my blog and linking to them for download. I bet there are many here who can point me in the right direction. This is one task I have never had the need to tackle until lately. I will be wanting to link from my blog post to various winrar or winzip files that will uploaded for both regular and subscription members to access. If you know of a tutorial showing the procedures and the file placement, please let me know. Thank You
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  • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
    the best way to do this is to use an FTP program to upload your files to a directory in your server. Create a new directory in your server and name it something like "download"
    then when you want to link to your file you just create a link like so:
    <a href="http://yourdomain.com/download/yourfile.zip">Name of File</a>
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Liptak
    There is a plugin named "Private Files" that will allow you to secure files so that only logged in users can access. It can be found on the WP plugins site here - WordPress › Private Files WordPress Plugins

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  • Profile picture of the author Jim Hudson
    Thanks everybody, I will look into this after work tomm.

    "In order to get a mental picture..You must first put film in the camera.." Jim Hudson
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