I have been asked many times how to add a PDF link or other download links. Creating this link is like creating any other hyperlink on a web page except you are linking to a document instead of a web page.

Here is an example of a pdf link to an article I created.

This is linking to the pdf document that is in the SAME folder on the web server as the page.

a href=”TheColorOfMarketing.pdf”>The Color of Marketing PDF

If you are linking from another url it would look like this:

a href=”http://www.ThatOneWebGuy.com/TheColorOfMarketing.pdf”>The Color of Marketing PDF

If you were linking to an mp3, word document or anything else you would simply use the document name in the url. If there is a chance that the document would open in the browser such as with a pdf document I would add the target=”_blank” function so that it would open in a new browser window. That would look like this.

a href=”TheColorOfMarketing.pdf” target=”_blank” >The Color of Marketing PDF

I hope that you find this information useful.

Let me know what challenges you are having at http://www.EasyOnlineTips.com and I will
try to cover it in an upcoming issue.

Remember the only bad question is the one that goes unasked!

Frank – That One Web Guy


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