Your First Download

Upon installing and activating Delightful Downloads, you’ll be ready to add your first download. From the WordPress Dashboard area go to Downloads > Add New.

Add New Download page

Enter a title for your download.

Add a title

If the file is saved on your local machine select Upload File and navigate to the desired file. Once you have selected the file the upload process will automatically begin. Alternatively, if the file is already uploaded to the server you can manually enter the file URL into the File URL field (The file must reside within the WordPress directory structure). Click Publish.

Select a file

Now go to the post or page that you wish to attach your download to.

Edit Post page

Click the Add Download button and select your download from the list

Insert Download modal

Enter the Text for the download button (leave blank to use the default option set within the Downloads Settings screen). Next select the Style (Again, this can be left as the default option). Click Insert Download and close the popup window.

A shortcode should have been entered in the editor window.

Shortcode in editor

Click Publish or Update to commit the changes. To preview your post or page with the new download button click View Post.

Sample download button

Your download is now ready. If you go to the All Downloads screen you will see your newly created download, along with the number of times it has been downloaded.

Downloads page