How to create a link or direct download link from WordPress

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And one of those fabulous tools they use for this purpose is WordPress, which has become the most used by users since its creation. And to learn a little more, we offer the following tutorial that will teach you how to create a direct download link from WordPress.

Although it is widely used at the moment, it is not very easy to use, because it has some parameters that you should know. And one of these basic concepts are those referred to all’HTML, which can become a real headache. To prevent this from happening and lose any interest in creating your website, we will guide you in a very simple way.



We have already instructed you, in other articles, on what WordPress is, how it is used and how you can add advertising to posts. But now we will show you and explain how easy it is   create a link or direct download link from WordPress.

How to create a direct download link from WordPress

This instruction will help you a lot, when you create your articles and mount them on your page that you created using WordPress. But you need to remember that it's not the same to link to an image. So, to get started let's go straight up WordPress and we will add an item, for this we go to the menu above.

We will make a clip on the Add tab and then on Input. When we have it, we will mount on the blank page and write the text in which we will create a clip, so that it takes us to the direct download link.

We can write as text, eg, Download link, Create clip to download, Download link, etc. whatever you prefer or the idea that it is a link. After writing the download word, you need to select it and then create a clip on the link icon. It will appear under the word you entered a URL and you need to put a hammer and then press as Enter.



Using the Download attribute to create direct downloads in WordPress

And in this way you have created the link but at the moment it is not working because it will not get you anywhere. Now we need to enter the URL of the file that needs to be in WordPress, for this we will upload the file to the media library. And through it we will have access to the file we want to download directly.

Then go to multimedia library and select the File, this will take you to the Attachment Details window. And on the right side you are about to copy the URL, the next thing you should do is leave this window and go back to where you had your link. Here we are in Visual and we need to select HTML.


By doing so we will find our link and stop with the cursor on the pad and paste the URL we previously copied.

Now if we enter the Link we can see it but it does not download it. For this we will use a resource called Download, so we will go to our Link and add the Download Link quotes after it.


In this way we will have added this attribute to the link and we will be able to download it to our computer by making a clip. And in this way we have shown you how simple it is create a direct download link from WordPress.

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