Today I’m back with another tutorial you’ll likely find beneficial when it comes to beautifying media downloads and giving users an intuitive media experience.
As everyone knows, the Internet is made up of endless amounts of links, having billions added daily from millions of websites throughout the world.
From text links to file links to podcasts to videos and more, we’ve all become quite accustom to using links as a thankless method to finding our way around the web.
Although text links are very commonly used on most every website at some point, they’re often times not aesthetically pleasing.
And sometimes, links are overlooked because our eyes have become acclimated to tuning them out amongst a growing see of pay-per-click ads.
Nevertheless, seeing nearly 28% of internet websites run on WordPress, I would like to share with you two ways to spice up media links to increase interactive engagement and sales conversions.
The good thing about WordPress, as other Content Management Systems (CMS) but unlike hardcoded html, is that it provides a number of plugins that help to simplify the beautification of text links.
From adding icons next to links to creating beautiful action buttons, gone are the days of having to attain advanced HTML and CSS skills to achieve top-notch media download experiences.
Watch and give both tutorials a go with your own website. You’ll soon realize the value of having easy-to-create and beautiful media download links that increase your website’s content conversions.
If you have questions or comments about download buttons, or general WordPress questions/comments, please drop me a comment or question below, and I’ll do my best to find the appropriate answer.
Quickly Add Simple PDF Download Links to WordPress Content
Let me start by saying that you can add media files to WordPress using the Media Library.
It can be a manually-intensive assignment when having to add more than one file or download link to your content, but is achievable.
Unfortunately, it leaves you with drab looking text links that scream I’m archaic and you don’t know what’s going to happen if you click this link.
Wouldn’t you like to know the secret to more PDF downloads on your website?
Well, the good news is I have the answer for you in the form of a plugin.
Instead of having to save your content and open the Media Library, watch this tutorial to learn how to quickly add PDF or other downloadable file links with icons to your WordPress content without leaving your Post or Page.
I show you simple steps to create downloadable file links in less than 6 minutes. I also teach you how to add multiple downloadable file links to your WordPress content using a simple WordPress Custom Attachment plugin.
Easy WordPress Download Buttons
The previous section simplifies the process for adding multiple text links with icons for PDF attachments to your WordPress Post or Page content.
Although the previous provides a seamless process, it still leaves you with drab looking text links with added flair of icons.
But have you ever desired a pretty download button for your users to download media files on your website?
Then look no further than the tutorial below. Watch this quick tutorial video that outlines how to add visually appealing download buttons to your WordPress website for easy media download.
The buttons work great for downloads, or simple take action statements that you desire to be eye-catching.
Personally, I like the Easy Media Downloads plugin because it really simplifies button creation while offering quite a number of built-in customizable parameters to change the look, feel, and experience.