Downloading a File after registering

#1

Looking for some help.

I would like to make a file available for download but only after the person wanting to download has provided their contact details.

Is there a way to do this Foundry?

Thanks!

#2

The simplest way to do it would be to use a standard Foundry form.

They fill it in and give you their email address.
You then email them a link to a ‘hidden’ page that contains a link to download the file.
Name the page something like https://www.mysite.com/lksfjhgld so nobody is likely to stumble across it and make sure you un-check ‘Show in navigation’ in General settings.

Of course, this requires manual intervention by you and isn’t the best way to secure a high value file. But if it’s something like a free how-to PDF booklet, then it would work.

There are many more robust ways to secure pages but this would be simple to implement and free.

#3

Thanks so much for that Rob. It’s s simple solution and effective.

Thinking about it - if there was a way for the submit button on the form to link to the page for the download that would pretty much nail what I need. Any idea if there’s a work around to achieve that?

#4

Maybe you could incorporate it into the Success message like this?

Success! Your message has been sent! Please visit <a href='https://www.example.com'>this page</a> to get your free download

Could be easy to miss though. I can’t test it here without publishing the form and I don’t have time to do that at the moment I’m afraid.

Rob

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#5

Thanks again Rob - it’s a novel work around.

Can’t believe this isn’t something more folk need - it’s a basic marketing too which is why I keep thinking I’m missing here…

#6

There are plenty of paid ways to do this. I was just trying to think of a quick, simple and free way to get it done.

  1. https://stacks4stacks.com/lookup/
  2. https://www.weavers.space/rapidweaver/stacks/page-safe
  3. https://store.yuzool.com/item/locked-stack

Rob

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