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If you're subscribed to Business Catalyst’s webMarketing or webCommerce plan you'll have access to the Media Downloads Module. This module is a simple, easy-to-use tool that enables you to create downloadable content on your website.

The Media Downloads module supports a wide range of file types and by default renders the file as an automatic download link with an icon representing the file type, like the example below:

Example Media Download Example Media Download (226 KB)

The link and icon can both be customised, along with a number of other optional properties that can be added or removed.

How Do I Use the Media Downloads Module?

There are two steps involved when using the Media Downloads module:

  1. Add files to the Media Downloads module
  2. Insert the Media Downloads module tag on the required page

Add Files to the Media Downloads Module

  1. From the BC Admin menu, select Modules > Media Downloads to open the Media Downloads panel
  2. In the Media Downloads panel, click Add Media Download
  3. Screen shot of BC Media Downloads panel
  4. Enter a name for the media download and select the file type
  5. Screen shot of BC Media Downloads panel
  6. Click Save (you must save the settings before you can upload a file)
  7. Click Upload and select the file on your computer

Insert the Media Downloads Module Tag on the Required Page

There are a number of means by which the Media Downloads module tag can be inserted onto a page:

Via the Media Downloads panel

  1. From the Media Downloads panel, click Actions and select Add Media Download to a Web Page
  2. Screen shot of BC Media Downloads panel
  3. Select the required page from the list that is displayed
  4. Place the cursor in the content editor at the point where you want the download link to appear on the page
  5. Click 1-Click Insert and select the desired Media Download tag (there are a number of self-explanatory options)
  6. Click Save & Publish

Via the Page Editor

  1. From the BC Admin menu, select Site Manager > Pages to open the Pages panel
  2. Locate the required page and click Edit
  3. Place the cursor in the content editor at the point where you want the download link to appear on the page
  4. In the Toolbox found to the right of the content editor, select Media Downloads
  5. Screen shot of BC Media Downloads panel
  6. Select the desired Media Download and click Insert
  7. Click Update or Save Draft

See also Business Catalyst Help: Add Media Downloads for more information and Business Catalyst Help: Customize Modules for instructions on how to customise the layout of the generated Media Download link.

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