Creating a Print/Download button

By | 10 July, 2012

Creating html code to download a file also can be referenced as a print button, is a lot easy then you realize!  Watch the video below:

Yes, I have been missing for a bit trying to find direction and action.  Found the action, the plan is constantly changing (for the good) and well the direction is always revealing itself.  There is a fine line of efficiencies when you are continually conducting self-evaluation and action.  I have been experimenting a lot with social media and have found it fascinating.  So since I am a bit all over the place, I have hesitated in writing more but decide that one of my goal is to offer a short video on all things SEO, WordPress, Social media related.  A little all over the place but one day it will string together nicely.  Oh here is the note and code from the video:

create coupon and save

upload to a website/server (the coupon)
two way to upload:
1. via the wordpress media section – just add new
2. placed direct to a folder on your server via an ftp program

write down the url
upload the print button the same way

Insert the print button on to the page
hyperlink it with the url of the coupon

center if you choose

DONE

for those who prefer to just add the code, here is what it will look like
<a href=”URL of COUPON”>OPTIONAL TEXT<img src=”IMAGE URL”>

ex:

<a href=”http://www.sylviaunlimited.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/coupon2.pdf” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://www.sylviaunlimited.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/printbutton-300×70.png”></a>

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Let me know if you have anything else you would like to see a video for.  I appreciate and read all comments.

  • Sylvia, great video well done. In fact what a great idea to do a “tip of the week” I may look at doing something similar myself 🙂

    Your blog looks fantastic and is a pleasure to visit. Great job…….I’ll be back 🙂

    • sylvia

      Please to meet you Michelle!
      Yes, more goal is one tip a week. I have been trying to start it but distracted and the need to be ‘perfect’ or ‘comprehensive’ has stalled my progress. So, I think if I keep it in the back of my mind that it should be around 30 seconds…and it is a ‘tip’ – I will be more consistent.
      Thank you for the compliments!
      :)Sylvia

  • Hi Sylvia,

    A very useful post – great reference material! I have looked at your other posts, and they are similarly hands-on. Your blog has caught my attention, that’s for sure, and I will certainly be coming back for reference on how to do this and that, and am already having my eye on the article about your favourite WP plugins. Interesting, well done!

    Warm wishes,

    Galina

    • sylvia

      Thank you for the kind words Galina. I really do appreciate it. Ohh that reminds me I need to do the video on how to install plugins quickly….must place back on the to-do list…the new list. lol
      :)Sylvia

  • Hi Sylvia

    Thanks for popping over to my blog and leaving a comment.

    Lack of organisation is my biggest hurdle to overcome presently – I really admire people that can stay organised!

    Thanks for the cool tips about the print button. This is great and I will be coming back again for sure 🙂

    cheers

    xxxxcarlxxxx

  • Jan

    Thanks for a great tip Sylvia. If you don’t mind I’d like to shamelessly steal it (with a link back of course!) and use the vid on my blog?

    • sylvia

      Hi Jan,
      Go for it! I make them to help others.
      I see it as a compliment!
      :)Sylvia

  • Regular how to videos will certainly be very popular Sylvia – that is a good idea.
    These instructions are really useful – thanks
    I also love mindmaps and am going to take another look at your rss one – it looked very interesting
    Sue

    • sylvia

      Thanks for stopping by Sue!
      Yeah…I am a bit of a mindmap fanatic 🙂
      :)Sylvia

  • Hey Sylvia,

    Great video as usual…thanks.

    These small techy details are what usually stops people from taking sustained actions. It’s intimidating and scary at first glance, but you’ll laugh really hard to see how simple they actually are, lol.

    Looking for more videos like this in the future…

    Romi

    • sylvia

      Romi,

      How have you been progressing? Yes and there are soooo many ways to get one thing accomplished. Uploading a single file via the WP media section makes it a lot easier then via FTP (filezilla).

      Thanks you for the compliments – it is really encouraging to me.

      :)Sylvia

  • Hi Sylvia. Nice clear video of a simple idea that many won’t have thought of. I normally use this method for sharing pdf documents on my client’s sites, but it’s a great idea to use it for coupons too.

    • sylvia

      Thanks for stopping by Janie,
      I appreciate the compliments. Yes, the uploading features in wordpress definitely has a lot more uses then just uploading pictures.
      :)Syliva

  • Great advice as always Sylvia 😉 I often wondered how to do this but never figured it out!
    Thanks for explaining it to me,
    – Noel.

    • sylvia

      Hi Noel,
      The light just went off one day. I used to upload pdfs and docs via FTP, which I prefer to avoid at all costs.
      LEt me know if you have any other questions.
      :)Sylvia