How to Add Ebook Downloads in WordPress

add ebook downloads

If you want to recommend an ebook to the readers of your website, why not just add ebook downloads? Just like with everything else, WordPress simplifies a task that might seem daunting at first. With WordPress, it is very easy for you to upload your ebook files in PDF format and make them available for download.

Moreover, you can also sell ebooks to make some extra money. When you add ebook downloads, they can also help you get more email subscribers.

So, let us guide you through the process to add ebook downloads to your WordPress website.

Add Ebook Downloads to a WordPress Post or Page

With this method, you can add direct ebook downloads to your WordPress posts. The method is really simple, all you do is add media. You simply upload an ebook and add a link to your post so that your viewers can download them.

Firstly, either add a new post or page or edit the post or page where you want to add ebook downloads. On the post or page edit screen, click on the Add Media button.

add media button

Now, the WordPress media uploader should pop-up. In the pop-up, click on Select Files.

select files

Now upload the PDF document you want to make available as an ebook download. After uploading, the file will be available as selected in you Media Library. On the column to the right, you can provide the title, caption, and description for your ebook.

To link to your ebook file is no problem as it happens by default. Just click on the Insert into post button. That is all you need to do to add ebook downloads into your WordPress post.

Now, visit your website to see it in action. Your ebook download link should look like this:

pdf download

That is all that there’s to it. You can change the text on the link to anything you like. The method is simple, yet it does yield great results in adding to the popularity of your website. Now you can share ebooks with your readers and viewers.

2 thoughts on “How to Add Ebook Downloads in WordPress

  1. Andy Globe says:

    Hi, thanks a lot for the guide.

    I was wondering, does it slow down my site or my webhosting server when people download a 30mb pdf file? Would it be diffrent or better if I would link and provide the file on lets say google drive?

    All the best to you and thanks a lot

    1. Rushila Shrestha says:

      Hello Andy,

      Thank you for reaching out to us. For larger files, we recommend you link them somewhere rather than embedding them. This also depends on your server and users as well. If you have a good server or your users with high bandwidth, embedding a 30MB file won’t be much of an issue.

      We hope this helps and thanks again!


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