PDF's not linkable in Resources in Foundation theme?


(Traci L. SLatton) #1

Hello,

I am using the Foundation theme. I am having a hard time figuring out how to get PDFs to download. In other themes, I have been able to put some PDFs in Resources and then link back to them. However, that doesn’t seem to be working in Foundation.
Does anyone have suggestions?

Other question, does anyone know if Megamenu works with Foundation? I am having some problems with Topbar.
Many thanks,
Traci


(Linda Bertani) #2

I am also having problems getting PDFs to link up. I updated to RW6 and the box has the name but it is grayed out. I used to be able to just find the file and add it. Boom!

Hope you can help. Thanks.


#3

I remember asking about this a while back and the general advice was not to use the resources. The actual process of forcing a PDF download is rather dependent on the visitor’s browser, since some will choose to open the PDF in a window while others will download the file. If you really want to force a download you will probably have to zip the file and not everybody likes that.

In the end I chose to upload the PDF files to my server using an FTP client and then simply link to those files via Foundation with an option to open in another tab. You can see this on my website at https://colourmanagementpro.com/ if you scroll down to just underneath the video.

Regarding the other question I’ve never used Megamenu and just stuck with Topbar.


(Oscar Schmid) #4

Here, all works fine with Foundation and PDF in Resources.

A link to see the PDF (and download in Adobe Reader)
and a link to download the PDF file directly.


(Nik Fletcher) #5

All of what you’ve described is doable in RapidWeaver… if you’re running into issues, let us know!

—N


(Traci L. SLatton) #6

Thanks for the responses. I ended up using Truedownload, which seems to work well.

~Traci


(Dave Farrants) #8

I found that using TrueDownload downloaded a zip file - not useful for anyone on an iPhone or iPad, my solution was to upload to Google drive, make Public, then use S4S free Embed stack and pasting the Google link - clicking the ‘arrow’ top right of the embedded file displayed on the website allowed open in new window, download as a PDF or print. See here - https://glebechapel.org/about2/


(Beto Boton) #9

Yes great it really works, BUT how to DO IT is the unanswered question?
Really puzzled…


(Dave Farrants) #10

?? - I thought how I did it was explained - what don’t you understand?

my solution was to upload to Google drive, make Public, then use S4S free Embed stack and pasting the Google link - clicking the ‘arrow’ top right of the embedded file displayed on the website allowed open in new window, download as a PDF or print.


(Beto Boton) #11

Thank you for your post