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07-24-2010, 02:21 AM
I am trying to upload pdf files with FTP manager and I am having some trouble. I gain access to ftp manager and add the pdf into my public_html area and this is where I run into some trouble. I don't know how to get that pdf onto my website. I got one document onto the website but I had to use my control panel username and password to view the file. I have watched the tutorial and it doesn't tell me what to do once I have the file upload to the ftp manager. What am I doing wrong?

07-24-2010, 02:53 AM
you can use a text link or an image link. it would look like this:
www.yourwebsitename.com/file.pdf (http://www.yourwebsitename.com/file.pdf)
once you have ftp the pdf file to your public_html and someone clicks on your link it will come up in a separate page, same page or pop up depending what you choose when making the link. here are a couple of doc files that work this way:
in both cases you would click on the text link "for printable version"
hope this solves your problems

07-24-2010, 04:28 AM
What I have done is link it as an ftp: and given it the link address of When I do this I can only access the file on the web page by using a password. What I want to do is post my churches newsletter onto the website in pdf form so people can download it in a pop up window. The directions you gave me still don't get me where I want to be.
When I am in blue voda website builder what am I supposed to do once I have uploaded the file I want to blueFTP? I have selected add text, added the text and clicked on the link button. What should the link be? Or is this the wrong way altogether?

07-24-2010, 05:31 AM
Have you viewed this (http://www.vodahost.com/vodatalk/saving-naming-previewing-publishing/9366-how-use-blueftp.html)?
It seems you know how to access your public_html thru the BV FTP Manager?
Drag your PDF into the public_html directory.
Your link would be:
If you are going to have a lot of PDF's I suggest making a folder inside the public_html named (something really creative) pdf !!!
Drag your pdf's to the pdf directory
Then the link would be www.yourwebsite.com/pdf/filename.pdf

07-25-2010, 01:53 AM
It worked. Thanks for the help