How do I link to a file from my page?
Upload Your File
Before linking to your file from your web page, you will need to upload it to a publicly accessible location on the internet. If you do not already have such a location, refer to support article How do I upload images or files for my web page?
You should now have a public URL for your file, e.g. http://www.adobe.com/pdf/pdfs/ISO32000-1PublicPatentLicense.pdf.
Link To Your File
To link to your file, you will need to write a HTML link tag into your content editor (i.e. your single page Body Text field or your Big Cartel page editor) incorporating your file’s public URL as follows:
<a href="Z">Click here to visit Z</a>
Where Z = the destination URL for the link, e.g. http://aarfiesx.com/, and “Click here to visit Z” could be any text you want to convert to link text. Note that the link tag must be closed with </a>.
In our case the destination URL is our file URL so our complete code now becomes:
<a href="http://www.adobe.com/pdf/pdfs/ISO32000-1PublicPatentLicense.pdf">Adobe Systems Incorporated Public Patent License</a>
If you want your file to open in a new window, you can set the link tag’s target attribute to blank as follows:
<a href="http://www.adobe.com/pdf/pdfs/ISO32000-1PublicPatentLicense.pdf" target="_blank">Adobe Systems Incorporated Public Patent License</a>
Note that blank begins with an underscore, i.e. _blank.
Last Modified: 30th January, 2011