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How To: Offer a Free Digital Download on Your Site


There may be times when you would like to allow customers to download a piece of art for free from your website. This can be a great way to entice future buyers. In this article we'll walk you through this process, which can be used by Artists, Galleries and Print Studios.


  1. Navigate to your Art Storefronts Site Manager and go to the Jump to:  and choose Extra Files.


  2. You will be taken to another page where you can add some Extra Files. For you to add the image, click on ADD PHOTOS.


  3. This will initiate your file browser. Please choose your image and click on Open.


  4. Your new image will be uploaded in the section


  5. Once your image is uploaded, click on copy url.


  6. The next step will be to add the image as a downloadable image in one of your pages. We will go back to the Jump to  section and choose Site Manager.


  7. This will take you to your pages section. Click on the page where you would like to offer your free download. We're going to be adding our free download to the page titled Shop Art.


  8. On your chosen page, scroll down until you find a content box. On our page we have a Lead and Ending Content box. We'll be using the Ending Content box.


  9. From here, you'll need to decide whether or not you want to use text to offer your download or an image. We're going to use text and an image. You'll need to enter in that information. If you need help on uploading an image to the editor, please see our article How To: Upload Images Via the Standard Editor.


  10. Once you've got your text or image entered you need to Hyperlink it to your download. The download link is the link we just copied from your extra files. After getting the download link you'll return to your ASF page and hyperlink your text or image to that download. If you need assistance with creating links, please see, How To: Create Links Using Text in the Standard Editor or How To: Link to a New Page Using an Image Via the Standard Editor.


  11. When you've made all your changes and you're satisfied, click Save and you will now be offering a download on your site.


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