How to Add Ebook Downloads in WordPress

Are you looking to add ebook downloads to your WordPress site? Don’t worry, We are here to guide you with our easy-to-follow tutorials. WordPress provides you the facility to easily upload your ebook files in PDF format and content to your WordPress website without any technical knowledge. By adding an ebook to your WordPress site, You can sell the ebook to your audience and subscribers. In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to add ebook downloads in WordPress. Let’s get started!

Here we have 2 methods to add ebook download:

  • Direct Ebook Downloads in post
  • Add Ebook Downloads to other pages(with different page builders)
  • Use Ebook Downloads to Get More Subscribers

Method 1: Direct Ebook Downloads in post

The direct Ebook downloads method will allow you to upload your ebooks to your WordPress site and add a link to your post or page by allowing all users to download the ebook.

First of all, log in to your WordPress Dashboard, and then you need to edit the post or page where you wanna add the ebook download. And then click on the Add Media button.

A media uploader popup will appear after clicking on Add Media button. Now, Click on the Select files button to upload the ebook file from your computer.

Once the file gets uploaded, then you will be able to see your ebook file selected. On the right-hand column, you can add the title, caption, and description according to your ebook and your requirements. And click on the Insert into Post button.

All done! You have perfectly added your ebook to your WordPress site. You can visit your website to see the changes. Your ebook download link will look like this:

Now your ebook is available to freely download from your WordPress Website.

Method 2: Add Ebook Downloads to other pages

If you want to add your ebook to other pages created with Elementor or Other page builders instead of blog post. You can easily add an ebook Download with our easy-to-follow tutorial.

First, Go to Media >> Add New on the left sidebar and upload your ebook file. After Uploading the ebook, it will show in the media library. Now click on the ebook which is uploaded, A pop will appear with ebook details like title, caption, Description, etc.

Now you have to click on the Copy URL to clipboard from button from the File URL field. And the URL will be copied.

Our Next step is to paste this URL into your specific page where you want to add an ebook download link.

Method 3: Use Ebook Downloads to Get More Subscribers

Without any technical knowledge, Directly adding an ebook download to your WordPress posts or pages is quicker and will work for most users at the beginner level.

If you want to get more subscribers and grow your email list, you will need OptinMonster. It’s lead generation software to help you get more email subscribers. It will help you to use your ebook download to grow your email list, boost conversions, and get more traffic for your WordPress site.

OptinMonster provides you the tools to create stunning forms asking users to perform an action before sending them to the ebook downloads. This marketing technique is called content upgrades. So basically, you offer free bonus content to your users in return for a small action like signing up for your email list. You will get a new subscriber, and your users get free ebook downloads.

Sell Ebook Downloads in WordPress

Are you looking to sell your ebook downloads on your WordPress site? WordPress gives you the facility to create your own online ebook store using WooCommerce. By using the WooCommerce plugin, you can sell your ebooks, sell both physical goods and digital downloads on a WordPress website.

Woocommerce is a powerful plugin that supports popular payment gateways so, you don’t need programming or technical skills to set up so far. You can simply install it on your WordPress site and build an online ebook downloads store.

For Installing the Woccommerce plugin, follow our step-by-step instructions on how to install woocommerce on WordPress.


We hope this article helped you learn how to add ebook downloads in WordPress. We hope this beginner guide will help you to add ebook downloads. If you find any problem, tell us in the comment section below, we will answer you ASAP.

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