Configure the Download Library

Tutorial

MemberGate's download library is available to offer downloadable files to members of your site. The files can be uploaded directly to your site or you can connect to them through an Amazon S3 account.

The very first step to take in setting up the download library is to configure the settings of the download area.

 

Configure DL Area

Click on each section to expand for more information.

1. Under 'Downloads' choose 'Configure DL Area'

 Under 'Downloads' choose 'Configure DL Area'

 

Configure DL Area
2. Add a headline for the download library page in the Download Page Headline field.

Add a headline for the download library page in the Download Page Headline field.

 

Configure the Download Library
3. Enter text in the 'Download Page Body Text' field

Enter text in the 'Download Page Body Text' field. This will be displayed under the headline, but above the download files on the Download Library page.

 

Configure the Download Library
4. Add a hexadecimal code for the color of the background and a font size

Add a hexadecimal code for the color of the background of the library headlines into the Background Color File List Box. Enter a font size for the headline size in the Font Size box.

 

Configure the Download Library
5. **Important: The types of files that are available in your download library have to be set

**Important: The types of files that are available in your download library have to be set. Those file types can be set in the 'File Types Allowed' field. Separate each file type with a comma and be sure to include the file type in lower case and upper case letters as it is case sensitive.

 

Configure the Download Library
6. Choose the Default Sort Order

Default Sort Order: Choose from the drop down list to arrange the download files in the download library by File Number of the date of the File. Select from the second drop down menu if those files should be arranged in ascending or descending order. 

 

Configure the Download Library
7. Enter a few letters that will be adding to the download name in the 'File Name Prefix' field

File Name Prefix: Enter a few letters that will be adding to the download name when the member downloads the file. This will aid in identifing the download files that were downloaded from your site.

Configure the Download Library
8. Add category names to group your download files in the 'File Categories' field

File Categories: Users will be able to search for downloads through specific category names. Add category names to group your download files. 

 

Configure the Download Library
9. Add agreement text into the 'Disclaimer Text' field

Disclaimer Text: This is where the legal information is input. The user will see this agreement text and will have to agree to the terms before downloading the file.

 

Configure the Download Library

 

 

The disclaimer text can be set so it doesn't show and the user will go right to the download file without agreement. To suppress the agreement text, in the 'Show Disclaimer Text' choose 'No' from the drop down menu.

 

Configure the Download Library

 

 


 

Download Library

The download library can be viewed by choosing 'View Download Library' from under the 'Downloads' section.

Configure the Download Library

There is also a department created called 'Download Library'. The link to the download library has been entered into the 'alternate link url field. The download library can be accessed by the public (so they can see the files, but not download them) or it can be accessed only by members. The Download Library is defaulted to go to the public version of the page, but if you substitute members for the word public in the alternate url field, the page would only be accessed by members.

For example, in 'Edit Department' --> Download Library --> 'Alternate Link URL'  reads:

Change the public to members:

 

 

Example Download Library