Lately there's been a few questions about Literature - that is, uploading PDF and word documents to sites for customers to download. So here's a quick rundown on literature and how you use it.
What is Literature?
Literature is an extremely powerful tool for instant publishing of downloadable web content. Your online business can very quickly develop a literature library for access by website visitors. When Literature is downloaded by a website visitor, a record is made of the action. This means that you can now accurately track when literature is being viewed, how often and so forth.
To create literature you must first author a document or file in its native format - such as Microsoft Word or PDF. Once you have the document in the format that you would like to be uploaded, go to Content->Literature
- Click Add New Literature.
- Enter Literature Details in the Details tab. Note that:
- Role responsible (advanced option) will notify the selected role if the item expires
- Click Save
- Upload Literature in Content tab
- Classify the Document if it is required (Classification Tab – see below for details)
- Add the Literature to a Secure Zone if it is required. (Secure Zone Tab - see below for details)
- Add the Literature to an RSS Channel if it is required. (RSS Channel tab – see below)
- Preview the Literature if desired (Preview Tab)
Note: You may decide not to use the Literature feature and upload or FTP your documents directly to your website. If you use this approach then you will need to manually create links to these documents. Also no usage tracking is available for these documents when Literature module is not used.