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pls help create a link to an uploaded pdf with my mapped domain for download

  1. Hi, I can't seem to find the answer to how I can upload a PDF in my wordpress site with a mapped domain, and have the link to the pdf be within that mapped domain. The main reason i got the site and upgraded it was to be able to provide a link to a PDF via email that was within my domain, so people could click on it and download my portfolio.

    in other words, how can upload a pdf so it's link is, for example, http://mymappeddomain.com/portfolio.pdf instead of http://myusername.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/portfolio.pdf

    I'd really appreciate any help as I have to send the link out and it seems support is away until aug. 15th.

    much thanks,
    AJ

    (with a PS, i've already created /mapped it but would rather not mention the specific blog until it's set -- thanks)

  2. With mapped domains, links to uploaded files have to reflect the actual physical path to that file on the wordpress.com servers, which is why it has to be this

    myusername.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/portfolio.pdf

    instead of

    mymappeddomain.com/portfolio.pdf

  3. If you want to work on your domain identity - put the file in a Post then send out a link to the Post - then they are visiting your site for the file and might look around a bit for more information.

  4. I was hoping to have the mapped domain link pull the file without the visit but I do really appreciate your replies and suggestions. Thanks very much to you both.

    If anyone else knows of a cheap or even free hosting solution so i can just upload a file and send people my portfolio as a linked PDF with my mapped domain in the title, please do let me know. I'll keep checking back here.

    thanks again

  5. I use A Small Orange and can recommend them highly and they have a "Tiny" shared hosting package at $25 per year that is more than adequate for a wordpress installation. I didn't include the http:// as the spam software here seems to randomly whack me when I do that.

    asmallorange.com

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