Download link to unsupported file types

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    I would like to create a link on a static page to download a .zip file. It is a collection of files (.tex, .bib .txt and .pdf files, about 100kb in total) which demonstrates the use of a sample LaTeX file. I expected to be able to upload this to the media library and link to it there, but was surprised to see that this is limited to a very small number of file types. Is there any other way to offer this .zip file for download? And incidentally, I’d be interested to know what the rationale is for limiting the file types like this?

    If all else fails, I could put the file elsewhere and just link to it with a URL, but ideally I’d like to be able to keep it together with the rest of my site on

    Thanks in advance for any pointers!

    The blog I need help with is


    You need to upload the file elsewhere and link to it.

    We forum volunteers are just experienced fellow bloggers, not WP staff: we can’t reply re the rationale for decisions made by WP.


    Thanks, it’s a shame it’s not supported as it seems a pretty basic behaviour to ask for. I wasn’t asking for a justification for WP limiting the file types, I just thought there might be a good reason for it which I hadn’t thought of.

    Thanks again!

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