How to track downloads from link to a Zip file

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  • #821882

    ledatechie
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    I need to provide a Zip file for my viewers to download, so, since this file type isn’t allowed, I thought I would use my Dropbox account to host it.

    I would like to learn about the best way to track how many people download the file… place it on its own page?

    Thanks!

    The blog I need help with is falun0inlandnw.wordpress.com.

    #821988

    timethief
    Member

    You can upload the documents to your WordPress.com blog using the Add Media icon. For a list of filetypes we support, see Accepted Filetypes.
    From: http://en.support.wordpress.com/uploading-documents/

    #822082

    ledatechie
    Member

    Thanks, but did you even read my question?

    I know the file types that are supported. As I stated in my original post, I need to provide a link to a ZIP file for my viewers to download. Because it is not an allowed file type, I plan to host it on Dropbox, and put a link on a blog page.

    My question is, how can I track how many people have clicked on the download link?

    #822085

    raincoaster
    Member

    You can look at Clicks on your stats and keep a running tally in a text file or something, but there is no automated way to do that on the WordPress side. There might be on the Dropbox side.

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