I have created some presentations on various topics including one on Best Practices for Personalization with IBM WebSphere Portal that I am going to post shortly to Base22.com but before I do, I don’t want to just give it away for free, I want to at least collect the email address of users so I can send them updates or ask if they want to schedule a discussion. Note: Our website used wordpress when I wrote this, now we just a different method.
Assuming you use wordpress, here is how you can require a user to fill in a form in order to get access to a download.
Step 1: Installed the plugin Email Before Download - Email Before Download presents your users with a form where they submit information, like their name and email address, prior to receiving a download. This plugin integrates with the popular Contact Form 7 and WordPress Download Monitor plugins, allowing you to create any form you like and manage/monitor your file downloads.
Step 2: Installed Contact Form 7 - Contact Form 7 can manage multiple contact forms, plus you can customize the form and the mail contents flexibly with simple markup. The form supports Ajax-powered submitting, CAPTCHA, Akismet spam filtering and so on.
Step 3: Install Download Monitor – WordPress Download Monitor Even though it is no longer supported, it still works.
Ok. So now let’s test:
I uploaded a small image as the file.