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Okay, I dont know really how to explain this, but I'm working on my mom's Parent Communication Website, so I really don't know what I need. But I want to make a category on the sidebar that hyperlinks to a download of a .csv file I made. Is this possible, and what do I need in order to do it?
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You should be able to zip the csv file and use standard link tags with the category name.

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noob question alert: what are link tags?
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<a href="category_name.zip" title="Category Name">Category Name</a>

Category Name between the <a></a> tags will be the link. Just set the href="" to show the correct path to the file. Is that what you need?

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the "category_name.zip" is the url to the file, right?
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It is in the example, but your file name and path can and may be different.

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So, should it be
http://download206.m...CN Schedule.csv, or
http://download85.me...CN Schedule.zip?
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<a href="http://download206.mediafire.com/wtdngy1ydvng/evnr0wojzej/Edina+PCN+Schedule.csv*" title="CN Schedule*">CN Schedule*</a>

*replace these with the correct link/title
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Thanks!
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I would zip the csv file as some browsers will ask user how to open it whereas a s zip file is more familiar and may just ask where to save it. Try both if you're unsure.

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Ok, got another question. Everything I tried is Here the first one being uploaded to a third party site, and the second being uploaded to an FTP. My problems are these: 1)I dont want to direct users to a third party site for download; I just want it to go streight to the download link, and 2) in the second one, it makes me log in to the FTP, which I dont want users to do. How do I get around those?
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The third link worked like a charm for me as FF brought up its window asking me whether to open or where to save file. The first link gave me a 404 error page. The second link as you said needs a password. You might try setting that to your anonymous ftp upload folder on the server.

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Right on!!! thanks so much for all your help :whistling:
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