Once your document (PDF, etc.) is uploaded to your SilkStart site, you may choose to share it with your members (or non-members) in a group or blog, or on a page using a hyperlink for download. Please see: How do I upload a file or document?
What link do I use?
By default, the Documents page (yoursite.silkstart.com/documents) is accessible by admins only*. This means that if you send your members a link such as yoursite.silkstart.com/documents/january-newsletter-2016, they will receive an error message since they do not have permission to view the Documents page.
The correct link to use for sharing is found by clicking on the chosen document, and copying the link underneath the "Download" button. This link will be long and have many characters, and end with the file type of your document (ie. .pdf, .png). Copy this link to use in hyperlinks throughout your site. It will act as a direct download to your document.
Permissions for uploading and viewing documents
Although the Documents page (yoursite.silkstart.com/documents) is accessible by admins only by default, you may wish to grant your members the ability to upload documents and access them directly. Here is how to enable permissions for your Documents page:
- Log in to the admin panel of your site.
- Navigate to Settings > Apps > Main Feed (under Community) > enable Documents.
- A new section will now appear on the permissions grid of your site, which is accessible in the admin panel under Settings > Manage Permissions.
*Not sure if your Documents page is still set to Admins only? Check your permissions grid under Settings > Manage Permissions. If there is a section for Document permissions, these will override the default settings of admin-only access. To disable Documents back to admin-only, navigate to your admin panel under Settings > Apps > Main Feed to disable Documents.