In this article I'm going to show you how to set up a link to a file using the NationBuilder interface.
The NationBuilder interface allows you to easily perform most website management tasks. Creating a new page, changing the header image, no problem. But if you're used to managing a traditional website, a few things can seem more complicated than they should be. Linking to files is one of them.
Say you just gave a presentation entitled Powering Your Car with Potato Chips and you want to post it to your site so anyone can download it. On a traditional site, this would be just a matter of uploading the PowerPoint file to your server and then pointing people to a URL like mysite.com/uploads/potato-car.ppt.
On NationBuilder the process is a little more involved:
Including a search feature on your site or blog is a no-brainer these days. Whether your site is huge or tiny, your users no longer expect to have to figure out where to go to get what they want. Digging through categorized hierarchical menus is a last resort which will often deter people enough to send them to a different website altogether. The bottom line is that users expect to be able to type “pickled figs” on your homepage and then be shown everything that your site has to say about pickled figs.