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I have Press Release Section on my page where i would like to be able to add documents pdf, ms doc's etc. Every time when i add new document to a post I would like download button to appear so user will be able to download that document. Could anyone point me at right direction or maybe there is a plugin existing which does that.

Many thanks,

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

No need to insert the download into the post as @kaiser says, you can automate:

$download = get_children( 'post_type=attachment&post_mime_type=application/pdf&post_parent='.$post->ID );

if ($download) {
    foreach ( $download as $attachment_id => $attachment ) {
        echo '<a href="'.wp_get_attachment_url($attachment_id).'" target="_blank" class="download">Download PDF</a>';
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I think that is what I'm looking for I will try that thanks – jmysona Jun 15 '11 at 17:21
It worked thanks. – jmysona Jun 15 '11 at 23:17

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When you insert a file into a post/page/whatever, you get a <a>-download link.

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Then you can style this link as you want. Just insert the styles you need into your style.css file.

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there are a few plugins out there but the one that stands out is WordPress Download Monitor which works great and has many many features, one of them is creating a download button template for easy styling as a shortcode for even easier page/post insertion.

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Yeah thats a nice plugin, well designed. – addedlovely Jun 15 '11 at 16:48

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