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How to create a simple download file button?

I am attempting to create a very simple download button to, of course, download content that was previously uploaded by the user. I have searched several places and blog posts but nothing is functioning. I have tried:

  1. checking in the workflow options = no option available to download a file
  2. created an HTML element and code an “a” tag to link to a file’s location = various error messages or just reloads the current page with no indication of a file download or save window prompt.
  3. created a link element and input the files location = this will only load a file in a new window, but does not prompt a download.
  4. I tried to utilize an audio tag with the auto included download button (the file to download is an audio file) = but when I place this element inside the “group” box to position on the page for the layout, the download button will not display the download prompt when clicked.
  5. I’ve even tried to follow the tutorial in the “how to build an unsplash using bubbble” downloading an image = and all this rendered was a prompt to download an html document with the name of the file i was trying to download (not the actual file).

I would appreciate some specific instructions or link to an actual functioning tutorial if possible. Thank you kindly

I’m a little frustrated as this should not be this difficult since your company’s marketed positioning is based on simplifying interaction with a database. The use of a simple download content button seems to be a norm for database driven web apps.

Have you seen this thread? (Note - I don’t work for Bubble, this is mainly a user-to-user community.)

Thank you kindly for the response. However I did try that method listed in that post (referenced in number three of my list). Unfortunately it only opens a separate browser tab, reloads and displays the linked audio file, loaded as an html audio player. The user would then have to click twice more to use the menu icon, then the download button in the audio player before being prompted to save the file. That is not a good user experience and I was hoping to simply download from a button in my app.

thank you again

Hey, @marenpatterson,

You can take a look at this plugin :grinning: :computer:

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Thank you for your response. I appreciate the assistance.