Allow visitors to download files for free, or charge them per download.
The Download Block is free for all users to use and allows you to add downloadable files to your site. To begin adding text on your site, draw out the desired area on the Grid, then add the Download Block from the carousel of blocks. Files can either be downloaded for free or paid.
If you need help getting started or adding blocks to your site, check out the Welcome to Universe article here.
Adding downloadable files to your site:
The Dowload Block for Universe subscribers allows you to upload any file type (that your device supports) for sale or free download on your site. After adding the Download Block to your site, you will then be prompted to choose your file for upload.
Tap the Add File button. You will now be prompted to choose where you wish to upload the file from. You can choose a photo/video from the Photos app, a file from the Files app, or a previous upload.
After selecting the file, it will then begin to upload. Be sure to keep Universe running on your device for a successful file upload.
During/after the file upload, you can choose how you wish to distribute your file. If you choose to leave the Sell this file toggle off, your file(s) will be available for free download on the web. Tapping the button on your site will directly begin the download. If you choose to sell the download, you will then be taken through the product creation steps. Whenever a customer goes to purchase the file(s), they will complete the transaction and a unique download URL will be automatically emailed to them.
Tapping Add File will allow you to set more than one item for download under the same button. These files will be automatically stored in a ZIP.
As with most blocks, you can fully customize the appearance by heading over to the Style tab. You have the ability to edit the text, font, colors, borders, animations, etc.
🌟 If you ever have any questions, please feel free to reach out to the support team directly in the app or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org