How To Send PDFs Or Books In A Form Notification Email

Send PDFs to site visitors after they’ve subscribed, signup, or submitting a form is the best way to deliver the lead magnet you promised in exchange for an email address.

A lead magnet is one type of exchange offer that you can promise in exchange for an email address or other information (like name, phone number, website name).

If you want to grow your email list then lead magnet is the best way to do that. For that send PDFs to your site visitors after they’ve subscribed, signup, or submitting a form in the best way to deliver the lead magnet you promised in exchange for an email address.

In this article, I’ll show you how you can send PDFs or Books in a form Notification email.

Step- 1. Create a PDF file and upload it to your WordPress website

First, you’ll need to create PDFs, books, or whatever you want to send to your users.

I assume that you have already created a PDF file. Now its time to upload your file to your website.

To do that login to your WordPress dashboard, go to Media > Add New and upload your file.

Step- 2. Install and active WPForms

Here we used WPForms to create a contact form and I also recommend you create your form using WPForms.

With the active installation of 3 million+, WPForms is the best form building plugin for WordPress.

Multipage Forms, Condition Logic
Entry Management, Drag & Drop
PayPal, Stripe, Zapier, Mailchimp
Login, Registration, AWeber Form
Geolocation, Signatures, File Upload

To install and active WPForms, see this step by step guide on how to create a contact form in WordPress using WPForms.

Step- 3. Add the PDF file to email notification

To add your file to your email notification, go to WPForms, select your form and click edit if you don’t have a form click add new and create your form.

Now go to your form’s Settings page and click the Notifications option. Now hover over the message section and paste this HTML code.

<a href=”YourFile’sURL” target=”_blank” >Text for link</a>

YourFiles’s URL is the URL of your file and In the Text for link field, put whatever you want like Download our latest ebook, Our’s PDF Guide, etc.

Now to get your file’s URL, go to Media>>Library, select your file, and copy the URL.

Now back to your form’s Settings > Notifications, hover over the message section, and put the copied URL in the YourFile’sURL field. Don’t forget to click Save this.

Look at our notification example. You can use Smart Tags to create this type of notification message.

WPForms' message section

How our notification example looks like in inbox,

WPForms ' message in the inbox

You can design your message as you want.

Congratulations! Now you have successfully set up your notifications settings for sending PDFs, books, etc.

By the way, it depends on you, which users get this type of email.

If you implement this on your contact form, then when someone submits a contact form, they get an email notification with PDF.

Also, check out this article to learn how to send confirmation emails to users after submitting a form to helps the users to know their form is submitted or not.

If you want to send PDFs, books to the users who sign up on your website, then you need to implement this on your sign up form.

But with the free version of WPForms (called WPForms Lite), you can’t create signup form. To create such types of forms you need to buy WPForms Premium.

Not only signup form, but you can also create many types of advanced forms like payment accept forms, conversational forms, survey forms, and other types of forms.

Also, you can see your forms entries (export entries in CSV file, print all entries, mark read/unread), you can get over 100+ premade template, instant form notification, and many more features that make you a successful blogger and your website looks professional.

Multipage Forms, Condition Logic
Entry Management, Drag & Drop
PayPal, Stripe, Zapier, Mailchimp
Login, Registration, AWeber Form
Geolocation, Signatures, File Upload

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I send different types of pdf on different select condition?

Yes, with the help of the Conditional Logic you can create these types of form, but you need to upgrade to WPForms Premium.

If you have any questions about this article you can ask in the comment section below. And if you like this article, don’t forget to share it.

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