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I need to create a "Download this whitepaper" functionality similar to this one.

So far this is what I've done:

  • Created 'whitepaper' content type with file field
  • Created 'whitepaper' webform (as a block). Contains fields for firstname, last name and email.
  • Displaying the 'whitepaper' webform block on 'whitepaper' node types.

Here is where I need some guidance.

When I am viewing a node of type 'whitepaper' and want to download the attached file, I fill in the form fields on the block 'whitepaper' web form. When I hit submit, I want to be able to download the file attached to the content type.

How can I achieve this?

Will I be better off writing a custom module instead of a webform form?

  • Personally I would just write a module for that. I'm afraid hacking around Webform's defaults would use similar amount of code. But that's just my guess and feeling, not something I know, so I will not post this as an answer. – Mołot Sep 22 '14 at 6:40

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