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BFS1 – Paperless For RapidWeaver

BFS1 — Black Friday Special Chapter One. It would seem that developers have been working like crazy to get new, or updated stacks ready for the Black Friday Weekend. As I'm going to review a number of stacks today, I'll have my work cut out, so here goes!

First off: Paperless from Stacks4Stacks. A question that is regularly asked on the forums: "How can I put files online so that they can be downloaded?" The question arises most often because text links to file types that a browser can display natively, e.g. .jpg, or .pdf won't download the file, but display the file in question in the browser window.

But what if you want to share images with colleagues so that they can be used in a publication. Or what if you want to share an e-book? In such cases, it's impractical to first load the file in question to the browser and then save it to the computer.

Paperless solves the problem by searching an online directory for files and then displaying them for download. Each file that Paperless finds can then be downloaded with the click of a button.Paperless – S4S
Paperless' setup is extremely simple. You have two options to add your files.
Option One: Create a "downloads" folder on your desktop. Drop the files into the folder that you wish to place online. Drag the "downloads" folder to your project's resources. Publish your project. Paperless is already configured for this workflow, you don't need to alter anything. Your files are now ready for download.
Option Two: Create a folder on your server via FTP. E.G. "documents". In the stacks setup change the Paperless General Settings/Relative Path to ../documents. Publish your project. If your both your new "documents" folder and your "paperless" folder are at the top level of your site's directory, any files dropped into the documents folder will automatically appear on your Paperless page.
If you have placed the "documents" folder in a subdirectory, the Relative Path would be ../[subdirectory]/documents. If you have placed both the "paperless" and the documents folders within subdirectories, the path would be ../../[subdirectory]/documents.
../ informs the server-side php code that it is required to move up one directory-level each time it is encountered.

You may place multiple Paperless stacks on a page, if you wish to list more than one directory for downloads.
Paperless is highly configurable, so each aspect of the UI can be matched exactly to your site's design. You can also configure the way that files are ordered on your page and any changes within the downloads folder are reflected on your Paperless page immediately.

If you have set up Google Analytics for your website, Paperless has a Google Analytics option, and is able to communicate useful preview and download statistics back to Google Analytics, for display in your reporting data.
A list of your download files will be shown by their name. Next to each file name, the number of times that the preview button or download button was clicked is shown. From this information you can determine how many times a file has been downloaded and other information like the most popular times of day for downloads.

Paperless easily solves the problem of downloading files with RapidWeaver, it supports all common file types and will automatically display the correct document icons for common image formats, PDFs, Word, Powerpoint, Excel, OpenOffice, Pages, rich text, markdown, audio, video, zip, tar, and various code files so that these file types may be readily identified.

TIP: Check out the Stacks4Stacks website for Black Friday promotions beginning around 09:00/10:00 UST.
Also – Will has been hard at work updating seyDesign and Henk Vrieselaar themes. So don't forget to check out the seyDesign and Themeflood sites for promotions too – some of the themes come with complementary stacks!

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