Grow Your Mailing List by Offering Free Downloads

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Offering free theme and plugin downloads here at Graph Paper Press grew our mailing list from a big fat zero to well over 200,000 subscribers in less than four years. Today, we’re releasing this same functionality to you in the form of a plugin called Free Downloads. To use Free Downloads, all you need is a WordPress site, our free Sell Media plugin activated, Free Downloads activated, and something awesome to give away to your site visitors.


The Free Downloads extension for Sell Media brings this ordinarily complex process directly into your WordPress site. Any image, pdf, document or ZIP that you upload into WordPress can be used. Once visitors click the download button, they will be prompted to submit their name and e-mail address to complete the download. This is a great marketing and lead generation tool that you can use to:

  • Offer free pdf guides
  • Offer free images
  • Offer free zip downloads


Free Download Popup

The screenshot above shows the popup box where your visitors will add their name and email address in order to receive the free download.

Give A Little, Gain A Whole Lot

We designed the Free Downloads extension for Sell Media to give your visitors something they want, as well as something you need. The extension integrates with MailChimp, an e-mail marketing system.

So why not install the Free Downloads extension for Sell Media and grow your subscriber list with every download.

Join over 280,000 independent website owners

The next person to join our monthly newsletter gets a 25% off coupon!

We guarantee 100% privacy. Your information will not be shared.

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Thad is the founder of Graph Paper Press. Previously, he produced online multimedia and documentary projects for USA Today including the inauguration of President Barack Obama and many others. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife Abby.

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