How to Make a Download Button in HTML

How to Make a Download Button in HTML

Ferenc Almasi β€’ 2020 September 18 β€’ πŸ“– 1 min read

A rather simple but often overlooked attribute in HTML is the download attribute. Simply add it to an anchor if you want to download the resource instead of opening it in a new tab. No special script or anything else needed.

  Use the download attribute to signal that the resource
  should be downloaded rather than opened in the browser

<a href="/cv.pdf" download>πŸ“₯ Download my CV</a>
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If you omit the value, the original filename will be used with its correct extension, but you can specify an alternative filename as well.

How to Make a Download Button in HTML
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