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Ability to upload/store files, code, PDF's, images, etc


#1

I would like to add PDF and images to my website. I want to view and download them. Is it possible to remove and change contents of it. I need to update my web contents, PDF and images regularly.

  • Yes, I really need this feature!
  • No, I feel that this is not as important as other items on the wishlist.

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#2

Hi @Mollybabu, you can add images to your Website by uploading those using the image widget in the Webflow designer. Here is a tutorial:

http://tutorials.webflow.com/adding-images-inside-webflow

At the moment, if you want to link to PDFs from your site, you will need to store those in some publicly available storage, like Dropbox or Amazon or Rackspace etc. Then you can create a manual link to those files and insert the PDF link to your site, using a Text Link, button or Embed Widget.

We are adding support for other kinds of site file assets, like pdf's or other non-image files, so keep tuned on that, it is coming in a future update smile Cheers!


#3

Thanks for your reply. I just need to clarify one more doubt with you. I already have a domain in which we can view and download the PDF. Can i redesign that site using Webflow?


#4

Hi @Mollybabu, well you can certainly re-design your existing site in Webflow, then export that and put on your own server, is that what you want to do? In that case too, you can just upload the pdf's to your own server and link to those from your Webflow hosted site, or from the HTML that is hosted on your own server. You are in control smile

Cheers!


#5

Thanks a lot..... It really helped me


#6

Hi Cyberdave.....is there an estimated timeline on when this feature (upload other file types like .pdf) will be available?

Thanks.


#7

Hi @donski, that will probably be added sooner rather than later, but I cannot really give you an exact timeline, but this is a feature that has been recognised and don't be surprised if you login one day and it has been added, or some update that addresses this scenario. We are listening to the community... that you can be sure smile

Hang in there, We will address this smile

Cheers, Dave


#8

Support for this kind of thing would be very helpful.

Nearly every site I've ever built needed downloadable forms or documents and .pdfs are simply the most flexible format.


#9

@Maxjewel, we here you. Attachments in some form are on the roadmap. How that will look, I cannot say. But we recognize the need smile


#10

Argh!! Has this been done yet? I need to have PDFs on our site by Friday. Please let me know how to do this or any good workarounds in place so that the files can live on the same site. Using Dropbox, Amazon etc. isn't really a professional workaround. I didn't test this or make sure that this could be done when evaluating Webflow as I would have thought that every system would have this ability.


#11

The PDF files should be on our domain instead of CloudFront so that they are indexed with our site.


#12

Hi @MichaelSzabo, I am sorry we do not have the Asset Manager type of capability ready yet. In the meantime, one option is for you to use a CDN service like Amazon or Rack Space, then create a CNAME record in your DNS settings for your domain, to point a subdomain of your primary domain to the file storage.

For example, if I have a site called mysite.com, and a pdf file in Amazon S3 in a bucket, I would go to my DNS provider and add a CNAME record for files.mysite.com and point that at the public CDN file storage address. Then you can put your files there and link it like : http://files.mysite.com/myfile.pdf

I hope this helps, I know it can be frustrating to wait for new features. I do not have an exact ETA yet for this kind of Document File Upload storage in Webflow yet. Cheers, Dave


#13

Good idea. Thanks Dave. Still not ideal as it is not possible to 301 redirect existing PDFs on current site to a different site.


#14

Hi @MichaelSzabo, thanks, we will look at this for a future update. Great new features coming : Now we have the Asset Management for images smile http://forum.webflow.com/t/new-feature-asset-manager/11506

Cheers, Dave


#15

Hi Dave. Looks great! I look forward to management of other files too and cleanup of assets.


#16

Dave, can you explain this further? Linking to pdf's. These are from 2014 - are you guys able to offer the link to PDF's yet?


#17

Hi @lweingart, we do not have uploads for PDF content yet :-/ Until we update the Asset Manager with this, I would suggest to use Dropbox, or you can also use other file storage services.

If you use Dropbox, you first upload the file to dropbox in your Personal folders somewhere, and then create a public share link to the file. That link will start with "www" in the link. Change that "www" to "dl" and then copy the link to the file in Dropbox, into the Link settings for the link on your site pointing to the PDF download.

Cheers, Dave


#18

I just now discovered I can't put pdf's on the file system. Very sad. I'm actually surprised too! I have things like owner's manuals in pdfs that customer's need to access. I guess I'll use the dropbox method, but what a drag! I would have thought this would have been a very fundamental feature. I really hope this is moved up in priority. It's really essential!


#19

Any update on this???? It seems like a very simple permission issue to allow the additional PDF file type to be uploaded to the Asset Manager.


#20

We use Amazon's S3 to share files like that, and I recently wrote a blog post on how to set it all up. Check it out here. Works really well and it's cheap!