Uploading Files

Want to share a document or pdf on your website? Follow these 3 steps below to add the files you need.

  1. Navigate to the Files area under Websites
  2. Click the Orange ADD Button.
  3. Click the BROWSE Button to upload the file, adding whatever you would like the file named and a short description if you would like and click save.

If you would like to then link this file to your website:

  1. After the file is uploaded, click into it to get the URL, it will be listed under the name of the file. See example below:
  2. Copy the URL for file you would like to link (example from above, the URL is: https://www.3plains.com/uploads/files/3plains-3P-Icon.pdf)
  3. Now navigate to the specific page (Under the Pages area) you would like the file to be linked to
  4. Open/Create the Content Block you would like the link in.
  5. Give the link a title in the BUTTON TITLE box and then paste the link URL in the BUTTON URL box.
  6. Click save and you will be all set
    Note, if the link is not working, check to make sure the link is copied exactly and there is not an extra space behind or in front of the link

The problem in usually in the names of the documents. Linking to documents can be tricky because the URL standards don't allow certain special characters. Things like the "%" or "&" sign will error out. Another thing is computers don't like spaces. For example you can't do is put two spaces in a row in the title. Uses dashes instead of spaced when naming your files. We recommend keeping naming easy.
Instead of calling a file:April 20th Council & Trust Form 25%.docx. Use: Just April-20-Council-and-Trust-Form-25.docx

In Short: before you update any documents, rename them to something simple with no double spaces, % signs, or anything else but dashes or ().

One more thing is to make sure you are linking to the correct path. All files should say: /uploads/files/name-of-file.pdf

Video Demo

Upload A File And Link To It On A Page

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Last Updated: 2024-03-17

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