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CMS: Uploading/ Creating a New File

Learn how to upload new files to the CMS.

There are two ways to upload a new file:

  1. From the WYSIWYG editor on a page that will link to the file.
  2. Use Add Content to upload files directly into  _files (see below).

Note: In both cases, if you want to put the file in a new subfolder in _files, you need to create the new subfolder first.

You can also update an existing file by editing it.

Add Content: Upload the new file directly to /_files

To add a new file, you will need to specify both the file and the file location within the CMS.

  1. From the menu bar, select Add Content
  2. Select File

    New file screenshot
  3. On the new file screen that pops up, drag and drop a file in the indicated area or click choose to select a file from your computer.
  4. The file name will default to the name of the file you chose. Update the file name to follow the rules for system names: all lowercase, uses hyphens instead of spaces, and has no special characters.

    New file choose location screenshot
  5. Choose a placement folder for the file.
    • Click Placement Folder
    • In the Choose a Folder window that pops up, click Browse.
    • Select an appropriate folder inside /_files.
      1. Click on the appropriate folder in the breadcrumb path to go up levels.
      2. Click on the name of a folder to open it and access sub-folders.
      3. Click the radio button next to the folder you want to hold the image.
      4. Click Choose, and the Choose a folder window will close.

        Screen shot of chooser pop-up window, to choose file location folder
  6. Click Preview Draft.
  7. Click Submit.

Note: You still need to publish your file before it is available on the live site.