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File Download

The File Download Element lets visitors download files, photos, videos, and other types of content directly from your website.

You can add a File Download Element directly from the Elements Menu, after clicking Additional Elements:


Add File Download Element


Once you add the File Download Element, follow these steps:


  1. Click Upload to choose a file from your computer. You can also add a file from your Dropbox account.
  2. Enter a Title for your file into the title text field.
  3. Enter a Description of your file into description text field.
  4. Click Save.


This is what the File Download element will look like on your page:


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You'll need to create a File Download Element for each file you'd like to share—you can't upload multiple files to the same File Download Element. However JimdoPro and JimdoBusiness customers can upload .zip files if they'd like to make multiple files available at once. 

Linking to a File from Another Page

JimdoPro and JimdoBusiness customers can link to a File Download Element from other places on their websites. The download will start when someone clicks the link. 


link to File Download element

For example, you could use this feature to link to hi-res versions of photos from a Photo Gallery. First, create a hidden page of File Download Elements. Then, link photos within the Photo Gallery to their respective File Downloads.

Supported File Types


JimdoFree users can upload the following types of files (up to 10MB each):

  • images (gif, jpeg, png, svg)

  • css

  • pdf

  • fonts (ttf, woff, eot)

JimdoPro and JimdoBusiness

JimdoPro and JimdoBusiness users can upload just about any non-executable file to a File Download Element (up to 100MB each). 

avi => Video File

doc => Microsoft Word Document

docx => Microsoft Word Document

htm => HTML Document

html => HTML Document

mdb => Microsoft Access Database

pdf => Adobe Acrobat Document

ppt => Microsoft Power Point Presentation

psd => Adobe Photoshop File

txt => Text Document

xls => Microsoft Excel Sheet

zip => Compressed Archive in ZIP Format

mp3 => MP3 Audio File

wav => Wave Audio File

wma => Windows Media Music File

pps => Microsoft Power Point Presentation

bmp => Bitmap Image

css => Cascading Style Sheet File

eps => Encapsulated PostScript Imageformat

fla => Macromedia Flash Format

gif => Grafik Interchange Format

mov => QuickTime Video Format

png => Portable Network Image Format

ps => PostScript Imageformat

svg => Scalable Vector Image

svgz => Scalable Vector Image compressed

tif => Tagged Image File

pgp => pretty good privacy

wmv => Windows Media Video Format

asf => Advanced Streaming Video Format

csv => Comma Separated Value File

gz => GNU compressed File

tar => Tar Archive File

jp2 => JPEG 2000

jpeg => JPG Image

jpg => JPG Image

m3u => Music playlist

m4a => Advanced Audio Coding (MP4)

m4v => I-pod video Format

mp4 => Audio-File (MP4)

mpeg => MPEG Video File

mpg => MPEG Video File

ogg => Audio File

sit => StuffIt File Mac

rp => Real Player File

ram => RealAudio Metafile

rar => Compressed file archive

rm => RealMedia Streaming Media

rtf => Text Document

divx => DivX Movie Format

kml => Google Earth Placemark

gpx => GPS eXchange File

flv => Flash Video

tiff => Tagged Image File

xml => XML Document

Linking to a file hosted on Dropbox or Google Drive

In cases where the file type you're trying to upload is not supported, we recommend uploading the file to a cloud storage service like Dropbox or Google Drive and then linking to it from your Jimdo site. This is also a good option if you've run out of storage on your Jimdo site or your file exceeds the file size limit.

To share a Dropbox file on your Jimdo site, log in to your Dropbox account and click on the Share button next to a file you'd like to share. 


 In the popup window, choose the option "Anyone with the link can see it". Add the link to a Text, Photo, or Button element as an external link. Visitors clicking on the link will then be redirected to Dropbox, where they can choose to download the file. You can modify the link and make it a direct download by replacing the ?dl=0 at the end with ?dl=1.


To share a Google Drive file, click on that file in your folder and open the Share option. Select "Get sharable link", then select "More" and choose the "Public on the web" option.  Save those settings and copy the link. 


To turn the share links into direct download links, replace the /edit?usp=sharing part with:

  • ?format=doc or ?format=pdf (for shared Documents)
  • /export/pptx or /export/pdf (for shared Presentations)
  • ?format=xlsx or ?format=pdf (for shared Spreadsheets)


Add the link to a Text, Photo, or Button element on your Jimdo site to make the download available to visitors.

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