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File Download

Use the File Download element to allow your visitors to easily download files, photos, videos, and other types of content directly from your website.



To add a File Download element on your site, follow these steps:


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



Some file types are not allowed (e.g. .exe files). In this case, you can first Zip these files and upload the .zip file to the File Download element. You can see an exhaustive list of file types supported by the File Download element at the bottom of this article.

This is what the File Download element will look like on your page (the download button will differ depending on your layout):


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 Each File Download element displays a file icon and the following information:

  1. Title
  2. Description
  3. File name
  4. File type and file size
  5. A download link



The File Download element can be used to upload one file at a time. There is no way to upload multiple files at once.


JimdoPro and JimdoBusiness include a file size limit of 100MB per File Download element. JimdoFree has a 10MB file limit.

Linking to a File from Another Page

You can link directly to a File Download element by following these steps:


  1. Switch to View mode by clicking the View link in the bottom right corner of your page.
  2. Right click on your file's Download Link.
  3. Click Copy Link Location or Copy Link Address.
  4. Paste this into the External Link text field when creating a link in a Text or Photo element.



Linking directly to a File Download element is a feature only available to JimdoPro and JimdoBusiness customers.

Supported File Types

Here is an exhaustive list of the file types that the File Download element currently supports. 


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


JimdoFree users can only upload gif, jpeg, png, css, pdf, ttf, woff, and eot files.

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, 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 on your Jimdo site and turn it into a hyperlink. 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 and turn it into a hyperlink to make the download available to visitors.