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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 create 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.

 

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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Note:

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.

Note:

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

Note:

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

 

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

  1. Title
  2. Description
  3. Filename
  4. File Type and File Size
  5. A Download Link

 

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.

 

Note:

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. 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 and then linking to it from your Jimdo site. 

 

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