Whether you’re offering visitors a chance to download a price list, free downloadables or the latest research within your sector, files are a great way to engage your audience. Squarespace allows you to have files on your server as long as the file uploads are smaller than 20MB and that files added elsewhere aren’t stored within the link editor.
There are several ways that you can upload and deliver files to your visitors on your website. Just follow one set of these instructions to make your Squarespace more valuable to your audience.
Method 1 – Link Editor
If you’ve got your file stored in another location, like dropbox, you can add a link from your website directly to the file on your third party app. This is an easy process where you are simply adding a link on your Squarespace website to your file.
Method 2 – Add a New File
To add a new file to your Squarespace website, then you need to click on the Link Editor on your website page. Then click on the gear/setting icon that is included within the URL field. Then on the next tab you should see the ‘File’ option. Click on this and then you can click on the option that reads ‘Upload File’. You can choose the file from your computer or you can drag the relevant file into the ‘Upload File’ area.
After the uploading has completed, you can click on the file in the list on your website and then a checkmark will appear beside it. Press the ‘Save’ button and click on ‘Apply’ or ‘Save’ option to complete the process.
Method 3 – Existing File
If you’ve got the file already on your server and you’re looking to link to that file on a new page, then you can follow a similar process as adding a new file. However, instead of uploading the file to your website, all you need to do is to find the file on your server within the Upload File area. You can click on the file and then a checkmark will appear beside that file.
Once you’ve got that checkmark, click on ‘Save’ and then ‘Apply’ or ‘Save’.
What Files can be Uploaded
There are many different file types that can be uploaded to your website. This includes zip files. This can be a good option if you want the customer to download a series of files at the same time. The download feature only allows one file at a time, so a zip file allows you to collect all the documents in one folder and the visitor downloads all the files at once.
You can also get the customer to download pdf files which are good if you don’t want visitors editing the files after they’ve downloaded them from your website. Customers can also download docx files which are great for those website owners who want to offer forms that ask the customer to complete some work.
Final Word: How to Upload Files to Squarespace
Uploading and getting the visitor to download files on Squarespace is really easy. Just follow the instructions above.