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Uploading Files

Creating and editing content will often times require you to add images to page content and links to downloadable documents. Below is information on how to do each of these processes and reminders for you to reference.


Uploading Images:

  • It's best to have an "images" folder in the main level of content for your site in dotCMS. This will allow you to keep all your images in one place to allow for easier searching, sorting, and organization.
  • Most of your image editing (cropping, color adjustment, file size) should be done before uploading an image into dotCMS.  dotCMS does have some image editing features for your convenience, but they are fairly limited.
  • Make sure your image is named descriptively before uploading it.
    • "JohnSmithBigSmile.jpg" is a much better name than "0507-R45Q7632465.jpg"
  • See the training section for how-to's on uploading images to dotCMS
  • Remember: Before doing anything else when creating content, you should choose the folder where you want to save your image file or "CC - Photo/Image" item.

Uploading Documents:

  • It's best to have a "documents" (or "docs") folder in the main level of content for your site in dotCMS. This will allow you to keep all your linked files in one place to allow for easier searching, sorting, and organization.
  • PDF files are the most convenient for viewing on the web because they can either be downloaded or viewed directly in most web browsers. Try to convert your files to PDF files before uploading them; this can be done with many types of files, including Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, images, and many more.
  • Make sure your document is named descriptively before uploading it.
    • "Block4MeetingMinutes2011-12.pdf" is a better name than "minutes.pdf"
  • ZIP files are most useful for combining, uploading, and linking to documents or folders of documents that should always be downloaded together.
  • See the training section for how-to's on uploading documents to dotCMS.