Uploading Files

Your site's Content Editor has an additional built in File Manager that provides some special functionality for you as you edit your content. While you can always upload and manage the files in your site's file library from the File Library tool in your site, there are several benefits to using the File Managers in the Content Editor like the ability to upload files on‑the‑fly so that you don't have to remember to upload them before you use them in your content. To upload a file or files to your site's File Library from the Content Editor.

  1. In the Content Editor, click any of the file management buttons that pertaining to the type of file(s) you wish to manage.
    While you can use any of these managers to upload all types of files, you can only view those files from their respective managers. For instance, if you're uploading image files, you could upload them from the Media Manager, but you would not be able to view them unless you opened the Image Manager.

  2. In the screen that appears, click the Upload tab. The exact tab name varies depending on the type of file manager you selected. For instance, in the Image Manager, the tab is labeled "Upload Image."

  3. Click Browse to select a file to upload.
  4. Browse to the file you wish to upload and click Open.
  5. Repeat this process for any additional files you wish to upload.
  6. Once you've selected all the files you want to upload, click Upload Files.
  7. If the files you're uploading are images, your site evaluates the size of each image file before adding the images to your file library. If the images exceed the optimal size for your web page, a warning appears asking you about how you want to handle the large images. Mark your preferred option and click Continue to upload your files. Options include:

The Content Editor immediately begins uploading your files to your site and a progress bar appears to show you the progress of the upload.

Depending on the limitations of your Internet Service Provider (ISP), it is possible that this process may time out. Generally, this occurs whenever you choose to upload too much information at one time. To address this problem you need to adjust the total file size of your upload. If you attempted to upload multiple files, try uploading again with fewer files. If you attempted to upload one file and its size caused a timeout, try reducing the file's size. Otherwise, you may need to try uploading the file from a computer with a faster connection or with an alternate ISP.