Upload Files to Asset Manager

Uploading files, such as PDFs, to the Webflow Asset Manager within Designer.

  • Barrett Johnson
  • Jan 5 2017
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  • Rowan Hartsuiker commented
    January 17, 2017 20:53

    My number 1 i think. Especially PDFs. 90% of my clients need PDFs hosted!

  • Wilson Impson commented
    January 17, 2017 21:17

    Agreed. Some of my client's have asked why they can't use work documents on the site and the CMS.

  • Aaron Grieve commented
    January 17, 2017 21:26

    Agreed! This is a must, it's such a basic requirement. :)

  • Ed Bini commented
    January 18, 2017 08:26

    Can't fathom why this wasn't done to begin with, i'm sure it's an easy implementation and with all these votes we will see it soon.

  • Daniel commented
    January 18, 2017 11:17

    I don't understand why this is still in the 'Considering' phase. It is so imperative that file uploads/downloads is included and was originally requested in the Webflow forum wish list way back in July 2014. Webflow staff (Vlad) have additionally said recently that this feature IS being implemented and will be shortly released after the big update in Dec 16. Is there any additional feedback on this?

  • Roberto Virili commented
    January 18, 2017 11:41

    Yes, this is important for .pdf and so on ...

  • Cameron Johnson commented
    January 18, 2017 15:50

    Being able to host files is definitely one of the most desired tools, I know you guys at webflow are already working hard on all of our requests. So thankyou! 

  • Gorazd Planinc commented
    January 18, 2017 17:13

    If the clients demand functionality and we don’t get it out of the box, WebFlow losses business, and we agencies painful hours searching for alternatives.

    Missing features like: FILE UPLOAD (pdf, pptx, zip..) and SEARCH are two most influential missing features and DEAL BARKERS as I see it.

    The competition is already catching up and if something drastically will not happen with these two so desired functionalities… many will have to go where clients want go… and that’s out of Webflow!

  • Brian Ward commented
    January 18, 2017 21:32

    Moved to "Planned"! This makes me so happy. It's been the number one reason I've had to avoid Webflow for certain clients. Glad to see it finally happening. Is their a timeline for when we might see it in action?

  • Cameron Johnson commented
    January 18, 2017 23:52

    It's planned! Thanks guys!

  • Ed Bini commented
    January 19, 2017 00:00

    This wishlist thing is gonna work I can already tell.

  • Marcel Deelen commented
    January 19, 2017 09:22

    One note, this should be possible also within the editor not just within the designer mode. As I see it, clients should be able to upload a pdf file within the CMS... as simple as the drag and drop of an image into it.

  • Chad Richardson commented
    January 19, 2017 15:01

    Great feature to add!  In some cases I have to host jQuery plugins on another paid server while also paying for a Webflow hosting account.

  • Christoffer Furnes commented
    January 20, 2017 09:53

    Upload files into the Designer is fine, but the client/editors needs to be able to upload files also! The client often wants to attach a file to a news post or other dynamic content.

  • Mike commented
    January 22, 2017 16:39

    PLEASE!!! especially PDFs!

  • Mike commented
    January 22, 2017 16:40

    PLEASE!!! especially PDFs!

  • Sean Kinney commented
    January 23, 2017 07:54

    This is a big one.  But URL paths to files (and image files) must use the primary domain being used on the hosted site.

  • Zen Kick commented
    January 26, 2017 14:32

    As Sean mentioned: "But URL paths to files (and image files) must use the primary domain being used on the hosted site."

    This is important for brand consistency, not to mention SEO juice.

  • Eric Potratz commented
    February 01, 2017 05:29

    It would be great if the assets (e.g., images, files, etc) had the actual custom domain name used for the website. This is especially important for SEO where the domain is given credit for the images, PDF documents, etc.

  • Johnny Liabø commented
    February 12, 2017 14:08

    Of all the functions not yet integrated into Webflow, this is the only one to lose us clients. 1 did not sign, and 1 cancelled our website because the troublesome process of uploading PDF's to a 3rd party service and link to Webflow. I hope this will be part of the product soon!

  • Mat Gauvin commented
    February 15, 2017 19:30

    PDF hosting would be huge for us!! Really hoping this gets added soon before DropBox drops their support for public folders (https://www.dropbox.com/help/16). When we move our assets, we want it to be to a permanent home in our webflow.io account. :)

  • Dan Andersen commented
    February 19, 2017 19:11

    This should merged with this idea 


    Would be great to also be able to have an upload button in forms. 

  • Jay Bussiere commented
    February 23, 2017 18:06

    pretty please.  For PDFs... I guess Word docs are dangerous... I always hear about their inject viruses via scripts.  Don't really want word docs. but PDFs. yes!


  • Aykut Gürkan commented
    February 26, 2017 09:51

    It has #1 Priority for me! Clients wants to have pdf preview and download option.

  • Piefinch commented
    March 14, 2017 15:16

    So glad this is planned :)

  • Duncan Watson commented
    March 23, 2017 10:02

    Yes agree with comments below in that we're in need of this functionality to support a client but are currently unable to deliver the required functionality until this is in place.

    Looking forward to seeing it in action!

    Many thanks,


  • James Cutts commented
    March 23, 2017 12:03

    PDF Hosting!

  • Christoffer Furnes commented
    March 27, 2017 08:48

    Uploading trough  the CMS, not only in the asset manager! The end user needs to upload files too, not only the site designer!

  • Matthew Schroepfer commented
    March 27, 2017 16:07

    Being able to upload PDF files is an absolute must for my clients!

  • Marsha Tudor commented
    March 28, 2017 15:56

    #1 Priority for me too. This functionality is required by my clients.

  • Jonathan Brigdale commented
    March 28, 2017 21:41

    You know you need it!

  • Jen Armstrong commented
    April 05, 2017 17:15

    PDFs are a priority but JS files would also be nice on the designer side (no real need for the CMS side). 

  • Channing Hinton commented
    April 05, 2017 22:13

    everybody fill this out!!

  • Digital Panda commented
    April 06, 2017 05:34

    need to make sure that json files can be hosted too for those that want to use bodymovin.js

  • Don Chadwick commented
    May 03, 2017 14:04

    Hi. Is there an update to this. What kind of timescales are we talking. I am about to bid on a big project but if I can't provide file upload capability then I am out of the race before I even start. Thanks guys. I know you're working hard!

  • John Francis commented
    May 05, 2017 22:02

    Very happy this is in development - thanks for listening Webflow! Is there a deliverable on timeframe?

  • Daniel commented
    May 09, 2017 15:47

    We would be grateful if Admin could provide an update on this.After all, it is the third most popular item in the entire Wish List and the last update was in January!

  • Vocantas Inc. commented
    June 05, 2017 04:01

    It's finally here!


  • Don Chadwick commented
    June 05, 2017 12:57

    Hooraahhhhh! I've been waiting years for this. Many many thanks webflow team.

  • Vlad Magdalin commented
    June 05, 2017 12:59

    Hey everyone, as Vocantas mentioned above, we just shipped the first phase of this feature: https://webflow.com/feature/upload-pdfs-ppts-docs-csvs-and-way-more

    Files with the following extensions are currently supported: .pdf, .doc, .docx.xls.xlsx.ppt.pptx.txt, .csv - we will expand this list as we see demand for more file types. For now, upload sizes are limited to 10MB per file.

    We'll also be working on adding file upload support to the CMS and Editor in a second phase: https://wishlist.webflow.com/ideas/WEBFLOW-I-725

  • IWOO commented
    June 05, 2017 13:06

    I'm really liking this Wishlist-way of introducing new features. It's a great step, as well as with the communication on the public blog by Bryant:


    So thanks Webflow, for listening to the community two years ago and giving us a voice.

  • Mitch Woolley commented
    June 05, 2017 18:48

    Perfect, we have been waiting for this, thank you!

  • Kevin Pleasants Jr. commented
    June 05, 2017 20:34

    I love this Wishlist feature!

  • Rachel Silbereis commented
    September 09, 2017 18:11

    Yes I would love for applicants to be able to upload pdf resumes as well as help desk tickets to be able to upload supporting documents

  • Overhaus AS commented
    January 23, 2018 15:24

    This is something almost all my clients need, and perhaps the biggest reason not to use Webflow.

  • Overhaus AS commented
    January 23, 2018 15:32

    Sorry, this comment was supposed to be about adding files through the CMS!

  • Georgie Hollins commented
    May 31, 2018 18:08

    Yes, it’s a must

  • Allen Wixted commented
    November 02, 2018 12:30

    upvoted. I need this for USDZ files please! 

  • Pat Heick commented
    21 Jan 21:00

    yes please

  • David Martin commented
    05 Apr 03:39

    Would be a nice feature to have