Ability to host more file types

Limited file hosting is the primary reason I can't make the switch from SiteGround (hosting + WordPress) to Webflow (hosting + designer) for hosting my personal site. If there's somewhere in Webflow where I can upload audio files like .mp3, .wav, or .m4a files, I can't find it. I need my hosting solution to include the ability to store all sorts of files as I don't have my own server to pull them from.

  • Razel Agustino
  • Dec 13 2017
  • Lauren Nielsen commented
    15 Jun 04:42pm

    Definitely following this thread. I have a need to upload sound files directly (guided meditations). Currently, we are working around this by uploading the sound files to our premium vimeo account with an image as the visual, then directing users to vimeo to play the file. It's fine for now, but obviously could be better. Hope to be able to upload .m4a directly to webflow sometime soon!

  • Kevin Löffler commented
    28 Feb 11:57am

    Support for music files is definitely the most important format for me. Even if you have to build your own audio player, it would be so much easier to be able to upload mp3 and acc files directly to webflow. Firstly, it's a much easier workflow and secondly, having all your files in one place is way more manageable and less error-prone.

  • Harley Urquhart commented
    2 Jul, 2019 02:46am

    Integration would be great i don't think they are commited to supporting audio and  would mean you need a second account on another site and have to link to it defeating the purpose of trying to host it yourself .. ie a talent management site where the client can upload audio samples would need a hossting provider to host the files like amazon s3 and the link would have to be stored in your cms. You would also have to update the link if you updated the file making the overhead for the clients a bit too much we need a solution and i agree with @Razel Agustino

  • José Ernesto Rodríguez commented
    23 May, 2019 03:59am

    💯 Would be great to be able to upload .vcf files too!

  • Daniel Truninger commented
    31 Jan, 2018 12:07pm

    Yes, that's important if client's webspace is webflow too for a project. Often there are some «document archives» needed to be published …

  • Noah Raskin commented
    27 Dec, 2017 09:49am

    You can definitely build on Webflow and still host with Siteground. I know because I have Siteground currently. This being the case you can easily upload your mp3 files to your server via FTP (Filezilla) or even directly in your cPanel. Siteground has great support and if you don't know how to do this you can hit them up in a chat on the support page. 

    Anyhow, once your files are upload you just copy the file path on your server which should look something like this: 

    http://yourdomain.com/mp3s/yourmp3name.mp3

    (mp3s - would be the new folder you made in your web root folder 'public-html' and then followed by "/mp3filename.mp3" like I wrote above.)

    Once you've done that which should take you not even a min, you would go back to webflow and insert an "Embed Code" element towards the bottom of the list. 

    Simply enter this code in there:

    <audio controls>
    <source src="http://yourdomain.com/mp3s/yourmp3name.mp3" type="audio/mpeg">
    Your browser does not support the audio element.
    </audio>

    In between "" where it says src="" is where you will paste your link and voila. You now have your html 5 player EXACTLY the same way Wordpress does. 

     

    Hope this helps!

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