Upload and link to files inside rich text editors

Many of our clients have files (PDFs, Word documents, etc.) that they want to upload and link to inside the body of a rich text editor just like they do with images. Using separate file upload forms doesn't cut it when the number of files that may be needed is unknown.

The lack of this feature is a big reason we can't recommend Webflow to many of our clients. Can this be added?

  • Webitects
  • Nov 2 2018
  • Hamish Maclean commented
    28 May 01:57

    This is a really nasty client usability issue. It goes hand in hand with the fact there is no editor asset manager for clients. Site editors need easy content management.

  • Jiri Sostok commented
    19 May 15:42

    there is already a link option to a page, why not to add a link to a file? This is really something I would like to see. Thanks in advance.

  • Stephan Nabbe commented
    20 Feb 08:47

    Hi Webflow,

    Can we please have a status update on this topic.

    I have 3 websites on Webflow for one client, and still some old sites to convert for this client. But the editors are getting more and more reluctant to change the other sites also to webflow because of this weird omission in the webflow editor.

    Is this topic still worked on, or not important enough for webflow in the near future? In any case I would really want to know, so I can honestly advise this client how to proceed.


  • Stephan Nabbe commented
    15 Jan 07:42

    Dear Webflow,

    Can you please give us a status update on this issue: will this be possible in the near future or is this not considered a big issue? My clients are complaining a lot about this, it means they still have to come back to me for adding and replacing pdf and other files on their sites. And it's simply not workable to have to cut the rich text blocks in parts and add text link blocks inbetween every time.

  • PS Werbung commented
    May 07, 2019 05:26

    Very basic for a real «classic cms competitor» which webflow want's to be!

  • Graham Barr commented
    May 01, 2019 07:29

    This seems such as basic feature. Why have it in normal text links but not in a RTE? C'mon Webflow I cannot believe this is nothing more than an oversight?

  • Matt Neve commented
    March 06, 2019 14:56


    A few of our clients want to be able to change pdfs that get liked to in the footer and navigation. Without a file option in the link settings one of our clients can't update his food menus without us having to go into the designer.

    Hope this gets sorted soon.

  • Bryan Garrant commented
    February 23, 2019 01:13

    How is this not a feature in the Rich Text field. How can clients in the Editor add a link to a PDF without it?

  • Ben Shoults commented
    December 04, 2018 14:04

    How is this not a thing? Just when I thought to make the leap to use Webflow as a CMS I learn about stuff like this. This is a deal breaker IMO.