Add files to Root Directory

One thing that I don't like about Webflow is that images are not hosted on clients own website directory. This is fine when someone is just browsing the site, but if a person views the source, they will automatically see webflow branding on every image and file on the site. Another problem with this is when wanting to implement certain features on a site, files have to be uploaded to the sites directory, not to another server.

  • Christopher Wray
  • Nov 17 2018
  • Reviewed
  • Abel Garcia commented
    25 Jun 01:21pm

    This update will be made webflow more accesible to custom features...

  • Qwest TV commented
    26 Feb 02:15pm

    I understand everything about Try Reilly's workaround below... Except the first step.

    "Put any WORD say ADS in a Text Link. Attach your ads.txt as a file."

    What does that mean? How does one do that?

    Sorry if noob question.

  • Scherba Media commented
    5 Feb 08:01pm

    Thanks @Troy Reilly.


    This worked:


    Adsense ADS.TXT to ROOT DIRECTORY:

    I have found a workaround for this issue. Put any WORD say ADS in a Text Link. Attach your ads.txt as a file. Copy the address of this new link. Go to your Project Settings for your webflow project and under the Hosting tab, create a 301 Redirect that is: ads.txt → https://(paste your Text Link Address here). You can check your link address by adding it to the address bar of your browser, it should pull up your ads.text info.

  • Petros Apostolakis commented
    19 Jan 06:42pm

    Its been two years and still nothing...

  • Abel Garcia commented
    18 Dec, 2020 04:32pm

    We need this feature, or better workaround. I can't more bring customers to webflow hosting that need some txt files to be added to the root.

  • Phillip Melton commented
    27 Oct, 2020 10:29pm

    This is very important! It might be a deal breaker for me... Seems like a simple addition if you're able to edit the site's robot.txt other files should be easily added.

    I need an ads.txt added to the root and if that's not possible there's no reason for me to stay with Webflow. It is surprising to me that Webflow was designed without this feature and that it remains without it. It's like a basic requirement.

  • Tony Myers commented
    19 Jun, 2020 09:58pm

    This is really important. Would love to see this option soon!

  • Sally Edens commented
    6 May, 2020 05:11pm

    VERY IMPORTANT!

  • Tommy Szewczuk commented
    4 Apr, 2020 05:39pm

    +1 vote. This is important.

  • Joel WWC commented
    3 Feb, 2020 03:52am

    Hey Troy Reilly, I'd love to try your workaround method, but you could give some more details about the instructions on how to do it?  I know you described it here already, but there were parts that lost me

  • Troy Reilly commented
    14 Dec, 2019 02:21pm

    Whoops too quick on the POST button.  You can then Delete the word ADS you started with.

  • Troy Reilly commented
    14 Dec, 2019 02:20pm

    Adsense ADS.TXT to ROOT DIRECTORY:

    I have found a workaround for this issue.  Put any WORD say ADS in a Text Link.  Attach your ads.txt as a file.  Copy the address of this new link.  Go to your Project Settings for your webflow project and under the Hosting tab, create a 301 Redirect that is:  ads.txt → https://(paste your Text Link Address here).  You can check your link address by adding it to the address bar of your browser, it should pull up your ads.text info.

    My Adsense at Risk notice went away within a day.

  • Troy Reilly commented
    12 Dec, 2019 03:27pm

    Indeed, I wish this feature was implemented sooner than later.  I've gone full in on creating multiple websites on Webflow and this is a necessary plug-in to me.  Please take the time to push this up the list of projects.

  • Abdullah Sabyah commented
    5 Dec, 2019 03:02pm

    Yes, much needed!

  • Nati Barkover commented
    10 Aug, 2019 07:26am

    Friends, please implement this. Major ad providers (e.g. Google) are implementing support for app-ads.txt, and any app website (and there are many such websites on Webflow) that has ads will need to place that file in the root directory. This is serious and urgent. Thanks.

  • Vitaly Moshkin commented
    19 May, 2019 10:49am

    It's the way to link Onesignal and other third-party services with service workers.

    Also we are not able to make PWA from sites on Webflow.

    Please implement it, we are waiting for that so much.

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