Add file attachment (PDF, PPT, etc) field type to the CMS

Now that Webflow implemented the first phase of static file uploads in the Asset Manager, we need to add the ability to upload the new types of non-image assets via the Webflow CMS.

It should be possible for clients to upload/change files/attachments via the Editor interface as well.

  • Vlad Magdalin
  • Jun 5 2017
  • Shipped
  • Aug 22, 2018

    Admin Response

    Great news: we've shipped this! Now live for all sites with CMS and Business hosting (and sites on staging if you're just trying it out). Read more on our updates page.

  • Web Development commented
    June 05, 2017 19:54

    Equally important is to have a file upload button component in the form block that will allow website visitors to upload a file in a form submission.

    Use Cases:

    • Very useful when making career section on a corporate website where potential visitors can apply for a job opening by filling up a form and attach their CV.
    • For Education industry websites: Usually a form is required where applicants can fill up their details and attach their past education documents for a course registration. 
  • Vlad Magdalin commented
    June 05, 2017 21:32

    👆 That functionality is broken out in a separate wishlist entry: Upload File Button in a Form

  • Michael Mannucci commented
    June 06, 2017 00:00

    You guys sort of dropped the ball on the asset manager upload (you can't upload audio or any other media)... Please allow audio file uploads for this.

  • Christoffer Furnes commented
    June 08, 2017 10:14


  • Jacob Harmon commented
    June 20, 2017 22:33

    Need this ASAP. Thanks for all your hard work guys!

  • Matti commented
    June 26, 2017 12:06

    Finally found the answer here, but not what I was hoping for. And by the way why .zip didn´t make it in the list? The most flexible format for all those not so mainstream file extentions.

  • Thor Moesman commented
    August 09, 2017 19:35

    Can't wait for this feature. Already have two ongoing webflow projects that needs file attachments. Agree with @Matti that .zip should be included in the list. One project we are working on will have a press kit download. Zip would be the most natural format for this use case.

  • Jim Welch commented
    August 30, 2017 18:38

    Yep...the client wants CMS solely for PDF uploads

  • Sean Kinney commented
    September 05, 2017 17:51

    Curious if there is any update on this?

  • Michael Mladek commented
    September 12, 2017 13:48

    Really looking forward to this as it is a key demand of many of my clients.

  • Jérôme Lanon commented
    November 20, 2017 09:48

    When can we expect to have this feature? This is a must-have for CMS!!!

  • Ethan Fenton commented
    December 14, 2017 18:30

    Absolute must have.

  • David Jackson commented
    December 21, 2017 08:57

    Really need this for client using the CMS Editor only as there's no way for them to upload a document.

  • Ryan Giddings commented
    January 07, 2018 19:48

    Any updates on this? I have multiple clients looking for this and may even loose one if this option doesn't become available soon. 

    Is there an ETA on this? 



  • Rike Catalani commented
    February 01, 2018 11:22

    Any update on this? Not only important for a field, but also being able to create a link to a file in a rich text field.

  • Martin commented
    February 07, 2018 14:11

    Just had to NOT use webflow for the third time in a year because this is still missing, PLEASE hurry up :)

  • Ethan Fenton commented
    February 13, 2018 20:41

    Hey Webflow! 

    Multiple people looking for an update on this item... I have 3 clients right now that want to utilize this feature ASAP. 

    An ETA would be great. 

  • Jesper Fagerlund commented
    February 27, 2018 10:52

    Agree with everyone, that this is important now that we are beginning to suggest clients to host their sites in Webflow. 


  • John Sellers commented
    March 31, 2018 19:44

    Yeah this is a definite. Having to try to instruct users to go to dropbox or email a team to upload documents, then link them, is a pain. 

  • Benjamin Mühlbauer commented
    April 19, 2018 14:30

    I agree super important feature! My clients wants the ability to download digital business cards (.vcf files) for each of their employees on the team page.

    Also the .zip format should be included!

  • Alastair Marshall commented
    April 20, 2018 12:00

    Are there any updated on when will be available?

  • Consultant Quesnay commented
    May 08, 2018 08:09

    Any updates on this?

  • Russell Tice commented
    May 08, 2018 22:07

    Wondering what the status of this is, looks like its been a year since an admin has posted. An update would be nice. 

  • Ethan Fenton commented
    May 14, 2018 14:12

    This needs to be taken out of the backlog. Asset Manager for CMS clients is a no-brainer. 

  • Neil Fellows commented
    May 23, 2018 08:51

    I have a 'Document area' page on my clients site that they need to upload new PDFs to via the CMS - looking forward to seeing this feature implemented!

  • Marcus Andersson commented
    May 24, 2018 12:43

    Any updates about this?
    I think it is super important to have this feature! Today it is difficult for a customer to attach a pdf to a blog post in the editor or even completely impossible...

  • Daniel Cobb commented
    May 24, 2018 17:56

    Definitely needed - I have a client who's desperate for this in the editor CMS. 

  • Brent Hegnauer commented
    June 23, 2018 04:59

    Last admin response over a year ago... A lot of people would really like to see this soon and it'd add a panoply of opportunities for the CMS

  • Michael Mannucci commented
    July 02, 2018 14:10

    Is there plans to have more non-image assets than PDF's, zips', Excel's, etc, such as audio files? This is a must have for radio websites, podcast, conferences, churches, etc. I've been waiting for audio CMS upload capability for a long time.

  • Neil Fellows commented
    July 03, 2018 10:48

    I was super excited when I saw this as a client has been asking for this feature for ages. Then I noticed that its only available on Business Hosting plans?

  • Mike Corrales commented
    July 20, 2018 15:46

    WOW.  This seems like such a basic feature.  I've never seen another website builder application that didn't include this.  I see this requested since 2016.  I realize feature development needs to be prioritized but this is a major disappointment.

  • Brandon Buchanan commented
    August 22, 2018 19:40

    I was so excited about this—but then I realized mp3s aren't a supported file! Please change this asap.

  • Eva Pettifor commented
    August 23, 2018 03:34

    Thanks Webflow, it's a start and very welcome news - but can you include it in the static page editor too. Clients have PDF attachments on static page text too not just collections. It's ludicrous to suggest they upload to google drive and link to that (or ask me to do it each time). And also why make the PDF upload on online forms only available on Business Hosting Plan! Crazy. I have a small business client who wants to have an online form with the facility for his web visitors to upload a PDF. Because of this basic need cannot be met, I need to use a different web platform and abandon Webflow for this project because paying the Business Hosting plan for this small client and his small website is far too over priced. Come on webflow!!! why not include these basics in the basic plan, PDF uploads in any form should not be considered an advanced feature !

  • Glenn Eastland commented
    October 08, 2018 13:46

    Please add .vcf support ASAP Webflow

  • Nathaniel Perales commented
    August 20, 2019 06:49

    .zip support anytime soon?

  • John Russouw commented
    November 25, 2019 08:18

    MP3 File upload not supported. this is very much needed as 90% of clients need to open source their sound content Please make this possible in the e-commerce file upload field  

  • Joel Blumer commented
    03 Feb 03:48

    Is there a specific reason why this hasn't been implemented yet?