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
  • In backlog
  • Jun 5, 2017

    Admin Response

    We're currently scoping out this feature in preparation for development.

  • Web Development commented
    June 5, 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 5, 2017 21:32

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

  • Michael Mannucci commented
    June 6, 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 8, 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 9, 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 5, 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 7, 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 1, 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 7, 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 8, 2018 08:09

    Any updates on this?

  • Russell Tice commented
    May 8, 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.