Clean asset links: Host assets on a site's Custom Domain and don't prepend the names with number ID strings

It would be great if you need to link to an uploaded Webflow resource (ie. a PDF or other) and have it on your own domain and not have the file name be prepended so "pitchscript.pdf" does not change to "872384029387403298wajlhewuhf_pitchscript.pdf". Especially since people want to host with Webflow fully & not have to put it on an external server.

  • Gira Desai
  • Jul 26 2017
  • Chase Razabdouski commented
    18 Sep 15:12

    Absolutely critical. There is zero image SEO with Webflow. Hosting images on a subdomain kills image search benefit, as do all of the appended characters.

    To link to a larger view of an image in a rich text CMS field, I just had to double upload the image (one in rich text field, one is assets) and link the CMS upload to the asset upload. So convoluted.

  • Martin Angst commented
    26 Aug 00:34

    Critical feature. Please include in the next update.

  • Gabe Paley commented
    21 Aug 20:15

    This is totally ridiculous. Makes Webflow completely unusable for this purpose. I need to host all of my files somewhere else.

  • Greg Owens commented
    11 Aug 14:55

    How has this not been fixed yet?

  • Brent Goldman commented
    24 Jun 16:43

    This would be VERY useful for SEO and to better manage assets.

  • Jason Turnipseed commented
    02 Jun 19:55

    Yes this is really needed and would help greatly

  • One Desk commented
    20 May 17:59

    @mistercreate Do you have any updates on when this might be available?

  • One Desk commented
    20 May 17:57

    Strongly needed!

  • Anuj Gujar commented
    13 May 18:12

    This is a surprising omission in the platform (unless I missed how to do it). I would really like to have the ability to distribute a link:

    The current link that gets generated when creating an asset link in WebFlow is not clean and I'm sure people will question a link that is not associate with

  • Benjamin Buth commented
    03 Mar 15:28

    This is very much needed!

  • Brandon Soto commented
    October 29, 2019 01:56

    I totally love the platform guys and girls at Webflow, but not in my wildest imagination did I think this was going to be an issue...  honestly kinda bummed out rn.  Please add this feature. 

  • Andreas Tepel commented
    September 23, 2019 09:31

    Is this issue still relevant? Especially for publishing PDFs for our customers it would be very smart if we just could add our custom domain to assets.

  • Christopher Wray commented
    June 20, 2019 22:04


  • Alek Åström commented
    May 20, 2019 10:08

    This is also needed for any app landing pages wanting to upload an apple-app-site-association file for universal links & app banners.

  • Martin Soler commented
    May 10, 2019 13:55

    To fix the speed issues in China we need this. If a url is whitelisted in China (has an ICP number) then we can get the site accelerated for China. Right now because all the assets are hosted on a separate domain not the same as the website, and that domain is not whitelisted in China site loads very slow in China. Great on changing the domain from Webflow to something else, but it doesn't fix the issue for China and other firewalls. 

  • Gitwit Development commented
    January 24, 2019 02:41

    File hosting should've been setup like this to begin with. This is causing quite a headache with one client whose website we are redesigning in Webflow. They have a lot of search equity with PDFs on their old website, now we're having to build a lot of this back from scratch.

  • Yak commented
    January 24, 2019 01:40

    I really thought this was not going to be an issue since there is an option to "Diable Webflow Branding from HTML code", why add that option if after all webflow branding is all over the place when uploading file. 

    I hope this is not too hard to do, it is very important. 

  • Alex Dixon commented
    January 02, 2019 02:46

    Just signed up to a Webflow hosting package, using my custom domain. Really surprised this isn't a feature of custom domains already, hoping it wont damage my SEO too much 😬

  • Roberto commented
    December 30, 2018 22:27

    This is really important for SEO. For .pdf. and images. I hope it will be available soon.

  • Benjamin Brühl commented
    October 05, 2018 14:28

    Important for SEO reasons as well to host e.g. images like the company logo on your own domain!

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