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
  • Asociacion Victoria Kent commented
    21 Sep 10:03pm

    lo veo totalmente fundamental, esto me limita hacer mucho. Me parece muy poco profesional tener los archivos con ese dominio.

  • Kevin Martins commented
    31 Aug 04:08pm


    Businesses need this functionality to link directly to PDFs customers frequently access. We need the following features:

    • Asset URLs need to be customizable and come from our custom domain rather than the CDN domain. This is necessary for SEO, and security concerns (Customers might question wether the asset really belongs to the business if the URLs don't match).

    • Assets need the ability to be replaced whilst maintaining the same URL. Imagine posting the Asset link to external sources and then having to make a revision to the asset. Now you have to go and replace all the extrernal source links. (# of Assets × external sources × revisions and it starts getting ridiculous).

  • Brahim Sliti commented
    30 Aug 03:26pm

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  • Sathish Kumar commented
    17 Jul 11:16am

    Hello webflow team, Please add this.

  • Revolte Consulting commented
    15 Jul 03:04pm

    Please the feature is so important and basic.After all efforts of work facing with such problem is not serious.

  • Casey Reid commented
    30 May 09:13pm

    Webflow people...please address this. I'm surprised this hasn't been worked in yet after years of people asking for it.

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    22 May 05:32pm

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  • Guillaume de GreenGo commented
    19 May 04:18pm

    This is really basic indeed, such a pain when you make all efforts for having a great experience, clean stuff and your customers download pdf and img with apojnkjfblfd55454dssqdm name in it. 6 years I see this issue is pending, this doesn't sound serious really !

  • Jack Vanstone commented
    31 Mar 03:51pm

    Need to get on with this one, becoming a joke that assets on my site load from

  • ASOTU commented
    21 Feb 01:23pm

    This is a crucial element to serving images, css, and js with caching and web friendly images. Not sure why it is not included with webflow custom domain plans.

  • Kady Richardson commented
    7 Feb 08:43pm

    We use PDFs for a lot of our information here and in these cases, the resources in question are PDF documents that have been uploaded to the Resources. Ideally, the slug link would stay the same even if we swap out the PDF that the link directs to. Right now, we have to manually change any button linked to a PDF with the "hard" location of that PDF. It would be much easier to simply edit the resource and change the PDF attached there while leaving all the other fields the same.

  • Rob Boyle commented
    23 Dec, 2022 01:34pm

    This is essential and holding me back from launching a project on Webflow

  • Chris brisson commented
    3 Oct, 2022 04:51pm

    So basic. PLEASE add this.

  • Savvy Navvy commented
    15 Sep, 2022 05:24pm

    This is a terrible implementation of a simple feature, randomly changing file names from what is uploaded is nonsense. You need a logical name which does not have to be unique and what it names the file on download and a storage name that can have a GUID. This feature is useless as it stands.

  • Daniel commented
    6 Sep, 2022 03:29pm

    Webflow is an amazing product people. Please upvote if you really think this is a crucial feature!

  • Daniel commented
    6 Sep, 2022 03:07pm

    Has this not been resolved after 5 years because tech debt in WebFlow is so bad they can't fix this without massive code rework?

    Webflow hasn't responded at all and this suggestion is in the Top 4 pages of the Wishlist. You can see in other comments this has affected their livelihood and they don't even make a comment. This just makes no sense.

    There are comments that images on a different cdn doesn't affect SEO, however for PDFs it does.

  • Trevin Chow commented
    13 Aug, 2022 12:41am

    I strongly upvote this as well. In addition to the other reasons stated (SEO), this also has benefit of those of us using Cloudflare proxying, to benefit from all of its benefits.

    Because webflow assets are served out of the domain, this isn't owned by us so can't be proxied by cloudflare.

    I've found other ideas and requests for this going back over 5 years. I don't foresee any hope in this getting fixed... but maybe?

  • Samen voor Goud commented
    3 Aug, 2022 11:44am

    We need this

  • Michelle Chau commented
    11 Apr, 2022 06:02am

    It's been 5 years and this haven't been fixed yet?.. omg...

  • Chloe Can commented
    29 Mar, 2022 07:57am

    Yep we need this as well!

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