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
  • 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!

  • Roberto commented
    December 30, 2018 22:27

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

  • Alex Dixon commented
    02 Jan 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 😬

  • Yair commented
    24 Jan 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. 

  • Gitwit Development commented
    24 Jan 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.

  • Martin Soler commented
    10 May 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. 

  • Alek Åström commented
    20 May 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.

  • Soltech LLC commented
    20 Jun 22:04


  • Andreas Tepel commented
    23 Sep 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.