File Manager

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To upload files for use with your site, select "File Manager" from the main menu (Page Editing Group).

One of the most common tasks that you will perform is transferring images and data files from your local hard drive to your web server. You may upload up to 10 different files at a time. To upload your files, click the "Browse" button next to a filename area, which will open a Windows™ file selection box. Find the file you wish to upload, and double click its filename. This is a general Windows™ function, the use of which you will be already familiar with. Once you have selected the files you wish to upload, click on the "Upload File(s)" button. The actual upload process may take a few minutes, depending on the speed of your Internet connection as well as the number and size of the files you have chosen to upload.

When the upload is completed, you will be presented with a report showing the filenames uploaded and their sizes. From here, you can choose to upload more files or click “Main Menu” on the Upper Bar to return to the main menu. Please

Note: Once files are uploaded to the system, you will have to place them on your pages or within the specific site modules that your site uses. See each module chapter for detailed explanation on the use of various file types within the modules.

Renaming and Deleting Files

Deleting and renaming files.

The File Manager feature allows you to view, download, rename, and delete the images, documents, custom includes, and other files that you have uploaded to your website through the File Manager feature. To access the File Manager feature from the Main Menu, click on "File Manager" in the bottom-right corner of the Page Editing Group. Next to each file currently residing on your site, you have the option to enter a new name, or select it for deletion.

WARNING: All file deletions are unrecoverable. Please exercise caution when deleting files.

Image files will have a preview icon that appears next to them. Clicking this icon will open up a new browser window so that you can view the image. to download an image you are viewing, right-click on the image and select "Save Picture" from the menu that appears. Other files will have a blue down-arrow icon, which allows you to download them. To commit changes, click the "Update Files" button at the bottom of the page. When finished, click the "Main Menu" button on the Upper Bar to return to the Main Menu.

File Types

Many types of files can be used within the Website Builder platform and its various modules. The following chart lists these accepted types, what they generally used for, and where to go for more information.

File Extension File Type Description Web Site
.jpg J-Peg Image File Graphic Image
.gif GIF Image File Graphic Image
.png PNG Image File Graphic Image
.pdf Portable Document File Adobe™ Portable Document File Viewable on all computers with Acrobat Reader Installed
.form Soholaunch custom form HTML Code used to add customized forms to the "forms library" and shopping cart items.
.swf Flash Movie File Adobe Flash Media File
.csv Comma Separated Value File Exported file from a spreadsheet program or other software used for importing data into site management modules.
.mp3 Music File Popular music file format
.wav Windows Audio File Windows™ audio file can be embeded to play "looped" inside page editor.
.ipix Interactive Movie File IPIX™ Interactive 360 degree movie
.mov Apple Quicktime File Apple Quicktime Video File
.avi Windows Media File Windows™ Video File
.rm Real Media File Real Audio/Video compressed movie or sound file.
.html HTML File HTML code used for adding custom programming to site pages  
.txt Text File Text file used for customizing areas within modules.
.doc Document File Microsoft™ Word Document File
.xls Excel File Microsoft™ Excel Spreadsheet file
.zip WinZip File Compressed archive of files
.ppt/.pps PowerPoint File Microsoft slide show presentation files
.inc/.php Include File Custom PHP scripts
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