Add downloadable files

You can upload files to your site, which visitors can then download for offline use. This can be handy for sharing such things as fliers, medical forms, liability waivers, and music samples, just to name a few uses.

Nearly 50 file formats are supported, including ones for Microsoft Word and other text documents, PDFs (Portable Document Files), spreadsheets, and more than 20 just for images and videos. The list is constantly growing.

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  1. Log in to your GoDaddy account and open your product. (Need help opening your product?)
  2. Click Edit/Edit Site.
  3. Scroll to where you want to add a download section and click the green plus.
    Click green plus button
  4. Click Files and then choose the single layout.
    Click Files
  5. When the Section Added confirmation appears, click the new section or click Download, and begin customizing the section's options.
    Click Files
  6. Click Content, change the Section Title and Description fields if you want, and then click Add to upload a file you want on your site for visitors to download.
    Click Add
  7. Repeat Step 6 to add more files to your site.
    After adding files

    Note: To rename a file, click it in the list and change it in the File Label field.

  8. Make any other changes you want in the right Files panel, which immediately appear in the main window.
    Compare right-side edits with main window

    Note: You can add up to 15 files in the section. If you need more, create another Files section.

  9. Your changes are saved automatically so when you're finished, click Preview to see the results, and, if you like, buy a new domain or use another of your domains.
  10. When you're done, click Publish Site (mobile phone) or Publish (desktop/tablet).

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