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Upload a file and add a download link

Files can be uploaded to your Squarespace site via the Link Editor and you can add a download link so people can download the file. There are a few different ways to add a link, for example:

  • text link
  • navigation link
  • button link
  • image link
Different Types of Links - accurate expressions
Different Types of Links

Create a text link

  • Navigate to the page you want to add the link to, and click Edit
  • Type the text you want to use as the link, eg, download the form here
  • Select the text, then click on the Link icon (Cmd/Ctrl-K)
  • Click on the wheel icon to open the Link Editor
  • Follow the steps under Upload a file to the Link Editor (below)

Create a button link

  • Edit your page
  • Edit/insert your button
  • Edit the button text
  • Click on the wheel icon to open the Link Editor
  • Follow the steps under Upload a file to the Link Editor (below)

Create a navigation link

  • Navigate to the Pages section
  • Click the “+” icon next to Main Navigation
  • Scroll down to the More section at the bottom and click on Link 
  • Add your link title (this is what will appear in the menu)
  • Click on the wheel icon to open the Link Editor
  • Follow the steps under Upload a file to the Link Editor (below)

Create an image link

These steps are the same regardless of the link type! NB: Squarespace has an upload limit of 20MB. If your file is larger than 20MB, use this method instead.

Link EditorFirst you gotta create the link, then you can upload the file using the Link Editor.

  • Click on File
  • Click on Upload File and select the file from your computer
  • Once the file has uploaded, you’ll see it listed there – click the filename to select it
  • Click the Open in New Window toggle to turn it on
  • Click Save to close the Link Editor
  • Click Apply to save the link settings

These steps are the same regardless of the link type! NB: Squarespace has an upload limit of 20MB. If your file is smaller than 20MB, use this method instead.

Cloud storage

There are many different options for cloud storage, some of the more popular ones include Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, and iCloud. Each service has it’s own method of upload, which you are most likely familiar with if you’re already using cloud storage! Refer to your cloud storage service provider’s help articles if not.

Things to remember when uploading a file to be accessed via your Squarespace site

  • Upload the file to a public directory within your cloud storage
  • You may need to edit the individual file sharing settings as well
  • Copy the URL of your file and test it before adding it to your website
    You can test the URL by logging out of your cloud storage, then pasting the URL into a browser window. If you don’t want to log out of your cloud storage, you could open a different browser instead, eg, if you use Chrome by default, open Firefox instead (presuming you’re not logged into your cloud storage in Firefox as well!).

Adding the file URL to your Squarespace site via the Link Editor

    • Follow the steps above to create a link
    • Click on Web Address
    • Paste the file URL into the Link field
    • Click the Open in New Window toggle to turn it on
    • Click Save to close the Link Editor
    • Click Apply to save the link settings
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