Add Attachments


Attachments like PDF, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint documents can be added to Open Berkeley sites as downloadable links. You will upload the attachment first, and then add a link that allows site visitors to click and download. File size is limited to 50 MB because larger file sizes can cause degraded performance.

Just like when you upload images (see Add Images), you can upload attachments via the "Add Media" button in the editing toolbar (see more detailed instructions below).

If you would like site visitors to be able to see what the document looks like before clicking and downloading the file, you will need to upload an image of the attachment first (such as a screenshot of the first page of the document), and then link the image to the file link (see below on how to add attachment links). 

Best Practices

  • In addition to the 50 MB per-file limit, there is a total file storage limit of 5GB for sites using the standard "Personal" plan. If you have very large attachment files (e.g., image-heavy PDFs), you may end up hitting this limit.
    • Many file types can be optimized to reduce file size (for example, Adobe Acrobat has a "Optimized PDF" option).
    • Consider uploading large attachments to a campus collaboration tool such as bDrive or Box, and then linking to the files instead.
    • If the above options aren't possible, you may want to upgrade to the "Professional" hosting plan, which includes more file storage, at an additional cost. The 50 MB per-file size limit still applies. Email for more information.
  • Keep your attachment filenames short.
    • If you upload files with non-alphanumeric characters in their filenames, the system will convert those characters into underscores. Capital letters will be lowercased.

Upload attachments

To add an attachment, select the "Add Media" button from the editing toolbar.

Click “Browse” to locate the file. Click “Upload” to upload the attachment to the server. Click "Next" after uploading the file.

To proceed, click the "X" in the upper right corner to close the window.

The file should now be uploaded to the server.

Add a link to an attachment

After you have uploaded the attachment, you can add a link to that attachment so that site visitors can download and view. Read instructions in Add Links: Attachment Links.