How to add and manage external files

If you want to store your files in external storage (like Dropbox or AWS) you can use Filr to manage and display those files within your website.

Add a new external file

External files are created in much the same way as any other file in your document library (with a few differences).

To do this, take the following steps:

  1. From your WordPress dashboard, go to Filr > Add New.
  2. Give your external file a name (and assign it to a library), and on the right-hand side, you’ll see the File Management section.
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  1. Click the toggle button next to Use external source instead to make this an external file.
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  1. Then scroll up to the top of the page and click Save Draft to see some new settings appear.
  2. Once the page has reloaded, you’ll be able to add a link to your external file under External Source in the File Upload section.
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  1. If you want to let users know the size of the external file, you can add this underneath External file size in the File Management section on the right.
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  1. Once you’re happy with your external file, click Publish at the top of the page.

Your external file will then look a little something like this:

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