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Item Type: File

The "File" item type provides a link that can either open or download PDFs, documents, spreadsheets, presentations, or audio files.

Use It For

  • A brochure in PDF format that can be viewed or downloaded
  • A registration form in Word format (so folks can type in their own information)

Best Practices

  • Consider uploading these files to the Documents folder. They will be easier to find from all areas of your website that way.
  • Consider taking the content out of the file and putting it into a Web Page so it's more searchable and users won't need to download it.
  • Make sure the file isn't already online - you don't want to duplicate information. For example, if there's a numbered publication on the NDSU Pubs site link directly to the existing Web address instead of uploading it to your site.
  • If you have many files to upload, try the Quick Upload Portlet to save you time.

Add New File

Add new file in Ag CMS. Note, if you have a multiple files to add, you'll want to use the Quick Upload Portlet instead of following these instructions, which is for just uploading a file or two. 

Upload File

Upload File

  1. Title: not required, but if you don't enter a title the file will default to the file name.
  2. Description: not required but it's always a Best Practice to enter text here so your item is searchable.
  3. File: browse your desktop or device to upload the file
  4. Categorization (in the gray banner at the top): tag your file so that it will be more searchable
  5. Settings (in the gray banner at the top): if you don't want the file to appear in the left navigation check the box "Exclude from Navigation"
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