Posting to Blogger: Uploading Files
Note on uploading files: If you are operating a blog hosted by Blogger, that is, using the http://yourblog.blogspot.com format, then you will not be able to upload files. This option is disabled on Blogger hosted sites for security reasons.
There are many reasons you may wish to upload a file to your blog. You may wish to post a PDF file for people to read, or a document in any number of other formats. You can upload the file using this form, and then create a link to it within the blog post.
- Blogger: New Post Screen
- Browse Files
- Clicking here will provide a standard dialogue to navigate your files and select the image you wish to include.
- Upload Path
- This tells Blogger where the file is supposed to be saved for your blog. You do not need to edit this, unless you know you have a specific place you wish to save the file other than simply within your Blog folder.
- Rename File
- You may rename the file. You may wish to do this if a) the file currently has an awkward name, b) the file has the same name as an existing file in the directory, and you do not wish to overwrite that file, or c) if you wish to name the file using a random sequence of characters to make it less likely to be found by search engines.
- Commit the upload you have specified.
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The way you link to the file may vary depending on what type of file you're uploading. In general, file formats such as Microsoft Excel or Word documents, Adobe PDF files, or other "static" files can be linked using a simple link format such as:
If you're uploading something more complex, such as a Flash animation or Java object, you'll need to use a more complex code:
<object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" data="http://www.yourdomain.com/yourblog/filename.swf" width="400" height="300"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.yourdomain.com/yourblog/filename.swf" /> <img src="http://www.yourdomain.com/yourblog/alternate_file.gif" alt="Graphic to display if Flash Player is not available." /> </object>
This code will give access to a Flash file and also provide an alternate image as a substitute if your visitor does not have Flash available.