Audio or Video Files

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I want to setup a site so visitors can upload and download audio or video files?
How can I do this in Yola ?

Thank you
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Hello Felipe

Please see this answer on our forum, GetSatisfaction: Uploading files for more information on this topic.

Right now it is not possible for visitors to upload files directly to your site. All content on your site needs to be posted by you. I am going to suggest two options for you to consider:

1. You could collect information from your visitors via a contact form and you would receive an email alert when someone filled in your form. You could then post anything they sent to your site. Here is a link to a post that will tell you how to add a form: Adding a form.

2. The other option is to put an email link on your site. To add an email link to your website you can either type in your link text or use an image (use the "insert image" icon on the text editing toolbar to add an image inside a text widget).

- Highlight the text or image and click "insert link" on the text editing toolbar.
- A link editor will open up and the third option in the link editor dialog box allows you to create a link to an email address.
- Simply type in your email address and click "OK". To test that the link is working, save and preview your page. When you click on your email link, an email will open up in your default email program with the address already filled in.

Here is how you can upload a file so that people can view or download it from your site:

1. Drag and drop a file widget onto your page from the sidebar on the right (the icon for this looks like a computer disk).
2. A dialog box will open and you can choose to browse your computer for the file you want to upload or choose an already uploaded image.
3. When you click "OK" a link to your file will automatically be created. To test that it is working, save and preview your page.

People will then be able to click on your link and download your MS Word file, PDF, PowerPoint presentation, spreadsheet or whatever file you have uploaded.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.