Uploading files to widgets

You can use the Formatted Text and HTML widgets to upload file resources into Jive so that you can link to them directly by using their URL.

Important: We do not recommend that you use widgets and widgetized Overview pages in your community. For more information, see Understanding pages in places.

You can upload any kind of static file from a menu inside the Formatted Text and HTML widgets. You can also see the available uploaded resources and copy their URLs so you can use them in your widget code. You can upload up to 300 files per place.

Warning: The resources you upload this way are posted on the Internet and can be viewed by anyone with access to the network. By design, they don't inherit the authentication requirements of your site or the permissions to the place where you upload them.

To upload or delete a static resource:

  1. Go to the Overview page of your place, and then gear icon > Edit overview page.
  2. Under Layout, click Widgets > Other > HTML or Widgets > Other > Formatted Text.
  3. Click Manage Files.
    This opens the Manage Files dialog box.
  4. Click Upload a File.
    Note that in groups and projects you can upload only image files.
    Your file is added to the Your uploaded files list.
  5. To copy the URL so you can use it to refer to the file in this or another widget, click Copy to Clipboard.
  6. To delete a file, return to the Manage Files dialog box, and then click the x next to a file name.
    Deleting a file breaks links and references to the file. Make sure you're not using the file in any widgets before deleting the file.
  7. When you're finished making changes to your place's layout, click Publish Layout.