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This tutorial is going to teach us on how to upload files to Blogger.
The trick we are going to use is Google sites 🙂 which is again free and from Google. If you would like to know about mapping your domain or subdomain to Google sites, you can use the mapping for Google sites to domain tutorial from the previous post. Google sites has the limitation of uploading files upto 300MB. Many people in blogging have questions like upload pdf files to blogger or how to upload audio file on blogger.
Tutorial for upload files to Blogger:
1. Log in to your Google sites account.
2. Select from the list of sites where you want the files to be uploaded.
3. Once you are in, select “Menu” on top right corner or type “m” from keyboard:
Click on “Manage Site”
4. In the next page, you see on the left sidebar “Attachments“. Click on it.
5. If you have already uploaded any files on your Google sites, then you see all the list of files uploaded. If you have not uploaded any files on Google sites, then you see nothing in the next page.
6. Click on “Upload”.
Select the file you want to upload(txt files, mp3 files, word file or any file you would like).
Remember: The file will not be accepted if the file is an empty file. It is one of the Reasons Why People Like Upload Files To Blogger.
Once the file is uploaded, you see something of this sort on the screen:
The / on the Location bar says that it is uploaded on the root directory. If you want to move it to some other location in your site.
7. Then create the directory and move it as shown below:
(By default “Home” directory is available for us)
Go to your sites home page and create a new page. Give some name to the page. Say “Example”.
On the above pic you notice 3 things.. “Name of the Page”, “Type of template to use”, “Location Select”.
Based on your needs you can make the changes and try out things.
Once done, click on “CREATE” on top.
Coming to the point..
Now, we need to move the file to the “Example directory”:
Hover the mouse on the “Download” to get the full URL of the file. Or you can also right click on “Download” and copy the link.
The link would look like this:
The darkened URL above looks good. Use that, it works well.
If you have mapped it to your custom domain. Then the URL would look like:
If you would like to use them to be downloaded by the users then:
<a href=”LINK_FROM_GOOGLE_SITES_ABOVE_GIVEN_FOR_FILE”>Download the FILE</a>
If you have mapped your subdomain to a Google sites, then people will never come to know where the file is uploaded. They will still think that it is Blogger and not Google Sites 🙂
All the Blogger limitations are removed by using Google sites.
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial..