How to upload files in Weebly (2022)

By David Nge • Last Updated: March 08, 2022

Here's a step-by-step tutorial on how to upload files to your Weebly site.

There are several ways to upload a file to your site. In summary, we'll go over:

This tutorial focuses on how to upload and embed a PDF file but you can use any other file as well, such as Microsoft Word, Powerpoint slide, Ebooks, Images, etc.

By the end of this tutorial, you will be able to successfully upload any file to your Weebly site which your visitor can view, share and download.

Let's get into it.

First, Login to your Weebly account. Make sure you select the correct website and click Edit Site.

Select the right Weebly site to edit
Select the right Weebly site to edit

In the main editor, highlight the text that you want to link a PDF to and click on the link icon (🔗) .

Highlight text to create a pdf link
Highlight text to create a pdf link

Select File to upload a PDF file. You can also upload other file formats such as Excel, Powerpoint, or any ebook formats.

Select a file to link
Select a file to link

Note: This method allows you to upload your files to Weebly's database. If you've uploaded your PDF file somewhere else (e.g. Google Drive, or Dropbox) then select Website URL and add your Google Drive link instead.

Upload a new file from your computer.

Upload a new file or select an existing file to link to
Upload a new file or select an existing file to link to

You can optionally set the PDF file to open in a new window when a user clicks on the link.

Optionally select to open your file in a new window
Optionally select to open your file in a new window

Publish your website to live the changes.

Publish your site to view changes
Publish your site to view changes

That's it. You've created a link to a PDF file on your Weebly site.

Linked PDF in text
Linked PDF in text

You can also link an image to a PDF file.

First, drag an Image element from the toolbar to the main editor.

Drag an image element to the main editor
Drag an image element to the main editor

Click on the Image element to upload an image from your computer.

Upload an image from your computer
Upload an image from your computer

Once uploaded, click on the image again and select Link File Upload New (or select an existing file).

Select a file to upload for the image
Select a file to upload 

Publish your site to live the changes and you've now created an image link for your PDF file.

Publish your site to view changes
Publish your site to view changes

How to create a download button

If you're creating a landing page with a call to action to download a file then this feature will come in handy.

First, drag a Button element from the toolbar to the main editor.

Drag a button element to the main editor
Drag a button element to the main editor

Rename the button appropriately.

Rename the button
Rename the button

Once updated, click on the Download Button and select Link File Upload New (or select an existing file).

Add a link file to the button
Add a link file to the button

Publish your site to live the changes and you've now created a download button for your PDF file.

How to embed a PDF file in Weebly

If you'd like to embed a PDF file for viewing purposes then just follow the steps below.

First, drag a Scribd Document element from the toolbar to the main editor.

Drag the Scribd Document to the main editor
Drag the Scribd Document to the main editor

Once added, click on the Scribd Document and select Upload File.

Upload a file
Upload a file

Select a PDF file from your computer and Scribd should start processing your document immediately.

Once finished, you should see the embedded PDF file on your page.

The embedded PDF file on your site
The embedded PDF file on your site

Publish your site and you've now successfully embedded a PDF file on your Weebly site!

Your visitors can now view and share your PDF to various social platforms such as Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I upload a file to Weebly site?

Yes, you can upload PDF, images, songs, ebooks, resume, presentation slides and more as long as it's created in supported file format.

What files can I upload on Weebly?

You can upload all types of files which include PDF, Excel, Powerpoint, Microsoft Word, Image files (JPG, PNG, ), CSV, ebook (epub, mobi), plain text file, and more.

Where are the uploaded files stored?

All files that you've uploaded are saved on Weebly's private server. Unfortunately there isn't a way for a site admin to access or manage uploaded files at the moment.

Can I delete uploaded files?

Yes you can. Although, the only way to delete your files is by submitting a ticket to the Weebly customer support team, after which they will manually delete your files from their server.