Public Hosted or Public Upload files are files uploaded and hosted by Zoomforth which are always accessible to anyone on the Internet. At times, you will need publicly hosted files to build your site.

Uses of Public Hosted Files

  • Oftentimes, you will need to upload certain files when creating Themes. For example, if you have custom fonts that you would like to use in your sites then you can upload them as a Public Hosted File and use the web address in your font specification for that Theme.

  • It is common for sites to use icons and logos in the site footer. By using the custom footer feature, you can use Public Hosted Images for those icons.

  • Since Public Hosted links are permanent, you can use them in any way a normal link to a file could be used.

Media for Public Hosting can ONLY be uploaded via the Theme Editor. Learn how to upload files for Public Hosting by reading the article Uploading public files.


How to Use Public URL for Public Hosted Files

Watch the video below.

Follow the instructions below.

Pre-requisite: You had already uploaded your media for Public Hosting via Theme Editor. If not yet done, follow the guide on this article Uploading public files.

Note: You can only get your Public URL once and the Theme Editor won't show it again. Make sure that you take note of the Public URL once you see it.

Using a Text Tile

  1. Go to your Site Editor.

  2. Add a Text Tile.

  3. Type the text you want to appear as hypertext

  4. Highlight the text.

  5. Click Edit Link from the toolbar

  6. Click External Link on the left pane.

  7. Now, you need to copy the link of the Public Hosted File from the Theme Editor.

    1. Go to the Theme Editor where you had recently uploaded your Public Hosted File.

    2. Click Copy Link to copy the Public URL.

    3. Go back to your Site Editor to paste the Public URL as an External Link.

  8. Paste the Public URL link in the URL field. Tick the box to Open link in a new tab.

  9. Click OK, then click Save.

  10. Click Publish on the top right of your Site Editor.

  11. Clicking the image will open your Public Hosted File.


Using a Media Tile

  1. Go to your Site Editor.

  2. Add a Media Tile.

  3. Select the media from the Media Library, or Upload Media.

  4. Click the Media Tile, go to the Action tab on the left pane.

  5. Click External Link on the left pane.

  6. Now, you need to copy the link of the Public Hosted File from the Theme Editor.

    1. Go to the Theme Editor where you had recently uploaded your Public Hosted File.

    2. Click Copy Link to copy the Public URL.

    3. Go back to your Site Editor to paste the Public URL as an External Link.

  7. Paste the Public URL link in the URL field. Tick the box to Open link in a new tab.

  8. Click Save.

  9. Click Publish on the top right of your Site Editor.

  10. Clicking the image will open your Public Hosted File.

Your visitors can now click on the hypertext or the image tile to download the Public Hosted File.

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