Questions tagged [file-uploads]

The process of uploading files to the server from within ExpressionEngine using native functionality or addons.

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Upload a File using a URL instead of direct upload

Is there a way to upload a file to a "File" field using either a direct upload ("Browse" button) or a URL input? I noticed that the built-in file field only support direct upload. Thanks!
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Run extension after file upload? Need to extract IPTC data

I have a bit of a tricky one. A client of mine wants the IPTC keywords data within files to be searchable through the default EE simple search (or at least via a db query). I have searched around ...
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How to get filename of uploaded Safecracker File image?

I'm using Zoo Visitor which advocates the Safecracker File field type for user uploaded avatars. Safecracker File stores the image reference as {filedir_x}filename. I'm wanting to use EE's image ...
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migrating content from EE1 to EE2 with Structure and Datagrab

I've been working on a horrible EE1 installation and bring it into EE2. Unfortunately it was one of those sites that decided to use Gypsy, oh and Structure and just to make things interesting, MX Uni ...
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Adding SVGs as an image type

I'm trying to get a folder of SVG images (12,000 clip art images - don't ask) to show up in the File Manager. If the folder it set to any file, they obviously appear, but when it's set to "image only"...
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Image Manipulations on existing images?

Are you able to apply image manipulations to images that are already uploaded? When does the image manipulation happen? For instance you set a selection of manipulations, then you upload 50 images, ...
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Assets Blank not Updating after migration

Migrated to a new server and my server path has changed. I changed the path in all the file upload preferences etc. but Pixel and Tonic Assets seems to want to hold on to the original path. If I ...
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Randomize Filenames of Uploaded Files

I'm allowing members to upload images. Is there a way to tell EE that the uploaded files should be assigned a randomized filename? I need this feature for privacy reasons and to prevent collisions. I'...
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Can I upload a file and assign a category without going to File Manager?

I'd like to be able to be in an entry text area and make a link to a file I upload. Once uploaded, I see a button to "Edit File" but that only lets you define the meta fields, it doesn't contain the "...
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Unable to upload files to directory 'file upload path not valid'

Site has just launched - and no issue with uploaded pdfs previously. Some pdf links were broken and exisiting files not visible in directories. Trying to re-upload pdf and get message, file upload ...
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Assets in Safecracker: File uploads twice

I'm successfully using the technique covered in this question: Simple HTML file field uploads with Assets and Safecracker <fieldset> <label for="event_url">URL</label> <...
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Safecracker prefixing directory name to uploaded file

Has anyone had an instance like this? I have a Matrix field which contains a Safecracker File upload field. When I upload a file via this (in the regular control panel) the file uploads but the name ...
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How do I import images to a File Field using DataGrab?

I am importing data using DataGrab and need to be able to link image files correctly in the File field. I tried using this for the path to the image file: {filedir_1}myimage.jpg However, it doesn'...
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make thumbnail view the default with native file manager

My client has complained that when they want to choose an image for a channel with an image filed they are given the list of file names by default. They would find it more intuitive to show the ...
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Images uploading sideways

I'm having an issue with a site where some members are experiencing sideways photos uploading via a Safecracker form. I've looked into it, and found a solution (using Channel Images to upload, crop ...
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Managing file upload locations with http and https

I've got a file upload location that needs to serve files via http in the public part of the website, and serve files via https in the private part of the website and in the control panel (to avoid ...
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Has anyone successfully setup a jQuery file uploader with safecracker?

Has anyone successfully setup a jQuery file uploader with safecracker? I am looking to have a jQuery file uploader in a safecracker form for a new project I am about to start. Any guidance, or ...
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Matrix File Upload not displaying contents of directory, upload silently fails

EE v2.5.5 - Build Date: 20121220 Assets 2.0.5 Matrix 2.5.3 Safecracker 2.1 (not sure if relevant) I am using (but was not the original developer for) a multisite EE installation. In each installation ...
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Expression engine core version limitations

I'm new to EE and I'm trying to do some securitiy testing on EE. Is it possible to make user login/registration and fileupload with exression engine core version? I tried using third party module ...
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Uploading Large Files

Currently working on a site that will be making audio files available to their membership. My Resource channel has a Channel Files field ("Audio") to upload such files. Originally I was going to ...
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Porting a text input field to file field in Expression Engine

I have a site that has a lot of legacy images taken from the site they were on previously, these are stored in a field called legacy-images as a text input. This is basically the folder path from the ...
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File Manager / Assets problem

I just moved a site from my dev hosting to my client's hosting. Every path has been updated correctly. However, all files on Assets or the File manager are not showing on the front end. When I ...
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Assets: Uploaded File Doesn't Display in File Browser

I'm running Assets 2.0.5 on EE 2.5.5 with MSM and FocusLab Master Config. When I click "Upload", select a file from my computer, and click "OK", the Assets progress bar moves across the screen, but ...
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Client reports errors and/or log-out when uploading a file

My client is reporting a problem that I am unable to reproduce, either locally or on the live, production server. The issue they are reporting comes when they try to change a file. The site contains a ...
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Programmatically Uploading Image

I've got a channel where the editor is specifying a YouTube link. I'll also need a still from the video, which I can get from YT (see https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2068344/how-to-get-thumbnail-...
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image file upload with safecracker error, when file becomes too big

I let users upload images via safecracker. The process is very standard: User submit form (fields: name, email, selected file from users HD) Safecracker uploads the file into the appropriate ...
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Thumbnail could not be created for the image. Please make sure the thumbnail directory is writable.

I'm getting the following error when trying to upload images on all of the upload directories. The directories are set to 777. "Thumbnail could not be created for the image. Please make sure the ...
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Image upload thumbnail error for one upload directory but not another

There are similar questions on this site but both seem to be Windows related. This is Ubuntu 12.04. On EE 2.5.1, I have two upload directories configured: $config['upload_preferences'] = array( ...
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Assets won't upload large file?

I'm running into an issue where Assets doesn't upload a file over ~10MB. I've used EE's file manager and that could upload two different files, one ~18MB and one ~23MB. I have this in .htaccess (...
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Creating Links To Uploaded Files (non-Image) Within Entries

I know this may be a silly question, but since I'm new to EE, my client has a requirement of creating links within their entries to files uploaded to the file library. Since we are using the URL ...
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"No file" error when trying to upload files via the file manager

I'm getting a "No file" error when trying to upload files via the native file manager. You can see the browser uploading the image but then you get the rather unhelpful red error message. I was able ...
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File Uploads Not Being Stored in Entry ID Folder

I've created a File Upload Directory called Films where images for Film Channel Entries are stored. The upload works and displays correctly in my templates, but I noticed in the Upload Directory that ...
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Assign different and specific subfolder to each Member with Assets

i've to assign a subfolder to each member so when "User1" uses the Assets field to upload his photo, this is stored in a subfolder "main_upload_folder/user1_subfolder/". When "User2" uses the Assets ...
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Is there an alternative to using file manager for this scenario?

Here is the scenario: I want to store files (PDFs, DOCX, etc.) using Amazon S3 or similar I want members to login to my site and download these files via a url The link needs to be scrambled ie. www....
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increase upload_max_filesize with php.ini

I'm trying to increase the upload file size for my EE installation to 120MB. I have verified that I can modify these settings with my hosting service by adding a php.ini file to my webspace and ...
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Front-end URL for Assets file download that is above root, should this work?

I have a file upload directory above root in a folder called "secure_files". I can successfully upload files to this directory from within my Assets field. The file upload directory is setup like ...
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Can't upload files to Assets 2.0.5 in ExpressionEngine 2.5.5

Cannot upload files with Assets v2.0.5 in ExpressionEngine v2.5.5. Files uploaded with native EE file manager works. Directory permissions for upload directory is 777 (for troubleshooting sake). XSS ...
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Need to upload an HTML file and display contents of DIV and nothing else

I have a case in which a client needs to be able to upload a JS and an HTML file to be displayed on a page via file upload fields. The problem is that the HTML file that is delivered to the client ...
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Looking for a way for clients to upload files, need obfuscated links on front-end and need to group files with headings

I've used Channel Files(DevDemon) field to upload files and list them with obfuscated links on the front end successfully. But on a new site I need to group files and give them headings. Channel Files ...
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Expresso Store Downloads

I must be missing something obvious. I am trying to add a downloadable product in Expresso Store. I have a channel with a custom file filed {products_download} as well as the Store Product Details ...
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Renaming image files upon upload.. Channel Images?

I have a gallery on each of my single entry pages, that includes image files uploaded by my users. Is there a way to automatically change the filenames of these images upon upload? Something like ...
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Safecracker File Fields only uploads the first one

I'm trying to use multiple Safecracker File fields in a Safecracker form. I tried to use one matrix field with one column - the SC File field. On submission, no rows or files were added. I thought ...
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How to get just the image file name from a file field?

I'm setting up an xml page in which I need to have just the file name of an image from a file upload field. What I currently have is: <picture> {exp:xml_encode}{image}{/exp:xml_encode} </...
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{filedir_X} tag not parsing in File field

I have a link to an uploaded PDF in my template but some of links seem to output a mystery {filedir_3} instead of the path to the upload folder. So the following template code... {if ...
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Image rendition's height and width

SEE: http://ellislab.com/expressionengine/user-guide/modules/channel/custom_fields.html#variable-pair-usage I have my images resized to multiple thumbnail sizes. How do I access the url, height, and ...
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Wygwam Module: Browse server button hidden

For member groups other than Super Admin, the "browse server" button is hidden when trying to import an image into the content area while editing. I've tried turning on all member group options......
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How to Delete an Upload Destination?

I want to delete an empty upload destination in ExpressionEngine, but can't find the appropriate option. Would be grateful if someone knowledgeable could point out the button I should click to get rid ...
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Thumbnail error when uploading after upgradeing to 2.5.5

Error: Thumbnail could not be created for the image. Please make sure the thumbnail directory is writable. I've recently upgraded a client's site to v2.5.5 and they are now not able to upload images. ...
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Assets 2.0.3 Rename File Issue [closed]

Just upgraded a site from EE 2.5.2 > 2.5.5 and Assets 1.XX > 2.0.3 (along with a couple of others) Not that I ever tried it previously but a user has reported that when right clicking an image in ...
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Having trouble uploading PDFs to a channel

This is an EE1 site. Whenever I try to upload a PDF I get an error message saying that there was a problem uploading this file. The permissions on the server are still set to 777 and the XSS filtering ...