How to give access to a file (e.g. a PDF) from your website

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Some content can be inserted directly from the app.

  • Pictures uploaded from your device.
  • "Creative Commons" pictures from Flickr.com.
  • YouTube videos.
  • Google Maps.

For more information on this topic, please refer to the dedicated page of our guide:
How to use photos, maps or videos to illustrate your SimpleDifferent site

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To give access to your files, please read:

How to put an external link pointing to the site where your file is hosted.


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Popular file hosting services

You can store your documents and files online using the following services:

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What kinds of files are supported?

• Text documents (.pdf, .txt, .pages, .rtf, .doc, .docx, .odt, etc.)
• Tables (spreadsheets) (.csv, .numbers, .xls, .xlsx, .ods, etc.) 

• Archives (.zip, .rar, etc.)
• High-definition pictures (.jpg, .psd, .tiff, .raw, etc.)

• Videos (.flv, .mp4, avi.,etc.)

About music (.mp3, .wav...) First, please have a look at Soundcloud.


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Other services of interest to your visitors

Forms and questionnaires

Timetables and calendars

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And also...

How to track file downloads

If you want to know how many times your files have been viewed or downloaded, 

you can use a URL shortener.

How to control the file access
There are to ways to protect your files and documents.