This document will walk you through the process of adding a link to uploaded documents into text areas within your site.
Users can upload documents to their Media Library to make links to those particular items available. Documents can include PDF, Microsoft Word (.doc), or plain text (.txt) files.
If you are going to be working with documents that update on a consistent basis, it is our recommendation to use shared files out of a departmental Box directory. Box is better set to handle revision history and access by multiple authors of documents. You can find out more information about the UW-Madison Box service at https://it.wisc.edu/services/box/.
Before setting a link to a document, you will need to upload that item to your Media Library. Navigate to yours by clicking on the Media Library link on the left. Once there, click the Add New and navigate to your file to upload. You can also just drag and drop the file into your screen to upload it as well. Once uploaded, click on the new file and apply an appropriate Title to the file.
Please note: Files must follow standardized file naming guidlines, such as:
Listing multiple documents can be done using a Text Block, and repeating the steps above, however you could also consider using a Document Listing. The Document Listing allows you to select specific set of documents, or categorize documents by Type, and all those documents to a pre-formatted list. For instructions on using Document Listing, see WiscWeb - WordPress UW Theme - Documents Listing Page Element.