How to Create a Website that Can Receive Files

In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to create a website that can receive files from your visitors.  If you need your visitors to be able to send you files of any size directly on your free website, then you have come to the right place.  Adding an upload form is extremely easy to do with our website builder.

1. First you’ll going to create a free account at - also you’ll create a Dropbox account. When doing so, you may need to enable your browser to allow pop-up. Go ahead click Create a Dropbox Form button.

2. Next login to your Dropbox account, this will pop-up the login in form. If you don’t have a Dropbox account yet, please click the Create an Account. Please see screenshots below.

3. Next click the Allow button to connect your Dropbox account to Jotform application. The application will have access to your entire Dropbox once it is connected. Go ahead click Allow button.

4. Click the Next button to view the URL and embed code. For easier usage, copy the URL form. You’ll going to need the code on your Iconsite website page later on. Please see screenshots below.

5. Login to your Iconosites free website creator account and select the page where you want to place the Jotform URL link. In this example we are going to place a link into the Contact page. Go ahead click Edit as depicted in the image below.

6. In the Contact page content, type a hyperlink text to let your visitors know that they can send a file when they click it. Use the URL form link that you just copied from step 4. Please see screenshots below.

7. Next is to save your work. Click the SAVE and KEEP EDITING button before you can see changes of your website.

8. Next you should be able to see the CLICK HERE TO SEND US A FILE hyperlink text at lower part of your contact page.

9. Finally, when your website visitors click the hyperlink text, they’ll be redirected to the Jotform form page which looks like the image below.

Note: Encounter error 404, don’t worry just click the provided link.

  • Anonymous

    this method was really helpful , I’ve searched long time ago but I didnt found anything about how to do this, thanks !!!!

  • Julie Freelance

    This could be very handy for me. I might put this to use somewhere on one of my sites, especially if I want user participation and want to allow them to upload photos for comments. 

  • Anonymous

     yep, good job for the administrator because he posted this tip :D

  • Danielle Winters

    I always wondered how I could allow visitors to upload files. This could be exactly what I need. 

  • Anonymous

     I wonder whats the maximum size of an file, do you know?

  • Anonymous

    yes SIR ! you are RIGHT ! but I still dont have the answer to my question…. whats the LIMIT :D I dont have any chance to know ?

  • Anonymous

    Im waiting for new tutorials :D maybe some tutorials that are better than this one :)

  • Jessicah

    So that’s how it’s done. :) Cool! This could definitely come in handy for me at some point, especially if I want to hire other writers to add to my site.

  • Trevor

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart! You have no idea how many hours I spend trying to find a simple coding solution like this.

  • Trevor

    Hi, I just noticed from the screenshot it says 300MB. That’s a pretty big bunch of data. Cool. So, are the contents unzipped when they are unloaded or not? (I’m wondering if it could be a kind of make-shift file uploader. I guess I might have to go to the Dropbox and/or the free site builder and find out for myself.

  • Stephanie

    I’m sure there is. However, I think this is a great start.

  • Stephanie

    I notice the large file limit. That’s good. Not most are that large.

  • Stephanie

    Yeah the large file size is nice, isn’t it? That’s why I would want to use it. These Iconosites seem to have all kinds of cool tools to use.

  • Brett

    I know right? 300 MB is quite a bit of capability for one upload that is not using desktop-based ftp software.

  • Rachel

    Yes. This simply looks very helpful. I myself get tired of scouring the internet for tools like this.

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