Media Library vs Inserting Files into content tree vs attaching files to pages

Diane Butcher asked on September 13, 2017 16:18

Under pages, I have created a page called "Document Library". This will house documents specifically for that page. Our goal is for users to click on the link from the website and it will download for them. However, many times changes are made to the forms and we only want to make that change 1X in one place and once we make the change it will find the file in the system and update them all. Which app do I use for that. I've been reading about the different ones and I'm thinking "Files into content tree" would be best fit. Please advise.

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Trevor Fayas answered on September 13, 2017 16:59

There are pros and cons, but in your case i would recommend you put the Files into the Content tree, as then if you update the file, it will be 'updated' for anyone accessing it.

You can use the media library, but it currently is kind of a pain to replace a file and preserve the same name. If you uploaded the file, it would add a "-1" at the end of the file if it found a duplicate, and thus you would break the links.

Plus on the content tree you can control who has accesses, and even do different languages.

Media library is great for static files that don't change, and is what we primarily use, but in your case this is where you want to use the CMS.File type.

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Diane Butcher answered on September 13, 2017 17:50

Thank you!

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Trevor Fayas answered on September 13, 2017 17:52

No problem, mark this as answered if you would to close it out!

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