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Files in the Panel

Uploading files via the Panel

Files can be uploaded to a page, the site or a user via the Panel using one of the following methods:

  1. A files section
  2. A files field. The files field is also used inside the image and gallery block types.
  3. A textarea field

Depending on the context, as an editor you then click the Add button in a pages section, or select the upload option from the dropdown in a files or textarea field:

Files section

Files field

Textarea field

Kirby will convert the filename of your uploaded file to ASCII characters. This ensures that the filename is URL-safe and can be accessed correctly. After the conversion, the file will be checked against Kirby's internal validation rules as well as against custom rules that were defined in the blueprint. If the file validates, it will be uploaded.

Meta data blueprints for the Panel

Meta data fields for files to be used in the Panel are defined in file blueprints. They are stored in /site/blueprints/files.

Depending on whether you use a files section or one of the fields to upload files, the way how you assign a file blueprints to a file, differs slightly, see field/section links at the top of this page for details.

A typical files blueprint looks like this:

title: Image

  mime: image/jpeg, image/png, image/svg+xml

    label: Alt Text
    type: text
    width: 1/2
    required: true
    label: Link
    type: url
    width: 1/2
    label: Caption
    type: textarea

For details of creating a file blueprint, see the files blueprint options