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2.7.1 Upload External Files


With the function of getting remote files, you can upload images and files in others' server to your own server. In that way, you need not worry about that other's site may close and the hyperlinked files in your contents may no longer exist. You need not to download the files one by one before uploading either, for all the process is totally automatic.


When you find a good article with images on other sites and hope to paste it on your own site, you can follow the following steps:

1. Drag the mouse to select the contents you need on that site, then copy it (CTRL+C).

2. Switch to editing area of the editor's CMS (contents management system) and paste it (CTRL+V).

3. Now you will find all the contents you want have been copied to your editor.


But now you can also find that the URL of the images in the editing area is still the address of other's site. The form is:

<img src="http://www.othersite.com/xxx.gif">

Published like that, the image on your webpage will unable to be displayed normally if the site of "www.othersite.com" has been closed or cannot be visited.


To solve this problem and to easily upload images in other sites to your own server when publishing, you need to change the form to:

<img src=http://www.yoursite.com/xxx.gif>


The function of "Upload External Files" button is right for solving the above problem. When you click this button on toolbar, all non-local images in the editing area will upload to your own server automatically.

Such as, the former code is:

<img src="http://www.othersite1.com/a.gif">

<img src="http://www.othersite2.com/b.gif">


After clicking, the code will be turned into:

<img src="http://www.yoursite.com/random1.gif">

<img src="http://www.yoursite.com/random2.gif">


<img src= "/random1.gif">

<img src="/random2.gif">



1. The transformed form is relative to the configuration of administrator. The administrator can set it as absolute root path, full absolute path and relative path mode. The administrator can also decide on directories and rules of saved files.

2. This function can upload not only images, but also files with any extending names such as RAR,.ZIP, .JPG, .CHM, etc. The permitted file's types are set by administrator in background.


You can see the online Demo for this function by the following link: