Add a document

Modified on Tue, 17 Jan 2023 at 03:30 PM

Add a document (written instructions)

Ensure that you are logged into your website. The black admin toolbar should be visible at the top of the screen. NOTE: we do not generally recommend adding documents to your website, as they are often inaccessible to those using screen readers. Follow this link for further information from the NHS.

The Home page of a website, with the admin toolbar visible at the top of the screen.

Go to the page to which you would like to add a document. Click Edit Page in the admin toolbar.

A page, with Edit Page selected in the admin toolbar.

In the Page editor, click into the main text box where you would like to add your document.

The Page editor, with the cursor in the main text box.

Click the Add Media button, which appears above the main text box.

The Add Media button.

Drag and drop the document into the media library, or click on a document already in the media library. 

The Add media screen, with a new document uploaded.

Click the blue Insert into page button to add the file to your page.

The Insert into page button

The document will now be on your page, displayed as a link with the same name as the document itself. In order to make this as easy to use as possible, you should change this text by clicking the pencil icon which appears when you click the link.

The pencil icon that appears when the link is clicked in the editor.

Click the cog icon that appears after you click the pencil icon.

The cog icon

This will open the edit link screen. In the Link Text box, type a sentence that explains what will happen when you click the link.

The link text box on the edit link page, with 'Follow this link to download the test document' typed.

Once you have added your new link text, click the blue Update button to update the link.

The link text box on the edit link page, with the Update button highlighted.

Your link text should now be visible in the main text box.The main text box, with the new link text.

To save these changes, click the Update button in the Publish box.

The Update button.

Your document will now be added to the page, with meaningful link text.

A page, with a meaningful link.

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