Stephen Wilson · Feb 16, 2018

Can you please fix the 'upload file' button to attach files to posts?

I discovered the upload file button does not appear to work properly but you can still attach files under 'change additional settings'.  Are there plans to fix this?

File Upload Button Screenshot

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I probably don't understand your expectation.

You upload typically an image or something similar that the browser
can display as part of the article, questions, answer, comment you write.
And that works excellent.

If this is something else e.g. some binary stuff, or Word.doc or Excel it may fail.
What type of file would you expect to upload ?  

There is currently provision for pdf, zip, tar, gz, png and jpg file types with files up to 256 MB in size.  

There have been times when I have been asked to provide a 'proof-of-concept' or a 'working example' demonstrating a problem or some unexpected behaviour.  With code snippets, it is easy to embed code in a post; however, for more complex examples,  it is beneficial  to download a working example to test the behaviour out for yourself.

Here are some references to posts where I used the 'file upload' feature.

ZEN tablePane always selects the bottom row. Why?                 

The Art of Mapping Globals to Classes  (2 of 3)

I edited this post to upload a PDF of the Global Summit 2019 Agenda but I couldn't find a link to the file I uploaded any where in this post - just a blue bar saying "Attached documents". I obtained the following link by going into the edit post view and mousing over the attached file

Global Summit 2019 Grid.pdf

Hi, Stephen!

Thanks for raising it!

This button with a strange glyph is for uploading images only to be placed in a post.

I forgot, that we left the option to upload files - we plan to turn it off.

Would you please share why do you need the option of file uploading for the posts?

IF there is a good reason we can enhance the feature instead of dropping it.

I just tried to upload a flyer for the Global Summit and couldn't. It was a PDF. Can someone help me with this?