Wix Editor: Sharing Documents on Your Site

5 min read
Allow visitors to download documents from your site with ease. There are a number of ways of sharing documents on your site. The options range from a variety of apps, to document buttons and linkable elements. 
In this article, learn more about:

Adding a document button

Let visitors download documents from your site in one click by adding a document button. Once you choose your button, you can connect your document file, change your button's icon and choose whether to display the document's title or not.

To add a document button:

  1. Click Add on the left side of the Editor.
  2. Click Button.
  3. Select a button under Document Buttons, or drag it the relevant location on your page.
  4. Click the button.
  5. Click Change File.
  6. Select a file.
  7. Click Choose File to connect it to your button.
  8. (Optional) Customize the button using the available options.

Linking a document to an element

Link your element to a document of your choice. When your visitors click the element, a new browser tab opens with the document. 

To link a document to an element:

  1. Click the relevant element.
  2. Click the Link icon .
  3. Select the checkbox beside Document.
  4. Click Choose File.
  5. Click Upload Media and upload your document to the Media Manager.
  6. Click Add to Page.
  7. Click Done.

Displaying PDF files on your site

By adding the PDF Viewer app, you can upload and display PDF documents directly on your site. Choose from a variety of display options and make the links inside your PDF accessible to all users.

To display PDF files:

  1. Go to the Wix App Market:
    • Editor: Click  Add Apps   on the left side of the Editor.
    • Editor X: Click App Market   on the top of Editor X.
  2. Type "PDF Viewer" in the search bar.
  3. Select PDF Viewer from the drop-down menu.
  4. Click Add to Site. If you have more than one site, you'll get an option to select the site you want to add it to.
  5. Click Add to Site.  Tip: You can cut and paste the app to move it to another page on your site.
  6. Upload a PDF to the app.
  7. Customize the app's layout and design.
  8. Adjust the app's settings.
Uploaded PDF files create their browser tab title based on the metadata in the file. You can configure this title with tools like PDF Candy. You should complete this before uploading your PDF to Wix, so that it displays properly once you add the PDF to your site.

Displaying Google Drive documents on your site

With the Google Drive app, you can display any file or folder you have on your Google Drive. Just connect the app to your Google Drive and select what you want to display.

To display Google Drive documents:

  1. Open the App Market:
    • Editor: Click the Add Apps icon  on the left side of the Editor.
    • Editor X: Click the App Market icon  on the top bar of Editor X.
  2. Type "Google Drive" in the search bar and select Google Drive from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click Add to Site.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Set up your app.
To learn how to limit who can access your site's Google Drive page, click here

Creating a sharing library

With the File Share app, you can create a file sharing library where people can exchange ideas and collaborate on projects. Whether you manage a school, business, or community, the File Share app is a great way to upload and share documents securely. 

To create a sharing library:

  1. Open the App Market:
    • Wix Editor: Click the  icon on the left side of your Editor.
    • Editor X: Click the  icon on the top bar.
  2. Type "Wix File Share" in the search bar and select Wix File Share from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click Add to Site
  4. Click OK
  5. Customize the app's permissions and member settings.
  6. Personalize the app's design.

Did this help?