New drag-and-drop file uploads

Today we released a little feature that should lift a big burden in uploading files: Now there’s a drag-and-drop option for adding files to wikis. Here’s how you use it:

  1. Go to your wiki.
  2. Click the + button next to Pages and Files in the action menu.
  3. Switch to the Upload Files view.
  4. Grab files from your desktop or file folders and drop them into the box.

And that’s it! You’ll see a green check next to each file, indicating that the upload is complete. You can manage uploaded files from the Pages and Files link in the action menu.

Of course, if you are more comfortable with uploading files by searching folders, you can still click the Add Files button and grab files the way you’re used to.

The maximum size for an uploaded file (and total wiki storage) vary by plan. You can check how much storage is available on your wiki by going to Manage Wiki > Space Usage.

Take a look at our pricing page to see the limits of different plans.

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8 Comments

  1. Mark A. Jenkins
    Posted January 25, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    I hope this turns out to be easier but for now it is more time consuming than before. Because no email was sent related to this change, one did not see the instructions unless searching. My day has been disappointing because of this.

  2. Posted January 25, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    @Mark Sorry for the trouble. We anticipated that most users would have been able to upload files much as before (the drag-and-drop being strictly a bonus). Can you tell us more about why it was difficult to upload files after this change?

  3. Posted January 27, 2012 at 1:21 am | Permalink

    Internet Explorer v8
    —————————-
    If I drag-and-drop a file it seems to open the file, rather than upload it.

    FireFox
    ———–
    If I drag-and-drop a file it works and the file gets copied and gets a green tick.

    BTW, this option just uploads – you can’t specify a page to add a link to at the same time?

    Many thanks

  4. Posted January 27, 2012 at 9:39 am | Permalink

    @E. Eldergill We are looking into the issue with IE8 and hope to have it resolved shortly. The behavior you see in FireFox is the way it’s supposed to work.

    Adding a file to a page still needs to be done from the page itself:
    1. Go the page where you want to place the file and click the Edit button.
    2. Place the cursor where you want the file to go and click the File icon in the editor toolbar.
    3. Select a previously uploaded file from the list, click the Upload File button — or drag a file from your desktop or folder into the file list to upload it to the wiki.
    4. Save the page.

  5. Posted February 4, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    I hope this turns out to be easier but for now it is more time consuming than before. Because no email was sent related to this change, one did not see the instructions unless searching. My day has been disappointing because of this.

  6. Laura
    Posted February 8, 2012 at 4:32 am | Permalink

    Somehow this changed our ability to upload files the other way. Frustrating. Was eventually able to do so by changing browsers. ??????

  7. Posted February 10, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    @Laura This shouldn’t have changed your ability to upload files the way you’re used to. If you’re having trouble, please send us an email at help@wikispaces.com, and be sure to tell us the browser that was giving you trouble. We’ll do our best to help!

  8. Peter MacGowan
    Posted February 12, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for this new feature. Seems to work fine using Google Chrome.
    But!
    1 Can upload progress be shown more explicitly? eg displaying a “File(s) now uploading” or somesuch MsgBox?
    2 … and can the upload progress bar be coloured-in, to make it more obvious?
    I’m administering a wiki with/for a group of non-techie colleagues, and I *know* this’ll be their reaction to this improvement! Tedious, but hey!
    Best wishes
    Peter MacGowan

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