JCE Editor PRO features a new "Insert/Edit File" button that can be used to quickly upload and link to a file while editing an article. For websites with a small number of PDF files, this is a good alternative to DOCman.
If you anticipate that your website will need to include dozens of files, DOCman is a better option, since it allows you to move and rename documents without breaking any links to them.
- Select an article to edit following steps 1-3 of Editing Articles (Joomla! 3.x, front-end) - Basic Editing.
- Click the "Insert/Edit File" button:
- The "File Manager" popup window appears (see below)
- Select the folder where the file will be uploaded:
- To upload to an existing folder, browse to and select the folder (see #1 below)
- To upload to a new folder:
- Browse to the folder where the new folder should be located (see #1 below)
- Click New Folder (see #2 below)
- Enter a name for the folder in the New Folder popup window. Do not use spaces or any special characters other than a dash ("-")
- Click Create
- Click on the new folder you created
- Click the Upload icon (see #3 below)
- Upload the file:
- After clicking Upload, the "Upload" popup window appears (see below)
- Click Browse to the lower right (see #1 below)
- Select one or more files from your computer, then click Upload (see #2 below)
- Create the link to the file:
- Select the file you uploaded (see #1 below)
- Replace the filename in the "Text" field with a short description of the file. This will appear in your article as text linking to the file (see #2 below)
- Click Insert to the lower right (see #3 below)
- Your file will appear as linked text within your article.
The link to your file will look like: