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To upload a file in the Download Manager you need to have permissions to do so. This is dealt with by the TinyPortal Permissions as well as the Downloads Settings.

Adding a file to download
Go to TPdownloads using the menu "Tinyportal > Downloads", then press [Upload] to initiate a file upload.

You will immediately be presented with an entry screen where you can attach the file and assign a title, description and many more details related to the file you are uploading. Try to be as complete as possible: use a clear description and make sure to include key-words to allow others to search for the file and actually find it later on...

In the upload screen you will be able to supply the title for the upload, a description of what it is, a icon from the icon list and a category to add it to. If submission setting is turned on, it will be placed in the category, but will remain invisible until a moderator/administrator has approved it. Also consider the 'Max upload size' mentioned on the screen: this is the largest file size as set in the TPdownload Settings.

Title: Title that will be shown for the download.

Category: Category where the download will be placed.

Description: A clear description for the download file.

File to Upload:
Browse your local drive to the correct file for upload. Note the allowed file types listed!

External URL
You can create a download for a file that is stored elsewhere on a server or online storage. If this is the case you can enter the link to the external file in this field

Do not upload anything:
If you have permission to edit downloads, you will also see this extra box, which says "Do not upload anything, just create an empty item." and does exactly that. It creates an item you can upload too later on, or choose an already uploaded file. For eample: if you file is bigger than what you have set as allowed upload size - or bigger than your hosts upload limit.

Choose a suitable icon that represents the type of file you are uploading

Additional picture:
You can also upload an extra image, which will be displayed underneath the download button. This can be e preview of the file or whatever suits best

Depending on the settings made you can immediately have a new topic created in a board of your choosing to announce the new download file. To do this specify the following information:

Create new topic
Use this if you want to create a topic with information about the new download

Announce it?
Use this if you want to create an announcement mail about the new download (note: this option is only available for users that actually have permissions to create announcements in SMF)

Choose board to post topic in
Select the board to post in. Allowed boards are defined in the download manager settings by the admin

Text block
Specify the text for the announcement topic.

Don't forget to [Save] to upload your file.

Depending on how your system has been configured the new download may require an admin approval before showing up in the downloads. If an approval is required you will be informed as such by the message below.

Any announcement topic or mail will be held up until your download has been approved. The procedure for approval can be found here: Approving a download.

Checking the announcement topic
If you have selected to create an announcement topic, the new topic will be generated in the board you have selected and will conttain a link to the new download file.

Checking which files you have uploaded
In order to keep track of which files you have uploaded Tinyportal has added an additional area to your user profile where you can review what files you have uploaded. To see this go to your profile and select menu option "Tinyportal > Uploaded files" here you can see what files you have uploaded.

Doc written 08/15/2018 by @rjen
Last update 08-Jan-2022 by @rjen

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