Upload a File To Google Sites

Skills Covered

  • sites.google.com

Estimated Work Time

  • 10 Minutes

We're going to show you how to use Google Sites to host .swf files so they can be embedded in a site that otherwise won't accommodate them (like Blogger).

If you haven't already signed up for Google Sites, go to sites.google.com and use your Google account to create a new site.

In the example, my site name is Mr. Briano:

From the site home, click More actions > Manage site

Choose Attachments from the left navigation panel

Click Upload

Click Choose File from the Upload dialogue box:

Now navigate to the .swf file you want to upload. The .swf file is the white file that opens the Flash player, not the red file.

Important: Your file name should NOT have any spaces or punctuation marks! In the example below, 3d day 3 is a terrible file name. Much better: classicTween3

Once you have the file selected, click Upload

That' done!

Now to identify the exact location of your file, so you can target it from any other web site. First, you'll need your site URL. Mine is http://sites.google.com/site/brianofiles/

Next, you'll need to add on the file name. My filename is classicTween3.swf

Together, I have: http://sites.google.com/site/brianofiles/classicTween3.swf