Uploading Images and Other Files

File Names

File names work differently than page names and require that you append the file extension for users to be able to view and download your file.

The simple way to name new files

Leave the file name field blank in the file upload form (even though it is marked required). Cascade will automatically create the file name as it existed on your computer when you uploaded it, including the correct extension.

Advanced new file names

If you choose to give your uploaded file a name before you save it, you will need to include the compatible file extension. Please note that the file extension must match the file you are uploading and common image formats and document formats are not interchangeable. For example, document.docx is not equivalent to document.doc. Image extensions are also not always equivalent, so a JPEG image could be named image.jpg, image.jpeg, or image.JPG, but could not be saved as image.png. 

If you are unsure about your file extension, use the simple method as described above, then rename the file after uploading it.

Adding a File to Cascade

The recommended way to work with Cascade images is to import them into the Cascade system before use.  You can do this one image at a time or by zipping them and importing as a unit.

You should select which folder you'd like the file you're about to upload to reside in.  For example, all images should be contained with the "images" folder. This keeps the folder structure for your Cascade site organized.

To bring in a single image, click on the images folder and choose File from the Add Content menu in the top bar. 

Drag and Drop Upload

You can now drag and drop assets (images, documents, etc) on the New File screen. To do this, drag the file from somewhere on your computer/desktop into the browser window over the drop zone," or click on the drop zone to browse your computer like you previously did.

Shows the drop zone where users can drag and drop files from their local computer to upload into Cascade

Click on Submit and the image file is now part of the Cascade site.

Uploading Multiple Files

Multiple files can be uploaded to Cascade at once if they are stored as a zip file. To import a zip file, follow the procedure above select or drag and drop a zip folder containing the files. Cascade will verify that you’ve uploaded a zip file and ask if you’d like to extract and save all contents into the current folder. Select Yes, and click on the blue Unpack button. Cascade will list all files which have been successfully unpacked, and any which encountered errors during unpacking. The files will now be housed in a new folder.



The Large Image Report

Pictures uploaded into Cascade must be smaller than 1200px.

If you have images in your site that exceed this size limit, you will receive an email from a member of the Web Team with further instructions on how to fix it. Fixing these images is required.

An automated scan runs every Monday morning providing the Web Team with a list of excessively large images and where they are. We then go through and send emails to people who's sites contain these images.