In the Solodev CMS, a File serves many purposes. Examples of a file includes simple text documents, spreadsheets, PDFs, images, or HTML files. Files are stored in folders and have a different Resource View depending on their file type. Solodev CMS supports four primary file types described below. 

HTML – A file type that has a WYSIWYG editor for manipulating HTML content.

Image – The most widely used formats on the Web are PNG, GIF and JPEG.

Text – An ANSCII based file type such as .txt, .css, and .tpl.

Document – Word processing document, spreadsheet, PDF, etc. 

This document will show users how to create and modify files in the Solodev CMS system. 

Step 1 – Adding a File

  • In the Websites workspace, expand the web files -> content folder.
  • Open the folder that will contain the file.
  • Click the Add File button to bring up the Add File window.
  • Enter the Name and Title.
  • Choose the file type. 
  • Click Submit to create and open the file for editing.



Solodev allows users to choose from multiple file types when adding a File in the Websites workspace. 

HTML -- standard .htm or .html file.

Code -- a text file that supports a wide range of ANSCII-based file types (.tpl, .js, .css, .txt, .php). By default, a code file is created with a .tpl extension. To override the default file extension append the desired file extension at the end of the filename (e.g. filename.php).

Form -- a form (.frm) file.

Note: File names should be lower case and devoid of spaces. 

Step 2 – Update A File

After opening a file in Solodev CMS, users are presented with a text-editor and Actions Menu that can be used to edit and update file properties. The options available to users in the Actions Menu are listed below. 

Meta Information 

All Solodev files contain a Meta option in the Actions Menu. With the Meta option, users can define meta attributes for each file. Users can optimize their site’s visibility in search engine results with meta keywords and meta data.

Step 3 – Copying a File

  • Expand the relevant directories and open the desired file. 
  • Click Copy.
  • Expand the relevant directories and highlight the destination folder to select it.
  • Click Submit. The copied file is listed under the parent folder in the directory tree.



Step 4 – Moving a File

  • Expand the relevant directories and open the desired file. 
  • Click Move.
  • Expand the relevant directories and highlight the destination folder to select it.
  • Click Submit. The file is listed under the destination folder.



Step 5 – Deleting A File

  • Expand the relevant directories and open the desired file. 
  • Click the Delete button to bring up the delete window.
  • Click Submit


Note: Deleted Files can be retrieved via the Archive History

Step 6 – Copying, Moving, and Deleting Files in Bulk

  • Expand the relevant directories and open the parent folder to bring up a tab with the folder’s contents.
  • Click the check box to select the files.
  • Select Copy/Move/Delete.
  • Select a destination folder to copy or move files.
  • Click Submit.

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