Are you interested in creating a job board that lets your users upload multiple files? Or, a photo gallery with multiple images? In this article, we'll teach you how to upload multiple files at once with Simple File Upload. Let's get started!
Web apps allow users to upload multiple files at once for several key reasons designed to enhance and streamline the user experience. Check out our favorite reasons to add a multi uploader to your web app today.
Efficiency and Time-Saving. Uploading multiple files in one go saves users from the repetitive, time-consuming task of selecting and uploading each file individually. This feature is a real time-saver for users, especially for those dealing with large numbers of files.
Enhanced User Experience. Imagine the ease and convenience of dragging and dropping an entire folder into the upload area, rather than picking files one by one. This not only makes the process faster but also more user-friendly. Users appreciate this kind of efficiency, leading to a more positive experience on the website.
Better File Management. By allowing multi uploads, websites enable users to organize and send files in batches. This is particularly helpful for projects where files are related, such as photo albums, document portfolios, or music collections.
Increased Productivity. For businesses and educational platforms, this feature can significantly boost productivity. Users can upload entire sets of documents or resources in one action, making it easier to manage and distribute content. It's like having a fast-forward button for your workload!
Reduced Server Load. Surprisingly, allowing multiple file uploads can be more efficient for the server as well. Handling a batch of files in one session can be less taxing than processing numerous individual uploads. It's a win-win for both the user and the website's backend.
Encourages Content Sharing. When it's easy to upload multiple files, users are more likely to share rich content, like photo galleries or complete document sets. This not only enhances the content on the website but also encourages user interaction and engagement.
Simple File Upload is a developer-friendly tool that simplifies the complex process of creating a file uploader and setting up cloud storage. It's the ultimate solution for effortlessly adding multiple file uploads to your web app while enhancing your app's functionality and user experience.
Keep reading to learn how to add Simple File Upload to your web app in four easy steps.
Log into your Simple File Upload account.
Click "Quick Start."
Click "Create new uploader."
Select "Multiple Files." The multiple file uploader will appear as a button that opens a popup modal.
Choose the max file size you want your users to be allowed to upload.
Select what types of files you’d like your multi uploader to accept.
Select if you want to bulk resize images before upload. If so, input the resize width and height.
This option is helpful if you want to store all uploaded images at a specific size. It can help save cloud storage space and money.
View a preview of your multi uploader. Remember, the multiple file uploader will appear as a button that opens a popup modal.
If you don't like the style of the button or modal, don't worry! We'll show you to customize the style later in this article.
Click on the "Add Files" button to view the multi uploader.
Exit the multi uploader preview.
Click "Create Uploader." All set!
Finally, add the input tag to your app where you want your multi uploader to appear.
This is cool, but it gets better. There are several configuration options that you can add to the multiple file uploads input tag to further customize your multi uploader.
Give your users the option to remove files before uploading them. Add `data-remove-links = “true”` to your input tag. Save and refresh the page.
Now, your users have the option to remove files before they click “Add” to the multi uploader.
Change the maximum number of files your users can upload at one time. The multiple file uploader defaults to 20 files. If you'd like to change this, add `data-max-files = “35”`. Save and refresh. This will allow your users to upload up to 35 files at a time. Select any number up to 50!
Easily change the button text from “Add Files” by adding `data-button-text = “Add Images”`. Save and refresh the page.
Now, the button will read “Add Images." Change the text to anything you want!
The other available options include:
These are the same options available for our single file uploader. Check out the table below for all your options.
The ability to upload multiple files at once is a feature built for convenience, efficiency, and an elevated user experience. It's an easy way to make file uploading simple and hassle-free for your users.
Ready to get started? Save your users time and effort today with Simple File Upload. Don’t forget, you can try Simple File Upload for free!