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There are many inquiries regarding the types and sizes of files which you can upload to Blogger. There are some limits and I have tried to list all here......


You can only upload image files to your Blogger blog. These can only be uploaded through your blog posts. To do this Login to Dashboard and click on "+New Post". The Post Editor will open. In the top frame of the Post Editor just mouseover all the icons. This will show the tooltips and click on the square bluish icon (Add Image). The upload Image dialog box opens. Click Browse under Add an image from your computer to choose the picture file on your PC. Click on file to highlight it and then click Open. You can also add an image from the web. Paste the URL of your image in the URL text box under "Or add an image from the web". Then choose the position you want the image to be in and the size of the image and click Upload. See Picture below

Click on picture to enlarge it.


There is a total limit of 300MB on the pictures you are uploading through Blogger, Picasa, or Hello to a free BlogSpot blog. If it is a ftp blog then it is space on your server you should take into account. If you are posting pictures through Blogger Mobile there is a limit of 250K per picture. However there is no way to know whether this limit is approached until you break through it.

Individual pages of your blog are limited to 1MB size. Your main page may run into this limit so limit the number of posts on main page by going to Settings----->Formatting----->Show 4 posts on Main Page----->Save Settings. This will also speed up the loading of your blog.

There is no limit to number of blogs you have or number of posts you can make. Also there is no limit to number of comments. Individual posts do not have limit but may be limited by page-size as described above.


To overcome the size and file-type limit in your free blog try uploading your pictures to a freehostlike Googlepages. You can create 5 sites in Googlepages with each site having free 100 MB space to host files. To upload create a Googlespace account and click on Upload in bottom frame of sidebar. See picture below :

If you cannot create a Googlepages account create a Google Group of your own. You can upload 100 MB of total files here also. Click on "Files" after clicking on Manage Group. Then click on Upload File button. See Picture below:

Thus you can upload image, PDF, MP3, WAV, DOC, TXT and any other files to these freehosts. You can also upload image files to other freehosts like Flickr, Photobucket, Imagehosting etc. To upload files to Flickr see Youtube and Flickr. After uploading the files place your mouse cursor over the filename and right-click and choose Copy Link Location. This copies the location/URL/link of your file at the freehost. Then paste it into this code in your blog :


When viewers click on "DOWNLOAD FILE" they will get a dialog box prompting the to download your file. In this manner you can also create an image link as described in Making Image Link.

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Anonymous said...

I was trying (unsuccessfully) to include a sound clip on my blog and finally got it right after reading this post. Thank you so much!

filsero said...

I have found these pdf on blogger blogs:

Can you tell me how do they do that?

A special thank from italy

Keshav Ram Narla said...

Great Info. The google pages did the trick.

I wanted to talk about one my emails and I wanted to attach that email txt.

anagasto said...

Thanks a lot

From spain,

akosidnis said...

What if you have a very large PDF or any other files. I just uploaded a 774-page PDF file to my blog using scribp. I tried gmail but it cannot handle a large file like this. Check how I did it here
hope it helps..

cg said...

Most informative, good sir.

Anonymous said...

wow took me a long time searching the net but finally it paid off when i found this site.Thank you very much!!


filipina42 said...

I'll have to keep on saying "Thanks!" for all the help your blog has given me. I've successfully downloaded a .pdf file that I wanted to share, with the help of your clear instructions!

Atle Grimsby said...

You can allso join a SlideShare communetie and upploa 30 MB files, and link the files to your blog.
Se my latest posting in Utsira as Way of Life. Labels for Bloggers: BillGatesFreestuff.
Best regards

Alyssa said...

thank you for your help! i was bummed when i found out i couldnt post a pdf file on my blog. but after searching, i found your answer and it worked! thanks again!

Anonymous said...

hi plz help me i want to verify my blog in Google Webmaster's Tools they are asking me to upload a file to my as


how i can upload a HTML file into my blog please give my reply i m waiting for reply my ID is bsdp2@yahoo.com

plz help me

Vin said...


Choose the Metatag option instead as you cannot upload any file to Blogger except images and video. See :

How to Submit Site to Google?

Anonymous said...

You're the best. I found your post right away and Googlepages was the perfect solution for me to enable a free e-cookbook download on my blog. You helped make it happen! Thanks so much. Keep it going!

Laura de Argentina said...

i did as you said with googlepages, when i paste the code into my blog it appears a link to my googlepage but when i click it redirects me here!! dont know what im doing wrong

Vin said...


What is the address of your post/blog where you have put this link in?

Yanto said...

Me, too. I also have a blog of blogspot. Once, I wanted to post about java applet. But it seemed that it's impossible to upload the "class" file of java applet because I want to show special java applet on my blog. What a pity! I can't do that.

This is a good blog. Good work.
I've learned quite a lot from your blog. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Great post! Worked all right with me (and this doesn't always always happens with me... lol) and solved me another old problem.
Thanks a lot Vin! You are super!


thanks for the information its useful.

Anonymous said...

thanks Vin,
you are a genius... unlike some instructions in the net which is hardly understandable...
cheers to you...

ButterfliesAreMeant2Fly said...

OH my... I am very new at this blogging and seem to be confused. When I login to my dashboard it says I am not an author to a blog however I think I am? How do I fix this?
Can you tell me your thoughts? http://butterfliesaremeanttofly.blogspot.com/

Vin said...

Are we awake, or just conscious?,

You can ask the Admin to send you an invitation to author posts on that blog.

Also try clicking the invitation link in your email inbox if you can locate the email.

Check that you can see all blogs on Dashboard by clicking Show All link at bottom.

Anonymous said...

google pages r not accepting new sign ups so where should I host files like exe .

Vin said...


Try mediafire.com

Anonymous said...

I followed your directions and they were awesome. I put the file up, hit preview and can see it on the blog. However, after I save the changes, it does not show up on the blog page - any suggestions?

Vin said...

Gina Schmina,

If you want to show file on blog instead of just the link use Scribd.

Rogério said...

Thanx very much. Wanted to post a pdf file in a blog and this post helped me sove that!


Jennifer Radonich said...

Thank you. I had uploaded a pdf to google docs, but you had to sign into google to see it. google groups worked.

kalps said...

thankyou very much :D

Bala said...


Could you tell me how to place a file on root directory of my blog. Like http://www.fastpayouts.blogspot.com/info.txt

Actually this is needed because I would like to show my blog info on alexa.

Vin said...


Blogger does not allow you to upload any file to the root. Use another method if present or contact Alexa.

Unknown said...


Vin said...


For MP3 see How to Add Streaming Audio in Blog?

Also turn off CAPS LOCK. Typing in CAPS is like shouting in the real world.


hi Vin,
I am a fan of your blog. I have learnt a lot from your blog.
Lots of my HTML related problems I have solved from your articles.

Ice Mom said...

Very helpful, thanks. I went the Google Groups route and had no problems. I just added the document using the link function.

Holly said...

Holy schmoley is it ever hard to find a decent file hosting site that you can link files in for downloading from your blog! The instructions you have above seem to work but it does seem like a work around to be able to do this...why aren't there any good file sharing sites that allow you to direct link your documents in your blog (without all that advertising, or requiring non-users of their site to become a user of their site...)--I mean, many of the document sharing sites have a fee for premium accounts that supposedly allow you to direct link, but what they do not tell you is that ONLY YOU or other premium users can use that direct link...so if my average blog reader clicks a link to one of my documents I have posted out there, then they end up interfacing with this webpage that requires them to be a user of the site before they can access the document...so FRUSTRATING. Are there really no good document sharing sites out there that allow you to direct link on your blog wihtout requiring the person attempting to download the doc to be a user of that site? I do not mind paying money for this sort of service, but my issue is that I cannot seem to find this sort of service...so, dear Vin, do you know of any sites like this?

By the way--you have a fantastic blog. So helpful to the novice blogger like me.
Thanks loads!

Vin said...

Beeper Bebe,

Try Fileden.com or just Google for "free hosting".

Chris Simon said...

Thank you so much for this article. Looks like Google Groups will solve my problem nicely.

Anonymous said...

Hi Vin,

that's really interesting...even though I have still loads of problems... I don't know what's wrong.
I copy the ....LINK OF YOUR FILE AT FREE HOST">DOWNLOAD FILE.... into my post. I copy the link to my freehosting where the are capital letters. I click publish and it said that the tag is not working, it can't be accepted.
Is the procedure right? What's wrong? Can you help me please?

Vin said...


What is the link of your post?

Nirmal's Software Guide said...

I had problems uploading sound file .Thanks a lot Doc.

wasim khan said...

Hi, I like your above post. Very useful information here. Thanks for nice shearing.

Teleserye said...

I will try this... definitely!
Thanks man.

Wenna Payne said...

Such a great information and I've been looking for this..

mathematix said...

dear Vin,

Keep ending up here with my questions,very useful big up!
Question: I have a system of linked html documents they are linked to each other by hyperlinks. Once upon a time I was able to upload this collecftion of interlinked html docs using ftp. I gather this is no longer possible in blogger...any advice? Really need these interconnected documents.

mrsOFmr said...

what if i want to upload any file rather then image file? is blogspot give this facility ??

Ijolumutz said...

Thank's very much!

how to lose weight fast said...

Thanks for providing this type of very helpful information. I enjoyed reading it,it is excellent! Thanks a lot!

johan said...

plz tell me how to host free pdf file.

RiDo said...

Can also use google docs to host files.

baim said...

work fine, but how to download file in the same page / not direct to another page ?


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