Add zip file to blog post?

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  • #626887

    gctwnl
    Member

    I wrote my first blog about the ArchiMate language and added a jpg example. Somebody asked me for the underlying model file. I would be happy to add that, but I seep to be unable to upload it as it is not an image file.

    Is there a way to add a .zip file to my blog?

    The blog I need help with is archimatemusings.wordpress.com.

    #627031

    auxclass
    Member

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/accepted-filetypes/

    You will need to host the files on a third party host and link to them – Caution – not all third party sites are created equal and some have a reputation as spam sources and could get your site flagged – with a bit of luck one of the others will suggest a few sites that are OK.

    #627036

    minerva09
    Member

    Where there is a will there is a way…

    Indeed you can but as Auxclass notified you cant do it directly…

    Why dont you upload your file on Google Docs… WordPress has recently started support for google docs….

    Further if you can specify the file extension (not the zip file but the files in the zip file)
    I may be able to tell you a better solution

    #627104

    gctwnl
    Member

    The extension is .xma or .sma. These are BiZZdesign Architect model files.

    But I have another zip file with a BiZZdesign Architect configuration directory (several other extensions, like .mmd)

    #627107

    timethief
    Member

    @fctwnl
    auxclass has posted a relevant link above for free hosted WordPress.com blogs like the empty blog linked to your username. If that’s the blog in question then please read here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/accepted-filetypes/ We provide support on this WordPress.com forum only for those with free hosted WordPress.COM blogs.

    We do not provide support for WordPress.ORG installs here at all. If we did that then we Volunteers would confuse the WordPress.com members with irrelevant information as the software is not the same. That support is found here > http://wordpress.ORG/support/

    For greater clarity please read this entry > WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org: The Differences > http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

    #627136

    gctwnl
    Member

    @timethief
    Thanks for replying, but wordpress.org has nothing to do with it. I even had not heard about it before you mentioned it.

    I have three blogs connected to my username for separate subjects, I have started with one of these (http://archimatemusings.wordpress.com/) as the first to put stuff in (so it is not empty) while I am still thinking about the setup and content of the others. My first post solicited a comment of someone requesting the underlying model file, and while I would be happy to provide it, I could not find a way to do this. So, I must find another (stable) way.

    #627137

    timethief
    Member

    We cannot upload zip files into free hosted WordPress.com blogs.

    #627138

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Try the Box.net widget http://en.support.wordpress.com/widgets/boxnet-widget/

    With their free account, it’s a very flexible solution for hosting files in your blog’s sidebar .

    #627152

    minerva09
    Member

    it seems that none of those mentioned formats can be converted into supportable file formats…

    You can upload them to mediafire.com (without signing up) and share your mediafire download link on your blog….

    :)

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