Replace resources

Resources is designed to be flexible, so that decisions you made in the past don’t lock you out of opportunities down the line. One example of this flexibility is the ability to change the file associated with a resource after it’s been uploaded and distributed online.

How it works

This feature lets you swap out the original image file you uploaded for a new one (of the same file type), for instance, without leaving any broken-image errors on your site.

Resources will automatically replace any instance of the original file linked through Resources with the updated version.

Here's how to use the Replace a Resource button:

  1. Select the resource which you'd like to replace and click to open the Resources Quick Actions Panel
  2. Locate and click the Replace Resource button.
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  3. An upload window will appear, click Browse or Drag and drop your new file. You will not have to edit the resource’s name, description, or other metadata.
  4. A Replace Successful confirmation message will appear. 
  5. The new file will replace the existing image anywhere that resource is displayed on your website.
  6. The replaced, older version of the image will live in the Deleted Resources tab in left navigation for 30 days.

Important Note

Replacing a resource does not replace any instances where the direct URL for the file was used. The URL under "Link to Resource" will be different from the original resource, so the original file will persist if that link was used. That's why we recommend using one of the other ways to display resources on your site.

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