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How to set up landing pages for uploads

Dropshare optionally creates an HTML landing page for each of your uploads. If you want to enable this feature, open the Preferences and select the Landing page tab.

Select Create landing pages for uploaded files if you want Dropshare to create a landing page for your uploads.

MacOS: In case you want to disable the landing page for a single upload, press and hold the option key (⌥) while dragging a file to Dropshare.

Supported storage providers

Landing pages are supported by:

  • Amazon S3 / Custom S3-compatible
  • Backblaze B2
  • Rackspace Cloud Files
  • Microsoft Azure Blob Storage
  • MinIO
  • Filebase
  • Scaleway Object Storage
  • Alibaba Object Storage
  • Microsoft Azure Blob Storage
  • Linode Object Storage
  • Contabo Object Storage
  • IDrive e2
  • DigitalOcean Spaces
  • SCP
  • SFTP
  • FTP
  • WebDav


Landing pages are not supported by some storage providers, since they do either not support serving HTML files or only allow image uploads:

  • Google Drive
  • Box
  • Dropbox
  • OneDrive
  • pCloud
  • iCloud Drive
  • Nextcloud
  • Flickr
  • ImgBB
  • Imgur
  • vgy.me
  • Lensdump

Custom landing page design

You can either use any of the built-in designs, or create your very own design with HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Select the "Custom" design to enable your own landing page design, and edit the code for your design.

The following variables are available for your custom landing page, and will be automatically replaced with the appropriate data when uploading a file:


Variable name Replacement
__FILENAME__ Name of the uploaded file (e.g. for headline)
__PATH__ Path to the uploaded file (e.g. for download link)
__PREVIEW__ Preview image, video, text or code (if available, including required HTML tags)
__FILESIZE__ Formatted filesize (e.g. 128 KB)
__FILETYPE__ Apple Uniform Type Identifier (Read more)
__SHAREDATE__ ISO formatted date of sharing
__PREVIEWURL__ Absolute URL to preview file, required e.g. for Twitter cards or Slack previews (or custom preview implementations)
__LANDINGPAGEURL__ Absolute URL to the landing page
__UNIXSHAREDATE__ Unix Timestamp date of sharing


Community landing page designs

A number of free landing page designs has been submitted by the Dropshare community. Check them out here.

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