Editing files using WebDAV edit mode

After configuring your server as described in WebDAV requirements and limitations, users who meet the client-side requirements can start editing files in page attachments or pages using the File field (e.g. CMS.File page type) using WebDAV.

Users can edit page attachments using WebDAV in the Pages application, after selecting a page in the content tree and switching to its Properties -> Attachments tab. The Edit in client application () icon is displayed next to each attachment whose extension is included in Settings ->  Integration -> WebDAV -> Supported file extensions.

Editing an attachment using WebDav

The same Edit in client application () icon is displayed on the Form or Content tab of pages that contain one or more File fields where a file with a supported extension is uploaded.

Editing a CMS.File document using WebDav

  • Clicking the icon opens the page in a client application associated with the particular file extension (e.g. .docx pages are opened in MS Office Word).
  • Edit the opened file and save your changes using the Save button.
  • Close the client application and try to open the page again, either from the UI or from the live site.
  • You should see that the file that you modified has been saved to the server and the version that you have just opened contains the previously made modifications.

You have learned how page attachments or pages using the File field can be edited using a client application when WebDAV integration is enabled. Editing of any other file types in any other client application (e.g. Microsoft Office Excel, PowerPoint, Paint, etc.) can be performed exactly the same way - all you need to do is click the Edit in client application () icon, edit the file and save it in the client application. Transfer of the updated file to the server is handled automatically Kentico.

Required permissions

For the Edit in client application () icon to be enabled, the Modify permission for the current page must be granted to the current user (or one of the roles the user is assigned to).