How to Create FileLinked Categories

FileLinked just released a new feature – Categories. If you are a code creator, you can now categorize all your files for better organization. Above all, this was one of the most requested features from the community. Now, this articles will show you a step by step tutorial on how to create FileLinked categories. 

We assume that you already have a FileLinked account and know how to link your files in the dashboard. Otherwise, we recommend the blogpost: 8 Facts you need to know about FileLinked for a better understanding.

So, let’s get started with the tutorial!

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1. Login to the Dashboard

Firstly, login to your FileLinked Dashboard here and navigate to your configuration where categories should be added. Before you create FileLinked categories, your configuration will look similar to our screenshot below (Of course, with different file names). As can be seen, there is no order for the files and they’re not currently categorized.

Filelinked Categories

2. Add and create FileLinked categories

In order to add new categories to your files, click the button “Add New File.” Don’t be alarmed – to create FileLinked categories, you follow the same procedure as adding files. The only difference is that you don’t need to provide a “Download URL.”

Now FileLinked will redirect you to a new form and will ask if your new entry is a category or a file. Just click on the slider to switch from “File” to “Category“.

Filelinked Categories

You can configure your “Category” as you wish and provide the following information:

  • Name (mandatory) -> The name of your category
  • Description (optional) -> A small description for this category
  • Logo URL (optional) -> A logo to your category
  • Tutorial URL (optional) -> An external URL can be linked
In our example below, we just added the mandatory name field and named our Category “Category 1.” You can name your category anything you want.
add new file on filelinked

To conclude, click the “Save” button to add the category to your configuration. FileLinked will redirect you to the configurations overview page. For example, we have further added a second category named “Category 2.” As shown below, categories are shown in red and files are shown in blue. That’s it! This is how to create FileLinked categories.

list of files from filelinked configuration

You can Drag & Drop your categories as you prefer. The only point to keep in mind is that every file listed under a specific category belongs to that category until the next category appears. For instance, when you look at the screenshot above it means: 

  • My 1. File” and “My 2. File” belong to “Category 1
  • My 3. File” and “My 4. File” belong to “Category 2

3. Test your categories in the FileLinked App

Afterwards, when you finish successfully setting up your FileLinked categories, see them in action in the FileLinked app itself. Just enter your FileLinked code to see your new categories applied. Below, you can see how our example from this tutorial appears in FileLinked.

Filelinked files

We hope you enjoyed our tutorial on how to create FileLinked categories. Leave a comment below for any suggestions and feedback! We love hearing from you.


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