We often change or modify documents through out the year which then need to update them on the website. Rather than uploading the newer version in addition to the older version, our best practice is to replace the old document with the new one. If the old document were to remain uploaded to the website, even if there is no link to it, a user could still find it by searching our site or google and they’d unknowingly be viewing old information.
So let’s replace that document…
Clicking the Media panel will take you to the Media Library
The Media Library will be full of media from all over the website so it will often be easier to search for the specific document you’re replacing. Type in your search query and click Search Media
The search returned the document to be replaced
If you hover over the row for the document you want to replace you will get extra link options. Click
This is the Replace Library Media screen where you can choose the updated version of the document. Note: It does not have to have the same file name as the old document, because it will automatically be given the same name and write over the old document.
Now click Choose File to locate your document
Choose the new document from your computer’s files
You’ve selected your files now click
You should receive a message saying you’ve updated the document
Once you’ve reached this screen, you’re done!