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Advanced File Uploader

For large attachments or multiple file uploads, use our advanced file uploader.
Heads Up! This is a PRO feature. You must have an active membership to use this feature.
Our Default HTML5 File Uploader only supports file attachments up to 5 MB. Also currently it does not support multiple files. If you need to upload large files or multiple files, use our advanced file uploader.
Step 1: Add a hidden <input> inside your form with `data-fileupload` attribute
<form>
...
<! -- Step 1: Add this line -->
<input type="hidden" data-fileupload="true" />
...
</form>
Step 2: Add the following script before the closing of </body>
<! -- Step 2: Add the Web3Forms script -->
<script src="https://web3forms.com/client/script.js" async defer></script>

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Full Code

<form action="https://api.web3forms.com/submit" method="POST">
<input type="hidden" name="access_key" value="YOUR_ACCESS_KEY_HERE">
<input type="text" name="name" required>
<input type="email" name="email" required>
<textarea name="message" required></textarea>
<! -- Step 1: Add this line -->
<input type="hidden" data-fileupload="true" data-maxsize="2" data-images-only="true" />
<button type="submit">Submit Form</button>
</form>
<! -- Step 2: Add the script -->
<script src="https://web3forms.com/client/script.js" async defer></script>
If you add just two lines to your contact form, you will get an advanced file upload form.
Note: You do not need to use multipart/form-data if you are using our advanced file uploader. You can just use the normal method.

File Upload Options

You may also pass many options to the file upload using data-* attributes. Here are some of the following:
Data Attribute
Default Value
Description
data-multiple
false
Set to true if you want to allow multiple files.
data-maxsize
NA
Maximum File Size in MB. eg: "10" for 10 MB "0.5" for 500 KB
data-images-only
false
Set to true to allow only image files.
data-button-text
Upload a File
File Upload Button Text
data-background-color
#2a2a2a
File Upload button background color. Values in Hex
data-text-color
#FFFFFF
File Upload button text color. Values in Hex
Our File Upload API is powered by UploadCare. So you can also add any data-* attributes supported by them. See more available options here

Client Side Validation

Use this snippet to make file upload a required filed and to validate if the file is uploaded or not.
Add the following code block just above the closing of </body> and make sure YOUR_FORM_ID is updated with your form id.
<script>
const form = document.getElementById('YOUR_FORM_ID');
form.addEventListener('submit', function(e) {
const fileInput = form.querySelector('[data-fileupload="true"]').value;
if (!fileInput) {
e.preventDefault();
alert("Please upload files first!")
return
}
});
</script>

React & React Hook Form

If you are using React with React Hook form, The attachment field might not send properly. To set up, use the following method.
You can use the Web3Forms Public Key (as shown below) or create your own from UploadCare if you want to store data.
import { useForm, Controller } from "react-hook-form";
import { Widget } from "@uploadcare/react-widget";
export default function Support() {
const { register, handleSubmit } = useForm({
mode: "onTouched",
});
const onSubmit = async (data, e) => {
// Replace with actual call to Web3Forms
console.log(data);
};
const css = `.uploadcare--widget__button.uploadcare--widget__button_type_open {
background-color: #dfdfdf;
color: #444444;
}`;
return (
<form onSubmit={handleSubmit(onSubmit)}>
<input type="text" {...register("name")} />
<Controller
control={control}
name="attachment"
render={({ field }) => (
<Widget
publicKey="a0e4fd45fb9d5fed7599"
name="attachment"
multiple
systemDialog
onChange={(e) => field.onChange(e.cdnUrl)}
previewStep="true"
/>
)}
/>
<style>{css}</style>
<button type="submit">Submit</button>
</form>
);
}