Add and edit MIME types

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Prerequisites

To manage MIME types, go to Administration > MIME Type Settings.

Add a MIME type

  1. On the MIME Type Setting page, click Add MIME type.
  2. On the Add MIME type page, enter a MIME TYPE.
  3. Optional: Enter a COMMENT.
  4. To allow uploading this type of files, select IS ALLOWED.
  5. Click Save. This opens the MIME Type Setting page with a success message displayed. The created type is displayed in the list.

Edit a MIME type

  1. On the MIME Type Setting page, next to the MIME type you want to edit, click Edit.
  2. On the Add MIME type page, enter a MIME TYPE.
  3. Enter a COMMENT.
  4. To allow uploading this type of files, select IS ALLOWED.
  5. Click Save. This opens the MIME Type Setting page with a success message displayed. The changed are reflected in the list.

Reference information: MIME TYPE

A MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) type is a standard that indicates the nature and format of a document or file. They are added to allow or restrict uploading file types.

MIME types affect Storefront and Back Office uploads. If no MIME types are defined, files of any type can be uploaded. If you add at least one MIME type, only the files of the added types can be uploaded.

A MIME type consists of a type and a subtype divided by a slash: type/subtype. The type represents the general category to which the data type belongs, like video or text. The subtype represents an exact kind of data of the specified type. For example, image/png.

Reference information: COMMENT

Any information about a MIME type.

Reference information: IS ALLOWED

Defines if the files of a MIME type can be uploaded. This setting is usually used for effective management of MIME types. You can add different MIME types and then enable or disable them whenever you need. This is quicker than adding and deleting MIME types each time.