Support » Plugin: Document Gallery » Display DWG files

  • Resolved bmsa1



    The Plugin works great with PDFs, but I am not able to display DWG files. Perhaps somebody can help me? 🙂

    I just need the files to be listed, so customers can download them.

    Thanks a lot in advance!

    • This topic was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by  bmsa1.
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  • Plugin Author Dan Rossiter


    Hi bmsa1,

    DWG files are not currently supported, but there is the potential that support be added to if interest is shown for such a feature.


    Plugin Author demur


    Hi bmsa1!

    We are happy to let You know that Document Gallery is the right tool for Your task 🙂 is a great helper for projects with continuously increasing collection of documents, where it would generate thumbnails for diverse file types in auto mode.
    If Your budget is small or You have tiny set of documents You can spend some time (depending on the size of the set) and do it manually.

    So lets proceed.
    I guess You’ve figured out how to enable Your WordPress instance to let You upload DWG files (by default it’s restricted).
    To make DG display DWG files in galleries (which should work by default) You should make sure that value of Your mime_types at Dashboard -> Settings -> Document Gallery contains application (often web servers configured to handle DWG files as an application top level type).
    Another thing to consider making DG display Your DWG files those should be attached to the engaged post (if blank [dg] is used) or ids option is specified with required attachments (manually or with help of Visual Editor doesn’t matter).

    The next step is to go to Dashboard -> Settings -> Document Gallery -> Thumbnail Management of Your WordPress (please note You’ll find there only those attachments that already have been shown in any instance of Document Gallery). Locate there rows with needed DWG files and either Drag’n’Drop thumbnails over to the defined rows (one at a time please), or You can click on Select File button in the defined rows and select thumbnails in the emerging dialogs. (identical result can be achieved by using same uploading techniques on the Edit Media page of the required attachments, which can be found through the Media Library at Dashboard -> Media).
    There are lots of online services that can produce images out of DWG files (jpeg is preferred) to use those as thumbnails with Your DG galleries 😉

    I hope this would work for You.
    Please don’t hesitate to let us know if You run into any further issues.

    PS: If You’ve found our answers and/or the plugin useful, please rate the efforts. Thanks!

    Thanks a lot!

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