I have made a webmap using QGIS2Web. I am able to attach pdf documents using the line

<a target="_blank" href="file:///C:/xxx.pdf">google report</a>

When the webmap source files (shown in the image below) are on a local drive,it is possible to access the pdf. However, when i move them to a server, i can't access the pdf files. webmap source files

Is it possible to have them in a folder in similar location to that of the source files and if so how do i edit the code to read them?

2 Answers 2


Change the URL in your link either to an absolute URL like:


Or, if you are putting the PDFs in a subfolder within the webmap folder, use a relative URL like:


You can use nextgis.com to host you QGIS maps and attachments out of the box (see http://docs.nextgis.com/docs_ngweb/source/layers_settings.html#adding-photos-to-geodata). Any files are supported, but only for images now available preview capability.

Documentation is here.

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    Are you associated with nextgis? If so, please leave a notice indicating you are a developer for the project, otherwise people will assume this is SPAM.
    – Aaron
    Mar 14, 2018 at 16:54
  • Yes, I'm developer from NextGIS. Mar 14, 2018 at 19:21

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