Pin Your First File To IPFS

Learn how to pin your first file to IPFS using Filebase.

Start by signing up for a Filebase account, then logging into the Filebase dashboard.

Click on the ‘Buckets’ option from the menu to open the Buckets dashboard.

Select your IPFS Bucket. Need to make an IPFS bucket? Check out how to here.

After clicking on the bucket name, select 'Upload' in the top right corner. You will have three options:

  • File: File is for uploading an individual file to IPFS. This can be an image, video, audio, text, or any other file type.

  • Folder: Folder is for uploading a folder containing multiple files, such as an NFT collection, or the files for a static website.

  • CID: CID stands for content identifier, and is for re-pinning an existing IPFS CID that you may have from another pinning provider or a local IPFS node.

To upload a single file, choose 'File', then when prompted select the file you want to upload to IPFS.

Once uploaded, confirm that that status reads 'pinned'. You will then be able to view and copy the IPFS CID from the 'CID' category, as seen below.

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