Uploading files to the cloud isn't the easiest. In the past I've used AWS S3 (which is really good) but configuring my API keys to have the correct access & setting up mirrors into another provider is tricky.
I quite like that Simple File Upload allowed me to get setup within a few minutes & also the founder has a fantastic podcast.
The full source code can be found on GitHub.
<!-- app/views/layouts/application.html.erb --> <script src="https://app.simplefileupload.com/buckets/23021e637aaa8acce48a1862573a6c23.js"></script>
Then I wrote a migration to add the field
image_url to my posts model.
# db/migrate/20210125143751_add_image_url_to_posts.rb class AddImageUrlToPosts < ActiveRecord::Migration[6.1] def change add_column :posts, :image_url, :string end end
Then I updated the posts form to include the
image_url field. For the upload field I added the
<!-- app/views/posts/_form.html.erb --> <div class="field"> <%= form.label :image_url %><br /> <%= form.text_field :image_url, class: 'simple-file-upload' %> </div>
# app/controllers/posts_controller.rb class PostsController < ApplicationController # [..] private # Only allow a list of trusted parameters through. def post_params # I added image_url to the permitted params params.require(:post).permit(:title, :body, :image_url) end end
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