Assets are pieces of content that you, as a Mautic user, want to make available for your contacts to access. Beyond that, you want to track and report on who is viewing or downloading your assets. Even further still, you may want to personalize the contact’s journey based on what assets he or she has interacted with. You may also do lead scoring based on interaction with assets.
To access the asset manager, open the Components section on the left side panel and click assets. If you’ve already added assets, you’ll see the list here. To add a new asset, click the +New button in the top right corner.
To upload a file, either drag and drop it into the box or click inside the box to browse for a file on your machine. The alias will be automatically generated from the title, but you’re able to enter your own alias if you’d like. The alias will be the slug on the download URL once you’ve uploaded the asset. You may also want to add a description so that other users can get a glimpse of what the asset is for. Depending on the file type, you may be able to see a preview of the asset.
Instead of browsing your computer for a file, you have two remote storage options. Either paste in a link from a cloud storage provider or browse your Openstack, Rackspace, or Amazon S3 for the file.
When you’re adding an asset either from local or remote storage, you’ll see options on the right side much like other items in Mautic.
Category: You can organize your assets based on their goals, campaigns, etc. Learn more about categories in our Global Categories help center topic.
Language: Displays which language your asset is available for. You may use this information in reporting on assets by language.
Publish options: The Yes/No toggle is the fastest way to publish or unpublish an asset. If it’s unpublished, it won’t be available for download or viewing, or sent as an attachment on an email. Set the beginning and/or end dates & times for the period you’d like the asset to be available in these boxes.
Block search engines from indexing this file (local only): To prevent search engines like Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc. from being able to find and display the file in search results for related topics, change this to yes.
Accepted file types
Mautic accepts the following file extensions: .csv, .doc, .docx, .epub, .gif, .ics, .jpg, .jpeg, .mpg, .mpeg, .mp3, .odt, .odp, .ods, .pdf, .png, .ppt, .pptx, .tif, .tiff, .txt, .xls, .xlsx, .wav.
Making Assets Available
Once you’ve uploaded an asset, you’ll want to make it available for your contacts to access it. Using the Download URL from the asset page in Mautic, you’ll be able to track which contacts are downloading or viewing the assets. Simply copy the link and paste it on your website, on a landing page, or as a link in an email. In a Mautic email or landing page, you can append “?stream=1” to the end of the URL to open the asset in a new tab. Whether the asset immediately downloads or opens in a new tab from a web page depends on the contact’s browser settings.
To gate an asset, you may have a form submit action to download an asset. To go even further and ensure that contacts are providing you with valid email addresses for high-value assets, you can attach the asset to an email and use the “send email” form submit action rather than instantly downloading the asset. To block certain email domains from accessing your content through forms, follow these instructions.