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jQuery File Upload by Sebastian Tschan integrated for Rails 3.1+ Asset Pipeline


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jQuery File Upload for Rails

jQuery-File-Plugin is a file upload plugin written by Sebastian Tschan. jQuery File Upload features multiple file selection, drag&drop support, progress bars and preview images for jQuery. Supports cross-domain, chunked and resumable file uploads and client-side image resizing.

jquery-fileupload-rails is a library that integrates jQuery File Upload for Rails 3.1 Asset Pipeline (Rails 3.2 supported).

Plugin versions

  • jQuery File Upload Plugin v9.12.5

Installing Gem

gem "jquery-fileupload-rails"

Using the javascripts

Require jquery-fileupload in your app/assets/application.js file.

//= require jquery-fileupload

The snippet above will add the following js files to the manifest file.

//= require jquery-fileupload/vendor/jquery.ui.widget
//= require jquery-fileupload/vendor/tmpl
//= require jquery-fileupload/vendor/load-image.all.min
//= require jquery-fileupload/vendor/canvas-to-blob
//= require jquery-fileupload/jquery.iframe-transport
//= require jquery-fileupload/jquery.fileupload
//= require jquery-fileupload/jquery.fileupload-process
//= require jquery-fileupload/jquery.fileupload-image
//= require jquery-fileupload/jquery.fileupload-audio
//= require jquery-fileupload/jquery.fileupload-video
//= require jquery-fileupload/jquery.fileupload-validate
//= require jquery-fileupload/jquery.fileupload-ui
//= require jquery-fileupload/locale
//= require jquery-fileupload/jquery.fileupload-angular
//= require jquery-fileupload/jquery.fileupload-jquery-ui
//= require jquery-fileupload/cors/jquery.postmessage-transport
//= require jquery-fileupload/cors/jquery.xdr-transport

If you only need the basic files, just add the code below to your application.js file. Basic setup guide

//= require jquery-fileupload/basic

The basic setup only includes the following files:

//= require jquery-fileupload/vendor/jquery.ui.widget
//= require jquery-fileupload/jquery.iframe-transport
//= require jquery-fileupload/jquery.fileupload

You can also require the following to get the js from the Basic-Plus, AngularJS and jQuery UI Examples:

//= require jquery-fileupload/basic-plus

//= require jquery-fileupload/angularjs

//= require jquery-fileupload/jquery-ui

Using the stylesheet

Require the stylesheet file to app/assets/stylesheets/application.css

*= require jquery.fileupload
*= require jquery.fileupload-ui

There are also noscript styles for Browsers with Javascript disabled, to use them create a noscript.css and add it to your precompile-list and layout inside a noscript tag:

*= require jquery.fileupload-noscript
*= require jquery.fileupload-ui-noscript

Using the middleware

The jquery.iframe-transport fallback transport has some special caveats regarding the response data type, http status, and character encodings. jquery-fileupload-rails includes a middleware that handles these inconsistencies seamlessly. If you decide to use it, create an initializer that adds the middleware to your application's middleware stack.

Rails.application.config.middleware.use JQuery::FileUpload::Rails::Middleware

Example apps

jquery-fileupload-rails-paperclip-example: jQuery File Upload in Rails 3.2 with Paperclip and Bootstrap

rails-resumable-jquery-fileupload: resumable (chunked) uploads with jQuery File Upload in Rails 4.2 using Paperclip

You can also check out Ryan Bate's RailsCast jQuery File Upload episode.


Thanks to Sebastian Tschan for writing an awesome file upload plugin.


Copyright (c) 2012 Tors Dalid

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