Working with Media Types

    The following default Media Types are available:

    • Article - Used for uploading and storing documents.
    • Audio - used for uploading and storing digital audio files.
    • File - used for uploading and storing different types of files in the Media section.
    • Folder - a container for organizing media items in the media tree.
    • Image - used for uploading and storing images.
    • Vector Graphics (SVG) - used for uploading and storing Scalable Vector Graphics files which are text files containing source code to draw the desired image.
    • Video - used for uploading and storing video files.

    Uploading a Media Item

    In the Media Library, there are multiple ways to upload media items. The two most commonly used ones are:

    1. Use the Create button to create a new media item and then upload directly from your machine.

    2. The Upload field is available in every folder in the Media section, where you can drag and drop files or choose files to the desired location.

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    We recommend using folders to organize your media items if you are going to add a lot of media to your website.

    Deleting a Media Item

    If you wish to tidy up the Media section of your site, you can delete existing media items. Once you have deleted a media item, it is sent to the Recycle Bin. If you change your mind, you can restore the deleted media item from the Recycle Bin.

    To delete a Media Item:

    1. Select the media item you want to delete.

    2. Right-click the media item and select Delete.

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    3. Click OK.

    4. Click OK to dismiss the confirmation message.

    Restoring a Media Item from the Recycle Bin

    The Recycle Bin is a separate tree structure within the Media section. Clicking on the arrow next to the Recycle Bin will display its contents.

    Recycle Bin

    To restore a Media Item:

    1. Click ••• next to the Media Item or right-click the Media Item you want to restore.

    2. Select Restore.

      Restore Folder

    3. Click Restore.

    Moving an Image or File

    To move Media Items within the Media section:

    1. Select the Media Item you want to move.

    2. Right-click the Media Item and click Move.

      Move media items

    3. Choose the location where you want to move the Media Item to in the tree structure.

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    4. Click Move.

    5. Click OK to dismiss the confirmation message.


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