Knowledge Base: Design - Site Editor: Upload, Download, And Link To Movies, Music, etc.
The “media” directory is present in every default installation of Site Editor. It is
where you -
and your users - should upload files that you then use in your site – such as
images or movies you intend to show in your pages, downloadable documents to
which you wish to provide links, etc.
You use the “Media” section of your Admin to manage the contents of the “media”
directory of your Site Editor site.
Through the Media section, you can upload files, create sub-directories - to help
keep the “media” directory more organised and manageable - as well as rename
and delete these files and sub-directories.
The “Browse Media” section provides you with an interface to the files and sub-
directories of the “media” directory of you Site Editor site. Normally, you can
rename, and delete files and sub-directories directly from your Admin->Media
section of Site Editor – no other program is needed.
Refreshing The View
Some Administrators, however, prefer to use other sofware – such as their own
favourite ftp client. If you have just upload items into the “media” directory, or its
sub-directories, using a software other than Site Editor, then the list you see
Media” may not be up-to-date, and may not reflect the true content of the directory.
To force Site Editor to 'refresh' the view, and read again the full contents of the
directory, you can click the “Reload” button.
Navigating The Media Directory
In the “Browse Media” list, you may see files, as well as sub-directories. The
current directory being displayed appears in the title bar of the list. The title bar of
the Browse Media list shows we are browsing the media directory itself
Click on a file's name to open it with your browser. Click on a directory's name – or
on the 'folder' icon next to it – to display it in the “Browse Media” list.
Once inside a folder/sub-directory, click on the “Up” icon to get out of it.
Renaming Files and Sub-Directories
You can rename any file or folder/sub-directory, by clicking its “rename” button.
Normally, Site Editor will not allow you to use a name that is already in use by a
in the same directory. If you tick “Overwrite existing File/Folder”, however, Site
delete the other file/folder, and then rename yours – yours will replace the existing
You can then enter the file/folder's new name – and file extension.
Deleting Files and Sub-Directories
You can delete any file or folder/sub-directory, by clicking its “delete” icon.
Note: Deletion is permanent and irreversible!
Target Folder Menu: Select from this drop-down menu the directory/folder in which
you wish to create a sub-directory/folder.
Title: Enter here the name/title of the sub-directory you wish to create.
Create Folder Button: Once you've selected a 'target folder' from the drop-down
menu, and entered a name in the “Title” field, click this button to create the new
Your “media” folder can be setup as a shared workgroup directory, for a small
workgroup – where each user has their own private space.
To find out more, consult this reference guide on Settings->General Settings-
Target Folder: Select from this drop-down menu the directory/folder to which you
wish to upload your file(s).
Overwrite existing Files Checkbox: When selected, if there is an existing file in the
target directory that has the same name as a file you are uploading, then the
existing file will be deleted, and the new file will take its place.
If this is not selected, and a file to be uploaded has the same name as an existing
file, then the upload will not happen – you will first need to rename the file you
wish to upload, so that it does not conflict with the name of any existing file.
Browse... Button: Click any of the 10 “Browse...” buttons to browse your computer,
and select a file to upload. Up to 10 files can be uploaded at once.
Upload File(s) Button: Once you've selected the 'target folder', browsed and
selected files in your computer to upload, and chosen whether they should
overwrite existing files or not, then click the “Upload File(s)” button to actually
upload the files.