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How to use the media manager in Joomla

The purpose of this tutorial is to show you how to use the Media Manager in Joomla. The Media Manager is just like a file manager except is shows only media files in your image directory.

We will assume that you are logged into your administrative panel of your Joomla site.

  • Click on Site in the top menu and select Media Manager from the drop down menu to open the Media Manager window.
  • To create a new folder and upload an image, begin by finding the path for your media file. Below the word files you will see a box with the line (/home/kj/public_html/joomla/images) or something similiar depending on what your media file path is.
  • At the end of this line you will find a / (forward slash) and a new box. In this empty box, enter a new name for your folder.
  • Now click the Create Folder button then click on the folder you just created to open it.
  • Scroll down and click on the Browse button then select your media file and click open. This will take you back to the media screen.
  • Now click Start Upload button. You can now see the path for the uploaded file in the box below files (note that larger files may take several minutes to finish uploading).
  • To delete a file, click on the red x under the file.
  • To change the way items are viewed, go to the main directory and click Media. Now select Detail View and scroll down. Instead of thumbnails, files are now shown with their dimensions and size.

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