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2.8.1 User Guide

File Manager

Control Panel Location: Content ‣ Files ‣ File Manager

On the main File Manager page you can view all of your previously uploaded files. Files can be searched by keyword as well as filtered by upload location, category, type and date. You can also select multiple files using the checkboxes on the right, and then download the files or delete them using the dropdown menu at the bottom of the page.

Main File View

File Manager Upload Directory

The Main File View shows the following columns:

  • #: The ID number for the file.
  • Title: The title of the file.
  • File Name: The file name in the file system. If the file is an image, clicking this will bring up an overlay showing the image.
  • Kind: The kind of the file, for example, image/png, application/pdf, or text/html.
  • Upload Directory: The name of the upload directory where the file resides.
  • Date: The date the file was uploaded.
  • Actions: Three actions you can perform on the file: download, edit metadata, and image manipulation (crop, rotate or resize).
  • Delete: Deletes the file.

File Manager Quick Look

Clicking on an image’s File Name will bring up an overlay showing you the image.

Uploading Files

Files can be uploaded from the File Manager to any of the directories available to you. Start by clicking the Upload button.

File Manager File Upload

Then, select the upload directory where you want the file to go and then select your file and click Upload File.

File Manager File Upload Success

After the file is uploaded, you’ll be shown a summary of the file, including a thumbnail and some file details. Note that the filename is automatically sanitized to remove spaces and other disallowed characters and the file renamed if necessary.

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If you close the dialog by either clicking the close button in the top right corner or by clicking Browse Files on the bottom, you’ll be shown the file table again, with the most recent file on the top.

File Actions

Download File

Download File Icon Clicking this icon will download the file.

Edit File

Edit File Icon Clicking this icon will allow you to edit the file’s metadata.

Edit Image

Edit Image Icon If the file is an image, clicking this icon will allow you to rotate, crop or resize the image.

Delete File

Delete File Icon Clicking this icon will delete the file.

Batch File Actions

Download Selected Files

Files selected from a directory on in the main view can be batch downloaded using this option. The files will be offered as a downloadable zip file.

Delete Selected Files

Files selected from a directory on in the main view can be batch deleted using this option.

User Contributed Notes

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