Resources offers the opportunity to upload files directly from your computer, easily drag and drop for speedy efficiency, import from Dropbox or Google Drive, and even migrate existing files from File Manager and Multimedia Manager before you Edit your resource using our Resources Quick Panel.
This article walks through all of the ways you can add and upload media into the Resources module. If you are new to Resources, step back into our main Resources Overview article for a bigger picture understanding of how it all works.
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Public Resource button
To start the process of adding a resource, first select the folder in which you'd like your media to live, then click the green Public Resource button that will appear in the top right corner once you've selected your Resources folder.
Alternative upload methods
To upload a resource that is saved on your computer, either click the Browse button or simply drag and drop the file(s) into the upload area. If you have multiple files, a bulk upload will automatically begin.
Step 1: Navigate to the folder where you want to put the resource(s).
Step 2: Browse for or drag one or more files from your computer into the upload box.
Step 3: If dragging, release the files when the Drop files to upload message appears in red, and the upload process will begin. When the upload is complete, you can edit the settings for the file(s).
Paste the URL of a file from a website to import it into Resources.
To upload a webcam photo, make sure that your browser is set to allow camera access. Then, position yourself or your subject in front of the camera and click Capture. The image will be automatically uploaded.
Connect your account for each of these file services to access photos. Select the files you want to add to Resources and click Upload.
After July 1, 2023, the upload widget no longer supports Instagram or Facebook as third-party upload sources. If those sources are requested, they will no longer work.
From either the Add Resource screen or the Upload Resource dropdown, click the gray File Manager button to open File Manager. Navigate to the file you want to add to Resources, and select the file name to import it.
Alternatively, import all of the files from a folder in bulk by navigating to that folder and clicking on the import to resource manager link at the top-right of the File Manager window.
Resources that have already been migrated appear with a green checkmark. Instead of adding it again, search for the existing version in the All Resources screen in Resources, and add it to the gallery from there.
From either the Add Resource screen or the Upload Resource dropdown, click the gray Media Manager button to browse for a playlist. Find the playlist that you want to upload, and click to highlight it. Click Import, and the files in the playlist will be migrated as a bulk upload.
Resources Quick Panel
Once you upload a resource, you can edit its properties before saving. For a single file, you can change any of the following options in the Resources Quick Actions panel:When working in Resources, click on a media file to open the Quick Actions Panel and find the following actions:
Customize your media in the quick panel: Part 1
- Add to Gallery: add file to an existing gallery.
- Move to folder: move file to an existing folder.
- Delete resource: moves file to Deleted Resources for 30 days before deleted permanently.
- Replace resource: replaces the files in all instances where it is displayed on the site.
- Edit image: only basic cropping available; use image ratios.
- Where used: see where a file is used and located throughout the site.
Customize your media in the quick panel: Part 2
7. Title: can be displayed on the website, separately from the file name.
8. Name: can be changed to help with organization. The name must be comprised of numbers and letters, with no spaces or symbols. (Hyphens and underscores are OK.)
It's necessary for the file name to be unique. If you try to give a file the same name as another resource in that folder, Resources will force the new file’s name to be unique by adding a number to the end of it.
Briefly describe what’s going on in the picture and include the original file size, e.g. kids-studying-500x700.
9. Description: can be displayed in Composer as the caption (in some cases you can override it with a custom caption in the Composer element) to appear on certain areas of your site, depending on your design and your Site Instructions.
10. Alt Text: a written description of the file for screen readers and other assistive technology, and it is required on images by current ADA standards. Alt text for a file can be a maximum of 125 characters. Adding alt text to a resource in Resources Manager means that you don't have to worry about adding alt text every time you add an image to a page! The alt text that you set in Resources will follow the image anywhere it’s used.
Read more in our article, "Add alt text to images."
11. Tags: a tagging system helps you stay organized for internal purposes. Add to uploaded resources to easily find them again using the Resources filter tool. Tags are only used in Resources and are not displayed in Composer.
12. Download Resource: download a copy of a media file from Resources to use elsewhere.
13. Link to Resource: grab a direct link to a particular resource. This can; however, have unintended side effects. It is recommended instead to:
- link to a page with a Resource
- use the "Site File" links in the content editor
- use Resource Elements to link to a Resource on a page
After you upload or migrate a resource in any of the above ways, an edit screen will appear. If you are importing more than one resource at once, the bulk edit screen will appear.
Some of these features - such as My Files, File Manager, or Media Manager uploads - have the option to upload multiple files at once. Once a bulk upload is completed, a window will appear that gives you the opportunity to collectively edit several options for the resources you uploaded.
You can add a custom name to the group, and the file name will be changed to the name you provide with a number value for each file.
You can also add tags and choose a gallery to add the files to.
Applying a tag to a large bulk upload will make it much easier to find those resources again later.