Managing media in jContent

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Files are stored under the parent files folder, which is a different location from the pages and content that reference them. You can access and organize your files from the Media section in jContent.

Creating folders

You can create folders from the Media section in jContent.

To create new content or folders:

  1. In jContent, click Media in the left navigation pane.
  2. To create a new folder:
    1. Click the + New folder button. The following characters are not allowed in the content folder name: \/:*?"<>|.
      Note: You can also click the More options button 
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      beside an existing folder to open the context menu and create a sub-folder from there.
    2. Enter a folder name and click OK.

Uploading files

You can upload files from the Media section. For example, you can upload images, videos and documents.

To upload a file:

  1. In jContent, click Media in the navigation pane.
  2. Navigate to the folder that you want to upload a file to.
  3. Drag-and-drop the file from your computer to the folder content area. When you drop the file, the upload starts automatically. Alternatively you can click the Upload file(s) button navigate to the file on your computer and then upload the file in your browser.
  4. If you upload a file in a folder that already contains a file with the same name, then a file conflict occurs. To resolve the conflict, you can rename the file that you want to upload, overwrite the file on jContent, or cancel the upload.
    • To rename the file that you want to upload, click Rename and enter a new file name in the dialog.
    • To replace the version of the file on jContent, click Replace.
    • To cancel the file upload, click Don’t upload.

Modifying images

You can rotate, resize, and crop images in the Media section.

To edit an image:

  1. In jContent, click Media in the navigation pane.
  2. Navigate to the folder that contains the image you want to edit.
  3. Right-click the image and select Open in image editor. The image editor opens.
  4. Select the operation you want to perform:
    • Rotate
      Click the Rotate left or Rotate right icon the rotate the image.
    • Resize
      Type the desired width or height. By default, the width and height ratio is locked. To edit the width or height independently, click the ratio icon to unlock the width and height relationship.
    • Crop
      Use the crop tool in the preview to select the area of the image you want to crop. You can also adjust its size, by manually editing the width and height. The ratio can also be locked and unlocked.

Note that you cannot combine different operations before saving. Once you have started editing an image, you need to either Undo changes or Save your changes before performing another operation. When using the Save as option, a copy of the image is created, and this copy is automatically opened in the image editor.

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