Files and Images

The files and images are part of the page, at least they are organized as such. When you upload a file or an image, you are uploading it to the page. The image is also a file and being treated like one. But image is also special because it can be display as part of the page, while other type of files has not visual effects on the page and mostly for the purpose of being downloaded.

To Upload A File

Recipe: In the Tool Box, on the Page line, click on "FileDir" to bring up the Files page. On the Files tool bar, click on "Add" all the way on the right. You will be prompted for file name and description. Enter the information, use "Browse" button if need to. Click on "Upload" button. The file will be listed on the file page.

Explain: Every file uploaded has a file ID. In general, you can put a link for the file on a web page. For example, you upload a pdf file. The file ID listed for this file is 123. You can then use the link /disp/file/123.pdf to refer to the file. When your viewer clicks on this link, the pdf file will either be brought up for display or the viewer is prompted for downloading the file.

It wouldn't make any different if this file happens to be an image file, e.g., gif, png, jpg, etc. But image files can also be uploaded in a different way specially for images. See below.

To Add A Image to Page

Recipe: In the Tool Box, on the Image line, click on "Add". You will be in New Image page and prompted for image information. Enter the information and click "Upload". The image will be shown on the page. The image file itself also shows up in the file list. Click "FileDir" on Page line to see the list.

Explain: There are two ways of putting a new image to the page. One is to use the existing image file from the file list. All you need to do is to check the "Use Loaded File" option and enter the file ID for the image. You can find out what the ID is from the file list. The other way is to load it directly from your computer. In this case you will just put down the file path or click "Browse" to search for it.

The description is for display on the page as well as on the file list.

The image is uploaded as is, but it will be processed when being put on to the page. The layout of the page calls for only certain size of the image and therefore the image is processed before display as part of the page. You can rotate the image in any degree you want.

When displayed on the page, the image can be configured to have a link to the slide show. When this is done and the user clicks on the image, the slide show page will come up and you are looking at the image as part of the large collection of images for the page. You can also configure to have the hyperlink point a specific URL, or not have any hyperlink at all. There is also an option of not having the image shown on the page at all. You want to do this when the image is not for the page but for something else, such as the logo of the web site, etc.

When the image is displayed as part of the page, there will be a image tool bar on the bottom of the image. You can then click on the links to "Edit", "Move" or "Remove" the image.

To Get A List of Images on the Page

Recipe: In the Tool Box, on the Image line, click on "ImageDir" will bring you the image list. You can make changes to the configuration of the image, such as the description, the rotation, etc.

Explain: This list is different from the file list. It contains the special handling for image displayed as part of the page; file list does not have this kind of concerns.

Move an Image to Another Page

Recipe: In the Image Tool Bar below the image, click on "Move" and then select a page from a list of pages.

Explain: This seems to be straight-forward enough.

Remove an Image From the Page

Recipe: In the Image Tool Bar below the image, click on "Remove" and the image will be moved to "Trash".

Explain: You can always recover the image and the configuration back to the page from which it was removed.

Manage the Trash

Recipe: In the Tool Box, on the Image line, click on "Trash" and the trash manager page will show up. You can then choose to recover the image and permanently delete it from the site.

Explain:The image is in the Trash because you removed it. You should always permanently delete the image from Trash when you are sure you don't need it anymore.


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