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Changes to the media management from May 2020!

From May 2020, the new media library replaces the Sector media browsers for images, files and videos, and Sector sites first launched after May 2020 will take advantage of the new, easy to use, and customisable interface. Not sure if that's you? Have a quick look at the WYSIWYG toolbar - three media buttons = old, one button = new! Find out what changed in Working with the new media library. 


We are updating our documentation library to be ready for the Sector 10 release in the second half of 2023! Find out more in our Sector 10 roadmap or head straight to our collection of Sector 10 - Changes and Updates.

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Having issues uploading an image, video, or document? Want to replace a file across the whole site? This guide provides some pointers.

Haven't uploaded media to your site before?

Get started by learning about Adding files using the media browser.

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I uploaded a file but other people can’t see it

If you’ve uploaded an image, video, or document and other users aren’t able to view it, the file might not be published.

To set a file as published, go to Content in the AdminUI toolbar, navigate to the 'Media' tab, and edit the file.


Screenshot of published checkbox for media file (with numbered highlight)

Screenshot - Published checkbox for a media file

Check the 'Published' checkbox ( 1 ) above 'Revision information', then save the file - it should now be viewable by public users.

I want to replace a file across the whole site

If there is a file that you want to replace in multiple places, you don’t have to change each one individually.

Go to Content in the AdminUI toolbar, navigate to the 'Media' tab, and edit the file.


Screenshots of editing a media file (with numbered highlights)

Screenshot - Removing an existing file and uploading a new one to replace it

Remove the existing file ( 1 ), then upload a new file by selecting 'Choose File' ( 2 ).

When you save the file, any place where the previous file was used will now use the new file.


Having issues adding media in the WYSIWYG editor?  You can find more help in our troubleshooting guide I’m having issues formatting in the WYSIWYG editor.


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