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Media management

Introduction to the media file management

Documentation
All user roles

The media file manager adds advanced file and media management to your site. But what does that mean for the way you manage files, images, and rich media on your site? 

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Roadmap for media in Sector D8

Media is incredibly important to Sector. It is a core part of Sector D7 - maybe even the heart and soul of it. 

Sector Media file types and configuration (Sector D8)

Documentation
Drupal Sitebuilder

Sector Media aims to minimise the number of Media contribution modules and to rely on Drupal core Media features as far as this is possible based on the progress of the Drupal Media in core initiative. 

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Sector Media - video file type (Sector D8)

Documentation
Drupal Sitebuilder

Sector Media allows you to embed externally hosted videos into body content. 

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Adding media files in the WYSIWYG editor

Editor guides
Content Editor Content Administrator

You can add images, documents, and videos to your content directly from the WYSIWYG editor. The media browser allows you to select a file that has already been uploaded to your site, or you can upload a new one.

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I'm having issues with an uploaded media file

Troubleshooting
Content Editor Content Administrator

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

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I’m having issues formatting in the WYSIWYG editor

Troubleshooting
Content Editor Content Administrator
Struggling with formatting your body content in the WYSIWYG text editor? These tips might be able to help you out.
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Public vs. private file systems

Documentation
Site Administrators (UID1)

The file field upload destination in Sector is set to the public file system. This is good enough for most (but not all) sites.

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Adding banner and teaser images

Documentation
Content Editor Content Administrator

Banner or teaser images can be displayed in a number of places, and are available for pages, portfolio pages, contacts, and promotions.

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Adding files using the media browser

Documentation
Content Editor Content Administrator

The media browser is used for selecting and uploading images, videos, and documents to use in your content. It can be accessed via the WYSIWYG editor, and in fields used for selecting files (like teaser images).

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Goodbye media browser - welcome media library

With the Drupal 8.8 release, one of the last Sector media roadmap milestones is met - the new stable media library in core! 

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Working with the new media library

Editor guides
Content Editor Content Administrator

From May 2020, the new media library replaces the Sector media browsers for images, files and videos with one robust, easy to use, and customisable interface. 

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Improvements to the media management in June 2020

Documentation
All user roles
From June 2020, it will be much easier to keep track of your media assets in the media management! A media usage count along with improved error messages makes it easier for editors and sitebuilders to keep track of files.
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Our Sector 9 Roadmap is out!

With the release for Drupal 9 coming closer, we have now published our Sector 9 Roadmap.

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