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How to use the new Media Manager/Media Manager Options

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How to Access

Once you have accessed Media Manager, you can set the options as follows:

  • Click the Options button to the upper right (see "Screenshot 1" below).
  • Adjust the values in the fields under Media as needed (see #1 in "Screenshot 2" below).
  • To set permissions for the Media Manager component, click the Permissions tab (see #2 in "Screenshot 2" below) and adjust the settings as needed.
  • When done, click Save & Close (see #3 in "Screenshot 2" below).

Description

  • You can configure Media Manager by changing the settings in Options. The options you can change are:
    • Legal Extensions (File Types) - Extensions (file types) you are allowed to upload (comma separated).
      • Default value: bmp,csv,doc,gif,ico,jpg,jpeg,odg,odp,ods,odt,pdf,png,ppt,txt,xcf,xls, BMP,CSV,DOC,GIF,ICO,JPG,JPEG,ODG,ODP,ODS,ODT,PDF,PNG,PPT,TXT,XCF,XLS
    • Maximum Size (in MB) - Use zero for no limit. Note: your server has a maximum limit.
      • Default value: 10
    • Path to Files Folder - Enter the path to the files folder relative to the root of your webspace. Warning! Changing to another path than the default 'images' may break your links. Note: Do not start the path with a slash!
      • Default value: images
    • Path to Images Folder - Enter the path to the images folder relative to the root of your webspace. This path has to be the same as path to files (default) or to a subfolder of the path to file folder. Note: Do not start the path with a slash!
      • Default value: images
    • Restrict Uploads - Restrict uploads for lower than manager users to images if Fileinfo or MIME Magic isn't installed.
      • Default value: Yes
    • Check MIME Types - Use MIME Magic or Fileinfo to attempt to verify files. Try disabling this if you get invalid mime type errors.
      • Default value: Yes
    • Legal Image Extensions (File Types) - Image extensions (file types) you are allowed to upload (comma separated). These are used to check for valid image headers.
      • Default value: bmp,gif,jpg,png
    • Ignored Extensions - Ignored file extensions for MIME type checking and restricted uploads.
      • Default value: (blank)
    • Legal MIME Types - A comma separated list of legal MIME types to upload.
      • Default value: image/jpeg,image/gif,image/png,image/bmp,application/msword, application/excel,application/pdf,application/powerpoint,text/plain,application/x-zip
    • Illegal MIME Types - A comma separated list of illegal MIME types to upload (blacklist).
      • Default value: text/html

Screenshots

  • Screenshot 1: Joomla! 4.x Media Manager - "Options" button
Joomla! 4.x Media Manager: "Options" button
  • Screenshot 2: Joomla! 4.x Media Manager - Options
Joomla! 4.x Media Manager - Options

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