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How to access

You can access the Media Manager through the Control Panel, or by going to Site > Media Manager.


The Media Manager is a very useful for uploading or deleting files in the <joomlaroot>/images/ directory on your web server. You can upload new files, delete existing ones, and create sub-directories. The Media Manager offers two views, thumbnails, and details view. The first will show a much smaller version of the original file (assuming that is an image), the second (details) will show the file name, dimensions, and file size. There is also a handy 'delete' button next to each file.




At the top right you will see the toolbar:


The functions are:

  • Delete. To delete one or more items, select them and click this button. The selected items will be deleted. Note: only empty items can be deleted.
  • Help. Opens this Help Screen.


Switching Views 
To alternate views between thumbnails and details simply select the view you want by clicking "Thumbnails" for the thumbnail view, and similarly, "Details" for the a details view.

Quick Tips

  • The Media Manager's upload capacity can be changed in the Global Configuration.
  • You can browse for a lot of files. Click on 'Start Upload' to upload all images displayed beneath it.
  • Click on 'Clear completed' to delete the completed files from the uploading list. The images will not be removed from your /images directory of course.

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