Posted by Chris M. on 10 July 2013 07:02 AM
In addition to uploading or embedding media into a blog post, you can also upload media files without creating a post. This allows you to upload files to use later with posts and pages, to simply save media files in a central location, and to get a web address for a particular file that you can link to from elsewhere on the Web.
Uploading media from your local computer into the Media Library is quite simple. Go to uploaders”, Flash and Browser, are provided. If the Flash uploader doesn’t work or you are on a slow connection, then click the “Browser Uploader” link to use the Broswer uploader.→ in the main menu. The screen will appear relatively empty, since it basically just contains a button to launch the media uploader. Two “
Your first prompt will be to choose files to upload. Select an individual file from the Select Files window, then click the Open button. A “Crunching…” message will display, and when the uploading is complete, the image and its related fields will be displayed. At that point you may edit and save the information about that file.
Uploading multiple files at once: After clicking the Select Files button, in the Select Files window, multiple files can be selected by holding down the Ctrl key and clicking on each file. After all the files are seleted, click on the Open button and all of those files will be uploaded.
Once the file(s) is uploaded, a Show or Hide button is displayed to the right of the Media. Clicking on Show will expand the Media and allow you to edit the Media information, and clicking on Hide will collapse the Media into a summary format.
If you click to Edit a media file, you will be able to edit the following fields:
Click the Browse button, find and click the file to upload from the File Upload window, then click the Open button. The file name will be placed in the text box to the left of the Browse button. Once a file name is displayed in the text box to the left of the Browse button, click the Upload button to upload that file.
All the files you’ve uploaded are listed in the, with the most recent uploads listed first. In addition to text filters to display files by type (audio, images, etc.) there is a filter to display Unattached files. This filter will display a list of files you have uploaded directly into the library without creating a post.
A table lists all of your media files in rows, and contains the following columns:
Hovering the mouse cursor over a row reveals the action links under the Name column, in that row. Clicking on a Media name will also initiate the Edit Action. The available Actions are: