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Upload and Embed Multiple Files

Smartspace now provides an easy way to upload files which can also be embedded selectively into an article or post. This could be especially useful for image heavy blogs and linked pdf documents.

This tool is under a Beta release, Please report any problems to Smartspace support immediately. Bugs will be attended to as a priority.

General Information

Uploaded File Types

Currently the tool supports the following file mime-types:

  1. Images:
    • .png
    • .gif
    • .jpg
    • .jpeg
    • .ico (limited use for favicon.ico - loaded directly into website root directory)
  2. Text Files:
    • .pdf

Accessing the Upload Embed Tool

This tool can be found in the main article editing page in the Upload and Embed Files line, Click anywhere on that line to access the tool

  • Click the icon (Select Files) to start finding files on your computer
    • Your computer's file browser will open
    • You can select mulitple files out of a single directory
    • You can mix image files and text files
    • The files you select will be listed in the panel with some options when uploading
  • Click the icon (Start Upload) to upload the selected files
    • Prior to clicking the Start Upload icon, you should put in an Alt Tag name for any image files
    • If you want to save the files to the database for later use as attached images, tick the DBase box
    • You must also select an album where the image will be stored
    • If it is saved into the database, three additional (smaller) images will also be saved into the system for future use
    • if you wish to view the status of the upload, click on the View Log [+] sign
    • Once uploaded, each successful uploaded image will have a green background
  • Click the icon (Add/Embed) to embed the selected files
    • When files are uploaded, the Embed box will appear and will normally be preselected
    • You can select/deselect as required
    • When the Add/Embed icon is clicked, all selected files will be embedded into the article
    • Image files will appear full size as images
    • Text files will appear as a link (you can edit the text of the link if required)
    • If you want the link to be a redirect, without the link wrapper, right click on the link text and select Remove Link
    • Each item in the list will be wrapped in tags as a separate paragraph line
    • If the cursor is not present in the article, the items will be embedded at the start of the article
    • Otherwise, ensure the cursor is placed at the point of insertion
    • If the cursor is in the middle of a line, it will break the line into two and insert the selected files
  • Click the icon (Clear All) to clear the list and the Upload Log
    • When you click the Clear All icon, the list and the Upload Log is completely cleared
    • The Upload Icons are reset
    • You can upload and process further files as required
    • No files are deleted from the server
    • All embedded files remain in the article

Resizing Prior to Uploading

At present, it is possible to have larger images resized prior to uploading, possibly saving time on uploading larger images then resizing once uploaded.

The default resize settings are set in each content category. Click on the Edit This Category link in the relevant category.

The default resize settings are 2000px x 2000px which would normally be a lot bigger than would normally be used on a web page.

Please note that the quality of the uploaded image is likely to be slightly poorer than if you resized the image yourself in an image editing program, then uploaded full size.

We are happy to get feedback on this issue, although at present, this tool does have its limitations.

If you set either size at 0 (zero) then it will default to 2000px

More info coming soon...

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