How do I use the Media screen?

Th Media screen is the home for all of your images and videos, and it can look a little different depending on the task you are undertaking. For example if you access the  Media screen from the menu you will see a detailed list of your uploaded media, with options to edit or delete existing uploads, and options to upload new media.

However, if you are setting the image for a Page (for example) you will automatically be directed to the  Media screen and will be presented with your uploaded images in a gallery format. When you tap or click an image it will automatically be set on the Page and you will be redirected back to the  Pages screen. You could also upload a new image or select one of our stock images, but you would not be able to edit or delete images in this view.

Take a look at the section below to learn how to upload, edit, delete and set media items.

How do I upload a new image or video?

To upload a new image or video, do the following:-

  1. First, unless you have already been directed to the  Media screen, tap or click  Media from the menu;
  2. Then tap or click the Upload a new image tab;
  3. Now complete the displayed fields:-
    • Title/ alt description - Enter a detailed description of the media item you are uploading. Try to keep this between 10 and 25 characters long. This is used by search engines (such as Google), as well as screen readers and will show in place of the media item if the visitors device is unable to show the media itself.
    • Show in home page gallery - Choose if this media item is to be shown in the home page Gallery section.
    • Media tag - This is optional, but including it will allow you to group similar images together. You can then select this Media tag on one of your Pages, where all media with the same tag will show in the Pages Gallery section. You can only enter 1 tag here. If you have used tags on other media items that you have created, they will be displayed below. Simply tap or click one of them to add it as a tag for this media item too. Tags are not to be confused with hashtags that are used on social platforms, or marketing campaign tags, like the ones in Google Tag Manager.
    • Image compression (will not run on videos) - Select if the image you are uploading should be compressed. Compression can dramatically decrease the images file size, without affecting the visible quality, which will help your website load faster for visitors. Generally, to improve your on page SEO you will want to leave this set to Yes.
    • File to upload (only '.jpg', '.jpeg', '.png', '.bmp', '.gif', '.webp' & '.mp4' file types are accepted) - Select the media item from your device that is to be uploaded. We only accept certain file types, which are currently JPG, JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF, and WEBP for images, and MP4 for videos.
  4. Finally, tap or click Upload File.

Note

If you were directed to the  Media (i.e. when setting a Featured image for a Page) once your image is uploaded it will be automatically set, and you will be redirected to the screen you were previously on before being directed to the  Media.

Note

Uploaded image are automatically converted to 3 different sizes (desktop, tablet, and mobile) and are also converted to the popular and Google preferred WEBP file format for each size. This dramatically improves on page SEO by offering smaller image files for the device being used by your visitors. This is an automated process and managed by templates automatically, so there no manual configurations needed.

How do I set/ use an uploaded image or video

To use an image or video that you have uploaded, do the following:-

  1. When you are directed to the  Media screen (i.e. when setting a Featured image on a Page) on the Your images tab scroll through the displayed media items.
  2. When you find the uploaded item that you want to use, simply tap or click it for it to be automatically set. You will then automatically be redirected to the page you were on before being directed to the  Media screen.

How do I edit an uploaded image or video?

To edit an uploaded image or video, do the following:-

  1. First tap or click  Media from the menu;
  2. Then, tap or click the image or video you want to edit;
  3. Now update the displayed fields as needed:-
    • Title/ alt description - Enter a detailed description of the media item you are uploading. Try to keep this between 10 and 25 characters long. This is used by search engines (such as Google), as well as screen readers and will show in place of the media item if the visitors device is unable to show the media itself.
    • Show in home page gallery - Choose if this media item is to be shown in the home page Gallery section.
    • Media tag - This is optional, but including it will allow you to group similar images together. You can then select this Media tag on one of your Pages, where all media with the same tag will show in the Pages Gallery section. You can only enter 1 tag here. If you have used tags on other media items that you have created, they will be displayed below. Simply tap or click one of them to add it as a tag for this media item too. Tags are not to be confused with hashtags that are used on social platforms, or marketing campaign tags, like the ones in Google Tag Manager.
    • Use this media item when 'no media' is available - This option will ensure that this media item is used on your website if an image or video has not been selected for a page or website section, and will also be used if a media item cannot be found. For example if you have not set or have deleted a Pages Featured image this media item will be displayed in its place. You can only set this on one media item, so setting Yes here will make this the default 'no' media' item. Its best to set this on a general 'one case fits all' image, rather than a video.
  4. Finally, tap or click Save Changes.

How do I delete an uploaded image or video?

To delete an uploaded image or video, do the following:-

  1. First tap or click  Media from the menu;
  2. Then tap or click the media item you want to delete;
  3. Now tap or click Delete and then tap or click Ok on the popup notice.

How do I access and use stock images and videos?

To use a stock image or video, do the following:-

  1. When you are directed to the  Media screen (i.e. when setting a Featured image on a Page) tap or click Our stock images tab;
  2. Then use the Filter images by category - Use the dropdown box to select the category that best fits your use case. dropdown box to select the image category that best fits your use case;
  3. Finally, scroll through the displayed media items. When you find one that you want to use, simply tap or click it for it to be automatically set. You will then automatically be redirected to the page you were on before being directed to the  Media screen.