All media files, such as images, video, audio and documents, that you’ve ever uploaded to posts or pages are listed in your media library.
This is where you can manage all existing media files or upload new files (Media > Add New) directly to your blog without having to start a new post or page.
Your Storage ‘Space Used’ is displayed on your Dashboard is based on all the files ever stored in your media library.
Storage space allowance on Edublogs blogs is:
- 32 MB free Edublogs blogs
- 500 MB upgraded student blogs (student blog with extra features enabled on it by a Pro blog)
- 10 GB Edublogs Pro blogs
If you plan to upload numerous audio, video or large files to your blog you will need to increase your storage ‘space allowed’ by becoming an Edublogs Pro.
- Deleting posts or pages doesn’t reduce your storage space used!
- To free up storage space you need to delete files not associated with posts and pages directly from your media library (Media > Library) and then contact Edublogs support to reset your storage space.
About Your Media Library
By default your media library displays all file types. You can choose to view images only, audio only or video only by clicking on the appropriate link.
Alternatively you can filter media types by date or search media files using specific keywords.
Media Library Video Tutorial
Watch the video below to learn how to upload files directly to your media library
Editing an Image
Hovering your mouse over a file name brings up the Edit, Delete, and View action links below the title.
If you click Edit, the Edit Media page loads, allowing you to change the default Title, Caption, and Description.
It also shows the file URL location.
After making any changes remember to click the Update Media button.
The following image settings can be changed:
- Title - Image title to be displayed when the image attachment page is viewed or when the image is viewed as part of an image gallery.
- Alternative text – displayed when images don’t load.
- Caption – displayed when a caption is added.
- Description – information you want displayed when an image is viewed on it’s attachment page.
The following image settings can’t be changed:
- File name – name of your file. If you want this changed you need to rename the file on your computer before uploading.
- File type – Automatically displayed based on the file type you uploaded.
- Upload date – date the image was uploaded.
- Dimensions – width and height of the original image.
Clicking the action link Delete Permanently removes that file from your blog and deletes it. Be careful! Once deleted you can’t undelete a file.
If the file you delete was in a post or page, it will no longer be available for your readers.
For example, if you delete an image that is being used in a post then the image will no longer display in the post.
When you click on View under an image in your Media library it takes you to your image attachment page – this is a post on your blog.
Here’s an example of an attachment page.
By clicking Add New on the Media menu you can upload image, audio, video and other files to your Media Library without having to start a new post or page.
This is handy for uploading files that you want link to using text widget or links widget in your sidebar.
This method can be used to upload any file provided:
- It is an allowed file format Allowed file formats on Edublogs Include: jpg jpeg png gif doc pdf mp3 ppt wmv mp4 xls ins isf te xbk notebook m4a ist kmz kes mov flp avi swf wxr xml wav fjsw docx pptx xlsx xml m4v max kmz zip
- The file is not larger than 32 MB.
- You have adequate blog storage space available. Your storage space allowance is displayed on your My Blogs module in your dashboard.
It’s as simple as:
1. Click on Media > Add New.
2. On the Upload Media page click on the Select Files to choose a file from your computer to upload.
You can drag and drop files from your computer into the Drop files here if you are using a web browser that supports HTML 5 (such as the latest version of Chrome, FireFox or Safari).
3. Locate the file(s) on your hard drive
4. Click Open to start uploading the file
5. While your file(s) are uploading you will see a progress bar.
6. When a file has finished uploading, you will see a Show link on the right.
7. Clicking on the Show link will allow you to edit the Title, Caption, and Description for a file
8. You can also copy the File URL location. This is what you use to link to the file in Text widgets, links (via Links > Add New) and posts (or pages).
9. Once you’ve completed all edits click Save all changes.