The Files area is an interface with both your site’s webspace to manage Local items, and third–party web providers for Video, Photo and Cloud services.
The Local files area of the media manager controls files stored in the cmsfiles folder of your site. In this area you can perform file and folder management: uploading, renaming, moving, and deleting.
Folders are differentiated from files by having a small arrow to the right of their name. Clicking on a folder will show the contents of it. Clicking a file shows more information about it, and options specific to the type of file.
Multiple selections can be made by holding down shift while clicking, or by holding the meta key (Control on a PC, Apple on a Mac) while clicking.
Video, Photo and Cloud
These areas allow you to interface with and manipulate third party services, such as Youtube, Vimeo and Flickr. You can set up the services available to your users through Integrations in the Settings area.
The list of services is never complete, so if the service you want is not currently available, please vote for it, and if possible we will give you a timeframe for adding it.
Your users will not need to leave Edditt in order to add new files to a third part service, they can be uploaded using the upload facility. Files are first uploaded to Edditt, then queued for upload to the remote service; there can be a time lag before these items appear in the list retrieved from the remote service.
The system uses an HTML5 uploader with Flash fallback should the necessary support not be present in the browser. This allows us to send uploads directly to your site, instead of acting as an intermediary.
As a result, the root of your site needs to include a crossdomain.xml file so that Flash has permission to communicate with your website.
An appropriate crossdomain.xml looks like this:
<?xml version=”1.0”?> <!DOCTYPE cross-domain-policy SYSTEM “http://www.adobe.com/xml/dtds/cross-domain-policy.dtd”> <cross-domain-policy> <site-control permitted-cross-domain-policies=”all”/> </cross-domain-policy>
If the crossdomain.xml file is not present, then Flash will not allow uploads through the system.
Files can be uploaded through the system either by adding them to the upload queue, or, when using the HTML5 uploader, by dragging and dropping them onto the queue window.
When the user chooses to upload files, the upload information is sent to your website through the webservice, and as such is subject to the limitations and settings of your website hosting.
Multiple files are separated into individual requests processed in the order of the queue, therefore reducing the possibility of the upload size exceeding that allowed by your website hosting.