Site Editor: How To - Use the Media Tool
Images are not just an accessory on a website, they are a necessity. Every website must have some sort of compelling imagery, whether it be a logo or accompanying image to depict the purpose of your site. Images draw a site viewer in, and are usually the first thing a guest notices. We offer a simple, easy, one-stop upload and media management tool built right into AresBuilder.
If you’ve ever uploaded a photo to a social media site or attached a file to an email, you’ve already got the hang of how to upload media to your AresBuilder site via our Media tool, which can be found in the Site Editor Toolbar Tray.
To get started managing the Media on your site, first open up your site editor. Once there, select the Media option from the gray site editor menu at the top of the page.
Your media library will open and you should see a grid of your current Media files. If you are just starting out, you won’t see any files. To add a new media file (such as an image), click the “+Select Files” button.
This will open up a new computer explorer window that allows you to select folders within your own computer. Locate the folder or location of the image you wish to upload. For example, the file might be on your desktop or in a folder titled “Photos.” Once you’ve found the file, click on the name of it to select it for upload.
Hot Tip! Sometimes media files take a couple moments to upload and begin to show up in your media library. When your files are finished uploading, close out of your media library and re-open it to refresh it, and you should see your newly uploaded files.
If you need to delete a file you've previously uploaded, simply hover over the images you wish to delete, and click the red trash can icon.
When you are done adding new files, or managing existing media, click the "X" in the top right corner of this box or just click outside of it to go back to the main page editor. Your new media is now ready to be inserted on pages within your site using the Blocks tool.
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