Website Media Guide

Images

If you are adding an image to a website section or by using the media button in a WYSIWYG toolbar, you can only use one of the allowed file types: PNG, GIF, JPG, or JPEG. The image must also be under the 12 MB limit.
 

Adding Images to Website Sections

To add an image to a section of your website, navigate to a section with an image upload option and then click the 'add image' button.

When you do so, you will get a popup window giving you the option to choose any image in your website. After choosing your image, scroll down to the bottom of the media browser and click 'insert selected'.

 

If you would like to upload an image, click the Choose Files button and follow the directions to upload an image from your desktop.

 

Adding Images using a WYSIWYG Toolbar

Click on the Media icon and then choose the 'Image' tab.

Use the 'choose file' button to choose an image from your computer to upload it to the site. Add alternative text and then click the 'save and insert' button.

If you would like to use an existing image in your site, scroll down and choose an image. Click the 'insert selected' button.

Once the image is in your WYSIWYG content area, click on the image to open up an image options toolbar. Here, you will have options to add a caption, link the image, edit alt text, add a text break, left/center/right align the image, or wrap text around the image.

Image Focus Tool

The Image Focus Tool is available for images that are added to website sections. It is a feature that allows you to 'shift' the photo so that a certain area is centered. This tool If you are using a photo that is only the minimum size, the focus tool won't have any room to make that shift. Using a larger than minimum photo will allow that focus tool a larger area to make that adjustment.

When you edit a section with an image, you will see a pencil icon and an 'X. 

 

If you click the pencil icon, you will get a popup window with a small preview version of the image, an alternative text field, and a title field. You can click and drag the + in the image in order to set its focal point. 

 

 

Website Image Guide

Need more help with images? Visit our Image Guide to learn about image sizes, editing, and how to choose images for your website.

Website Image Guide

Video

If you are adding a video to a website section or by using the media button in a WYSIWYG toolbar, you can only use videos hosted on YouTube. If you would like to add a video hosted elsewhere, your only option will be to use the 'source' option in a WYSIWYG toolbar.

Adding Video to Website Sections

To add a video to a section of your website, navigate to a section with a video upload option and then click the 'add media' button. When you do so, you will get a popup window giving you the option to choose any existing video URL in your website.   

 

If you would like to add a new video URL, enter a URL in the 'Add Remote video via URL' field.

Please note that all videos added to website sections must be currently hosted on YouTube.

Adding a Video using the Media option in a WYSIWYG Toolbar

Click on the Media icon and then choose the 'Video' tab.

To add a new video, enter the browser URL for a YouTube video and click the 'add' button. Click the 'insert selected' button.

If you would like to use an existing video in your site, scroll down and choose a video. Click the 'insert selected' button.

Embedding a Video using the Source option in a WYSIWYG Toolbar

The URL you will need to use is the one YouTube provides when you select the "Embed" option. First, select "Share" below the video, then select "Embed." 


On the next screen, copy the web address from the embed code.


Once you have the embed code, go back to your website.  Turn off the 'rich-text' editor in your WYSIWYG by clicking on the 'source' icon in your WYSIWYG toolbar.

Paste in the URL you copied from YouTube into the desired location.  Click on the 'source' button again to turn the 'rich-text' editor back on and then save your page.

 

Podcasts

If you are adding a podcast to the Soundcloud Field in an article, you can only use podcasts hosted on Soundcloud. If you would like to add a podcast hosted elsewhere, your only option will be to use the 'source' option in a WYSIWYG toolbar.

Adding a Podcast to the Soundcloud Field in an Article

This field allows an audio file to be embedded at the top of the article. The file must first be uploaded to SoundCloud (a site similar to YouTube for audio). 

To add a podcast to the Soundcloud section of an article,  click the 'add podcast' button. When you do so, you will get a popup window giving you the option to choose any existing Soundcloud URL in your website.   

 

If you would like to add a new podcast URL, click the Add Soundcloud URL tab and follow the directions to enter a Soundcloud browser URL.

Embedding a Podcast using the Source option in a WYSIWYG Toolbar

Once you have the podcast embed code, go back to your website.  Turn off the 'rich-text' editor in your WYSIWYG by clicking on the 'source' icon in your WYSIWYG toolbar. Paste the embed code into the desired location.  Click on the 'source' button again to turn the 'rich-text' editor back on and then save your page.

iFrames

Embedding an iFrame using the iFrame option in a WYSIWYG

Clicking on the iframe button opens a window within a WYSIWYG and allows you to paste in code to embed an iframe. Once you have pasted the code, click the green checkmark and save the page.

Embedding an iFrame using the Source option in a WYSIWYG

Once you have the iFrame embed code, go back to your website.  Turn off the 'rich-text' editor in your WYSIWYG by clicking on the 'source' icon in your WYSIWYG toolbar. Next, paste in the iFrame code in the desired location. Click on the 'source' button again to turn the 'rich-text' editor back on and then save your page.

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