A media module is one of our most basic modules, but also one of our most common as well. It is a simple module designed to house any media that you may have. This can be an image from your computer, a hosted image on a website, or an embeddable video from a video hosting site. Below, we cover the basics of adding a Media module to your page, and the basics behind using the Media module.
Adding a Media Module:
- Navigate to the page you wish to add the module to. Ensure you are in Edit mode by clicking Edit Page in the top right corner (if it says View Page, you are in Edit Mode).
- Hover over Page Settings, and from the drop down menu select Add a New Module.
- Select the module from the list, and either drag and drop it to where you want it, or use the arrows in the right hand corner of the module to determine where it will be placed.
Basics of the Media Module:
- In the Media pane, hover over the Pencil icon associated with the module to configure it further.
- First, Specify your Media by using the radial button to select File, Embed Code, Embeddable URL, or Website file URL.
- If File is selected, choose your Image from the Image Manager. You can also click Upload to upload an image from your computers files.
- If Embed Code is selected, paste the embed code from the video hosting site (YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr, etc.) in the text area.
- If Embeddable URL is selected, you can copy the URL of a webpage that has the media you wish, and the software will attempt to pull the media without you knowing the embed code.
- If Website file URL is selected, you will be asked to paste the URL where the file is hosted into the text box.
- Enter an Alternate Text. Alternate text is what is displayed if a user cannot display the media you have selected.
- If necessary, click Basic Settings to open up some basic settings including Width, Height, Description, and Media Alignment.
- If using a video, click Only Videos Use These Settings to determine the Auto-Start and Looping
- If using an image, click Only Images Use These Settings to link your image to an external URL, a page on your site, or even a file you have uploaded. You can also Track Number of Times This Link is Clicked, and Open Link in New Browser Window.
- Click Update to save your media.