Posts from "January 2011"

Tutorials: How To Upload Files to the Exponent CMS File Manager

The first in our series of my How To tutorials for Site Administrators starts with the process of how to upload files to the file manager on an Exponent CMS website.

To get started, the Exponent CMS administrative tool bar at the top of the page has a tab called “Files”

If you click on “Files” you have two options. If you want to immediately upload files to the file server, you can select “Upload Files”. The other option is to select the “File Manager” button which allows you to view all the files on the file server in the File Manager.

Exponent CMS Admin Tool Bar Upload Files

If you've selected to view all of the files and clicked the “File Manager” option, you can see a paginated listing of all the files on your site's file server.

The Exponent file manager gives you the option of being able to search for a particular file based on keywords. For example, if you are looking for a particular file on the server and you know that it has the word “presentation” in it then you can type in “presentation” into the search box and the file manager will filter all files that have the word “presentation” in the file name or in the Meta Title or Alt Text Title of the file.

Exponent CMS File Manager Searc Filter Results

If you want to upload new files to the file server, there is a button in the upper right hand corner of the File Manager that says “Upload Files” ... You can also access the “Upload Files” page by selecting “Upload Files from the administration tool bar as well.

Upload Files to Exponent CMS File Manager

Once you've selected “Upload Files” you must select the files from your computer that you wish to upload to the file server. To do this click on the “Select Files” button in the upper right corner of the “Upload Files” page.

Select Files to Upload to Exponent CMS File Manager

Once you've clicked on the “Select Files” button you will be given a dialogue box to navigate to the files you want to upload on your computer's Desktop. From there, you can select as many files as you want to upload. In the Exponent CMS 2.0 codeline, you're no longer limited to uploading just one file at a time! Click “Open” once you're done selecting your files.

Select Files From Desktop

Once you've selected your files, you will now see them listed in the files queue to be uploaded. To finish uploading the files, now click on “Upload Files” in the upper right hand corner.

Exponent CMS File Manager Uploader

Once your files are done uploading, all of the bars underneath “Upload progress” will be red.

Finished Uploading Files

And now you know how to upload new images, PDFs and word documents to your Exponent CMS website!