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Media Manager

The goal of the media manager extra is providing the more demanding content manager with enterprise-grade features:

  • Fully responsive
  • Built on jQuery and Bootstrap for easier future development
  • Fully database driven
  • Virtual categories, instead of folders to allow a file to be in multiple categories
  • Tag support
  • Version control for your media
  • Image editing features, including resizing and cropping
  • Ability to publish/unpublish media with reference-checking
  • Support for TinyMCE, TV's, ContentBlocks
  • Metadata for images out of the box: id, version, filename, version, author, dimensions (original + cropped image size), category, tags)
  • Unlimited additional metadata (like TV's for images!)
  • MODX ACL for removing/archiving images

Free Extra
This is a free extra and the code is publicly available for you to change. The extra is being actively maintained and you're free to put in pull requests which match our roadmap. Please create an issue if the pull request differs from the roadmap so we can make sure we're on the same page.

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  1. Install the package through package management by uploading the latest version from the _packages folder.
  2. You have to enable the Media Manager per MediaSource. Go to the top-menu "Media" -> "Media Sources" -> "Create property" and set the Textfield value to "1" 
  3. Now enable it per user by editing a user: "Manage" -> "Users" -> Edit a user -> "Settings" -> "Create new" and set the key and/or name to "media_sources_id" and set the value to the ID of the Media Source you just enabled.

That's it, have fun!


Migrating from the default media browser

A migration tool is not yet available. You will not lose your old images, but they also will not show up in the new media browser.



Please note that this manager is BETA. Please create your issues in Github or create Pull Requests. Any questions? Email us at modx@sterc.nl

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