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Website File Storage

Website File Storage Overview

Website File Storage is a storage area for additional files and images of the store. The generation engine will copy all Website File Storage to the images_templ folder of the destination web site. Use this screen instead of FTP to upload the images, flash files, PDFs and whatever else you would like to display on your website. Do not upload Product images using this screen. Product images can be uploaded on the Products screen and reside in a separate folder.

Website File Storage Properties

File Name (Image Source): Use it as a source for an <img> tag in the templates. For example if you have an Image Source like “images_templ/myimage.gif” then you can use the following HTML tag to show the image:

<img src=”images_templ/myimage.gif” border=”0″ alt=”this is my image”>

Assigned to User: Specify the users who will be able to view and upload the given file.

File Size: Indicates the file size in bytes. If the value is n/a then the file does not exist.

Image Size: Indicates the dimensions of the image. If the value is 0x0 then the image file is corrupted.

Modified Date: Indicates the date that the image file was last uploaded or modified.

Description: A description may be entered into the Description field when editing or creating a new image. The Description is for your information only.

Remote File: If you enter an URL of existing file then it will be downloaded for you so it can be used in your web site without getting it from third server. Example: http://www.stanev.com/cv_images/stanimir2000.jpg

Copy to Website Indicator: The helper files can be marked to not be copied to the target website. This is useful when creating some temporary folders or uploading files that will be used only from dynamic pages (like the checkout pages).

Website File Storage Functions

Search Files: A function that can be performed by folder, file type (file or folder) and actual file name in order to locate a specific or even several specific file(s). All or part of a file name may be entered in the search box, and this function will return all results within the Website File Storage table that meet the entered criteria.

New File: This function adds a new file to the Website File Storage. You must first specify the folder into which the new file is to be sorted. Then you may specify the file, either remote or local, and upload it.

New Folder: This function adds a new folder to your storage system, enabling you to create your own organization structure. You are required to name it, then upload it.

Synchronize with FileSystem: You should never need to use this function. But… If the files listed on the Website File Storage table do not seem to match the files you have added, then clicking the Synchronize with File System link. Synchronizes the images displayed on the Website File Storage table with your actual, saved images.

Folder [select box]: This function allows you to select the folder where you would like your new file to be added. The [ROOT] folder is the default folder.

View: Click the View link corresponding an image listed in the File Storage table that you would like to view. A popup window will appear displaying the image along with its address and dimensions.

Edit: Click the Edit link corresponding to a file to open the Edit Website File form and modify file attributes including Assign to User, Remote File, Local File, File Name and Description. Click the Edit link corresponding to a folder to open the Edit Website Folder form and modify folder attributes including Assign to User and Folder Name.

Delete: Clicking the Delete link will delete the corresponding file or folder.

Local File (Browse): This function appears on the New File Upload form that appears when the New File link is clicked. This function allows you to select a remote file or local file from your personal computer and upload it to the storage system. To upload a local file, browse through your system files via the panel that opens, indicate the file that you wish to add, and click to upload it.

Local Files – Zip Files (Browse): This function allows you to add multiple files from your personal computer to the storage system at once. You should create the .zip file of all images that you would like to add first. Then select it from the panel that opens and allows you to browse your machine’s contents. When you have indicated the proper file, click to upload it. The Website File Storage will automatically unzip the file and add each image into the system for you. A list of the successfully unzipped files and uploaded files will be displayed.

Download: Each file displayed in the Website File Storage table has a “download” icon ( ). Click the download icon to download the file. You can also download all of the files in the table by clicking on the “download all” link located at the top of the table.

Website File Storage Special Instructions

Some reserved names of images:

  1. scart_header_total_blue.gif: The background of the table’s header shown on the 1st checkout page.
  2. scart_menu_arrow_up.gif: An icon shown on the header of the dynamic Category Type menu.
  3. scart_menu_arrow_down.gif: An icon shown on the header of the dynamic Category Type menu.