MOBLE CMS makes light work of uploading files and images to your website. Here you can discover some essential tips that you should know; to help you along your way to ensure that your web pages look amazing and loads quickly.
Watch the video below, then, before you start uploading files and images, read our tips for resizing your images and uploading them in bulk.
As you have now discovered in the video above, it is important to prepare your images and files for the web, before you upload them to your website. If you are not familiar with preparing images for the web, it is a good idea to chose one of the three image resizing software solutions below. MOBLE has picked out some of the most popular free and paid tools on Mac and PC to assist you.
In the articles below you can also discover how to upload your images to MOBLE CMS in bulk.
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Click 'Chose File' to browse your computer to upload files.
You may upload files with the following extensions: jpg, jpeg, png, tiff, pdf, doc,docx, xls,xlsx, ppt, pptx, txt, rtf, pages, numbers, key, mp4, mov, qt, wmv, avi
You may upload one file at a time. To upload more than one file at once read more below.
UPLOAD IMAGES IN BULK TO MOBLE CMS
MOBLE CMS allows you to import images in the 'Files' area. You have the option to import images individually or in bulk.
You can upload in bulk by following the steps below:
It is important to tag your file with the appropriate 'Type'.
Once a 'Type' is assigned you can filter by the file type in various locations are the CMS, including:
You decide to assign files to an Image Gallery widget, as follows:
It is important to give your image a title. The title is simply a name that you may give to your file.
The name helps you identify your files for effective content management, though it also plays a specific role in various places around your website:
It is important that your titles help both you and your website visitors define your files. Therefore, make sure the image name is short and succinct and be conscious that your titles may be viewed by your visitors.
Tags are an amazing way to group files on your website. In any files Widget (e.g. Gallery or Documents) you can choose which tags you want to show.
Simply add the 'Tags' that you require for each file here. Tags that you have already created will appear as you start typing.
You can also manage tags in bulk in the 'Tags' section.
It is always best to be as granular as possible when tagging. For example:
Blue Jeans should be two tags, 'Blue' and 'Jeans' not 'Blue Jeans'
This makes for flexible widget management, both now and in the future. For example, your widget might show Blue Jeans today, however, in the future you might want it to show all blue clothing, or jeans of all colours. Therefore, it might also be an idea to apply tags for the categories that the file falls within, for example:
'Blue', 'Jeans', 'Colours', 'Clothing'
If you remain granular it makes it easy to swap and change tag combinations on the fly.
'Display Date' is an important attribute that let's your website visitors know the relevant date of a particular file. 'Display Date' does not necessarily have to be the date that the file was created or published (i.e. it is not the 'Publish Date').
Display Date is used as a key sorting feature in your widgets. Display Date can be used to display files in chronological order. You will see the following sorting options within widgets:
Display Date: Displays files with the oldest display date at the top of the list. This is often used to sort Images or Documents that have a display date set in the Files settings.
Display Date Latest: Displays files with the latest display date at the top of the list. This is often used to sortImages or Documents, that have a display date set in theFiles settings.
Sort Order allows you to prioritise your files in the order of which you would like them to appear in Widgets.
Lowest is sorted at the top.
In the CMS Files area you can also sort your files by sort order to help you manage your images more efficiently.
The Alternative Text is often referred to as the 'Alt Tag', even though it is not actually a tag. The Alternative Text is used to describe the image when the image is not displayed, e.g. in slow internet connections, to visually impaired using screen readers and also by search engines to understand the image.
Therefore, it is important to be succinct and descriptive. In considering Search Engine Optimisation do not try to keyword stuff your Alt Text. The search engines understand semantics, therefore they will value similar words to your main keyword that you are optimising for. Be as natural as possible and do not repeat your Alt Text for different images.
While there is no limit to the length of your Alt Text, it is recommended that you aim for 125 characters or fewer. This is less because of the search engines, but more because of restrictions within the popular JAWS screen reader. Many versions of JAWS will break up text into blocks of 125 characters.
Be as descriptive as possible about your image or file. This will help the users understand what is being displayed, though it will also help the search engines determine what is on the image, but also to determine the topic of surrounding text. Search Engines like Google therefore place a high value on Alt Tags and this ultimately will assist in the search engines indexing your page.
In widget feeds such as Galleries and Documents, you can also display a text summary of the file. This lets users know a little bit more about the page before they click to view the full file.
The widget summary will display 140 characters or less, which is the same size of Tweet.
File Destination URL links your file to a page.
This will be the default link when the user clicks on your file, unless it is overridden in the pages area or by a widget.
Use the following format:
It's a good idea to get familiar with the way Tags and Widgets work. Learn how Tags and Widgets can save you significant amounts of time when managing your website and at the same time apply effects and animations to bring your content to life.
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