Documentation

Below you will find documentation on how to use our software. This contains easy-to-use steps by step guides with helpful screenshots on how to configure and get the best results.
 

Setting Up User Folders

The Ark Media Manger comes as a standalone application and can be configured to work in a variety of ways, with other extensions as well as the ARK Editor. The steps below outline the basic principles to sync the ARK Media Manager with the ARK Editor.

Enabling and Disabling User Folders

To enable or disable user folders:

  1. Navigate to 'Extensions' > 'Plugin Manager'. This will take you to the 'Plugin Manager: Plugins' screen as seen below.
  1. Under 'Select Type', select the 'arkmedia-feature' plugin.
  1. Click on the'Ark Media Feature-Upload', 'Status' button to enable or disable user folders.

Allowing Users to see all Folders

You can allow specific user groups to see the root media folder locations, regardless of whether user folders is active. To do this:

  1. Navigate to 'Components' > 'Ark Media'. This will take you to the 'Ark Media' screen, as seen below.
  1. Click on the 'Options' button found at the top right hand side of the screen. This will take you to the 'Ark Media Cofiguration' screen, as seen below.
  1. Click on the 'Plugins' tab and click on 'Ark Media Feature - User Folders'.
  1. Select the user groups you wish to be exempt, from the 'User Group Exemptions' dropdown list.
  1. Click on the 'Save'.

 

There are further settings for user folders in 'Ark Editor Configuration'.

  1. Navigate to 'Components' > 'Ark Editor' > click on the 'Options' button on the top right hand side of the screen. This will take you to the 'Ark Editor Configuration' screen, as seen below.
 
  1. Select the 'Media' tab.
 

Below is a description of the settings.

Setting
Description
Enable User Folders:
This option enables user folders for those using the media manager.
User Folder Type:
This determines if we should use the users username or userid for their root folder.
Enable Users to see all Folders:
Users selected here will be able to see all folders for images or documents. Note by default Super Users are given this right.
Root Image Path:
Location for the Media Manager to look for images.
Root Document Path:
Location for the Media Manager to look for documents.

Please see below for an example of the user folder structure on the server.

 

The file path for these files (by default) is:

Please note that once you have chosen your configuration, the users, username / id will be embedded in the image file path.

E.g, image file path:

img src="/ images/users/username/mypic.jpg " alt="
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