Cloud Multimedia File Manager allows you to store your files in the cloud of your chosen provider. You can choose one of the following:
- Amazon S3
- Azure Blob Storage
- Google Storage Service
If you are familiar with the Joomla! image manager the configuration options of this component will not be unknown to you and you can consult the help of these in the oficial help, with the difference of these options:
NOTE: if your site does not use HTTPS, you should consider leaving the protocol in HTTP because web browsers do not allow the incorporation of content with different protocols, that is, they do not allow the use of HTTPS addresses (URL of images, CSS files or JS or iFrames) embedded in HTTP content.
Configuration by service.
According to the storage service chosen, you can configure the following.
For Amazon S3:
You must write the name of the Bucket S3, select the region where it is located, the Access Key provided by Amazon, the Secret Access Key provided by Amazon.
Note: For the configuration of access credentials (Access Key and Secret Access Key) you can follow the Amazon guide that is on this link.
For Azure Blob Storage
You must enter the name of the account in which the Azure Container is located, the Shared Key or the Account Key that you get when you create the container and the name of the Blob Storage where the images will be hosted.
For Google Storage Service
You must write the project ID, the name of the bucket - a project can have more than one bucket - and the content of the JSON file generated in the Google console.
Note: You must generate the OAuth credentials for the service. The generated file must be in JSON format. For more information and instructions follow the guide found in this link.
Uploading files outside the content editor
You can access the component from menu Components -> Cloud Multimedia Storage
There you can see the directories and files that you have in the service that you have configured.
To perform the load press the button Up located in the upper left, this zone is known as toolbar:
Clicking displays a form with a button to choose the image from your local computer.
The maximum file size depends on the size you have set in the component configuration as well as the maximum size allowed on your web server.
From Content Editor
At this point the Cloud Multimedia File Manager Button Plugin is set in the content editor. When installed and activated this appears in the editor toolbar:
As with the Joomla Image Manager, clicking on it will show a modal which will show the list of directories and files in the container and allow the upload of files.
You can select the image and you will automatically get the URL of it, as well as give you a description, a title, a legend and a CSS class for the caption. You can also navigate between different directories you have created and upload images to them or to the root of the container.