Dedicated Media Folder Documentation

Package key advantages

  • Game-changing, intuitive and easy-to-use feature putting Umbraco media management on steroids.
  • Introduces an effective system for Umbraco Media management.
  • Automatic creation of folders in the Media section according to the structure of nodes in the Content section. 
  • Content-related files will be stored inside a dedicated media folder.
  • The Media section tree is a mirror to a Content tree!
  • Well-organized Media section without the mess.
  • A dedicated folder with files will be protected against unpredictable deletion (full version only).
  • Faster upload, search, and files management.
  • Limited duplication of nodes in the Media section.
  • Improved back-office loading speed and overall performance.
  • When deleting the content node - the dedicated folder will be automatically deleted as well (full version only).
  • A dedicated folder will be restored from recycle bin together with a related content node (full version only).
  • No more orphaned files. Significantly decreases storage costs.
  • Automates time-consuming operations, a great timesaver for content management workflow (up to 20%).
  • Supports all major Umbraco components like Rich Text Editor, Grid, Block List, or Macro, etc.
  • Works with Umbraco 8, Umbraco 9 will be supported soon.

Key notes:

  • Supports all Umbraco 8 versions from 8.0.0+.
  • Works on .NET Framework 4.7.2 and above (the same as Umbraco).
  • You can install the package in one of two ways: via NuGet repository or Umbraco Marketplace (Umbraco website > back-office > Packages).
  • It is recommended to install the package via the NuGet repository.
  • This is not a free package. After installation, you will use the limited trial version until you buy a license. 
  • You can use the full-featured version on localhost only.
  • The folder will be permanently associated with the node in the Content section, even if the node will be renamed or moved (full version only).
  • When you delete a content node, then the dedicated folder will also be moved to the trash (full version only).

After installing the package:

  • Your web project should refer to two libraries:
    1. \bin\UmbraCare.Core.dll
    2. \bin\UmbraCare.DedicatedMediaFolder.dll
  • \App_Plugins\UmbraCare\DedicatedMediaFolder\ directory should be automatically created
  • If you install the package via Umbraco Marketplace instead of NuGet - please make sure your repository tracks changes to the file below and is included in the site project
    1. \App_Data\packages\installedPackages.config

After purchasing the license:

  • Upload the license file UmbraCare.DedicatedMediaFolder.lic to the /bin (or custom) folder and restart the application.
  • We recommend including the license file in your website project to deploy the license every time during deployment.

Custom Configuration:

The package allows for additional configuration from the app settings:

  • UmbracoLicensesDirectory - you can indicate any virtual path of the license folder, the default value is "~/bin".
  • UmbraCare.DedicatedMediaFolder.SkipRoot - bool value specifying whether the first node should be ignored when creating a dedicated media folder structure. The default value is ‘false’. Please use this setting wisely. You should skip root when you store one site in the CMS only. Please consider enabling this feature when you’re hosting multiple websites in one CMS instance, especially when you use media start nodes for Umbraco users. You should decide it initially because it can cause mess and media folders duplication.

 <appSettings>

    <add key="UmbracoLicensesDirectory" value="~/bin" />

    <add key="UmbraCare.DedicatedMediaFolder.SkipRoot" value="false" />

 </appSettings>

Above settings are optional, and are not required in the web.config file.

Changelog

8.2.0

  • Improved consistency by Umbraco relations support.
  • The dedicated folder works faster.
  • Protection against dedicated folder deletion and loss of files.
  • A dedicated folder will be restored from recycle bin together with a related content node.
  • Improved anchor links call to action text.
  • Possibility to check the relationship between dedicated folder and content node (from folder details view).
  • Navigation from a dedicated folder to the content node directly through references (under Used in Documents).
  • Possibility to move a dedicated folder to any location in the Media section (not recommended).

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