Magnolia 5.5 reached end of life on November 15, 2019. This branch is no longer supported, see End-of-life policy.
You can browse the Magnolia DAM in three views:
The DAM can handle a very large amounts of assets. However, if you have 20'000 or more assets you should organize them into folders. Avoid too many assets in the same folder. Instead, create subfolders and organize your assets. Too many assets within the same folder may lead to performance issues. If you need a very big unstructured, flat list, disable the thumbnail and list views.
The search box provides a simple search. The asset name, metadata and content of documents are indexed for search. You can use the search function in any view. Type the search term in the box and Enter or click . The results display in list view and a Path column is included to help you locate the asset in the tree. If you select an item in the results and return to tree view the item remains selected.
To upload an asset:
To import a ZIP file:
The assets are imported like this:
|Extract into new folder||Extract here|
You can upload an asset into the Magnolia DAM also from any other app that can browse the DAM, for example when creating a new contact in the Contacts app. The procedure and actions are identical to those in the Assets app and work in exactly the same way. You can define app-specific metadata fields which can be different from the standard metadata fields available when uploading in the Assets app.
To download an asset from the DAM, use the Download asset action in the browser or edit dialog. The action opens the download dialog of your operating system where you can save the file to your computer.
Versioning is enabled in the DAM. This allows you to restore previous versions of an asset or folder. The delete action marks the node for deletion and the deletion is completed on publication of the deletion.
To delete an asset or folder:
The metadata fields are located in the Asset dialog. You can set metadata when uploading or add/edit it by clicking Edit asset to open the dialog.
The system records certain data automatically and the content of these fields typically cannot be edited and are disabled. By default, the following fields cannot be edited (those marked with an * are not currently used) :
Magnolia supports the Simple Dublin Core Metadata Element Set (DCMES) standard by default and the following fields are available:
alt attribute of the
img tag specifies alternative text for an image when that image cannot be displayed on a page. The standard rule is to use concise text that serves the same function as the image.