Uploading media files
You can upload each page's image but other images and audio files which are linked to in pages need to be uploaded. This is done via the Image and Audio clips menus on the left side panel.
Load your guide by visiting the Dashboard and then selecting your guide and pressing Edit. Select the Images menu item from the left side panel. You will see
The Title, Description and Tags are optional. If you select more than one image to upload they will all get the same title, description and tags. Its a good idea not too upload too many images at one time as your upload might time out. Limit each upload to not more than a dozen images.
If you upload images without tags, titles or descriptions you can add them later. If you select the Edit tab rather than the Add tab you will see something like the following
If you click on any of these images you will get a popup window which lets you edit the image, as below
Note: the name of the files you upload are important as only one image with a given name can exist in your guide. Each image must have a unique name among all images.
Audio files are handled in a similar manner. Select the Audio menu item from the left side panel
You can edit the properties of files you've uploaded, or delete them, by selecting the Edit tab
Note: the name of the files you upload are important as only one audio clip with a given name can exist in your guide. Each audio clip must have a unique name among all audio clips.
We do not allow other media types to be uploaded. This is a deliberate choice. It can be awkward to view video while walking round an exhibit. Audio can work brilliantly as you can listen while you see and walk and there is no interference.
That being said it is quite possible to link video from sources such as YouTube into guides. Here is the code you'd type into a page to get a video of the Botanics Station.
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/dCJnCuT8u00" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
And here is that video
Note that when we say type into a page we mean just that. Markdown allows you to interleave HTML code with its markup, so that above HTML can be pasted straight into the text for your page.
In the next lesson we'll see how tours work, and create a simple 3-stop tour, with some linking text and an audio track.