How to Contribute Media

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These instructions are intended to describe how to manage, organize, and upload new media content to the Xenforo 2 Media Gallery module.

Prerequisites:​

In order to contribute to most of Godsibb.net’s media libraries, the user must be granted the UMN Curator role or above. To request this role, please PM an administrator. The Xeno Art Gallery, Misc. Art Gallery, and Meme Gallery are exempt from this role requirement.

Xenforo 2.0 only accepts the below file formats by default.
Image Extensions: .png, .jpg, .jpeg, .jpe, .gif
Video Extensions: .avi, .m4v, .mov, .mp4, .ogg, .webm, .wmv
Audio Extensions: .wav, .mp3, .flac

Each piece of media must belong to a Category. Categories are typically organized into two levels. Top level Categories typically represent the game series of the upload (‘Xenosaga,’ ‘Xenogears,’ and ‘Xenoblade’) and second level Categories represent the media type (‘Images,’ ‘Audio,’ and ‘Videos’). Categories may be further divided into Albums which represent pieces of media which belong in the same group (E.g.: ‘Xenogears Perfect Works,’ ‘Xenosaga III Face Graphics’). The Xeno Art Gallery, Misc. Art Gallery, and Meme Gallery do not have second level Categories or individualized Albums.

To begin managing media in Xenforo 2.0, click on the MEDIA tab at the top of the homepage.

Upload Media Directly to a Category:​


From the ‘Browse albums’ page, click the ADD MEDIA... button. This is located near the top-right of the page.


From the ‘Add media to…’ pop-up, select the most appropriate Category for the piece of media. E.g.: Misc. Art Gallery.



From the ‘Add media’ page, select ‘Upload file’ to browse for media to upload.

When the file finishes uploading, fill out the Title and Description of the media. Optionally, Tags may be added to the piece so that it is indexed and easily searchable. Each tag is separated by a comma. After completing this information, click SAVE.



The media will now be viewable in Godsibb’s galleries directly under the assigned Category.

Creating a New Media Album:​

Under NAVIGATION on the left-hand side of the ‘Media’ page, select the most appropriate Category for the Album. E.g.: Xenosaga → Videos.



Next, click CREATE ALBUM.


From the ‘Create album’ page, give the Album an appropriate title and description.


Select ‘Upload file’ to browse for media to upload to the new Album. Note: new Albums cannot be empty.


When the file finishes uploading, give the file an appropriate Title, Description, and Tags. Click save to complete creating and uploading to an Album.


Upload Media to an Existing Album:​

Under NAVIGATION on the left-hand side of the ‘Media’ page, select the Category that houses the existing Album. Ex: Xenosaga → Videos → Xenosaga I HD Upscale Tests.



Under the selected Album, click ADD MEDIA.


Select ‘Upload file’ to browse for and upload the media to the selected Album. After the file is uploaded, provide a Title, Description, and Tags. Click SAVE to complete the upload.


The file will now be added to the selected Album successfully.