Hi everyone. New to the Sport Ngin community. I am currently building a new website for my company NPF Sports. I think this is a great way to share some of the things I have experienced in the past. (15 years of working with sports websites).
I apologize ahead of time if this idea was already suggested or if there already is a way to execute what I am suggesting.
I want to be able to add a photo to the body of the news story with one step. I understand a page element and single photo can be used, but there are drawbacks. The exception would be adding a full width photo/image/video to the news story. That works with a page element.
Here are the two suggestions I received from support to add a photo to the body of a news story:
1. Create a page that is used to store photos and then right-click and copy the URL. Use the add image function in the tool bar and add the photo that way.
This isn't too bad of a way of doing it but the problem is you need to upload the photos in another window and another page. You also might end up uploading 1000s of photos. If you need one that was uploaded in the past, it might difficult to find. The best solution might be to upload the photo again, but now you are flooding server space with repetitive photos.
2. Create a template with a sidebar that has a single photo page element.
This actually works well for head shots, but that's about it. You can't enlarge photos or control the size. The other problem is joining the news template every time you add a news story. Very cumbersome process.
Here is my suggestion on an easier way to do this based on past CMS I have used.
All photos are stored in one central location - a media library. This is how Wordpress functions as well. That way you only have to upload a photo once. The library is also searchable by name. My last site, we had over 700 photos/images and they were easy to find. When you come to the news story, you can add a photo which brings up a pop up window with all your previously downloaded images. If the photo is not in the library, you can upload a new photo at this time. Once the new photo is uploaded to the library, it is added to the news story. The size can be adjusted along with alignment. This is all done in the body of the story, very similar to the the function that already exists where you add the URL.
I can say that I will be adding a lot of stories this year. Downloading every photo, every time and not being able to do it with one step will make my job or my editors job very time consuming.
Thanks for listening and if there is a better solution, please let me know.
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