Digital Asset Management for all your ProcessWire media


Before you start to use Media Manager, it's best to set it up to suit your workflow. All the settings are available in the Settings dashboard. Click Settings on the menu to access this view. Please note that if you do not have a media-manager-settings permission, you will only be able to view the settings but not edit them.

The settings are grouped into sections and subsections each of which is collapsed/closed by default. Click on the section header to view and edit its settings. Below, we explain what each section does. Please note that some settings are for advanced users only.

Upload Settings

Settings in this section affect if and how media is uploaded to your Media Manager Library. The section has several sub-sections as described below. Please note that all invalid files (for instance disallowed extension or files with wrong mimetypes are deleted on uploaded for the latter and not uploaded at all for the former.

After Uploading

Here the choices affect what happens after you have uploaded your media .The options are:


The settings here are:

Upload Mode

The settings here are meant for users with advanced knowledge about how uploading files to webservers work.


These settings affect audio files only.


These settings affect document flles only.


The settings affect video files only.


These settings are for image files only.

Media Title Format

This setting affects how the title applied to a media will be formatted. Media titles are derived from the filename so take care when naming files to upload.

Duplicate Media

This setting specifies what to do if upon uploading media to the Library, media with duplicate names are found. The choices are:

Other Settings

This section has the following settings.

Display User Media

This setting determines whether logged in users can view all media uploaded to the media Library or only view the media that they uploaded.

Sort Media By

This sets the default sort criteria for media displayed in the media view dashboards. The options are:

Sort Media Order

This states whether sort (see above) should be ascending or descending.

Filter Profiles

This setting enables/disables viewing and setting up of filter profiles. Please see this section for more about filter profiles.

Allowed Media Types

Use this setting to specify the types of media that can uploaded. The four possible media types are audio, document, image and video. Please note that this is a global setting. It affects the media types that you will be allowed to add to any Media Manager fields that you create.

Disable All Media View

This setting enables/disables the All media view dashboard. If disabled, media will only be viewable under its own type, e.g. images under image dashboard, etc.

Enable Upload Anywhere

If enabled, editors will be able to upload media by simpy dragging and dropping files in any of the view media dashboards. On drop, the files will be automatically uploaded. Please note that other media upload settings still apply. For instance, if the After Upload setting is to store uploaded media in the temporary folder for review, you will not be able to immediately see the uploaded media in the view in which you dropped the file(s). The same case applies for media types. If the files were dropped in a view media dashboard other than their own or All, they will not be immediately visible to you. You will need to navigate to their dashboard (or the all dashboard) in order to see them (assuming the upload was successful).

Decompress Zip Files

If enabled, zip files will be recursively unzipped to extract the files within them for uploading to the media Library. The zip files are then deleted. If disabled, zip files will be treated as documents and will be uploaded as such in case zip is an allowed extension for documents. Otherwise, the zip file will be deleted.

Custom Columns

Use these settings to specify which custom columns you would like to view for each media type when in table view. Custom columns here refer to extra fields that have been added to the respective media manager templates. Please refer to the Editing a Single Media Item section for more on custom columns. Please note that not all Fieldtypes are supported for viewing, for instance rich text fields, repeaters, etc. Hence, such fields will not be available for selection in the following settings. However, from your template files, you will still be able to access those fields using the API.


Select custom columns to be visible when viewing audio media in the audio dashboard.


Select custom columns to be visible when viewing document media in the documents dashboard.


Specify the custom columns to be visible when viewing image media in the images dashboard.


Specify the custom columns to be visible when viewing video media in the videos dashboard.