ipso Educated | Umbraco vs. WordPress – Media Library Comparison

ipso Educated | Umbraco vs. WordPress – Media Library Comparison

October 4, 2019 0 By Ronny Jaskolski


Hi this is Jordan from ipso Creative,
and in this video we will be comparing the media libraries of two popular
content management systems, WordPress and Umbraco.
There are four categories we will be reviewing, how the media library is
structured and organized, the search functionality, available file information,
and editing capabilities. Let’s dive in. Let’s first talk about structure and
organization. WordPress media only has one folder in which all media items live.
It does not include the ability to create and organize additional folders.
Media items display in chronological order from when they are uploaded. With
most recent items at the top and older items at the bottom. There are two ways
you can browse your media, in gallery view or in list view. WordPress does allow
you to filter your items by media type, and date uploaded. You can also bulk
select your media items to delete multiple items at once Umbraco media is built differently its
structure is that of a file folder system. On the left is the main
navigation of the entire media library. And on the right is the view of the item
currently selected. You can create new folders and organize your media items
however you’d like. There are also two ways to view your items within a folder,
in list view or in gallery view. There is not the ability to filter your media but
you can bulk select to move or delete your media items. And at any point you
can easily upload new files within a folder. Now let’s look at search
functionality. WordPress has a search bar that searches all media items at once
and pulls up any matching results. Umbraco has a search field within all
folders but only searches items within that specific folder. However, there’s
also a global search which searches all items on your site and will pull up any
matching results. This is not specific to media, however, but it can be helpful if
you’re not sure which folder a specific media item is located. Next let’s review
the available file information. WordPress provides the basic information, a file
name, file type, date uploaded, file size, and dimensions. Below we have several
text fields. We have an alt text field, and image title, caption, and description
fields. As well as who upload the media item, and a link to view the item in its
own tab. In Umbraco, we’ll find a lot of similar fields: file
title, file dimensions, file size, in bytes, and file type. And if we click on
the info tab we can see the file link, the date created, and the last edited date,
as well as the Umbraco media type. By default Umbraco doesn’t have the text
fields here that we saw in WordPress. Instead the alt text and caption fields
are managed when adding the media to a content page. Our last category is the
editing capabilities within media. WordPress allows you to edit
directly within the CMS. You can crop, rotate, and flip the media item as well
as adjust the image dimensions and aspect ratio. Umbraco doesn’t have the
same editing tools as wordpress but it’s unique feature is the ability to replace
a media item with an updated version without using the placement of the file
on existing pages or places the file has already been linked to. Simply click
“Remove file”, upload the new version, and the media item will be automatically
updated everywhere it is currently used. well that ends our comparison of
WordPress and Umbraco’s media libraries. Hopefully it was helpful to see the
differences between the two and identify which one may be best for your specific
needs. Check out the description for links to
other helpful CMS videos. And thanks for watching.