Web Development Documentation

Adding an Image to Media

This procedure describes how to add images to Media on Joomla! 3.x web sites.


  1. Login to your web site using the Administrator Interface.
  2. In the Joomla! Administrator Control Panel, click on Media to the left (found under CONTENT; see #1 below).  If you are not at the Control Panel, you can select Media from the Content menu (see #2 below):
    Links to "Media" in Joomla! Administrator
  3. Click on the folder where you want to add the image.  You can either select from the small folder icons on the left (see #1 below), or the larger folder icons to the right (see #2 below):Media Folder Selection
  4. Once you have selected the folder where you want to upload the image, click the Upload button to the upper left: Media Manager: Upload button
  5. Click the Choose Files button below the Thumbnail View and Detail View buttons:       Choose Files button
  6. Use the File Upload window to browse to your image file.  When you find the image, click once on the image, then click Open:Media: File upload dialog box 
  7. Click the Start Upload button to the right of the Browse button to upload your image: Media Manager: "Start Upload" button
  8. If the upload was successful, you will see the message Upload Complete above the gallery of images, and your image should now appear in the gallery:Media: "Upload Complete" message
  9. You can now insert your image into an article.

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