What can we do to make it easier to design with Wild Apricot?

find all usages of a specific resource (e.g., image)

I want to find all pages that are using a specific image. In WordPress, each image in the media folder indicates where in the site the image is used. Please add that to Wild Apricot!

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      • Martha commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I too would love a "global find and replace". It has to do with "image creep". As the site gets bigger, and more images get uploaded, we often want to "reorganize" the picture folder to make it easier for people to find, manage and insert images. But it is very hard to do with 1) moving the files into new folder structures and then 2) walking through the site to find the broken links.

        Ideally it should be an automatic update in the website/file structure. If you drag files around into new folders, the system prompts you if you want to update all the appropriate site links impacted.

        Short of that, just having a a note (similar to the website/templates that tells you what pages the template is used on), that shows you were the images are used.

        Thank you

      • Thomas H. West commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Why I need this?
        I wish that all the volunteers we use to create and edit content on the site were consistent in where they put images, etc. on the site. Event when we have a specified file structure documented, all it takes is a change in responsibilities and a site page has an image stored in a different location from all the others. I would like to rationalize the files storage, but, as far as I know, if I move a file, Wild Apricot does not update all the references to that resource on the site (am I missing it in WA?). So, like WordPress, if I can easily find where an image is used on the site, I can update the pages (copy the resource to the organized location, then go to each page and update the image reference and then delete the original resource/image).

      • Denise Ross commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would like to clean up our file folders and move the images into sub folders for ease in locating. This would require fixing links to these images in pages.

      • Henrik Ekenberg commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I don't know what Thomas West would use it for, but I can see how itcould be useful to me.
        I am currently working on building a new file structure which is quite redious work because I have to search all the pages manually for broken links to images and files.
        The functionality that OP asks for would make it a whole lot easier because it would allow me to just copy the files to the new structure, search for pages where the old path is used, change it to the new path, and ultimately delete the old file.

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