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Creating Image Assets

One of the things we want our template to do is display a couple of images in all of the e-mails it generates. To do this, we need to upload the necessary images to our site, making them available to all applications hosted on the site that need to include them. An image uploaded in this way is an example of site-based content known as an Asset.

To view a list of assets in a particular site, click the Image Assets tile within the Content Delivery tab - the Image Browser will be displayed.

There are two different categories of asset, each with its own tab, but the only one we’re interested in for the current example is Images. This section contains any image assets currently available to your site, so for most new sites this area will be empty.


If there are any other users of your site who have previously uploaded assets, these assets will be available to you and any other person who has permission to access the site through KnowledgeKube.


To create the necessary image assets, download both of the following images to your computer’s hard drive (usually the C drive).



To download these images to your computer, right-click each one in turn and select the browser-specific option to save it.

It is recommended that you save the images to a folder that is easy to locate from the root of your hard drive - for example, you could create a folder called C:\KnowledgeKubeUploads. Because KnowledgeKube is cloud-based, it has no concept of your local Desktop, Pictures, or Downloads folders, or similar. If you save the files to one of those places, you can still upload them again but you will need to manually locate them on your hard drive, which may be more effort than it is worth.


When you’ve downloaded both images, click the Import Image button in the Asset Browser panel’s toolbar.


This will open a file browser, which you should use to locate the images you downloaded. Select both images (hint: use Ctrl when you select each one to pick more than one at a time), then press the Open button to close the browser and upload the selected images to your assets library.


To see the images that have been added to the site, click the button in the top-right corner of the Asset Browser interface. 


This expands a list of all image assets added to the site, where you can see that both of your images have been successfully added.

Notice each asset has been given a name that matches the image’s original filename. Be aware of this when uploading assets, in case you want them to have specific names.


If you select one of the assets, it will appear in the main window. You can now click the Image Information button in the Asset Browser toolbar to open a dialog window with information about the selected image.


Remember, you will need to Publish changes before your images assets can be used. We originally learnt how to do this here:

Updating a Page

Your images are now ready to be embedded inside other content, such as an e-mail template.

Let’s do this now.


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