October CMS ships with a media manager built in, making it easy to publish larger assets such as video and photos. These assets can then be inserted to your pages and content files via the user interface.


Linking to Media

In most cases the complete URL will be used when inserting media assets in to your content. However, it is also possible to generate these URLs from their relative paths in the media directory using the |media filter.

{{ 'relative/path/to/asset.jpg'|media }}

Configuration Options

There are several options that allow you to fine-tune the Media Manager, which are defined in config/media.php file.

| Ignored Files and Patterns
| The media manager wil ignore file names and patterns specified here

'ignore_files' => ['.svn', '.git', '.DS_Store', '.AppleDouble'],

'ignore_patterns' => ['^\..*'],

The configuration that specifies where media files are kept is in the system configuration file, see the Providers article on using third party providers such as Amazon S3.

SVG uploads are disabled by default

For security reasons, uploading SVG graphic files is disabled in October CMS by default. This is because there is potential for malicious code to be executed when the SVG file renders on the page. If your administration area is open to the public, we recommend leaving this setting as normal.

To allow the use of SVG files in the backend, simply add it to the list of image extensions.

'image_extensions' => [..., 'svg'],

Audio and Video Players

By default the system uses HTML5 audio and video tags to render audio and video files:

<video src="video.mp4" controls></video>


<audio src="audio.mp3" controls></audio>

This behavior can be overridden. If there are oc-audio-player.htm and oc-video-player.htm CMS partials, they will be used for displaying audio and video contents. Inside the partials use the variable src to output a link to the source file. Example:

<video src="{{ src }}" width="320" height="200" controls preload></video>

If you don't want to use HTML5 player you can provide any other markup in the partials. There's a third-party script that enables support of HTML5 video and audio tags in older browsers.

As the partials are written with Twig, you can automate adding alternative video sources based on a naming convention. For example, if there's a convention that there's always a smaller resolution video for each full resolution video, and the smaller resolution file has extension "iphone.mp4", the generated markup could look like this:

<video controls>
        src="{{ src }}"
        media="only screen and (min-device-width: 568px)"></source>
        src="{{ src|replace({'.mp4': '.iphone.mp4'}) }}"
        media="only screen and (max-device-width: 568px)"></source>


The Media Manager provides a few events that you can listen for in order to improve extensibility.

Event Description Parameters
folder.delete Called when a folder is deleted (string) $path
file.delete Called when a file is deleted (string) $path
folder.rename Called when a folder is renamed (string) $originalPath, (string) $newPath
file.rename Called when a file is renamed (string) $originalPath, (string) $newPath
folder.create Called when a folder is created (string) $newFolderPath
folder.move Called when a folder is moved (string) $path, (string) $dest
file.move Called when a file is moved (string) $path, (string) $dest
file.upload Called when a file is uploaded (string) $filePath, (\Symfony\Component\HttpFoundation\File\UploadedFile) $uploadedFile

To hook into these events, either extend the Media\Widgets\MediaManager class directly

\Media\Widgets\MediaManager::extend(function($widget) {
    $widget->bindEvent('file.rename', function ($originalPath, $newPath) {
        // Update custom references to path here

Or listen globally via the Event facade (each event is prefixed with media. and will be passed the instantiated Media\Widgets\MediaManager object as the first parameter)

\Event::listen('media.file.rename', function($widget, $originalPath, $newPath) {
    // Update custom references to path here

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