05. Creating media categories in MediaLibrary 1.5.x Shop

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  In this article we will look at creating and editing media categories in MediaLibrary 1.5.x Shop.

Creating Media Categories in MediaLibrary 1.5.x Shop.

In order to enter media in MediaLibrary, you will first need to create categories which will hold the media. We will create categories first, and then proceed with how to enter media.


Categories will only show up in the frontend if there are Media inside it and those Media are published.

• Go to [Components] - [MediaLibrary] – [Categories]

 MediaLibrary – Categories Manager



The [Checked Out By] column indicates if the category is currently being edited by another Administrator.

Now click on the [New] icon:

 MediaLibrary - Category edit


Fill in the details for your Media category:

Category Alias

The Category Alias is what will show in the frontend of your website.

Category Title

The Category Title is what is used in the database for this Media category.

Parent item

MediaLibrary supports unlimited sub-categories. If you have created categories already, you can select which main category the new one should belong to. Of course, if you don't have any main categories yet, you can't assign a parent item.


Here you can assign an image for the Media category. This will show on top of the Media list in that category.

If you have chosen to have [Custom Category Images] = YES in [Settings Frontend], then each Media category will have its own particular icon in the category list (image is set in each category).

If set to NO, all Media categories will have the standard folder icon in the list.

Remark: optimum size for category images is 48x48 pixels

Image Position

The alignment of the Media category image. Choose between left, right or middle.


Select which position the new category will have in the category order.

You can always adjust this later on.


Set the user rights level which will have access to this Media category.


Set whether or not this Media category is published.


Here you can fill in a description for the Media category if you want, for example: "This category holds Media related to Search Engine

Optimization and Internet Marketing". This description will then show on top of the Media list in the category next to the category image and also in the main category list in the main MediaLibrary entry in the frontend.

When you are done, save your category entry.


Categories will only show up in the frontend if there are Media inside it and those Media are published!


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