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Uploading a Slideshow Image


Now that you've selected your images and prepared them, you are ready to upload them to Cascade.

All images are uploaded to the "_uploads/images" folder. Since the slideshow image upload creates additional sizes, it's recommended you create a separate folder within the "images" folder to hold your slideshow images.


Naming Convention

  • Keep it short (few words).
  • No special characters, no spaces (use hyphens between words).
  • Cannot start with a number.

Note: Be sure you've followed the naming conventions above and rename them prior to uploading to Cascade.

Image Filename RuleYesNo
No spaces lots-of-kittens.jpg lots of kittens.jpg
No special characters flock-of-birds.jpg flock"of"birds?.jpg
Do not start with a number students-gathered-2015.jpg 2015-students-gathered.jpg

Set Upload Location

  1. In the left panel, go to "_uploads/images."
  2. It's recommended to create a folder to organize your slideshow images.
  3. Click the slideshow folder where you wish to place your images.
Location of folder to hold images

Upload the Image

  1. In the top menu, select "New."
  2. In the dropdown, select "Images -> Slideshow."
New menu - Images - Slideshow

In the right panel, complete the following:

  1. System Name: Defaults to "image.png." Leave this as is.
  2. Parent Folder: Should show the path to the folder you selected. You can change it here if needed.
  3. Inline Metadata:
    1. Title: Can fill in or leave blank.
    2. Description: Can fill in or leave blank.
  4. Drop file here to upload or Choose File: Drag and drop the image inside the dotted lines. If you don't see dotted lines, you can use the "Choose File" option to find the image.

The fields in the new image window

Image Temporarily Uploaded

  1. System Name: The default text has now been changed to reflect the image name.
  2. The image has been temporarily loaded and displayed with the width and height displayed.
  3. You can make minor changes at this point, such as resizing, rotating, etc., but we highly suggest this all be done before uploading into Cascade.

Field changes after temporary upload of image

Complete the Upload

  1. Click "Submit."
  2. In the left panel, you will see your original image along with 4 additional images.
  3. The 4 additional images have their width and height in the image name.
  4. These images must publish overnight to be visible, but you can go ahead and insert them into your slideshow.
Image uploaded and multiple image sizes created
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Keep in Mind

  • Page file names are reflected in the URL.
  • Pages publish to the web.
  • If a page is in a folder, the folder name will also be in the URL.

Naming Convention

  • Keep it short (few words).
  • No special characters, no spaces (use hyphens between words).
  • Cannot start with a number.

Character Limits

  • Image Filename: There are no character limits, but keep it as short as possible while still descriptive.


  • System Name: The filename of the image.




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