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DataObjectManager Module

Discuss the DataObjectManager module, and the related ImageGallery module.

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Uploaded images showing "file" icon not Thumbnail


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7 April 2011 at 7:51pm Community Member, 13 Posts

Hi I have been having some problems with the image gallery when i upload an image in the admin menu rather than showing a thumbnail for the files it just shows a black file icon and does not display anything at all on the live site

I was running 2.3.3 and then updated to 2.4.5 also downloading the latest version from git hub however the error is still persisting.

The files have been uploaded into the assets folder via filezilla, rather than using the upload as that was not working on the clients computer only. ( i have also updated the uploadify version to the current one).

Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated


16 April 2011 at 2:45am (Last edited: 16 April 2011 2:54am), Community Member, 104 Posts

This sounds like a problem that I had a while ago: uploading an image resulted in a "blank page" icon, and the file was always called "new image" (I think, from memory).

It turned out to be a permissions issue on the "assets" folder and some of the other folders within. I changed the permissions for those folders to 777 and it's been OK since.

Hope this helps you.


2 November 2011 at 2:17pm Community Member, 4 Posts

Hi, I am getting the same issue as musicaldustbin. Did you solve the problem?


2 November 2011 at 5:16pm Community Member, 25 Posts

I am getting the same error also. But I have gone and changed the permissions, and reuploaded and installed the modules. all with no luck.

Any one have an ideas?

thanks in advance..


2 November 2011 at 10:21pm Community Member, 104 Posts

Changing the permissions worked for me. Are you able to upload the images using SilverStripe rather than Filezilla?


3 November 2011 at 11:51am Community Member, 4 Posts

I can't upload images using filezilla. I am still working on localhost. I can move files into the gallery page using the assets folder, but they display as blank file icons.

How do you change permission to 777?