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Tag Individual Images / Media Files in New SStripe?

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Community Member, 4 Posts

8 March 2009 at 10:48am


I am needing to tag individual nature images (and ideally short video / audio files) and then to list those images in various ways according to those tags.

Is that possible in the new SilverStripe? If not, is it planned? If not, can I request this as an addition?

Thanks in advance,



Community Member, 16 Posts

8 March 2009 at 11:14am

I don't think there's anything like that built into SilverStripe, but will be happily corrected if I'm wrong.

One option may be to use a service like Flickr.

But if you wanted to stay in the CMS, a very non-elegant solution might be to create a subpage for each multimedia item. You can use your title field to insert your tags, or create a custom page with a "tags" field. Then you should be able to search for the tags and display them on another page accordingly.



Forum Moderator, 5523 Posts

8 March 2009 at 11:49am

I think this is going to be a more requested addition as more sites with more media start to use SS using the current file hierarchy may get a bit confusing. One way I think you would be able to do this (if you have php knowledge) is to use DataObjectDecorator - to decorate the File class with your own CustomFile class and add the fields you require.


Community Member, 4 Posts

9 March 2009 at 7:21am

Thanks for the info. Hopefully this functionality can be added, it would be quite useful I think.