Adding a media gallery to your community

Add the Media Gallery widget to your community to enable members to share multimedia content with the rest of the community.

Before you begin

You must be a community owner to add a media gallery to a community. A community can only contain one media gallery.

About this task

Adding a media gallery to a community provides a dedicated multimedia space where members can upload and view photos and videos that are relevant to the community.

When you add a media gallery to your community, the Media Gallery widget is added to the community's Overview page. As community members start to add content to the media gallery, the widget displays a selection of thumbnail images of that content. A Media Gallery link is also added to the navigation sidebar, allowing members to access the full set of multimedia content in the community.


To add a media gallery to your community, complete the following steps.

Note: If the default content type does not exist when the widget is added to a community, an error message displays indicating that the files cannot be displayed. Contact your administrator.

  1. From the community's Overview page, select Community Actions > Add Apps.
    Note: You must be logged in to access the Community Actions menu.
  2. Click Media Gallery and then close the widget palette.

What to do next

You can specify what type of content you want to show in the media gallery: photos only, videos only, or both. Select Edit from the widget action menu to select the type of content you want to display and the templates that you want to use. For more information, see Managing the Media Gallery widget.

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