Working with Assets
Built.io Contentstack allows you to upload any files (images, videos, PDFs, audio files, and so on) and store it in your repository for future use. This repository of uploaded files is called assets. Once a file has been uploaded to assets, it can be attached to any entry. This is especially useful when you want to use certain assets in multiple entries.
To upload a new asset, go to the Assets screen, and click the + New Asset link located on the top-right corner of the page.
This will open a file explorer that allows you to upload any file. Once the file is uploaded, you can choose to Save or Publish it.
Each asset is identified uniquely with a separate API interface key. So you can upload multiple files with the same name or the same file multiple times.
Editing an asset means replacing an existing file with a new one. To replace an existing asset, click Change File and upload a file of your choice. If you edit and publish an asset, it will replace the existing asset with the new one on all published web pages that contained the earlier asset.
After uploading a new asset, you can publish it to one or more servers of your choice in the defined site language. When you click the Publish link, you will see a dialog box that contains the following options.
Choose one or more publishing environments. These are the servers to which the entry will be sent for publishing.
By default, English (United States) is selected as the language for publication. Choose another language to publish the asset for other locale.
You can publish the asset either immediately or at a later date/time. If you select the Publish Later option, select the date, time, and timezone for publishing the asset.
You can remove an asset from an environment by unpublishing it. To unpublish an existing asset, edit the asset, and click the Unpublish link. Select the environment you wish to remove the asset from. If you wish to automatically unpublish the entry at a later date/time, select Unpublish At and select the date, time, and timezone for unpublishing the entry.