DF Studio supports exporting images to an external WordPress site along a secure channel that deposits the images directly in the media library of the WordPress site without requiring the images to be downloaded and re-uploaded.
1. Select an asset or assets to publish, or start without a selection to publish all assets in the current view. Then click the “Publish” button in the toolbar at the bottom of the window.
2. In the Publish Assets overlay, choose the appropriate service by clicking the “Choose” button next to its name in the Connection list.
If the preferred service does not appear in the Connection list, it must be authenticated before its first use. See the steps for Authenticate a Remote Service below, and continue with step 3 once the service has been authenticated.
3. Set the publish options for the images to be transferred. When a title and/or caption have been saved with DF Studio’s metadata editor, these can be populated automatically into the appropriate fields in the WordPress media library, if desired.
Full-size original images may be shared if preferred, as well as a custom JPEG image of any size. Choose between a full-size image, DF Studio’s Medium preview, or a specified file size (provide a pixel dimension and the image will be resized proportionally so that its longest edge matches that size).
For custom views, it is possible to remove all metadata so that the published images do not carry any additional information. It is also possible to watermark the images before they are published.
If the watermark option is chosen, the watermark settings will appear. Click to choose between a watermark image or a short piece of custom text. Set the watermark’s position, then configure its opacity and specify whether it should be scaled to cover the entire image or scaled to a defined size (adjusted by the slider). Watermarks may be rotated clockwise or counterclockwise, and scaled watermarks may also be tiled to cover the image.
A preview of the watermark’s appearance will be displayed above the controls.
The custom watermark image can be uploaded and configured in the account settings under Branding and Watermarks.
4. Once the publish options are configured, click the “Publish” button to prepare the images and queue them for secure transmission to the remote service. The overlay will close, and the progress of the publishing operation can be tracked on the Activity Page.
Authenticate a Remote Service
1. If the preferred remote service does not appear in the Connection list of the Publish Assets overlay, click “Connect” next to its name in the Services list to authenticate the service before its first use.
If the preferred service does not appear in the Services section, it has not yet been configured. Follow the steps at Configure a Remote Publishing Service: WordPress.
2. A message will appear, explaining that the user will be connected to WordPress for authentication. Click “OK” to visit the WordPress login page.
If the remote service is not configured with OAuth (the Auth column will display “User/Pass” instead), the WordPress username and password will be collected within the Publish Assets overlay, rather than connecting to the WordPress site for authentication. Provide the username and password, then skip to step 4 below.
3. Log in to the WordPress site if necessary, and click the “Authorize” button to grant DF Studio access to publish images into the WordPress account.
4. Once the connection has been authorized, the authentication information will be stored securely within DF Studio and will not be requested again unless a change is made to the WordPress site. Continue the asset publishing process using the main instructions above.