Blog | May 26, 2016

The Ultimate Shortcut for CMS, WordPress and Drupal

by Samantha Taylor in Creative Workflow

Reach your destination faster. Get things done more simply. That’s what shortcuts do, and that’s why shortcuts rule.

Webdam Asset Chooser is the ultimate CMS shortcut, allowing you to browse, select and insert images from your Webdam library without ever leaving your CMS interface. No new tabs. No waiting for downloads and uploads. No replicating assets in both your CMS and Webdam libraries.

The Asset Chooser works out of the box for both WordPress and Drupal and can be customized for any popular CMS solution.

Let’s walk through an example. Say you work on a website powered by WordPress, and you want to add an image to a page. You have to open a new tab, open your digital asset library, download an asset, upload that asset to WordPress and then, finally, insert it into your post. And if you want to change or make significant alterations to the image, you have to go through the entire process again.

Kind of a hassle.

Use the Asset Chooser plug-in, however, and things get quite a bit easier. Simply click the Webdam icon in WordPress, browse previews of files from your Webdam asset library and select whatever you want to insert in your site.

The result is a live link, meaning the asset is sourced directly from your Webdam library. This is awesome for two reasons:

  1. You don’t have to clog up your WordPress account or desktop with images and video.
  2. If you update the image in Webdam, it automatically updates on your WordPress site. Tabs, downloads, uploads and replicated files become artifacts of a forgotten and uncivilized era.

Creating or updating content will no longer take f-o-r-e-v-e-r. The tedious task of scouring through page after page and updating content happens instantly and comprehensively. This shortcut doesn’t just save you time, it takes care of entire projects before they even start.

If you’re a Webdam customer, here’s a shortcut to the download.