Single Image Element

Inserting the Single Image Element


This tutorial assumes you already know the following:

Step 1: Go Into Author Mode

  1. Log in to CommonSpot.
  2. Click on Page View in the gray menu bar in the top-right corner of the page.
  3. Select Author.
  4. If someone else is already in author mode for that page, you will see a box pop up saying that the page is locked by another user. If you are certain the other person is not currently editing the page, break their lock by pressing Ok.
    1. After breaking the lock, you'll need to repeat Step 1.
    2. Otherwise, press Cancel.

Step 2: Insert the Single Image Element

Insert an Element in CommonSpot

  1. Choose the container that you want the Single Image element to be in.
  2. Click Click to insert new element at the bottom of the container.
  3. In the Element Gallery, click on Image Elements.
  4. Click on Single Image or Single Image (without header).
    1. Single Image: An image with a heading.
    2. Single Image (without header): An image without a heading.

Step 3: Define the Single Image Element

Define the image element in CommonSpot

  1. The Single Image element is now inside your container.
  2. Click Click here to define the Single Image element at the bottom of your container.


If you have already uploaded your image, press Choose. Otherwise, press New and upload your image.

  1. You now need to search for your image in the Image Gallery.
  2. Enter your search terms (image title or keyword).
  3. Choose a Subsite to search in (if you aren't sure, choose "/" and check "include child subsites" to search the whole site).
  4. Once you have made your filtering decisions, press Search.
  5. Browse through the results, and click on the image you want to use.
  6. Click Use Highlighted Image.

Rollover Image

If you would like a different image to show when people place their mouse cursor over your image, you can choose it here.

  1. Instructions are the same as for the previous step.

Image Size

Here you can resize the image and give it padding. Note that if you resize the image here, it will squish or stretch the image, which might not look very good. We recommend that you resize the image before uploading it.

  1. Press Edit.
  2. Original Size: Displays the image at the size it was when it was uploaded.
  3. Scaled: Resizes the image based the height and width you provide (in pixels).
    1. Scale Proportionally: Keeps the original proportions (so if you change the height, it will figure out the correct width). We recommend you keep this checked.
  4. Spacing Around Image: This adds padding, or space, around the image.
    1. Vertical: Padding on the top and bottom.
    2. Horizontal: Padding on the right and left sides.
  5. Press OK to submit your changes.

Alternate Image Text (Flyover Text)

Alternate image text is printed in place of your image for people with visual disabilities who are using screen readers.

  1. Enter a brief description of the image.


  1. If you would like to make this image a link, press Edit.
  2. To link to a page within our site, or an external page, select Link to Existing Page, Uploaded Document or URL.
  3. Press Next.
  4. If this is a CommonSpot page, select CommonSpot Page, Uploaded Document or External URL and press Page Gallery.
    1. Choose the subsite the page you want to link to resides in.
    2. If you don't see the page you are looking for, change the Category to All Categories.
    3. Click Update Results.
    4. Click on the page you want to link to.
    5. Press OK.
  5. If this is an external page, select External URL or Relative Internal URL.
    1. Paste in the full URL to the page.
  6. Press Finish.

Finish Inserting the Image

  1. When you are satisfied with your choice, press Finish.

Step 4: Publish Your Changes

At this point you have made two changes that need to be published; adding the image element to the container, and defining the image element. Both changes will need to be submitted before the public sees your image.

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