Convert the image markers in HTML from the Rich Text editor into image tags.

When you add images in the Rich Text editor of the Zotonic admin, the HTML body text does not store <img> tags, but instead, special markers containing the picture id plus size and alignment hints.

The show_media tag converts these special markers (which are in fact HTML comments) back into image tags. For this, it uses the template called _body_media.tpl. This template is located in mod_base and can be overruled with your own.

Images that are inlined in the body text can have these parameters:

Either block, left or right. Default is block.
Choose between small, medium, large. These are used for selecting the mediaclass of the image. Which will be like body-media-large. The default size is large, displayed as a block (see align above).
Checkbox if you want to force cropping of the image to the bounding box of the mediaclass. If checked then the crop in the mediaclass is overruled. If not checked then the crop in the mediaclass is used.
Checkbox if you want to let the image include a link to its own page.
If link is checked then this can be used to set the URL for the link, the link url defaults to the page-url of the shown medium item.
Caption that will be displayed below the media item. Per default the summary of the media item is used for the caption. If the caption is empty, then no caption is added.

These parameters can be set in the editor dialog ‘Media Properties’. This dialog is shown after clicking on an image in the wysiwyg editor.


Template arguments

The _body_media.tpl is included using a catinclude for the media item. In this way you can switch templates depending on the item category being displayed.

You can add your own _body_media.tpl templates. It will be supplied with the following data:

Argument Description
id The id of the medium item to be displayed.
size The size, small, medium or large
mediaclass Mediaclass, for example body-media-large
align Alignment, block, left or right
crop If crop is forced, true or undefined
link If the image should link to the medium page
link_url Link to use, defaults to the medium page
caption The caption from the editor

Besides the above all context variables are passed, this gives the Erlang code the possibility to change the behavior of the media rendering.

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