Creating language versions when uploading media files

  • In Sitecore XP versions starting from 8.2 Update-3, the uploading of unversionable media creates only a version for the current Content Language. This behavior allows performance improvement for uploading files to Media Library.

    If you want to change this behavior to make it the same as in Sitecore XP 8.2 Update-2 and earlier versions (when a media file is being uploaded to Media Library as unversionable media, language versions for all languages under /sitecore/system/Languages are created for the new item), see the following solution.

  • In order to revert to previous behavior, specify mediaCreator under mediaProvider configuration node (highlighted in bold text):

    <mediaProvider type="Sitecore.Resources.Media.MediaProvider, Sitecore.Kernel" />
    ...
      <mediaPrefixes>
        <prefix value="~/media"/>
      </mediaPrefixes>
      <mediaCreator type="Sitecore.Resources.Media.MediaCreator, Sitecore.Kernel"/>
        <requestParser type="Sitecore.Resources.Media.MediaRequest, Sitecore.Kernel"/>
      <mediaTypes>

Applies to:

CMS 8.2 Update-3+

September 03, 2019
February 14, 2020

Reference number:

304648