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Dynamic Media URLs

A dynamic media URL is a relative reference to an image or other media asset. When enabled,
dynamic media URLs can be used to link directly to assets on your server, or even on a CDN.
As with all markup tags, the code is enclosed in double curly braces. The format of a dynamic
media URL looks like this:
{{media url=”path/to/image.jpg”}}
If you prefer to use a static URL, you can change the configuration setting. If dynamic media
URLs are included in your catalog, but later the setting is disabled, each reference in your
catalog will appear as a broken link. However, the links can be restored by again enabling
dynamic media URLs. Using dynamic media URLs can enhance your catalog, but can also
impact the performance of catalog search.

To configure dynamic media URLs:

1. On the Admin menu, select System > Configuration. Then in the Configuration panel on the
left under Catalog, select Catalog.
2. Click to expand the Frontend section.

3. Then, set Allow Dynamic Media URLs in Products and Categories to either “Yes” or “No.”
4. Click the Save Config button to save the setting.

To use static URLs by default for media files:

By default, images inserted into the catalog from media storage have relative, dynamic URLs.
If you prefer to use a static URL, you can change the configuration setting.
1. On the Admin menu, select System > Configuration. Then in the Configuration panel on the
left under General, select Content Management.
2. Click to expand the WYSIWYG Options section.

3. Set Use Static URLs for Media Content in WYSIWYG for Catalog to “Yes.”
4. When complete, click the Save Config button.

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