I was wondering if I could get some advice on best practice on loading images directly to the public files DIR - without FTP access?

My site lives on cloud hosting, and I have no FTP access, my code pushes go through git, but my files dir is not included in the git repo. I have to load a couple images that are not part of any content type to the public files dir, and don't know if there is a module for that, or what other best practices may be. I can put a support ticket in if I have to, but I'd like to see if I can get around that if it's possible


  • I'm testing the media module right now to see if it's a good answer, I'll close this question if it is
    – StephanieF
    Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 20:50
  • if not, there is nothing wrong with keeping icons and other module or theme images with the theme or module, eg, in sites/all/modules/YOURMODULE/images/foo.jpg or sites/all/themes/modules/YOURTHEME/images/bar.jpg and then you should be able to use git to push them up in there.
    – Jimajamma
    Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 0:43
  • for this instance thats what i ended up doing, the Media mod may work in the future for larger loads, but I also was able to to work with the theme for this one file/one instance
    – StephanieF
    Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 20:17

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Since my user case was only one image, I ended up putting the file in the theme folder. for future and larger number file loads I'll be using the media module

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