Sitecore SVG files

In Sitecore 8.1, there is a tiny but annoying glitch in the matrix, where SVG files are not allowed in the Media Library.

But do not worry, the fix is easy. Go to your /App_Config/Sitecore.config, find the /sitecore/mediaLibrary/mediaTypes/mediaType section, and add the SVG section yourself:

<mediaType name="SVG" extensions="svg">
  <mediaValidator type="Sitecore.Resources.Media.ImageValidator"/>
    <generator type="Sitecore.Resources.Media.ImageThumbnailGenerator, Sitecore.Kernel">



About briancaos

Developer at Pentia A/S since 2003. Have developed Web Applications using Sitecore Since Sitecore 4.1.
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1 Response to Sitecore SVG files

  1. Chris Pauly says:

    The SVG mediaType is an included configuration update in 8.1 update 2. And it uses a SvgThumbnailGenerator class for thumbnails… I’m not sure when that was added to the Sitecore.Kernel.


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