Using an image for an exhibit that is not from an item


I’m working on a site and the person it is for wants specific images for the exhibits that are not used in any items.

I’ve tried creating a dummy non-public item purely for holding images but as it is not public the images it holds do not show for public users.

I’ tried using MediaBuckets ( but, on my servers, when it is enabled it disrupts tag filtering such that when you filter by tag you get all items.

I also tried making my ‘donor’ item public and putting some code in to the Items/Browse page to filter out the ‘donor’ item bu this leaves a gap at the end of the browse page as it is one item down.

I’d like to allow the site owner to switch his images at will so I don’t want to change the theme page to add the images in a one off task.

Does anyone have any ideas how to solve this?

Failing that I am going to try and track down the exact point in the code where the items are drawn from the database and put my filter in there but I suspect this will be outside the theme.



Would the UC Santa Cruz plugin Admin Images work?