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Importing Images from External Source (11 posts)

  1. Joshua Turner-Bruce
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello,

    I am having trouble trying to import images for my products. The csv file I have seems to work fine except the images. No matter what I try even the sample csv that came with the plugin doesn't seem to work. Any ideas as to what is wrong?

    Here is the link to one of the images:

    i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o656/Bloomsbury3/150basepullout_zps8e0e3d6c.jpg

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/woocommerce-csvimport/

  2. Hein
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Same problem. Managed to import images by uploading them via a zip folder containing the image files + CSV file, but just cannot seem to be able to import images from an external source/url.

    It would be too time-consuming to have to manually download and zip thousands of images, hence the need to be able to link to external image urls.

    What is the solution?

  3. Joshua Turner-Bruce
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Right I still haven't solved anything yet but a small change has occurred. I tried testing the csv upload on a different hosting server using this link for the image:

    http://woodfurnitureshop.co.uk/image/data/wood/Aspen%204%20drawer%20chest.jpg

    It is just a random google image. Instead of uploading nothing, this time for the product it added a featured image and uploaded it to the media library but the image was broken and not showing. No idea why it is broken.

  4. Joshua Turner-Bruce
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    A further update. I tried uploading another image with this link:

    http://www.jhumkacity.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Khandelwal-Foam-Furnishing.jpg

    It seems that the previous image (http://woodfurnitureshop.co.uk/image/data/wood/Aspen%204%20drawer%20chest.jpg) didn't work because of the way it was saved, obviously it was saved with spaced which were replaced by %20 and the importer doesn't like that.

    Now in regards to the actual product images I wish to upload (i1336.photobucket.com/albums/o656/Bloomsbury3/150basepullout_zps8e0e3d6c.jpg) I believe they are private images as if you add http:// before the file path it redirects you to phobucket website and show the image. I know that you need an account to view the image albums normally so I guess my problem is that it is private.

  5. Hein
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for the feedback Joshua. I'm not so sure that's the problem though, as I tried uploading all the images you mentioned into separate listings, but none of the images displayed at all (private or not) - still only the text. Any luck yet on your side? Perhaps we should contact the developer directly?

  6. Joshua Turner-Bruce
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have and he stopped replying to my emails, guessing he is busy. As I said I could only get one of the images to display and that was:

    http://www.jhumkacity.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Khandelwal-Foam-Furnishing.jpg

    Since then I have had the client sent me all of the images over drop box and am now trying to figure out how to upload them properly in a zip file. I truly couldn't figure out how to do it externally for the image paths I had.

  7. Joshua Turner-Bruce
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    When I upload the images and the csv in a zip file. What should the file path for the picture in the csv be?

  8. Hein
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Joshua - I emailed the dev too, but he didn't reply at all for some reason.

    As for importing images + CSV in a zip file, all is explained here:
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/trouble-importing-image?replies=21

    However, after some googling I eventually found another plugin, which so far seems to be working quite well and can actually import images via external url!:
    https://github.com/dgrundel/woo-product-importer/blob/master/README.md

    Hope all goes well, good luck!

    Hein

  9. Hein
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Seems like I sent you the link to the readme of the other plugin. The actual download link is: https://github.com/dgrundel/woo-product-importer/zipball/master

  10. Joshua Turner-Bruce
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have read that thread before. They never mention what you should actually put as the file path for the image if it is included in the zip file. I have tried all variations however and none of the work :/.

    I may have to check that plugin out, thanks for the link Hein.

  11. Joshua Turner-Bruce
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have tried out that other csv importer that you suggested Hein and it works perfectly and the interface is so much better. I would recommend this to anyone if you come across any issues with csv importing.

    Download Link: https://github.com/dgrundel/woo-product-importer/zipball/master

    Read Me/Documentation: https://github.com/dgrundel/woo-product-importer/blob/master/README.md

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