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How to Upload Images to WooCommerce From URLs

Need to import external images to WooCommerce? Store Manager for WooCommerce allows uploading images to Woocommerce using links to the external location. All you need is just to put the links to images into the import file.

Besides images, you can import / update all necessary product details in the same CSV.

How to Upload Images to WooCommerce From HTTP URLs?


For successful image upload, you need to primarily set up FTP connection. To do this, go to Preferences (F12) => FTP and specify the FTP details into the corresponding fields.

FTP Details in Store Manager for Images Upload
FTP Details in Store Manager for Images Upload

When FTP connection is set up, you can start configuring image import settings.

  1. First, you need to prepare the CSV file with image URLs. Input full http:/ link(s) into the product image column(s) and ensure to put the image format at the end. If you want to add a few images to one product, insert the URLs into the field and separate them with a delimiter.

  2. Sample File of WooCommerce Images from External URLs
    Sample File of WooCommerce Images from External URLs

  3. Go to 'Catalog' tab of Store Manager toolbar and select 'Products' section. After that Press the 'Import data' button.

  4. WooCommerce Import Wizard for External Image URLs
    WooCommerce Import Wizard for External Image URLs

  5. Select the delimiters to separate fields data. You can preview the file by pressing the corresponding button to check how it will look with the selected separators.

  6. Delimiters Step During WooCommerce Images from URLs Import
    Delimiters Step During WooCommerce Images from URLs Import

  7. Choose the way to identify your products: by SKU or by ID.

  8. Identification Field During Wooommerce Images Import from URLs
    Identification Field During Wooommerce Images Import from URLs

    On the same step link database fields to CSV columns using the source fields dropdowns.


    Fields Linking During Import of WooCommerce Images from External URLs
    Fields Linking During Import of WooCommerce Images from External URLs

    In case you want to apply an expression during the import, launch Expression Editor tool by pressing the 'Edit' button.


    Expression During WooCommerce Images Import from URLs
    Expression During WooCommerce Images Import from URLs

  9. Select product import method:

  10. WooCommerce URL Images Import Options
    WooCommerce URL Images Import Options

    • Add and Modify - add new products and update existing ones
    • Add only - only add new goods and do not update existing ones
    • Modify only - only update existing products
    • Just add - just add new products and do not search for existing

    Click on 'Show advanced options' button to get more image-related options:


    Advanced Import Options During WooCommerce Images Import from URLs
    Advanced Import Options During WooCommerce Images Import from URLs

    • Multiple values separator - specify what delimiter to use if you want to insert a couple of values into the same field (e.g. links to a few images)
    • What do we do if image with the same name exists on FTP? - tell Store Manager what to do with the images with the same name existing on your FTP.

    You can preview data and let Store Manager check if there are any errors.

  11. If there are no problems with the CSV, press 'Import' button.

COMMENTS
Mobeen
Mobeen • 04/23/2022

Does uploading the images via URL uploads the product images on the hosting server or image and be on the CDN?

Can we use CDN URL's to have woocommerce show the images from CDN instead of uploading the images via URL to woocommerce?

WooCommerce Store ManagerMod Mobeen • 04/26/2022

During import, the image is saved to the store server. Though, you can put a link to the external image in the description.