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Importing images with Magento - how do you do it?
Alex Lockey
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January 17, 2014 - 9:11 am
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Hi

I’ve been using Dropbox to store images in order to create a URL reference for upload through Magmi. I noticed that the URL links don’t work through private folders, only through your public folder. Is there another different method that anyone else uses which is free? With an abundance of images going in it won’t be long before we reach the public folder size limit.

Cheers

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Matthew Ogborne

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January 17, 2014 - 9:23 am
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Howdy Alex,

Maybe using a directory on your web-hosting would work?

For example upload images into “media/import” and then put the path to the image from there (eg my_image.jpg).

As I know you have remote staff, what you could do is create a sub folder called “remote” in “media/import”, give them ftp access only to that folder. Then in magmi, there is a setting for the image attributes plugin, which you can add this new path, so it reads as “media/import;media/import/remote”

Note: You might have to play with the paths above, I’m working from memory on those :)

Does that sound like it would work for you?

Matt

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Alex Lockey
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January 22, 2014 - 8:54 pm
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Hi Matt,

Having a bit of trouble configuring Magmi to find the images in media/import. I’ve created the FTP file media/import and ensured it matches the image search path in the configuration of Image Attributes Processor on Magmi, are there any other settings I need to change?

Cheers

Alex

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Matthew Ogborne

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January 22, 2014 - 10:28 pm
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Hi Alex,

It should work “out of the box”.

Try a test file with an test image and just put in the image name in the media_gallery column and see if that imports?

Matt

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Alex Lockey
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January 23, 2014 - 12:19 am
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Hi Matt,

Got it thanks, hadn’t realised it was as simple as just putting the file name!

Cheers

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Matthew Ogborne

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January 23, 2014 - 10:49 am
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Howdy Alex,

I’m going to be adding some extra guides around Magmi to cover off a couple of topics in more specific detail, images being one of them and we also added in two more guides today as well see here https://understandinge.com/course/importing-products-magento/, basically we’re not done with Magmi yet :)

Matt

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Debbie Cantley

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January 25, 2014 - 5:52 pm
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Hi Matt, I am trying to get my head around images and where to store them. I guess I need a folder in the remote site, have ftp working fine with Firezilla, set up with Simple Servers, but not sure how or where to set folder up. I feel like a numpty but I cant see how you create a new folder in the remote site!? I’ve spent the past 2 hours googling to try and find answer but none the wiser – could you point me in right direction?

Debbie

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Matthew Ogborne

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January 26, 2014 - 1:48 am
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Hi Debbie,

I’m going to pop together a dedicated guide on importing images as you’re not the first one to run into this.

Let me see what I can put together for you tomorrow :)

Matt

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