If you would like to add additional gallery images onto products with existing imagrs, follow the below instructions:
This CSV only needs to contain the columns and new image files you will be adding to your products.
Adding a new Image as the Main Image
Placing the image path or URL in the "image" column will set it as the Main Image upon Import. The only required columns for this import are "sku" and "image"
Adding a new Image to the Gallery
Simply place image paths or URLs into the "_media_image" column. 1 row per new image. The only columns required for this import are "sku" and "_media_image"
Note: You can not re-sort the gallery with this import
New Images can be added with a custom sort position, but if you need to re-sort your image gallery, you will need to follow instructions for Replacing Product Images
|sku||SKU of the product you are adding images to||Yes|
|image||Main Image URL or Path (depending on Image Location - see Image Locations section of this tutorial)||Yes|
|_media_image||All Images (1 per row - see below for CSV structure) *should include main image too.||No|
|_media_label||Alt tag for each listed Image||No|
|_media_position||Sort position of the Images.||No|
Note that multiple gallery images are handled with new rows.
Note that the Main Image is repeated in the
media_imagecolumns and the Main Image's Alt Tag is put in the
Notes on above:
- Image - Full URL Path used because this image is stored externally and will be downloaded during the CSV import.
- *Media_image - Relative path used because image was uploaded onto Zoey server in Import & Export > Product Images (see below)
Once your CSV has been Created, proceed to Import & Export > Import Products
- Entity Type = Products
- Import Type = Append Complex Data
- Upload your CSV file
- Click "Check Data" button in top right of screen
- If everything looks good, you will have a green bar with a button to import
If you encounter errors during the check data step, please read our KB article on Import Errors
Often after running imports you may need to Flush Cache and Re-Index (from the "Refresh" menu in the blue sidebar) to see your changes live. to see your changes live.
Updated over 3 years ago