External image URL doesnt get saved during import


  1. Dave H.
    May 25, 2020 @ 9:37 pm

    I recommend you use the latest beta 2.34, but in all versions what you need to do is import your external images to a custom meta field called external_image_url

    In all import tools there will be an option to map your source fields to a custom meta destination field – i.e. you don’t use the ‘product image’ feature in whichever import tool, you use custom meta import.

    Separate the image URLs with a pipe symbol for galleries too.

    Beta now allows you to import images to product variations as well – again, import to the external_image_url custom meta field.


  2. Dave H.
    June 18, 2020 @ 10:51 am

    Live 2.40 version is out now. If you still have an issue importing to the external_image_url field (not _external_image_url – leave off the leading underscore) then please send a copy of this webtoffee import tool in a ticket and i’ll figure it out for you.


  3. tai
    June 18, 2020 @ 3:24 pm

    hi I have just updated to v2.40 and now external image URL area is blank and so missing images on the site,
    I am using data feeder so no options to map images


    • Dave H.
      June 22, 2020 @ 1:27 pm

      Updated and checked your website last week.


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