Bulk importing images (FTP)

There is no feature to import your images into your cart through the Admin, but this article will show you how to do so through FTP.

Applies to Version(s): 3.7.X - 3.8.2r3 (or Current)

Connecting to FTP

Note:The FTP information below is for Plesk and Filezilla. Any Server or FTP client will work

If you don't already have your FTP information and are a hosted customer, please reach out to Support and we will be glad to help you. If you have your Server Information, and can log in this article will help you get that set up and get you into FTP with instructions (Filezilla).

Image Naming

You image names will need to be based off of Product ID in the Admin of the cart:

If you're going to upload Secondary Images these will be named the same, except with one slight difference. So if I have 2 Secondary Images for the product above, they will be named as follows:

11-7084-0-0-1.jpg

11-7084-0-0-2.jpg

If you're using Letters in your Product IDs, the Image Names will be Lower Case, so if we use the same IDs as above but change them up to use Letters, this is how your name will look for the Images:

11-abcde-0-j-1.jpg

11-abcde-0-j-2.jpg

Now if we do a Primary Image name using the Mixed IDs above they will look like the following, and this time we will use underscores:

11_abcde_0_j.jpg

The following image illustrates how they look within my FTP client on the server:

Each Image ID will need a dash and a proceeding number following it to identify the order and number of Secondary image that is being used. If you have duplicate IDs for either the Primary Image or Secondary, this will cause the images not to show up in the cart and the Admin. 

Upload path

Note: Depending on your server structure this path maybe different but yet straight forward to find. 

Once logged into FTP, the following paths will be where you can upload your Product Images:

CPanel:

/public_html/images/products

/public_html/images/products/secondary

 

Plesk: 

httpdocs/images/products

httpdocs/images/products/secondary

 

This can also be different if your store is in a sub-directory on the server, for example my server has many different directories for stock versions of the cart:

and the directory I'm using from above is cart380, so technically I'm accessing mydomainname.com/cart380/

After your images are uploaded into the cart, you will want to use the Thumbnail Generator to sync images to the Products.

The Thumbnail Generator can be found by using the Search in the Admin or by going to Design>Thumbnail Generator

and if you're using Secondary Images you will want to use the "Synchronize Secondary Images" button first, then Generate Thumbnails:

Once you have done all this your images should be matched up to the Products. If they're not you will want to check your Image names, make sure there are no duplicates, and no special characters outside of "- dashes", and "_underscores"

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If you didn't get your question answered, please contact the Pinnacle Cart Support Team. To submit a ticket, go to the My Account drop-down menu at the top right of the admin area and select Support

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