Friday, January 15 2016
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Hello

I have about 40000 pictures structured in hundreds of subfolders and would like to use wordpress for a news-website.

What are the possibilities of importing these folders as fast and structured as possible (for example via ftp)? Does your plugin provide the possibility of keeping the subfolder structure?

Thank you very much for your help and suggestions!

Kind regards
more than a month ago
Hi,

You can do that with media folder. If you upload all your images in a specific folder then import them with our tool
It will recreate virtual folders in the media manager.

The only problem will be probably a server restriction.
The process will take a lot of time and maybe throw a timeout. But you can run it more than one time it will import only elements which are not already imported.

Best regards.

Damien
more than a month ago
Hello Damien!

Thank you very much for your swift reply!

So, if I understand you correctly, the first thing to do would be adding one folder with all the subfolders with the ftp-programm to the server and then importing it to wordpress with your plugin. This way it will keep the complete folder structure in the wordpress dashboard. Is this correct?

Thank you very much.

Kind regards
more than a month ago
Hi,

adding one folder with all the subfolders with the ftp-programm to the server and then importing it to wordpress with your plugin. This way it will keep the complete folder structure in the wordpress dashboard. Is this correct?


This is not mandatory, it only may be easier later to find back your folders after import. The folder structure will be respected: each folder/subfolder of your actual FTP will become WP Media folder virtual folder/subfolder.

The problem you'll face will definitively be the timeout with this huge amount of files, even more if you run the import in one shot. In the next version we will work on a massive import feature and a sync of FTP folder media.

Cheers,
more than a month ago
Hi Tristan!

Thanks again for the swift reply!

Well, that sounds quite good, I think we will give it a try.

I am looking forward to your update and hope it will finally solve this huge wordpress-problem. Thanks for your work on this!

Kind regards
more than a month ago
Sounds good, but i found one bug. You can not use same names of images. F.E. House/1.jpg, 2.jpg, 3.jpg,... House2/1.jpg, 2.jpg, 3.jpg,... all pictures with same name will be override with new one. :( So this functionality is malicious

EDIT:
3.6.0. version is ok, without this bug.
more than a month ago
Thanks for the feedback!

Cheers,
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