PrestaShop products without images might become quite a problem for you and your customers.
Put yourself at shoppers’ place and imagine you are surfing the web, enter the online shop and find a product you’d really like to buy, at least you think so. However, when opening product page you can’t see how it looks like as there are no images.
You cannot touch the product, pick it up, try it on, turn it around or look at it from another angle – basically you may ask “You want me to buy… What?”
Does this inspire you to purchase the product? Probably, not.
There are two main reasons:
- you can’t be certain what you will eventually get;
- you might think that a store having goods without pictures is a bit unprofessional and perhaps cannot be trusted.
You do not want the clients to think this way about your store? If the answer is ‘No’, keep reading this tutorial to find out how to check if you have products without any images attached.
How to Detect PrestaShop products Without Images Assigned?
Browsing your store as a client, category after category will take too much time. You can log in into your PrestaShop back-end and go to Catalog-> Products.
You will see the array of the products you have. Moving down the product list you will see what items do not have image in preview.
You can open edit form and add missing images to products one after another.
Though, when you have thousands of products and randomly some of them do not have images uploaded, you might need the way to ease the process.
How to Filter and Export PrestaShop Products Without Images?
Default PrestaShop admin does not allow you to filter goods by ‘no image’ criterion. There is an alternative.
Store Manager for PrestaShop extends out-of-the-box possibilities of back-end and offers you the way-out. Using the app you will be able to filter out and export to the spreadsheet the list of goods without images to further mass upload missing pictures.
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- Install the app, connect to your database and set up FTP connection to be able to work with images. When you see your data you are ready to proceed.
- Open Tools -> Store Diagnostics section of the application.
- On the left you will see 3 types of diagnostics. In our case we need the 3rd one – ‘Products without images’ . Thus, first two types we set to ‘Skip’ and the last one to ‘Run’.
- On the right side of the window you will see and manage the results. Make sure you have also selected ‘Products without images’ results type there.
After appropriate checkup type was selected, to execute the process press ‘Run Diagnostics’ button. You will see the logs on procedure progress.
Right from this window you can add images to products pressing ‘Add product image’ button.
You can even add one and the same picture to all selected products. You may need this functionality for example when image is not ready yet and you want to inform your clients adding “Image coming soon” picture.
You can also go from this list to product and view it in catalog.
The last, but not the least, you can export the received results to Excel file, add column with images (picture names if they are saved locally on your PC or image URLs) and import the spreadsheet back, implementing changes massively.
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