2016-12-07
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How to Optimize Store Diagnostics for Getting Instant Images Listings?

PrestaShop images diagnostics is the unique instrument that allows troubleshooting your store for issues with product pictures.

The Most Common PrestaShop Images Problems

  • missing product images (the images that do not physically exist on your server, but their image records are present at your database). This way you will have broken image at store front.


  • items without photos (products which have no images added). “Image not found’ is a common trouble that concerns all store owners especially if you add products in bulk.


  • pictures that are not linked to any products (images uploaded to FTP, but not assigned to any of goods at your store). The simply occupy space on your server.

In case you have thousands of products, it is much more convenient to automatically diagnose state of images, getting the full list of pictures that correspond to above mentioned criteria, rather than viewing each item one-by-one.


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How to Run PrestaShop Store Diagnostics?

After you install Store Manager for PrestaShop at your computer and set-up database connection you will see all your store data in the application. To troubleshoot your store for problems with images you need to open Tools section of ribbon menu and select ‘Store Diagnostics’ option.



There you will see 3 image diagnostic types. You can enable all of them and use together or use each one-by-one.



On the right you will see results of diagnostics and suggested actions to fix detected problems.


More information on how to use PrestaShop Diagnostics of your images and what results you might get find here –

http://www.prestashopmanager.com/useful-articles/additional-features/keep-your-prestashop-images-under-control-with-store-diagnostics


How to Diagnose Images for Problems at Ultimate Speed?

Though, there is a small tip that can make your work with Store Diagnostics even more productive. Big stores with great number of entities listed, will find this recommendation especially useful, since keeping up to it will allow to get results of diagnostics within a few seconds.


First of all, we are strongly recommending to run PrestaShop Diagnostics being connected to database using Bridge type of connection. This way you will considerably speed up the procedure of getting listings of your images and you won’t have to wait long hours to see the results.


Secondly, make sure that you have the latest bridge version and Store Manager for PrestaShop version to get ultimate speed of check-up.


If you have already used bridge connection, check if you have latest version of Store Manager for PrestaShop, and download latest bridge version here –

http://emagicone.com/shared_files/bridge.zip

Unpack the file into your Store root directory and replace the current file with the one you have just downloaded. Do not forget to copy your current Login details.


In case you have direct connection at the moment and need to run Store Diagnostics and get results almost instantly (instead of waiting endless hours), configure bridge connection and after the process will be to end, you can switch back to connection type that fits you the best.


Summing Up

These simple actions will speed up your PrestaShop images diagnostics in dozens of times comparing to the same procedure performed via direct connection. Why? Since working with images via FTP the more images you have the more requests to the server are made. With bridge connection the procedure is performed directly at your server, so it speeds up the process in multiple times.


Please note, that bridge connection uses a local copy of database and due to this fact the procedures of changes implementation takes less time and do not overload your server with too many requests. Though, also you have to remember that it requires synchronization between your local database and the actual one, so to get the latest information from your store, do not forget to press “Get data from web” and for the changes to be applied, press “Post Changes to web” button.


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