There is a way to avoid storing locally the images?

#1
Hello,

It seems when we import products from dropship (woocommerce), all images, even variations/description images, are stored locally.
As you know in woocommerce, each image is generated at least in 5 different sizes...

So, there is a way to keep the images from aliexpress CDN?
 

Olga B.

Administrator
Staff member
#3
Hello,

It seems when we import products from dropship (woocommerce), all images, even variations/description images, are stored locally.
As you know in woocommerce, each image is generated at least in 5 different sizes...

So, there is a way to keep the images from aliexpress CDN?
Hello,

When you import products from DropshipMe or from the integrated AliDropship database (actually both plugins use the same database), all images are saved on your hosting. There is no technical solution now to obtain only image links.
 

Mar

Moderator
#5
Hello,

When you import products from DropshipMe or from the integrated AliDropship database (actually both plugins use the same database), all images are saved on your hosting. There is no technical solution now to obtain only image links.
I doubt the truth of this statement. When I right click on an image and click Copy image address and paste it in a browser tab, it show the address in alicdn.com. It is very clear that the image is not in the server. Also what is this setting for?

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Mar

Moderator
#6
@@Mar, well this is what I do already, but seems not possible
To confirm if the setting above work, right click on any image, click Copy image address, paste the address in a browser tab and you will see where the image is stored.

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#7
Mar, did you import this product using dropship me addon (by default integrated in woocommerce version), Import > Import products?
 

Olga B.

Administrator
Staff member
#9

Mar

Moderator
#10
Everything you said is true for Direct Import from AliExpress. The settings also work for Direct Import (with the help of AliDropship Google Chrome extension). But when you import products from the integrated database, the image's address will be like "yourstorename.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/11374-0b5aad2070fffba4b3a73a8211d6b2e5.jpg".
I import products with Direct Import from AliExpress with the help of the extension and I base my statements from it since it is the normal way. I don't know why I should I import products from the integrated database especially if the images are stored in the server as a result which I don't want.
 

Olga B.

Administrator
Staff member
#11
I import products with Direct Import from AliExpress with the help of the extension and I base my statements from it since it is the normal way. I don't know why I should I import products from the integrated database especially if the images are stored in the server as a result which I don't want.
I just wanted to show the pecularities of image storage in these two ways of import. What you say is true for Direct Import, and what I say is true for the integrated database; these are two different ways, so we both are right) But as far as I can see, Enov initially asked about the database.
Besides, as it is DropshipMe thread, there may be users that have DropshipMe plugin only (without AliDropship). They have only one way of import - the integrated database, and they need to know that all images will be stored on their server by default.
 

Mar

Moderator
#12
I just wanted to show the pecularities of image storage in these two ways of import. What you say is true for Direct Import, and what I say is true for the integrated database; these are two different ways, so we both are right) But as far as I can see, Enov initially asked about the database.
Besides, as it is DropshipMe thread, there may be users that have DropshipMe plugin only (without AliDropship). They have only one way of import - the integrated database, and they need to know that all images will be stored on their server by default.
Ok, thanks for the explanation.
 
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