How to import images
To use the Import add-on, follow these steps to get started:
- Check if the folder
wp-content/uploads/picu/importexists on your server. If not, please create it manually.
- To import images, copy a folder with images into the
- In your WordPress Admin, create a new collection. You will now see the import dialog with an option to choose the folder you just uploaded.
Some files could not be imported
This means, that the import folder you selected contained files, that could not be imported. picu can only import image files, such as
If your connection was interrupted or you unintentionally navigated to another page during import, you will be able to continue right where you left off. Just click on “Resume Previous Import”. If you “Cancel”, all images will be deleted from the collection.(You can then start a fresh import.
The source folder could not be deleted
Please use FTP/SSH to check, if the folder you just imported is empty. picu can’t delete a folder if it is not empty. Maybe there are files in the folder that could not be imported, see above.
The selected import folder contains too many images
If you see that error message, it means that you have more images in your selected import folder, than your webspace/PHP configuration is able to import at once.
Now, if picu let you proceed with the import, it would break after reaching the limit. This is obviously not desirable, and – depending on how many images you are importing – could be really frustrating.
You can find out the exact number by going to “picu > Settings > Debug Info” in your WordPress Admin and look at the row “Maximum number of input variables”.
The default is 1000.
If you want to upload more images, you can change this PHP setting, eg. by adding the following to your
max_input_vars = 2000
If you don’t know where to change this setting or find your
php.ini file, look at your hosting provider’s documentation or ask their support – they should be able to point you in the right direction.
In case you can’t change that setting, there is another solution: Split the images into two folders (or however many you need, to not reach the limit) and import them one after the other.
Still having issues?
In your WordPress Admin go to picu > Settings > Debug Info and send the contents of this page and your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.