Update & Export Images with Metadata using CSV Importer Pro

WP Ultimate CSV Importer allows users to upload huge/large images into WordPress from their personal computer or any accessible public external URL together with the image SEO options.

CSV Preparation

Compress all your images and zip into a file for you to upload into WordPress. Now, state the precise image location from where you have taken the zip, followed by the image name—for example, pictures/imagename.jpg. Right in your CSV file, you can mention only the name of your image alone if you have taken the image you’ve zipped. Simply add the external URL in your CSV for images uploaded from the URL as outlined in the below image.

Upload your CSV

Choose Images in the Import each record that appears as a dropdown after browsing and uploading your CSV file


Take cognizance of the preferred CSV and WP fields such as Image titles, alt text, caption, and description. In the Featured images section, note your CSV header, which consists of the image name or Location.

Once done, move to the Media Upload fields section and upload your zipped images file. In this section, you can also locate the Drag ‘n’ Drop mode. At this point, you can also delete any of the unwanted images at runtime. 

Finally, click on Continue.

Media Handling

Enable the Download external images in your media and click on Continue; possibly, you have used any external images.

Import images

Once you have completed the process, click on the Import button to upload all your desired images into WordPress Media Gallery besides its title, alt text, caption, and description.

Import images along with your Post

WP Ultimate CSV Importer allows you to import all images into your WordPress, whether inline or featured. You have the choice to either use the existing WordPress media images or external links of Google images, Pexels, Pixabay, etc. You need to enable CRON (Refer our blog enable & Configure WP-Cron) to import images.

You can enable the Download external images to your media feature in the Image Media Handling to import.

Image Handling

WP Ultimate CSV Importer allows you to execute duplicate images in 2 different ways.

  • Either utilize media images if it is presently available – Enable it to adopt your existing image.
  • Or you want to delete and adopt the existing images – Enable to delete the existing image with a new image (mentioned in your CSV).

Image sizes

Permits you to import images based on their specific size. WP Ultimate CSV Importer allows users to use different sizes, such as Thumbnail, Medium, Medium-Large, and Large. With the Custom size option, you can also add custom size to your images.

SEO Friendly

You get the chance of high image search engine ranking with the use of SEO fields that come with WP Ultimate CSV Importer. WP Ultimate CSV Importer allows you to import images with the use of their SEO fields like Image Name, Description, ALT text, and Caption. All you have to do is to check on the fields that you need to import and take cognizance of the desired CSV fields. Finally, click Continue to proceed with your Import.

Import remote images without downloading into local media

Importing remote external images is now achievable without localizing/downloading it into WP media. If needed at any time, you can also switch to enable this download option. To make it relevant to the post content images, which exist as a 3rd, party remote URLs. Our design ensures this feature does not disturb the featured image import.

Important Note

  • Password protected image upload with its external URL is not allowing
  • It is only when the used theme supports the plugin that the featured image will be visible.

Image update

When you have thousands of images in your WordPress media library, it is quite hard to manually edit and include the content inside the image title, caption, alt text, and description field.

With the aid of the CSV Importer Pro plugin, users can update the images using the ID or name of the existing images available in the WordPress media library. This plugin takes the hassle off and saves time.

Step1 : Choose existing items like below and choose images

Update existing images in WordPress using WP Ultimate CSV Importer

Step 2 : Note the preferred CSV and WP fields like Image titles, alt text, caption, and description. Insert the name of the image in the file name section to update the other records. You can likewise utilize the ID in the filename section.

Mapping CSV header with WP fields in WP Ultimate CSV Importer

Step 3: Under the update condition, choose your filename and update the records

Configure update records based on filename in WP Ultimate CSV Importer

At this stage, you have all your images and their metadata successfully updated. 

Export the images

Choose the option “Images” in the export page and just click the continue button.

You can rightly assign the various file and get the data exported.


1. Can I import and update the images at the same time?

Yes, you can. Images import happens when you add-new image URL. Meanwhile, the metadata update for other images done with the existing file names.

2. Is it necessary to add the image URL in my CSV file and mark it out with featured image fields in the mapping section to correctly perform the update process?

It is not necessary to do the updating process, image URL, or LOCAL images in a zip format. The name of the image or ID of the image is mandatory to execute the update process.

 3. Can I export the images from one site and import the same into another?

It is possible to export the images from one site and import the same into another as long as the image URL available in the CSV is publicly accessible and in downloadable format.

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