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CSV Import w/ Rich Text Images Broken?


#1

I previously was able to import externally hosted images into my CMS using CSV. This functionality seems to be broken?

A simple CSV with:
<img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a5/Flower_poster_2.jpg/660px-Flower_poster_2.jpg">
mapped to a rich text field just shows up as an image-placeholder.svg now!

What happened to this functionality as documented here? https://webflow.com/blog/new-feature-csv-import-to-cms
This is killing me, I was able to do this successfully two months ago, and now I’m trying to launch a site migration from Wordpress and this is a non-starter!

Is this a bug? Or can somebody get a simple example like the one above to work for them? Thanks


#2

Yeah this is a bug, it will be fixed sooner or later until then we just have to wait.


#4

Hi @wclifton1

Thanks for posting about this! This is definitely unexpected behavior and due to a recent update we made.

Our team is currently working on a fix that will again allow images to upload to Rich text field via CSV. I don’t have a specific time frame as to when this will be resolved.

For now, the best workaround is to upload the images manually after the CSV import.

I’ll post back here as soon as I have more information.


#5

Hey @Brando ,

Will you let us know when you have a timeline for when this will be fixed? We are ready to move our blog over to webflow but this is bug is a blocker for us.


#7

Hi @stuart.walker

I don’t have an exact ETA for a fix on this, but we should have it resolved soon. I’m hesitant to say, as it’s hard to be accurate with predictions like this, but hoping to have it resolved by end of next week.


#8

Hey @Brando ,

Has there been any further updates in relation to this bug?


#9

Hi @stuart.walker

Thanks for requesting an update.

The team is still working hard to get this resolved but it’s not a small or quick update. We’ll definitely continue to keep you updated as we make progress though.

Thanks for your patience :bowing_man:


#10

Thanks for the update @Brando. Super anxious to complete our move to Webflow but I understand these things take time. It would be great to get an update here once a fix has been released.

Cheers,
Stuart


#11

+1 for a fix for this issue. Thankfully I’ve only had to manually migrate images from ~40 blog posts but I imagine others may have it much worse.


#12

We have 800 to import… :cry: