I have import categories via CSV and I would like to import category image from external URL. I have used Magento ver. 2.3.1

I have tried to save images to the category but can't able to get success.

If any have idea how to import category image from external URL then let me know.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

1 Answer 1


Please check below code. I hope it will help you.

use \Magento\Framework\App\Bootstrap;
$bootstrap = Bootstrap::create(BP, $_SERVER);
$objectManager = $bootstrap->getObjectManager();
$url = \Magento\Framework\App\ObjectManager::getInstance();
$storeManager = $url->get('\Magento\Store\Model\StoreManagerInterface');
$mediaurl= $storeManager->getStore()->getBaseUrl(\Magento\Framework\UrlInterface::URL_TYPE_MEDIA);
$state = $objectManager->get('\Magento\Framework\App\State');   

$websiteId = $storeManager->getWebsite()->getWebsiteId();
$storeId = $store->getStoreId();
$rootNodeId = $store->getRootCategoryId();
$rootCat = $objectManager->get('Magento\Catalog\Model\Category');

$cat_info = $rootCat->load($rootNodeId);
$categorys=array('Living','Sofa','Tables','Beds');// Category Names
foreach($categorys as $cat){


    $cleanurl = trim(preg_replace('/ +/', ", preg_replace(‘/[^A-Za-z0-9 ]/’, ", urldecode(html_entity_decode(strip_tags($url))))));


    $categoryTmp = $categoryFactory->create();$categoryTmp->setName($name);
    $categoryTmp->setData('description', 'description');
    $mediaAttribute = array ('image', 'small_image', 'thumbnail');
    $categoryTmp->setImage('/category.png', $mediaAttribute, true, false);// Path pub/meida/catalog/category/category.png

  • Thanks for your help. That way only save image name. But How can copy image from external URL to pub/media/catalog/category/ directory. Jun 26, 2019 at 6:43
  • via zip we need to extract in location. Jun 26, 2019 at 6:44
  • You are right that way already working. I have need to put external image path from CSV and import it to the category. Jun 26, 2019 at 6:49
  • i suggest to buy extension for that. Jun 26, 2019 at 6:57
  • @Kirti Nariya How did you solved your problem ? Aug 19, 2020 at 8:19

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