Prevent Product Images From Downloading To Media Using External URLs During Import [Wordpress]

I have 100k+ products and each product has 5+ images. I have uploaded all images to google cloud storage and using it as external server for my images. Now, I need to import the products in my wordpress site. I defined all image urls in my csv, however, during the import, wordpress is downloading all the images to media which kills the purpose of taking images to external server. I want to keep images externally and don't want to import them to media.

Is there any way to it?


  • The plugin "Featured Image from URL (FIFU)" solved the issue.