Creating your Feed
Each field is fairly self-explanatory, but any additional information is provided below.
Setup a name for you feed, so you can easily keep track of what you're importing.
# Feed URL
Provide the URL for your feed. This can be an absolute URL, relative (to the web root) and make use of any aliases.
# Feed Type
Set the Feed Type to match the type of data you're importing. Your options are:
- Google Sheet
When using Google Sheet as your feed type, consult the Google Sheets API docs. Your URL should include a
key value for your API key. For example:
# Element Type
Select the element type you wish to import your feed content into.
# Target Site
If you have a multi-site Craft installation, you'll have an additional “Target Site” setting where you can select which site the elements should be initially saved in. The content will get propagated to your other sites from there, according to your fields’ Translation Method settings.
# Import Strategy
The Import Strategy tells Feed Me how to act when (or if) it comes across elements that are similar to what you're importing. If you've imported your content once, there will very likely be elements with the same title or content as what you're trying to import.
For example - you have an existing entry called "About Us", but you also have an item in your feed with exactly the same title. You should tell Feed Me what to do when it comes to processing this entry in your feed. Do you want to update that same entry, or add a new one?
You can select from any combination of the following:
| ||Adds new elements if they do not already exist. If an element does exist, it simply skips over it, leaving it unchanged.|
| ||Updates elements that match the Unique Identifier (next step). If no existing element to update, it won't create it unless you select |
| ||Disables elements that are not updated by this feed.|
| ||Disables elements that are not updated by this feed, but only in the feed’s target site.|
| ||Deletes elements that are not updated by this feed. Be careful when deleting.|
A generated, unique string to increase security against imports being run inadvertently. This is mainly used when triggering an import via the direct feed link.