Create an feed-me.php file under your /config directory with the following options available to you. You can also use multi-environment options to change these per environment.


return [
    '*' => [
        'pluginName' => 'Feed Me',
        'cache' => 60,
        'requestOptions' => [],
        'skipUpdateFieldHandle' => 'skipFeedMeUpdate',
        'backupLimit' => 100,
        'dataDelimiter' => '-|-',
        'csvColumnDelimiter' => '',
        'parseTwig' => false,
        'compareContent' => true,
        'sleepTime' => 0,
        'logging' => true,
        'runGcBeforeFeed' => false,
        'queueTtr' => 300,
        'queueMaxRetry' => 5,
        'assetDownloadCurl' => false,
        'feedOptions' => [
            '1' => [
                'feedUrl' => '',
                'requestOptions' => [],

# Configuration options

  • pluginName - Optionally change the name of the plugin.
  • cache - For template calls, change the default cache time.
  • requestOptions - Any additional options to be sent with requests when fetching your feed content Guzzle Options (opens new window). See an example below.
  • skipUpdateFieldHandle - A provided field handle attached to your elements (often a Lightswitch or similar). If this field has a value during processing, Feed Me will skip the element.
  • backupLimit - Set a limit to the number of backups to keep.
  • dataDelimiter - Feed Me will try and split content based on this delimiter. Useful for CSVs.
  • csvColumnDelimiter - Optionally set the delimiter for columns in CSVs before fetching the content.
  • parseTwig - Whether to parse field data and default values for Twig. Disabled by default.
  • compareContent - Whether to check against existing element content before updating. This can have considerable performance improvements and prevent against needless updating.
  • sleepTime - Add the number of seconds to sleep after each feed item has been processed.
  • logging - Set the level of logging to do. Possible values are true (default) to log everything, false to disable logging or error to only record errors.
  • runGcBeforeFeed - Whether to run the Garbage Collection service before running a feed.
  • queueTtr - Set the 'time to reserve' time in seconds, to prevent the job being cancelled after 300 seconds (default).
  • queueMaxRetry - Set the maxiumum amount of retries the queue job should have before failing.
  • assetDownloadCurl - Use curl to download assets from a remote source. Can be used when issues arise using the default implementation.
  • feedOptions - Provide an array of any of the above options or Feed Settings to set specifically for certain feeds. Use the Feed ID as the key for the array.

# Example requestOptions

See Guzzle Options (opens new window) for the full range:

'requestOptions' => [
    'headers' => [
        'Accept' => 'application/json',
    'auth' => [
        'username', 'password'
    'query' => [
        'foo' => 'bar'

# Control Panel

You can also manage configuration settings through the Control Panel by visiting Settings → Feed Me.