Creating RSS email with Mailchimp, but blog images are not displaying

Brooke_Rawlins
New Member
6 0 0

I've been working on creating an RSS to email campaign with Mailchimp for my Shopify blog (sistergolden.com/blogs/blog). In Mailchimp's campaign builder, I have the option to use the merge tag *|RSSITEM:IMAGE|*, which pulls an image from the <media:content> tag on the Shopify blog. However, when I use this merge tag in my email campaign, no image shows up in the email. Could someone help me to figure out either (1) how to add the <media:content> tag to my blog images or (2) find another way to link my blog images into a Mailchimp email? Thanks so much in advance for your help!!

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Ian_Townsend
Shopify Expert
29 0 2

Any luck with this?  I am currently looking for the same thing on a product feed

Hey_Jones_
Shopify Partner
24 0 0

I'm having the same problem! Trying to move away from Feedburner which seems to be a sinking ship.

Hey_Jones_
Shopify Partner
24 0 0

As a hack, I created a Rails app that uses the Article API to append https: to any img urls that don't specify the http protocol. It could use some extra work but it seems to be doing the trick. Here's my Ruby code:

shopifyArticles = ShopifyAPI.throttle { ShopifyAPI::Article.find(:all) }

shopifyArticles.each do |shopifyArticle|
   if shopifyArticle.body_html.include? '"//cdn.shopify.com'
      shopifyArticle.body_html.gsub('"//cdn.shopify.com', '"https://cdn.shopify.com';)
      ShopifyAPI.throttle { shopifyArticle.save }
   end
end

I'm working on converting this to an app, let me know if it would come in handy!

Kim30
Shopify Expert
137 0 10

Hi chris@heyjones.com - did you end up creating this as an app? We are having this problem as well in sending a Shopify blog via Mailchimp RSS campaign

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Hey_Jones_
Shopify Partner
24 0 0

I'm almost finished with it, actually! It's called Protocol Droid, I'm hoping to have it available in the app store in the next couple of weeks. Trying to decide whether to make it a free or paid app...

Kim30
Shopify Expert
137 0 10

We'd be really happy to be your crash test dummy!

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Hey_Jones_
Shopify Partner
24 0 0

Ha, glad to hear it! Let me get the kinks ironed out and I'll send you the link. Which shop is this for, out of curiosity?

Hey_Jones_
Shopify Partner
24 0 0

The app is awaiting beta approval, feel free to install it and let me know what you think!

https://apps.shopify.com/protocol-droid