15 Feb, 2019

I need help with my GTIN’s!

By |2019-02-15T15:28:57+00:00February 15th, 2019|Categories: Google Shopping feed, Plugin settings|Tags: , , , , |

Creating product feeds AND getting all of your products approved in Google’s Merchant Center can be quite a challenging task, especially getting the GTIN’s in correctly is something many website owners and marketeers struggle with on a daily base. Unfortunately, Google is really strict about them, so it is critical to get this exactly right or otherwise you will be at risk of getting your products disapproved by Google.We receive cries for help on this topic almost every day:“Google disapproved [...]

5 Feb, 2019

How to add multiple store codes to your Google local products inventory feed

By |2019-02-08T15:24:44+00:00February 5th, 2019|Categories: Google local product inventory feed, Plugin settings|

Creating a Google local product inventory feed can be quit a challenge. There are a couple of steps you need to take before everything is up and running: Create your local shops in your Google My Business account (make sure to write down your store codes); Create a 'normal' Google Shopping feed containing your products in Google's merchant center; And last: create a local product inventory feed for the product inventory per store. Unfortunately Google does not allow you [...]

29 Jan, 2019

How to set rules for shipping costs

By |2019-01-29T12:31:33+00:00January 29th, 2019|Categories: Filters & rules, Plugin settings|

Please note: this blog article does not  apply to Google Shopping and Facebook catalogue feeds. Creating rules for shipping costs can be a bit cumbersome as the entire WooCommerce shipping configuration is quite complex. Luckily  our plugin makes live a bit easier when you want to create simple shipping costs rules for your product feeds. One of the most required rules is: set the shipping costs to 0 when the product price is over or equal to a certain [...]

16 Jan, 2019

How to create Facebook country and language override feeds

By |2019-01-23T15:19:30+00:00January 16th, 2019|Categories: Facebook catalog feed, Plugin settings|Tags: , , , |

As of version 4.2.6 of our plugin the Facebook / Instagram template contains the 'override' column allowing you to, next to Facebooks base catalog feed, also create so-called country and language override feeds. Find an excellent introduction about these override feeds on Facebooks help-page here. It is pretty easy to create these override feeds using our plugin. Just follow these steps below. On the first page of the feed configuration make sure you select the 'Facebook Dynamic Ads / Instagram [...]

15 Jan, 2019

Aelia Currency Switcher feature

By |2019-01-27T20:52:07+00:00January 15th, 2019|Categories: Currency switchers, Plugin settings|Tags: , , , |

As of release 4.2.2 our plugin supports the Aelia Currency Switcher. Using this feature is pretty straightforward. All you have to do is enable the Aelia Currency Switcher feature in the plugin settings section of the plugin: When enabled the plugin will show a currency drop-down on the first page of your feed configuration. The drop-down contains all currencies you configured in the Aelia Currency Switcher plugin: The plugin will now use the selected currency for calculating the product [...]

11 Jan, 2019

Cascading mother / child category mapping for Google Shopping

By |2019-01-23T14:34:06+00:00January 11th, 2019|Categories: Category mapping, Google Shopping feed, Plugin settings|

With today's release of the plugin (version 4.2.1) it became a lot easier and faster to map your categories to those of Google. We have introduced a cascading mother / child category mapping as shown on the screenshot below: How does it work? You will find small and bigger arrows pointing down behind your (main) category names: Pressing the smaller arrows will copy the mapping you made for the main category to all subcategories within that main category; Pressing [...]

8 Jan, 2019

Help, my feed processing is stuck!

By |2019-01-23T14:34:31+00:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: Plugin settings|Tags: , , , |

You have created a new product feed configuration, but the processing of the product feed gets stuck. You keep seeing a blinking status message saying “processing (91%)” – or any other percentage - which is not increasing for hours. In most cases this is caused by the WP-cron being disabled. What is WP-cron? Read the excellent, yet nerdy, article about the WP-cron in WordPress Handbook: what is WP-cron Why is the WP-cron so important for this plugin? The plugin [...]

8 Jan, 2019

How to add variable products to your product feeds?

By |2019-01-23T14:34:59+00:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: Plugin settings|Tags: , , |

Variable products are a product type in WooCommerce that lets you offer a set of variations on a product, with control over prices, stock, image and more for each variation. They can be used for a product like a shirt, where you can offer a large, medium and small and in different colors. Need more information on how to set-up these products in WooCommerce? Check out their excellent tutorial. Once you have set-up these variable products on your website you also want to [...]

24 Dec, 2018

Create a product feed for one specific category

By |2019-01-23T14:36:22+00:00December 24th, 2018|Categories: Filters & rules, Plugin settings|Tags: , , |

It is possible to create product feeds that only contain products of one specific category. This is how you set-up such a product feed. After you have created your product feed which contains all products you need to add a so-called "include-only" filter. Let's assume that one of my WooCommerce category names is "Digital clocks' and I want to create a product feed which only contains products that sit in this Digital clocks category. We are going to assume [...]

24 Dec, 2018

Adding Google’s g:product_type to your product feed

By |2019-01-23T14:37:17+00:00December 24th, 2018|Categories: Google Shopping feed, Plugin settings|Tags: , , , |

You would like to add Google's g:product_type to your product feed because you want to organise the bidding and reporting in your Google Ads Shopping campaign based on the g:product_type. As the g:product_type field is not one of the pre-mapped fields on the field mapping page you need to add this field and mapping yourselves. Hit the orange "+ Add field mapping" button and select "Product type (product_type)" from the left drop-down and select "Category path" from the right drop-down. The [...]