How to set filters and rules for your product feeds using the Product Feed Pro for WooCommerce plugin.

1 Mar, 2020

Add filters based on product creation date

By |2020-04-23T12:11:55+02:00March 1st, 2020|Categories: Filters & rules, Plugin settings|Tags: , |

As of version 7.6.1 two new attributes are available which you can add to your product feed(s) and create filters or rules on: Product creation date Product days back created The product creation date attribute is formatted like "Y-m-d" (2019-12-30) and holds the date your product has been created. The product days back created attribute holds the number of days between the current date and the date the product was created. Now let's imagine you don't want products in ...

28 Jan, 2020

Create a feed with performing products only

By |2020-04-23T12:18:05+02:00January 28th, 2020|Categories: Filters & rules, Plugin settings|Tags: , , , |

We have added two new cool features to our plugin that will help you create a product feed containing only well performing products. Filter on number of product sales; Filter on sales in a certain time range; Let's imagine you only want to add products to your feed that have been sold at least once before. You can achieve that by creating a filter that looks like this: The above filter will effectively filter out all products that never ...

30 Dec, 2019

Creating find & replace rules

By |2020-04-23T14:21:45+02:00December 30th, 2019|Categories: Filters & rules, Plugin settings|Tags: , |

As of release 7.0.9 of our plugin we support the creation of powerful 'find & replace' rules. Next to the existing rule options we have introduced a find & replace rule feature which allows you to replace parts of attribute values. This feature is best explained by showing some examples. Let's imagine we have a product in our feed with the title: "Red Carrot Wallet": Now let's say we want to change the "Red" part of the title into ...

6 Dec, 2019

Changing the product variation product name

By |2020-04-23T14:22:37+02:00December 6th, 2019|Categories: Data manipulation, Filters & rules, Plugin settings|Tags: , , |

Product data manipulation is an Elite feature of our plugin. Interested in getting the most out of your marketing campaigns? Upgrade to the Elite version of our plugin and enjoy the product data manipulation feature and many more Elite options. Since most marketing channels, such as Google and Facebook, require product names to be unique our plugin automatically creates unique product names for all variations of a variable product. It does so by taking the attribute values that ...

2 Jul, 2019

Changing “on backorder” to “in stock” in your product feed

By |2020-04-23T14:50:51+02:00July 2nd, 2019|Categories: Filters & rules, Google Shopping feed, Plugin settings|Tags: , , |

You created a product feed for Google's Merchant Center as you want to start promoting your products in Google Shopping only to find out that Google has disapproved (some of) your products because of an issue with your 'availability' field. You seem to have added products that have an availability that says "on backorder" (which is a WooCommerce stock status value): Unfortunately Google doesn't accept the availability status "On backorder". Only the values "in stock", "out of stock" and ...

11 Jun, 2019

Featured products in your product feed

By |2020-04-23T14:51:21+02:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: Filters & rules, Plugin settings|Tags: , , , |

On popular demand we have added support for creating filters and rules on featured products as of version 5.7.4 of our plugin. This enables you to create product feeds that contain those products only (or exclude them for that matter). All you have to do is create a filter in your product feed configuration.  The include_only filter you need to create looks like this: When you would like to remove featured products from your feed than you need to ...

7 Jun, 2019

Add a field to your product feed based on another attribute

By |2020-04-23T14:53:39+02:00June 7th, 2019|Categories: Filters & rules, Google Shopping feed, Plugin settings|Tags: , |

You need or want to add data to your product feed for, for example, Google's Merchant Center but you don't have that data available in a separate field or attribute but the information is part of another field. How can you then add this to your product feed? Let's assume you want to add a g:gender field to your product feed for Google Shopping but don't have a gender attribute with the gender data available: how can you still ...

7 May, 2019

How to exclude hidden products from your product feed

By |2020-04-23T14:54:55+02:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Filters & rules, Plugin settings|Tags: , , |

When you have put the catalog visibility of a product on 'hidden' then changes are you also want to exclude that product from your product feed. You can easily exclude those products by creating a filter that looks like this: And that's all, your hidden products won't show in your product feed anymore. Feel free to reach out to our support-team whenever you need help with this filter.

5 May, 2019

Help! I have none or less products in my product feed than expected.

By |2020-04-23T14:56:04+02:00May 5th, 2019|Categories: Filters & rules, Plugin settings|Tags: , , , , , |

Almost every day we receive requests for support from our users because their product feed contains none or less products than expected. Mostly this is caused by product feed configurations which result in fewer products. For you to be able to identify possible caused we have listed the most common causes: The "Include product variations" feature has been disabled; The "Only include default product variation" has been enabled; The default item_group_id field mapping has been removed; Created filters; WP-cron has ...

22 Apr, 2019

How to include only a couple of products to your product feed

By |2020-04-23T14:57:50+02:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: Filters & rules, Plugin settings|Tags: , , |

When you only want to include a small part of your products to your product feed and they do not have a common denominator on which you can create an "include only" filter you need to solve this differently. The easiest way to do so is by using the WooCommerce product tags. Step 1: create a product tag Go to "Products > Tags" and create a tag like this: Step 2: assign the product tag to your products On ...

22 Mar, 2019

Feature: Product data manipulation

By |2020-04-23T15:07:58+02:00March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Elite, Filters & rules, Plugin settings|Tags: , |

Product data manipulation is an Elite feature of our plugin. Interested in getting the most out of your marketing campaigns? Upgrade to the Elite version of our plugin and enjoy the product data manipulation feature and many more Elite options. As of version 5.1.2 our plugin contains an extremely powerful new feature called "Product data manipulation". When creating product feeds you often run into issues where a marketing channel, for example Google Shopping, is requiring you to ...

29 Jan, 2019

How to set rules for shipping costs

By |2020-04-23T15:13:52+02:00January 29th, 2019|Categories: Filters & rules, Plugin settings|

Please note: this blog article does not  apply to Google Shopping, Bing Shopping and Facebook catalogue feeds. Creating rules and filters on shipping for Google Shopping, Bing Shopping and Facebook is not supported. 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 ...

24 Dec, 2018

Create a product feed for one specific category

By |2020-04-23T15:22:18+02:00December 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 ...

6 Dec, 2018

Create a “if field Y is empty than do X” rule

By |2020-04-23T15:32:02+02:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: Filters & rules, Plugin settings|Tags: , , |

Recognize the situation where part of the product information you need is in field Y and for other products that information is empty but sits in field X and you DO want to use information from field Y and X to populate just one field for your channel product feed? That’s possible by creating an “is empty”-rule during the configuration of your product feed. Let’s explain with a real-life example: You need to fill in Google’s g:description field for ...

20 Jun, 2018

How to create product feed rules

By |2020-04-23T15:41:32+02:00June 20th, 2018|Categories: Filters & rules, Plugin settings|Tags: , , |

Need to 'manipulate' some of your attribute values before they make it to your product feed? You can do so by creating rule-sets. Let us just deep-dive into the inner workings of rules by showing you some of the most used rules. Multiply rule: Imagine you need to add a 10% margin on top of your normal product prices as the channel you are advertising your products on asks a 10% fee. Hence, you need to add an addition ...

30 Mar, 2018

How to create filters for your product feed

By |2020-04-23T15:46:57+02:00March 30th, 2018|Categories: Filters & rules, Plugin settings|Tags: , , |

Need help from our qualified support-team setting up your product feed? Upgrade to the Elite version of our plugin today and enjoy the Elite features and stellar support. Filters: Filters are meant to filter out products you do not want to appear in your product feeds. You can set two different types of filters, ‘include only’ and ‘exclude’ filters. Exclude filters You want to make sure that certain products do not make it to your product feed. ...