29 Mar, 2019

How to create Google Product Review feeds

By |2019-03-29T16:22:12+02:00March 29th, 2019|Categories: Plugin settings|Tags: , |

On popular demand we added support for creating Google Product Review Feeds as of version 5.1.8 of our plugin. The Google Product Review Feeds that our plugin creates meet Google's requirements. Assuming you have collected reviews for your products and you want to create a Product Review Feed. Following the steps below will create such a feed: General feed settings: Field mapping: Make sure to add the same brand, gtin,mpn and sku values as you did for your Google Shopping [...]

24 Mar, 2019

How to add Yandex, Zbozi.cz and Heureka.cz PARAM’s to XML feed

By |2019-03-25T11:58:54+02:00March 24th, 2019|Categories: Plugin settings|Tags: , , , , |

Adding PARAM XML nodes to Yandex, Zbozi.cz and Heureka.cz feeds requires you to take an extra small step because of the complex nature of the Yandex, Zbozi.cz and Heureka.cz feeds. When you need to, for example, add Objem or Barva parameters to your feed you can now do so by making some small changes on the field mapping page. Make sure you start by adding a new custom field by hitting the '+ Add custom field'button: Next you add [...]

22 Mar, 2019

Feature: Product data manipulation

By |2019-03-22T12:06:00+02:00March 22nd, 2019|Categories: 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, 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 add information [...]

8 Mar, 2019

How to add only one variation of a variable product to your product feed

By |2019-03-17T14:39:07+02:00March 8th, 2019|Categories: Facebook catalog feed, Plugin settings|Tags: , , |

We don't like soccer We hear you! On popular request we added a feature that allows you to only add one variation of a variable product to your product feed(s) instead of all variations of a product. Mainly for Facebook catalogue feeds this is a useful feature as adding lots of product variations that are almost identical and only vary on a minor specification will result in your catalogue or other campaign becoming to big to manage. We [...]

15 Feb, 2019

I need help with my GTIN’s!

By |2019-03-17T14:44:32+02:00February 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, therefore 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 [...]

5 Feb, 2019

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

By |2019-02-08T15:24:44+02:00February 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+02:00January 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+02:00January 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 |2019-03-15T20:26:30+02:00January 15th, 2019|Categories: Currency switchers, Plugin settings|Tags: , , , |

Aelia Currency Switcher support 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, enjoy the Aelia support and many more Elite options. 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 [...]

11 Jan, 2019

Cascading mother / child category mapping for Google Shopping

By |2019-01-23T14:34:06+02:00January 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+02:00January 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 |2019-03-08T20:23:46+02:00January 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+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 [...]

24 Dec, 2018

Adding Google’s g:product_type to your product feed

By |2019-01-23T14:37:17+02:00December 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 [...]

24 Dec, 2018

Send your debug.log to support

By |2019-02-08T19:54:32+02:00December 24th, 2018|Categories: Plugin settings|Tags: , |

So you have checked out our blog, the FAQ and searched for related issues on the plugin Wordpress forum but haven't been able to find the answer to your question and need help from the AdTribes.io support team. 9 out of 10 times our support team will be asking you to provide them your plugin debug.log so they can tell how you have configured your product feeds and what versions of WP, PHP, WooCommerce and plugin you are running. [...]

24 Dec, 2018

Setting-up your first Google Shopping product feed

By |2019-01-23T14:38:25+02:00December 24th, 2018|Categories: Google Shopping feed, Plugin settings|Tags: , , , |

You have installed our plugin (Product Feed Pro for WooCommerce) and are ready to start advertising your products on Google Shopping. We have written this tutorial to help you get started creating and uploading your feed into Google’s merchant center. Before we start are going to assume the following: You have installed our plugin, Product Feed PRO for Woocommerce; You have WooCommerce (version 3 or higher) installed and it contains products; Your WP-cron is enabled; You are running PHP 5.6 [...]

6 Dec, 2018

How to use the optimised title field?

By |2019-03-15T20:29:06+02:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: Plugin settings|Tags: , , |

The optimised title field, part of the extra fields option 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, enjoy the optimised titles and many more Elite options. You have enabled the ‘Extra fields option’ in the plugin settings section like this: Enabling the option will result in extra input fields for all your simple and variation products which you [...]

6 Dec, 2018

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

By |2019-01-23T14:39:18+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 [...]

6 Dec, 2018

How to use static values and create ‘fake’ content for your product feed?

By |2019-01-23T14:40:00+02:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: Plugin settings|Tags: , , |

Did you know you can add ‘fake’ content to your product feeds? Content that you do not have configured for your products but is required by the channels you are configuring a product feed for? Let’s illustrate this with an example: You are running an e-commerce website and selling house-brand products, let’s say that your brand is “My own brand”. The problem however is that you do not have this brand saved in an attribute for your products and [...]

19 Nov, 2018

Can I disable the WP-cron and run a server cron and still use your plugin?

By |2018-11-19T21:17:02+02:00November 19th, 2018|Categories: Plugin settings|Tags: , , |

Some of our users prefer to disable the Wordpress cron for performance reasons by adding following line to their wp-config.php file: define('DISABLE_WP_CRON', true); Following by adding a job to there own crontab that looks something like the row below in order to fire-up the WP-cron on a set interval. PATH=/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin */1 * * * * wp cron event run --due-now --path=/app/public/ --allow-root > /app/public/wp-content/cron.log 2>&1 Although our plugin is able to cope with this set-up it might have some [...]

31 Oct, 2018

Adding missing custom attributes

By |2019-03-17T14:49:45+02:00October 31st, 2018|Categories: Plugin settings|Tags: , , |

Some of you might have noticed that in one of the previous releases of our plugin the list of custom attributes that could be selected when mapping attributes or creating filters and rules had become a lot smaller. We had done so in order to improve performance for our heavy-users, some of them have thousands of custom attributes which created some 'challenges' during configuration of product feeds (as in, extremely long drop-downs, pages getting stuck, etc). That is why [...]

13 Sep, 2018

Can I add mother products to my feed and leave out the variations?

By |2019-03-08T20:26:24+02:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: Plugin settings|Tags: , , , |

In short: no, you cannot. A few times a week we are getting the above questions as our plugin users would like to exclude all variations of a product and just upload the mother version of the product. We do understand as adding lots of almost identical variations of products to Google Shopping or Facebook seems pointless and doesn’t make the overview in Google’s Merchant Center or Facebooks catalogue any clearer. Yet, Google and Facebook require you to NOT add [...]

20 Jun, 2018

How to create product feed rules

By |2019-03-17T14:50:19+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 [...]

18 Jun, 2018

WPML support for product feeds

By |2019-03-17T14:50:58+02:00June 18th, 2018|Categories: Currency switchers, Plugin settings|Tags: |

WPML support 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, enjoy the WPML support and many more Elite options. Are you running WPML on your website and want to create multiple product feeds for all or some of your languages? Product Feed Pro for WooCommerce now supports WPML. To enable WPML all you have to do is enable it [...]

10 Apr, 2018

Add GTIN, Brand, MPN, UPC, EAN, Product condition, Installment, Optimised title and other attributes

By |2019-04-18T11:01:56+02:00April 10th, 2018|Categories: Plugin settings|Tags: , , , |

Adding extra fields/attributes to your product feeds 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, enjoy the extra fields such as Brand, GTIN, MPN, condition and many more Elite options. Got your webshop up-and-running and ready to start advertising on platforms such as Google Shopping but seem to be missing crucial fields (attributes) that Google really requires or advices [...]