How to use the optimized title field?

By | 2018-12-06T16:00:05+00:00 December 6th, 2018|Categories: Plugin settings|Tags: , , |

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 can use for populating your product feeds. Among all the extra input fields (such as brand, GTIN, MPN, etc) there is also an ‘optimized title’ field. By filling in this field with an alternative product title you will overwrite the ‘default’ product title generated by the plugin. [...]

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

By | 2018-12-06T14:03:03+00:00 December 6th, 2018|Categories: 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 [...]

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

By | 2018-12-06T11:56:34+00:00 December 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 [...]

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

By | 2018-11-19T21:17:02+00:00 November 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 [...]

Adding missing custom attributes

By | 2018-10-31T14:54:10+00:00 October 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 [...]

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

By | 2018-09-14T09:04:14+00:00 September 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 [...]

How to create product feed rules

By | 2018-09-14T09:05:21+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Categories: 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 [...]

How to create filters for your product feed

By | 2018-09-14T09:07:21+00:00 March 30th, 2018|Categories: Plugin settings|Tags: , , |

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. The easiest way to do so is create exclude filters. For example, you want to exclude products that are out-of-stock: For example, you want to exclude a product based on [...]