30 Dec, 2019

Creating find & replace rules

By |2020-04-23T14:21:45+10:00December 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 ...

2 Jul, 2019

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

By |2021-10-30T13:46:28+10:00July 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 "backorder". Only the values "in_stock", "out_of_stock" and "preorder" are allowed for ...

11 Jun, 2019

Featured products in your product feed

By |2020-04-23T14:51:21+10:00June 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+10:00June 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 ...

6 Dec, 2018

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

By |2020-04-23T15:32:02+10:00December 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 ...

13 Sep, 2018

Can I add parent (variable) products to my feed?

By |2022-06-21T12:02:48+10:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: Plugin settings|Tags: , , , |

In short: no, for most marketing channels 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 parent (variable) version of the product. We do understand as adding lots of almost identical variations of products to Google Shopping and Facebook seems pointless and doesn’t make the overview in Google’s Merchant Center or Facebooks business manager any clearer. Yet, Google, ...

20 Jun, 2018

How to create product feed rules

By |2020-04-23T15:41:32+10:00June 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 ...