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. [...]

6 Dec, 2018

How to use the optimised title field?

By |2019-06-25T20:09:48+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 can [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

30 Mar, 2018

How to create filters for your product feed

By |2019-03-17T14:54:29+02:00March 30th, 2018|Categories: Filters & rules, 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. You want to exclude products that are out-of-stock: Or you want to exclude a product based on a product ID: [...]

10 Mar, 2018

WooCommerce structured data markup enhancements

By |2019-03-17T14:49:16+02:00March 10th, 2018|Categories: Bugs, Plugin settings|Tags: , , |

Enhanced WooCommerce structured data markup 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 fixed structured data markup on your website and many more Elite options. We all know that creating a product feed for Google Shopping can be a real challenge and it usually takes some time to get everything right. You finally managed, created a Google [...]