8 Oct, 2019

How to add Shipping costs to your Google Shopping feed

By |2020-10-08T20:22:57+02:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Google Shopping feed, Plugin settings|Tags: , , |

When you upload your products to Google's merchant center Google requires you to indicate what your product shipping costs are. There are two ways of letting Google know what these costs are: You add all shipping costs to your product feed; You add the shipping costs in Google's Merchant Center directly; Adding the shipping costs to your product feed Our plugin supports Google's requirements for adding shipping costs to your product feed(s) directly. This however will only work when you ...

25 Sep, 2019

How to properly add sale prices to your Google Shopping feed

By |2020-04-23T14:45:42+02:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Google Shopping feed, Plugin settings|Tags: , |

You must have seen them around in Google Shopping ads, the so-called price-drop alerts showing on some of the products listed. They look something like this (see the Halfords example): You want that price drop notification to show too for your Google Shopping ads, right? Now how does Google knows how your product is on sale and how are they able to calculate the price drop? Google is able to do so when you add the "regular" and "sale" ...

12 Sep, 2019

Batch size configuration product feed

By |2020-10-08T20:21:15+02:00September 12th, 2019|Categories: Plugin settings|Tags: , , |

Changing the product batch size is risky, it could cause performance issues for your website. Please note: changing the product batch size is risky, it could cause performance issues for your website. In order to prevent your website from running into performance issues or timeouts upon creating product feeds our plugin processes your product feed(s) in small batches. The default product batch sizes are as following: PHP version < 5.6 = batch size of 50 products at ...

22 Jul, 2019

Facebook pixel and Facebook catalog aligned

By |2020-04-23T14:49:46+02:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Elite, Facebook catalog feed, Facebook pixel, Plugin settings|Tags: |

Are you experiencing problems getting your Facebook Pixel to match the products in your Facebook catalog feed? You are not alone! Multiple times a week we receive questions of users who have issues with their Facebook pixel and their Facebook catalog feed. These issues are related to the Facebook pixel plugins not being able to insert the proper values into the content_ids parameter of the pixel. To overcome this problem we added a feature to our plugin. This feature ...

2 Jul, 2019

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

By |2021-10-30T13:46:28+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 "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+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 |2020-10-03T12:13:57+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 ...

29 Mar, 2019

How to create Google Product Review feeds

By |2023-10-05T13:01:51+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 ...

24 Mar, 2019

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

By |2023-02-05T14:47:43+01:00March 24th, 2019|Categories: Plugin settings|Tags: , , , , , |

Adding PARAM XML nodes to Yandex, Zbozi.cz, Mall.sk and Heureka.cz feeds requires you to take an extra small step because of the complex nature of their 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 the PARAM name ...

22 Mar, 2019

Feature: Product data manipulation

By |2023-12-08T08:44:13+01:00March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Data manipulation, 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. When creating product feeds you often run into issues where a marketing channel, for example Google Shopping, is requiring you to add information to your product feed you simply don't have, is partly missing or spread over multiple ...

8 Mar, 2019

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

By |2022-09-11T10:55:51+02:00March 8th, 2019|Categories: Facebook catalog feed, Plugin settings, Product variations|Tags: , , |

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 have therefore added a feature (as of version ...

15 Feb, 2019

I need help with my GTIN’s!

By |2020-04-23T15:12:03+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 create a Google Local Products Inventory feed

By |2022-06-20T12:08:45+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 |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 ...

16 Jan, 2019

How to create Facebook country and language override feeds

By |2020-04-23T15:14:22+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 |2021-06-16T11:19:45+02:00January 15th, 2019|Categories: Currency switchers, Elite, 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 ...

11 Jan, 2019

Cascading mother / child category mapping for Google Shopping

By |2020-04-23T15:19:14+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 won’t update or is stuck processing!

By |2021-01-15T09:29:16+01:00January 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 uses ...

8 Jan, 2019

How to add variable products to your product feeds?

By |2020-09-28T15:13:07+02:00January 8th, 2019|Categories: Plugin settings, Product variations|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 |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 ...

24 Dec, 2018

Adding Google’s g:product_type to your product feed

By |2020-04-23T15:23:09+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 our support team

By |2021-04-08T16:50:45+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. ...