Removing the Powered BY

Q: Can I remove the Powered By message at the bottom of each page, or the sponsor link at the bottom of the page of the demo page.

A: Yes you can remove these links.

You can use  joomla, the template included with the complete install and the component for free. And you are free to use and modify it as you like. I won't stop you from removing the links.

However I will only tell you how to remove these links in exchange of buying a license.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adding affiliate window feeds

Feeds from affiliatewindow (AW) work fine with the component.  AW feeds are always compressed using zip or gzip format. The component does support de gzip format, however you need to enable it by adding: define('USE_GZOPEN',true); (only old version)

to the callback script ( use the edit link in the administrator or edit the feeds.php using a shell or ftp program)

On the right side of the AW main window there is a datafeed link, this will open a new window ( the create-a-feed link does the same).

 

(the first time a api key will be generated, this might lock the window, try reloading)

 

 

The screen allows to create a filter, it is recommended to have a single merchant in a feed. Clicking the ' select merchants' gives a list of a merchants. Ensure to select approved merchant only.

 

After selecting the merchant and optionally adding Categories or Brands filter click next.

Select the CSV format and gzip encoding. Both comma and piped format is suported ensure to select the correct on in the feed configuration later.

 

Copy the datafeed url ( no need to download). Go to the joomla datafeeds administrator, select 'Add feed' or 'New'. Paste the url in the 'feed url' fieldd, enter a feed name (name of the merchant) and select the correct CSV class ( here ' , & " '; auto detect does not work correctly for AW feeds). Hit Apply, now the right side should show example data. Map the feed using the 'Field selection' on the left side, Save and run the cron.

 

Adding affiliate window feeds

Feeds from affiliatewindow (AW) work fine with the component.  AW feeds are always compressed using zip or gzip format. The component does support de gzip format, however you need to enable it by adding: define('USE_GZOPEN',true); (only old version)

to the callback script ( use the edit link in the administrator or edit the feeds.php using a shell or ftp program)

On the right side of the AW main window there is a datafeed link, this will open a new window ( the create-a-feed link does the same).

 

(the first time a api key will be generated, this might lock the window, try reloading)

 

 

The screen allows to create a filter, it is recommended to have a single merchant in a feed. Clicking the ' select merchants' gives a list of a merchants. Ensure to select approved merchant only.

 

After selecting the merchant and optionally adding Categories or Brands filter click next.

Select the CSV format and gzip encoding. Both comma and piped format is suported ensure to select the correct on in the feed configuration later.

 

Copy the datafeed url ( no need to download). Go to the joomla datafeeds administrator, select 'Add feed' or 'New'. Paste the url in the 'feed url' fieldd, enter a feed name (name of the merchant) and select the correct CSV class ( here ' , & " '; auto detect does not work correctly for AW feeds). Hit Apply, now the right side should show example data. Map the feed using the 'Field selection' on the left side, Save and run the cron.

 

Usage

Both the component and the full joomla install contain example feeds and menu configuration. Have a look before removing them.

Configuring feeds

See this article

Importing the product data

After configuring a feed the data can be imported using the 'cron' menu or by clicking on the 'last update' date in the feed list.

Creating datafeeds menu's

Setting up automatic  feed updates

See automatic import for details about cron's.

Usage

Both the component and the full joomla install contain example feeds and menu configuration. Have a look before removing them.

Configuring feeds

See this article

Importing the product data

After configuring a feed the data can be imported using the 'cron' menu or by clicking on the 'last update' date in the feed list.

Creating datafeeds menu's

Setting up automatic  feed updates

See automatic import for details about cron's.

automatic import

New location


For automatic updating the feeds you will need to call the feedcron periodically. On unix style systems this is usually done using a cronjob. Most hosting providers allow to set up some cron.

There are two options calling the webpage using w g e t, curl or lynx. Or using the CLI version of php. The choice depends on the availability using the CLI version is highly recommend, this avoids  max_execution_time problems.

a typical webpage request looks like:

0 4 * * * w g e t https://www.example.com/administrator/components/com_datafeeds/cron/feedcron.php

(remove the spaces in w g e t)

a typical command line call:

0 4 * * * (cd  [path to the feedcron];php feedcron.php)

 

 


automatic import

New location


For automatic updating the feeds you will need to call the feedcron periodically. On unix style systems this is usually done using a cronjob. Most hosting providers allow to set up some cron.

There are two options calling the webpage using w g e t, curl or lynx. Or using the CLI version of php. The choice depends on the availability using the CLI version is highly recommend, this avoids  max_execution_time problems.

a typical webpage request looks like:

0 4 * * * w g e t https://www.example.com/administrator/components/com_datafeeds/cron/feedcron.php

(remove the spaces in w g e t)

a typical command line call:

0 4 * * * (cd  [path to the feedcron];php feedcron.php)