Note.

Supported Affiliatefeeds - selection

The first versions of this component targeted on the dutch affiliate marked. Nevertheless the component can be just with several international affiliate feeds like tradetracker, zanox, webgains, affilienet and basically any type of csv datafeed. Most of this site is still in dutch and the component has still some dutch leftovers, althought translations in English and German are part of the zip. Please feel free to email questions and report language issues.

This free tool converts affiliate datafeeds into RSS format to import into your website or blogging software. Examples are the feedapi module for drupal or the wp-o-matic for wordpress. Or pipe it thru feedburner

 

  • The datafeeds2rss converter converts CSV and XML affiliate datafeeds into RSS feeds.
  • Converts datafeeds fields into rss category fields for mapping.
  • Datafeeds2rss is a serverside tool based on php
  • Ability to add extra (non rss) fields for taxonomy and categories

The search plugin extends the joomla core search. It allows to search the items database.

For joomla 1.7+ see this article

Plugin params

The item links

The joomla search results page links back to the dataitems menu, the parameters 'Add to...' allow to customize the link:

This will add the unique item id to the link, the target page will only show this single item. This option has a drawback: the item id is not preserved when  the item changes, for example one of the Select fields gets a different value.

This adds the title to the page url, displaying possibly multiple items.

This selection field as defined in the menu configuration. The next parameter (Menu levels) defines how menu fields are shown.

Link to merchant

This option allows to use the affiliate link, redirecting directly to the merchants store

Setting the target menu Menu Id

The items in the database do not have a structure, the structure is defined in the menu configuration. Therefore a target menu id must be set in the plugin configuration.

Searching multiple menu's

There is a catch here, assuming a site has multiple menu's each with a different main selection ( the first selection in the menu configuration), for example:

menu - 1 has a Select0 on 'Widgets'

menu - 2 has a Select0 on 'Gifts'

So you can't use the (single) search plugin to search both menu's structures.

If a site as multiple datafeed menu's you might want to define an extra menu without a main selection, pointing the search plugin to this menu

 

 

searching the title and description

By default the plugin will not search the title and description of the items, since this might be an expensive operation. On small sets of items or a proper server you can enable the search in the plugin configuration: 'Search Title' and 'Search Description'