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using Product Feeds from Google Affiliate Network

The component works fine with the CSV Product Feeds from the Google Affiliate Network. Two problems You cannnot fetch the feeds directly from connectcommerce.com, they will ftp the feeds to your server and the files are zipped. getting the files Setup an ftp account on your server and enter th...

Callbacks functions

This page  tries to explain the usage of callback functions. callbacks are php-functions used to filter and manipulate feed data. Each item in a feed is parsed  by the callback function. In the feed configuration the default callback is set to generic_cb. You can change this to your own functions...

using Affilinet feeds

Getting the affilinet feeds Downloading the affilinet feeds requires a key/password, but the link created when clicking on the poduct search->product lists gives the wrong password  resulting in a 'wrong credentials'. The CSV links on this page look like : https://productdata.download.affi...

affiliate feeds commision junction

It is possible to use the datafeeds component to display the product feeds from commission junction using the CSV format. Versions 798 and newer support the gzipped format of the downloads. The cj feeds really lack some decent categories. preperations Username/password CJ datafeeds require a p...

Character encodings

  Character encodings are a major issue when dealing with datafeeds. Quite often feeds are incorrectly encoded, feeds are encoded twice, older versions of PHP do not support UTF8 (multi-byte) correctly, same for old versions of mysql. In mysql the settings of the collation is important, for jooml...

Common problems

Many feeds have some kind of 'problems'. This pagee depicts some common issue's on solutions Splitting Stuff Many feeds have a complete tree in the 'category' instead of splitting their categories nicely for you. For example (from a tradedoubler CSV feed) merchantcategoryname Donna >...

The Quick Guide to Affiliate feeds for Joomla

Note. 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 th...