Datafeedr WooCommerce Importer Set-up Guide
The following guide covers getting your website ready to import products from the Datafeedr API into your WooCommerce store.
Before you begin
Before you begin be sure your system meets the following requirements.
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If you haven't done so already, install the latest version of WordPress.
Configure your timezone
Go to WordPress Admin Area > Settings > General > Timezone and configure your correct timezone. This is important in order to properly schedule product updates.
Install & activate the WooCommerce plugin
Go here WordPress Admin Area > Plugins and activate the WooCommerce plugin.
There are 2 important settings to configure on the WooCommerce set up wizard; Page Setup and Store Locale Setup.
- On the Page Setup page, click the [Continue] button to allow WooCommerce to create the necessary pages for your store.
- On the Store Locale Setup page, it's important to configure the "Where is your store based" and "Which currency will your store use" options.
Add WooCommerce attributes
Go to WordPress Admin Area > Products > Attributes and create the following attributes:
- Name: Network, Slug: network
- Name: Merchant, Slug: merchant
- Name: Brand, Slug: brand
Create store categories
Go to WordPress Admin Area > Products > Categories and create a few categories for your store.
Activate the Datafeedr plugins
Go to WordPress Admin Area > Plugins and activate the following plugins:
Add your Datafeedr API keys
Go here WordPress Admin Area > Datafeedr API and enter your API Access ID and API Secret Key. Then save your changes. You can get your API keys here.
Select affiliate networks and enter affiliate IDs
Go here WordPress Admin Area > Datafeedr > Networks and select the affiliate networks with which you have an account.
Don't forget to add your affiliate ID for each network you select. Here's how to find your affiliate IDs.
Go here WordPress Admin Area > Datafeedr API > Merchants and select the merchants which have approved your affiliate account.
Only select merchants which have approved your affiliate account. Selecting merchants which have not approved your affiliate account will result in missed commissions and possibly broken "purchase" links.
Only select merchants which are related to the topic of your website. For example, if you have a pet-related store, select PetSmart but not OfficeMax.
Add products & plugins
Now that the Datafeedr plugins are properly installed and configured, you are ready to start adding products to your store.
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