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V2.7.1 Released – Custom Fields, Sexy Searching and Flexible Imports

Datafeed Studio V2.7.1 is now ready to download. New in this release is support for custom fields, more flexibility around the import process – and some sexy new options for the WordPress plugin (and searching in general). Custom Fields Custom fields allow you to associate ‘key value’ pairs against the products in your database, e.g. [...]

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V2.5 Released – CJ, Create-A-Feed and WordPress Shortcode Support

I am pleased relieved (!) to announce the release of Datafeed Studio v2.5. WordPress Shortcode Support Lots of new goodies in this new version, but my favourite has to be WordPress shortcode support. Huh? Well, you may remember the last release included the debut of a WordPress datafeed plugin, allowing you to display the products [...]

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Integrating Datafeed Studio with WordPress

Update : This post is really old now – and even though the information below will still work, the far easier way is to use the WordPress plugin that Datafeed Studio now comes with, which allows you add a price compare box to your WordPress posts or pages as simply as writing : [ds query='pleo'] [...]

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Two New Built-In Parsers

Quick Update – the latest version (V1.6.2) of Datafeed Studio now comes with built-in datafeed parsers for the Paid On Results and ShareASale affiliate networks. This now means that Datafeed Studio supports feeds from five different affiliate networks. Full list : Affiliate Window BuyAt Paid on Results Share A Sale Trade Doubler If you have [...]

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Invasion of the SEO Friendly Slugs

Datafeed Studio now supports SEO friendly URLs for your product categories and products. Previously, Datafeed Studio URLs were pretty ugly : http://example.com/display_product.php?mykey=123_123456789 Now, if you enable the SEO_FRIENDLY_URLS option in the configuration (enabled by default) you will get product URLs in the form : http://example.com/123_123456789.html Hmm…I suppose that is a slight improvement I hear you [...]

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Local Site Styles Now Supported

The current release of Datafeed Studio now supports “local site styles”. Previously a site would get all of its look and feel based on the theme it was associated with, e.g. Indiana Jones Toys is associated with the store theme known as “modern”. However, if you then wanted to make a new store site with [...]

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Custom Product Support

Datafeed Studio now supports the addition of custom products for situations when you wish to add products to a database that for one reason or another don’t exist in a merchants datafeed. One great alternate use for custom products is for creating affiliate sites with completely unique content. Instead of using the information that comes [...]

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Price Comparing a Product

Certain Datafeed Studio niche online store themes take advantage of the “Price Compare this Product?” input field that is available when you edit a product. Normally, when you build a niche online store using Datafeed Studio it is in traditional “one product, one merchant” mode, i.e. the application displays the product information directly as it [...]

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