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Multiple Image Field Choice

One of the feeds we are uploading via datafeedr (Boohoo) has an “image” field but shows a blank coloured box, if you scroll down it shows a “thumbail” field with a massive image.

Is there anyway to get that field for that particular feed, without upsetting the rest of the feeds that upload without a hitch?

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Add Price Alerts, Price History and Cron price-checking

This is a feature I really want to see myself, but some customers have also requested something similar too now.

When a customer is using Price Comparison Pro in a particular niche, it would be particularly beneficial to their users to be able to enter their email address and receive price alerts when the price drops or rises (configurable).

This would massively increase engagement, since users would be able to receive price alerts across multiple merchants from our customers niche website. It would increase signups to their newsletter at the same time as I’d see that as an option we’d want to include (i.e include MailPoet/MailChimp integration)

Price Alerts require a cron job to check the prices on a regular, configurable basis. A customer has requested cron-based price checking, not for price alerts, but for the ability to ensure their WooCommerce ‘cheapest’ price remains up to date. I’ve given them a workaround for this at the moment, but having a cron job would be great for this.

At the same time, storing and visualising price history would enable the price alerts – e.g. showing a little graph next to the prices from each merchant – when you hover over it, it could show prices and date the price was obtained. The reason I feel this is linked/connected, is because cron underlies all of this and because seeing a changeable graph would likely initiate the user to sign up for price alerts.

For example, the Yeti Microphone which I regularly use as a demo product for Price Comparison Pro – a month ago, Amazon dropped the price down to £79. It’s back up to £99 now and still at £119 many places. A price alert from the niche website would have covered this price drop from 6 merchants.

On top of that, the benefits for my customers are large in that with price alerts, their users are then going to come back to my customers website and click through THEIR affiliate links which should significantly increase their affiliate revenue.

If anyone has any additional comments to add to this, please add them!

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Accordion Categories & Attributes; Assign Attributes to Categories

Part 1 – Accordion Categories and Attributes Request:
The option to have a tidy accordion view that will expand categories and attribute lists on click.

Benefit: This will greatly improve the user experience and visuals of the filter, adding more value to the plugin

Pain-point: Currently, for large stores, several attributes are needed to aid in filtering. This makes for a long list of attributes that look messy

Ideal business requirements:
-Put title inside the accordion box.
-On-click box expands to reveal child list of categories and list of attributes.

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Part 2 – Assign Attributes to categories
The option to assign attributes to appear in the sidebar filter only for specific categories.

Benefit: Same as above AND,
Prevent the shop page from having too long of a list of attributes, allowing the site to have more targeted advanced filtering in sub-sections of the site.

Pain-point: Same as above

Idea business requirements:
-Add to attribute settings: Label:
“Assign attribute to specific categories”
-Checkbox for Select parent categories: Ajax text field that searches categories and allows the user to select one or many parent categories. Attribute will show in all parent and child categories.
-Select specific categories:
Attribute will only show the specific categories selected.
Assign priority number: Assign what position the attribute filter will appear in the sidebar

Use-case: If I have a hardware store that sells across multiple departments I wouldn’t want to have detailed filters about BBQs on the main shop page. Currently, out-of-the-box woocommerce filters force you to have all or nothing. So the hardware store would have to have ALL attributes on the main shop page in order for them to show up in the BBQ section.
For the BBQ section, I may want the position for the BBQ filters to show in a higher position in the filters list, enabling easy search by BTU’s, fuel type, grill size etc.

Having the combination of accordion and assigning attributes to categories would enable a professional looking filter, making your plugin a great alternative to heavy filter plugins.

Thank you for your consideration

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Add ability to search wp_postmeta and other fields

Currently Super Speedy Search can search any custom post type, but it only searches the wp_posts title and description.

I’ve had a few requests from clients to add the ability to search wp_postmeta too. Rather than searching ALL of wp_postmeta, probably there will be a list of meta_keys provided to search against?

Because this is a search of wp_postmeta, it will require a SECOND search to occur (full text indexes cannot span multiple tables). This will mean the search speed will be slightly slower.

There are two key issues to be wary of:

  1. wp_postmeta typically has 20 – 100 times more rows than wp_posts
  2. free-text indexes do not work well against short text – i.e. if wp_postmeta contains a LARGE chunk of text then this search will behave well, but if wp_postmeta is 20 characters or so then it would not work well and a different solution would be required.

 

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Save all prices scraped per product to meta-data or local table

A customer has indicated it would be useful to be able to analyse prices scraped in the past and there’s no good reason not to provide this feature.

A storage mechanism needs to be chosen as this table could get quite large – ideally storage options in the interface would be best.

Save the following data:

ProductID, URL, ScrapedURL, ScrapedWebsite, Price, Sale Price, ImageURLs (+ any other data scraped)