The ‘search’ placeholder and the ‘GO’ text on the button need to be customisable, both for customisation capability and for multilingual capability.
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)
By using the External Images plugin, you forego the ability to ‘crop’ images.
This means, if you have a mix of portrait and landscape images then your product archive pages can end up looking messy.
Currently External Images only works with featured images. This feature request is to add ‘gallery’ support so that ALL images on sliders, carousels and in the gallery can be made external.
This will need some careful thought to replicate exactly the behaviour of the gallery and store the ‘images’ array/collection somewhere against the product data.
When a visitor enters my site on an AMP enabled page, the price comparison table appears in the upper right corner of the screen which makes the page look terrible.
Please view these urls on your mobile device to see what I am talking about.
With Google placing a lot of emphasis on AMP these days, I believe it is important to ensure this plugin is AMP compatible.
This is mostly an HTML and CSS alteration and will be included in the next upgrade.
Datafeedr and other imports from affiliate feeds frequently have multiple choices of image URLs.
A feature request has been made to modify this plugin to allow admin to choose multiple image URLs in the product meta data and for the plugin to automatically detect which URL for this product has the larger, better quality image.
It will be presumed that ‘larger’ equals better quality.
This image size comparison will occur IF this option is enabled, and IF this product has both (or multiple?) fields populated.
The image size comparison will occur only the first time the product is loaded, and from then on the external image URL will be ‘set’. To override it manually, you will then have to manually edit the external image URL field in the product editing page.
Facebook, twitter etc all look for an image URL in the og tags. Currently, if you share a page which is using External Images, it does not find the correct featured image.
Update External Images plugin to set the og tags correctly. Specifically, set og:image tag.