Any chance to add a feature to be able to have an image after the price that could be linked to the product url or related affiliate if available? basically a ‘Shop Now’ image/button
It would be out of this world if you could add functionality to update the Woocommerce pricing with some rules. If it goes on another site cheaper than my site don’t change, or if it goes below 5% dont change it.
Also raise the price up to £0.05p under my competitor, these types of functions would be minted.
A widget above the Product Tabs on Single Product Page similar to these https://gamesonline.direct/2016/07/29/road-trip-my-last-weekend-memories/
If you could get these i would commit to buying the plugin.
A customer has found a site with ‘Im under attack’ mode enabled.
We should still be able to scrape these pages – except when a captcha is requested – although even then, it would be useful to be able to display the captcha to the admin and ask them to enter it to re-enable scraping from their server.
The example site here is:
The library to use to perform the bypass would be this:
This service will have to be enabled through our own Phantom JS scraping service.
An additional check should be added to the start of any scraping session to check for cloudflare protection and then use the library.
The process is pretty much:
1. Check if cloudflare protection exists
2. Use the cloudflare-bypass library
3. Store the cookies for this target site for this source IP
4. When scraping after that, append the cookies to the cURL request (along with any other cookies specified by user in normal way) so that all requests bypass the protection page.
5. If cookies fail, re-run the cloudflare-bypass library to get a fresh set of cookies for this site + server IP
In some cases – digital subscriptions, for example – products have different levels of pricing, but only one source (ie. you can only sign up directly from the vendor of that software, so there’s no price comparison between different stores, but between different tiers). It’d be useful to be able to display these as comparisons – and to be able to pull in other additional data – as well as a single price for a single product.
It would be great if the price comparison pro could send out push notifications. So visitors can follow their selected products and receive a push notification when a product goes on sale or reach a certain price.
I see the foundthru site currently failing to show prices. I believe I’ve seen PC pro uses transients. if transient price data has been purged, and the script is not able to fetch prices, it will fail to show prices.
It would be great if PC pro would just store prices in postmeta. It could render it server side making, also making it easier for search engines to see it (may be beneficial for SEO if combined with rich snippets markup).
Transients could still be used as an enhancement, ie it could still fetch these after page load and update prices if succesful. Pricing already rendering server side could be hidden until the ajax completes or returns an error.
Add selector to add rel=nofollow to some or all the external links.
For the people using your plugins in countries that don’t have english as their primary language it would be great if you could include the necessary strings to make it ready for translation.
This could be easily accomplished by wrapping translatable strings in special gettext functions.
For a start it would be enough to make the front-end texts translatable.
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!
A customer has pointed out that it’d be great to be able to manually clear the entire cache because the sites they’re scraping may be running sales etc and they want to fetch fresh prices.
FAQ listed here: https://www.wpintense.com/faq/price-comparison-cache-reset/