Awin Data Feed

Description

If you are an Awin publisher who doesn’t have the resources, time or technical know-how to import our datafeeds in to your site then this is the tool for you. All you need is to import the plugin from the setting page and you will have nice widgets and shortcodes ready for your visitors. This is the easy way to promote affiliate products through great looking widgets.

What is Datafeed ?

Our wiki has a whole host of information regarding our datafeeds http://wiki.awin.com/index.php/Downloading_A_Feed

You will need to be an Awin publisher to download our datafeeds. This is done through our create-a-feed tool which allows you to create a download based on three criteria Category, Advertiser and Brand.

  • Category – Advertisers map the categories in their feeds to our category tree. The category tree can be expanded and you can drill down to the lower levels of our tree. Besides each category you will see the count of products available to download.
  • Advertiser – When you select Advertiser you can chose from a selection of your joined advertisers (as well as open advertisers).
  • Brand – Filtering by Brand allows you to search for a particular brand and only download products that have that brand associated with them.
  • Once you have defined the products the next stage is to determine how you would like to download the datafeed. Certain fields are mandatory and the remainder can be toggled to select. Please note that not all fields may be in use by the advertiser.

    How do I use it?

    When you have chosen the columns you are downloading and are happy with the order then you can choose your file format, delimiter and compression type. There is also the option to include adult content, if unchecked then certain adult categories will be removed from the feed. To access the feed you can download it directly from the interface or you can use the generated URL to access that feed in that specified structure at any time. You can create as many of these URLs as you like.

    For this plugin you need to download the feed directly as a csv format and then import it.

    What pre-requisites are there for using this service?

    You have to be registered as a publisher on the Awin platform. Sign up is a simple process which you can do here – https://ui.awin.com/affiliate-signup/account-details

    All sign ups are vetted by our compliance team and as such, after signup, there is a small delay before you are accepted as an Awin publisher.

    Who are Awin?

    Awin exists to provide its clients with the best service and technology available in performance marketing. With offices in the UK and US and over 280 employees, our aim is to exceed expectations in everything we do.

    Our technology is developed in-house using the latest methodologies, offering custom proprietary solutions for our partners. Our service has led to us receiving numerous awards including the UK’s coveted Industry Choice of Network Partner award eight times.

    Our platform features comprehensive dashboards and a social style partner directory allowing users to discover and connect with a whole host of high quality advertisers and publishers.

    We recognise the importance of generating incremental revenue for our clients and pride ourselves on our suite of compliance and protection tools which monitor all the search engines, seek and remove surreptitious adware and spyware and protect against fraud.

    For a fresh, innovative and ethical approach to performance marketing, Awin has all the right ingredients.

    Further Information

    For more information on Datafeed the following may be useful:

  • http://wiki.awin.com/index.php/Downloading_A_Feed
  • Screenshots

    • Initial settings page
    • Settings page after importing feed
    • Vertical widget
    • Shortcode implementation on page/post (horizontal only)
    • Analytics

    Installation

  • Download the plugin
  • Simply go to the Plugins page, then click on Add new and select the plugin’s .zip file
  • Alternatively you can extract the contents of the zip file directly to your wp-content/plugins/ folder
  • Finally, just go under Plugins and activate the plugin
  • Or install directly from the plugin directory
  • FAQ

    Installation Instructions

  • Download the plugin
  • Simply go to the Plugins page, then click on Add new and select the plugin’s .zip file
  • Alternatively you can extract the contents of the zip file directly to your wp-content/plugins/ folder
  • Finally, just go under Plugins and activate the plugin
  • Or install directly from the plugin directory
  • What does this plugin do?

    This plugin allows you to import your Awin Datafeed and promote the products from a widget on your site.

    What do I need to do to start using this plugin?

    First you have to be an Awin publisher, join some advertisers if you like, then download the feed to import in to your WordPress site using this plugin.

    Contributors & Developers

    “Awin Data Feed” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

    Contributors

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    Interested in development?

    Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.

    Changelog

    1.13

    • Fixed data import for latest wordpress release.
    • Displaying total row inserted.
    • Fixed shortcode default option.

    1.12

    • Re-branding Affiliate Window to Awin.