Google Affiliate Network
[resolved] FTP Links Subscriptions (2 posts)

  1. umchal
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Is it possible for the plugin to automatically update the ad database by reading a uploaded txt/csv file? I'm talking about specifically the FTP link subscription that Google Affiliate Network provides.


    I suppose Google can upload link data to a specifying path via FTP. Then I wonder if the plugin can read it and update the database accordingly.



  2. Robert Heller
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    It does not at present. It *can* handle E-Mailed Links. You need to have a Linux E-Mail account *on the same machine (server)* as the web/database server. A Tcl script (which I guess could be ported to Perl, etc.) is included (you need Tcl and mysqltcl installed on the server). This script can be run from a Procmail recipe -- I in fact do this with my company web site (I have my own virtual server that is also my mail server).

    The main problem with doing this with FTP subscriptions is a matter of timing -- there isn't a good way for WordPress to know when the subscription data was uploaded.

    Of course the *best* option would be a HTTP POST delivery of the link data. (There are all sorts of security issues with this option though.)

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