The addwish search engine, makes use of category data.
In order for addwish to search for categories, we need to have extended information about the category setup on your webshop. We require a title and a URL for each category, and can optionally accept a description, keywords, and a hierarchy.
Here's a description of what data we need, and how it should be formatted.
First of all, log-in to your addwish business account, and head over to the menu:
"Data setup > Categories"
You have 2 options on how to hand over the information to addwish, about your categories.
When you have uploaded your category information, please reach out to our support at email@example.com to get things rolling.
Here's a description of each format you can choose.
If you are using one of the following platforms, please make sure that you have the latest version of our plugin installed, or that you have setup everything as described in the install pages for each platform. If you are unsure of how to check or what to do, do not hesitate reaching out to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Magento 1.x
If you are not on one of the above platforms, please select "Other" and enter the URL to your category feed, and get in touch with the addwish support at email@example.com
The URL that you supply must point to a well-formed XML feed. This is for us to be able to have the proper bookkeeping of the categories. We will request the feed on a regular basis and get the needed information. Here is the details about the format needed.
The XML consists of entries for each category that you would like the search engine to be able to find. It holds data for: Title, url, description, keywords and hierarchy.
The hierarchy have entries for the order of the categories in which this particular category exists.
Ex. A site category structure might be "Woman > Dress > Summer dresses" and then the category entry in this feed could be:
<description>We have the best summer dresses in the world</description>
Please refer to the attached example XML file to see a full example of the xml structure to supply.
You can also choose to supply a simple CSV-file with one-time information about your categories. The downside to this method is, that you must manually upload a new CSV with all your categories, whenever your categories change.
CSV files can be created in programs such as Excel or in a simple text editor. However remember to check that everything is constructed as described below, and that you editor of choice, whether it's Excel or Notepad does not tamper with the file format. Also remember to save the file as *.csv
The delimiter of the CSV file needs to be:
Column structure of the CSV file has to be in this fixed order:
title; url; category hierarchy; searchable keywords; category description
Below you can see an example structure of what we will expect
Category title; http://example.com/categories/1/2/3; category hierarchy 1, category hierarchy 2, category hierarchy 3; keyword1 keyword2; This is an example description
Baby sandals; http://example.com/shoes/baby/sandals; Shoes, Baby, Sandals; baby shoes sandals babies boy girl; Category containing the most beautiful sandals for your baby
You can find an example CSV-file as an attachment to this page.
If you have any questions, please reach out to our support at firstname.lastname@example.org