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Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017 4:21:35 PM
Shellibean_on_zazzle wrote:
Hi Mark,
I just used Nifty to share a collection to my autopost blogger and it is showing the email address as the sender again. I went in and edited the post manually but I forgot what the fix was for this. Didn't it have something to do with the subject line? because the subject line won't let me add any text to it.

there is no hurry but thought you would want to know. Smile

Can you confirm first of all that you're email sharing from here, Shellibean:


I did squish a bug that meant the title (which becomes the subject line) wasn't updating under some circumstances.

Thanks for letting me know Smile
Posted: Friday, May 12, 2017 8:35:35 PM
Yes that is where I was. I'll try again in the morning (Oklahoma time). Thanks and you're welcome!
Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017 10:08:50 PM
Thank you very much for sharing! Trying it out and so far it seems like a great tool! Idea
Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 5:05:26 AM
Great tool. However I couldn't get it to work on firefox either, no problems on IE.
Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 7:37:30 AM
Annabel wrote:
Great tool. However I couldn't get it to work on firefox either, no problems on IE.

That's weird, I only ever use Firefox. I use Nifty daily.

What wouldn't work? The initial Nifty page or one of the promo tools?
Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 8:56:08 AM
The slideshow tool for other sites, it wouldn't fetch any of the products using firefox.

However it may have been a temporary glitch. Today I noticed the slideshow wasn't working on my website (www.animalglassdesigns.co.uk) and in IE I couldn't get products in Niffty but this only lasted about 10mins. Possibly a problem Zazzle's end but now sorted.
Posted: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 1:36:23 PM
Annabel wrote:
The slideshow tool for other sites, it wouldn't fetch any of the products using firefox.

However it may have been a temporary glitch. Today I noticed the slideshow wasn't working on my website (www.animalglassdesigns.co.uk) and in IE I couldn't get products in Niffty but this only lasted about 10mins. Possibly a problem Zazzle's end but now sorted.

Glad to hear it! Thanks for letting us know Smile
Posted: Saturday, May 27, 2017 4:28:45 PM
I bumped into a problem when using quotes in the search term part. Now working just fine.

An example: "black and white" now works as it does on Zazzle. Try this link:
http://www.kdl.to/nifty-slideshows.html?qs=%22black+and+white%22&rf=238582202591969585
and then compare it to what you get without quotes:
http://www.kdl.to/nifty-slideshows.html?qs=black+and+white&rf=238582202591969585
Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017 11:56:34 AM
HI Mark...I wanted to let you know that I have not been able to get the product expander sharing tool to open so I could use it... the original works fine though!
Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017 1:05:18 PM
Shellibean_on_zazzle wrote:
HI Mark...I wanted to let you know that I have not been able to get the product expander sharing tool to open so I could use it... the original works fine though!

Thanks for the heads up, Shellibean Smile
I just checked and it seems ok to me. Shout again if you still have trouble getting it to open.
Posted: Thursday, June 22, 2017 2:41:31 PM
HightonRidley wrote:
Shellibean_on_zazzle wrote:
HI Mark...I wanted to let you know that I have not been able to get the product expander sharing tool to open so I could use it... the original works fine though!

Thanks for the heads up, Shellibean Smile
I just checked and it seems ok to me. Shout again if you still have trouble getting it to open.


Ok, it may be my Chrome...I have been having lots of trouble with it since the last Windows 10 update, I think MS sabotaged all browsers trying to force us to use EDGE (thier native IE replacement). But if it's working for you on a Mac it is probably just me.
Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017 9:28:04 AM
Hey Mark! I have two questions for you about the Nifty Grids...

First one is, Why are mine pulling 31 products from my collections when I have the max number in the nifty tool set at 30? I was wanting the 31st product to make the 1st one automatically drop out of the grid, but it didn't.

ps I am using the live grids.

Ok next question, is is possible to choose different fonts for the product titles and descriptions by editing the HTML code? if not that is fine. but would be awesome if yes and if you could show me which part to edit.

Thanks for all you do!

Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017 10:45:39 AM
Shellibean_on_zazzle wrote:
Ok next question, is is possible to choose different fonts for the product titles and descriptions by editing the HTML code? if not that is fine. but would be awesome if yes and if you could show me which part to edit.

You want these three parts of the CSS code (which appear in this same order in the code):

Code:
.item1497552116242 a:link {
    color: #0099ff;
       text-decoration: none;
}

.item1497552116242 a:visited {
    color: #0099ff;
}

.item-product-description1497552116242 {
    font-size: 15px;
    text-align: center;
    background-color: #000000;
    color: #ffffff;
}

The first two are the product title, which happens to be a link so it's a:link for un-clicked links/tites and a:visited is the color it will change to after being clicked.

The third one is the description text.

You can add whatever CSS attributes you want to each block to change the style of the text in each.
Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017 11:36:39 AM
Thanks Coleenz Roses

Shellibean: I can't get it to pull 31 when30 were asked for. I've tried collections and ordinary searches.

When it happens again, can you give the "My Control Panel Settings" link you get given in a reply here?

That might help me replicate it.

Cheers,
Mark
Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017 2:03:33 PM
HightonRidley wrote:
Thanks Coleenz Roses

Shellibean: I can't get it to pull 31 when30 were asked for. I've tried collections and ordinary searches.

When it happens again, can you give the "My Control Panel Settings" link you get given in a reply here?

That might help me replicate it.

Cheers,
Mark


@Mark sure! gimme a few minutes and I'll have that for you...

@coleenz so would I just type the name of the font? I don't want to change the font color I want to change the font... thanks
Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2017 2:36:48 PM
Ok Mark here is the live grid code for my postcard collection that has 31 products and I have max set to pull 30 but 31 are displaying on my site.

<!--Nifty Live Product Grid HTML Generator Start-->
<!--Generated by Nifty Promo Control Panel: www.kdl.to/nifty-slideshows.html -->
<!--scripts-->
<script src="https://code.jquery.com/jquery-3.1.1.min.js"></script>
<script src="https://www.google.com/jsapi" type="text/javascript"></script>
<!--styles-->
<style type="text/css">
.container1500157956852 {
display: flex;
flex-direction: row;
flex-wrap: wrap;
justify-content: center;
overflow-x: auto;
list-style: none;
padding: 0;
margin: 0;
font-size: 16px;
color: #333333;
}
.item1500157956852 {
margin: 2px;
max-width: 200px;
flex-shrink: 0;
border-radius: 10px;
border: 2px solid #888888;
overflow: hidden;
background-color: #DDDDDD;
text-align: center;
}
.item1500157956852 img {
width: 100%;
padding: 0;
margin: 0;
}
div.prodTitleArea1500157956852 {
padding: 1px 0.5rem 0.5rem 0.5rem;
text-align: left;
background-color: #DDDDDD;
line-height: 120%;
}
.item1500157956852 h4 {
margin: 4px 1px 4px 1px;
padding: 0;
}
.item1500157956852 a:link {
color: #333333;
}
.item1500157956852 a:visited {
color: #222222;
}
.item-product-description1500157956852 {
font-size: 16px;
text-align: left;
background-color: #DDDDDD;
color: #333333;
}
</style>

<div id="liveProdGrid1500157956852"></div>
<script>
var myFeedSpec1500157956852 = "";
var feedLength1500157956852 ;
var feedContent1500157956852 ;
var zazzleDomain1500157956852 = '';
var liveProductGridHTMLCodeTmpltSrc1500157956852 = ' mhrlt!--Nifty Live Product Grid HTML Template Start--mhrgt';
liveProductGridHTMLCodeTmpltSrc1500157956852 += 'mhrltul class="container1500157956852"mhrgt';
liveProductGridHTMLCodeTmpltSrc1500157956852 += 'mhrltli class="item1500157956852"mhrgt';
liveProductGridHTMLCodeTmpltSrc1500157956852 += ' mhrlta ';
liveProductGridHTMLCodeTmpltSrc1500157956852 += ' href="--MHR-PROD-LINK-MHR--" ';
liveProductGridHTMLCodeTmpltSrc1500157956852 += ' rel="nofollow" ';
liveProductGridHTMLCodeTmpltSrc1500157956852 += ' target="_blank"mhrgtmhrltimg ';
liveProductGridHTMLCodeTmpltSrc1500157956852 += ' src="--MHR-IMG-SRC-MHR--" ';
liveProductGridHTMLCodeTmpltSrc1500157956852 += ' alt="--MHR-IMG-TTL-MHR--" ';
liveProductGridHTMLCodeTmpltSrc1500157956852 += ' title="--MHR-IMG-TTL-MHR--"mhrgtmhrlt/amhrgt';
liveProductGridHTMLCodeTmpltSrc1500157956852 += ' mhrltdiv class="prodTitleArea1500157956852"mhrgt';
liveProductGridHTMLCodeTmpltSrc1500157956852 += ' mhrlth4mhrgtmhrlta ';
liveProductGridHTMLCodeTmpltSrc1500157956852 += ' href="--MHR-PROD-LINK-MHR--" ';
liveProductGridHTMLCodeTmpltSrc1500157956852 += ' rel="nofollow" ';
liveProductGridHTMLCodeTmpltSrc1500157956852 += ' target="_blank" mhrgt--MHR-IMG-TTL-MHR--mhrlt/amhrgt';
liveProductGridHTMLCodeTmpltSrc1500157956852 += ' mhrlt/h4mhrgt';
liveProductGridHTMLCodeTmpltSrc1500157956852 += ' mhrltdiv class="item-product-description1500157956852"mhrgt';
liveProductGridHTMLCodeTmpltSrc1500157956852 += ' --MHR-PROD-DSC-MHR--';
liveProductGridHTMLCodeTmpltSrc1500157956852 += ' mhrlt/divmhrgt';
liveProductGridHTMLCodeTmpltSrc1500157956852 += ' mhrlt/divmhrgt';
liveProductGridHTMLCodeTmpltSrc1500157956852 += ' mhrlt/limhrgt';
liveProductGridHTMLCodeTmpltSrc1500157956852 += 'mhrlt/ulmhrgt';
liveProductGridHTMLCodeTmpltSrc1500157956852 += ' mhrlt!--Nifty Live Product Grid HTML Template End--mhrgt';
liveProductGridHTMLCodeTmpltSrc1500157956852 += 'mhrlt!--Generated by Nifty Promo Control Panel: www.kdl.to/nifty-slideshows.html --mhrgt';
liveProductGridHTMLCodeTmpltSrc1500157956852 = liveProductGridHTMLCodeTmpltSrc1500157956852.replace(/mhrlt/g, '<');
liveProductGridHTMLCodeTmpltSrc1500157956852 = liveProductGridHTMLCodeTmpltSrc1500157956852.replace(/mhrgt/g, '>');


google.setOnLoadCallback(OnLoad1500157956852);
function OnLoad1500157956852() {
myFeedSpec1500157956852 = "https://feed.zazzle.com/collections/119858372014137768/rss?qs=&st=popularity&sd=desc&ps=30&pg=1&dp=&cg=&at=238294550615901357&bg=ffffff&forcepull=1500157956412";
var feed1500157956852 = myFeedSpec1500157956852;
getFeed1500157956852(feed1500157956852, {
ssl: false,
limit: 15,
showerror: true,
errormsg: ''
}, function () {
if (!feedLength1500157956852 == 0) {
doFeedExists1500157956852();
} else {
doFeedEmpty1500157956852();
}
});

};
function doFeedEmpty1500157956852(){
alert("Sorry, but there's nothing returned by Zazzle for the Product Grid widget");
console.log('Request made from zazzle that returned nothing was : ' + myFeedSpec1500157956852);
};
function doFeedExists1500157956852(){
myFeedHandler1500157956852();
liveProdGrid1500157956852.innerHTML = buildLiveProductGridHTMLCode1500157956852();
};

function myFeedHandler1500157956852 () {

for (var i = 0; i <= feedLength1500157956852 - 1; i++) {
feedContent1500157956852[i].thumbnail.url = feedContent1500157956852[i].thumbnail.url.replace(/(.*)152\.jpg(.*)/,"$1550.jpg$2");
feedContent1500157956852[i].thumbnail.url = feedContent1500157956852[i].thumbnail.url.replace(/(.*)max_dim=550(.*)/,"$1max_dim=550$2");
}
};
function buildLiveProductGridHTMLCode1500157956852() {
var preItemHTMLTmpl = liveProductGridHTMLCodeTmpltSrc1500157956852.replace(/([\s\S]*)<\li class="item1500157956852"\>[\s\S]*/g,'$1');
var itemHTMLTmpl = liveProductGridHTMLCodeTmpltSrc1500157956852.replace(/[\s\S]*(<\li class="item1500157956852">[\s\S]*<\/li>)[\s\S]*/g,'$1');
var postItemHTMLTmpl = liveProductGridHTMLCodeTmpltSrc1500157956852.replace(/[\s\S]*<\/li>([\s\S]*)/g,'$1');
var builtHTMLCodeProductGrid = '';
preItemHTMLTmpl = preItemHTMLTmpl.replace(/!\[CDATA\[/g,'');
postItemHTMLTmpl = postItemHTMLTmpl.replace(/MHR\]\]/g,'');
builtHTMLCodeProductGrid = preItemHTMLTmpl + buildLiveProductGridItemsHTML1500157956852(itemHTMLTmpl) + postItemHTMLTmpl;
return builtHTMLCodeProductGrid;
};
function buildLiveProductGridItemsHTML1500157956852(itemTmpl1500157956852) {
var builtProductGridItemsHTML = '';
var temp;
for (var i = 0; i < feedLength1500157956852; i++) {
builtProductGridItemsHTML += itemTmpl1500157956852;
builtProductGridItemsHTML = builtProductGridItemsHTML.replace(/--MHR-IMG-SRC-MHR--/g, feedContent1500157956852[i].thumbnail.url);
builtProductGridItemsHTML = builtProductGridItemsHTML.replace(/--MHR-IMG-TTL-MHR--/g, feedContent1500157956852[i].title[0]);
builtProductGridItemsHTML = builtProductGridItemsHTML.replace(/--MHR-PROD-LINK-MHR--/g, feedContent1500157956852[i].link + '&tc=' + ensureTrackingCodeValid1500157956852('algm'));
temp = feedContent1500157956852[i].description[1];
temp = temp.replace(/\%27/g,"'");
temp = temp.replace(/\%22/g,'"');
temp = temp.replace(/\&\#39;/g, "'");
temp = temp.replace(/\"/g, '"');
temp = temp.replace(/\&/g, "&");
if ( 120 == 0) {
temp = '';
} else {
temp = temp.substring(0,120) + '...';
}

builtProductGridItemsHTML = builtProductGridItemsHTML.replace(/--MHR-PROD-DSC-MHR--/g, temp);
};
builtProductGridItemsHTML = builtProductGridItemsHTML.replace(/http:/g,"https:");
return builtProductGridItemsHTML;
};
function ensureTrackingCodeValid1500157956852(trackingCode) {
trackingCode = trackingCode.replace(
/[^\da-zA-Z_]|\//g, "_");
return trackingCode;
};

/* YQLRSS MHR1 */
function getFeed1500157956852(url, options, fnc) {
var defaults = {
ssl: true,
showerror: true,
errormsg: '',
};
options = $.extend(defaults, options);
var query = 'https' + '://query.yahooapis.com/v1/public/yql?q=' + encodeURIComponent('select * from feed where url="' + url + '"');
query += '&format=json';
$.getJSON(query, function (data, status, errorThrown) {
if (status === 'success') {
process1500157956852(data);
if ($.isFunction(fnc)) { fnc.call(); }
} else if (status === 'error' || status === 'parsererror') {
if (options.showerror) {
var msg;
if (options.errormsg !== '') {
msg = options.errormsg;
} else {
msg = errorThrown;
}
} else {
return false;
}
}
});
};
var process1500157956852 = function (data) {
feedLength1500157956852 = data.query.count;
if (feedLength1500157956852 == 0) { return false; }
var entries = data.query.results.item;
if (!$.isArray(entries)) { entries = [entries]; }
if (!entries) { return false; }
feedContent1500157956852 = entries;
};

/* YQLRSS MHR1 */
</script>
<!--Nifty Live Product Grid HTML Generator End-->
Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 7:19:37 AM
No need for all that stuff, Sheliibean. Just post the link that you get given in Step 1. It's the one underlined in the line:
Quote:
Save your current settings by bookmarking this link: My Control Panel Settings

I've fixed the issue - thanks for letting me know about it. Roses

I'd neglected to limit the number of products when using a collection as the source. Collections need special treatment as they don't respect the &ps= parameter when pulling a feed.

Here's the link from Step 1, pulling from your collection with the number of items set to 30:
http://www.kdl.to/nifty-slideshows.html?qs=&rf=238582202591969585&storeid=collections/119858372014137768&dp=&cg=&bg=ffffff&st=popularity&sd=desc&ps=30&pg=1&pm=&tc=nnslsh&tcschd=nnschdlr&tcip=nnip&tccltn=nncltn&tcpgp=nnpgp&tcpgch=nnpgch&tcssch=nnssch&tcscrch=nnscrch&tcslch=nnslch&tcltch=&uscltnttl=&usssttl=&upgttl=&upgpdl=120&ucssttl=&sssttl=false&spttls=false&uprn=1&ustn=0&sssbtns=false&ssbox=false&vscrh=360&vscrf=right&cpgmw=140&cpgfs=10&cpgfc=333333&cpgbc=888888&cpgbg=DDDDDD&cpgdl=120&cpgdf=9

Thanks again!
Mark

PS If you use that link to get the live product grid, you'll see it has only the 30 items requested.
Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 11:22:00 AM
HightonRidley wrote:
No need for all that stuff, Sheliibean. Just post the link that you get given in Step 1. It's the one underlined in the line:
Quote:
Save your current settings by bookmarking this link: My Control Panel Settings

I've fixed the issue - thanks for letting me know about it. Roses

I'd neglected to limit the number of products when using a collection as the source. Collections need special treatment as they don't respect the &ps= parameter when pulling a feed.

Here's the link from Step 1, pulling from your collection with the number of items set to 30:
http://www.kdl.to/nifty-slideshows.html?qs=&rf=238582202591969585&storeid=collections/119858372014137768&dp=&cg=&bg=ffffff&st=popularity&sd=desc&ps=30&pg=1&pm=&tc=nnslsh&tcschd=nnschdlr&tcip=nnip&tccltn=nncltn&tcpgp=nnpgp&tcpgch=nnpgch&tcssch=nnssch&tcscrch=nnscrch&tcslch=nnslch&tcltch=&uscltnttl=&usssttl=&upgttl=&upgpdl=120&ucssttl=&sssttl=false&spttls=false&uprn=1&ustn=0&sssbtns=false&ssbox=false&vscrh=360&vscrf=right&cpgmw=140&cpgfs=10&cpgfc=333333&cpgbc=888888&cpgbg=DDDDDD&cpgdl=120&cpgdf=9

Thanks again!
Mark

PS If you use that link to get the live product grid, you'll see it has only the 30 items requested.


Laughing I guess I misunderstood what you said? haha but anyway thanksfor fixing it!

want me to delete the long code post?
Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 11:26:15 AM
No, all's cool Smile

Again, thanks for reporting it, Shellibean Roses
Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017 1:53:47 PM
DigitalSolutions2u wrote:
HightonRidley wrote:

Shout if you have more questions Smile


Suppose I have 1200 shower curtains.
I want to post all of them to my Pinterest board during, say, 80 days to post 15 products a day.
Can I create a queue to post them automatically each day?

How to automate posting a large number of products by small batches?


I didn't want to hijack a thread from another of the forums, so I hope it's ok to answer here.

You'd use the share scheduler part of Nifty. It uses IFTTT applets (IfThisThenThat) to do the scheduling and each one can do 3 per day.
If you really wanted to do 15 a day you'd need 5 applets.
In principle (sticking to 3 a day to make this explanation simple)
1) you'd set up Nifty to pull from page 1 of your store's shower curtain department, with a page size of 120.
2) You'd then set up the share scheduler in Step2, using what it gives you as the feed to paste into the applet's rss feed source.
3) You'd also tell the applet which pinterest board to share to.
That would then pin 3 per day to that board.
After 40 days (I can do sums!) you'd then delete that applet and create a new one but pulling from page 2.
Repeat.

If the order of your shower curtains in the feed changes because of popularity changes, it might miss a few (because they've already been pinned and IFTTT will ignore anything already dealt with)


There's another way: put up to 240 shower curtains into a collection and pull from that collection instead. This has the advantage that the order never changes (unless you change it by adding stuff).
If you took this route, you could set up enough collections to cover all of your shower curtains and then set up an applet for each.

I'm sure not all of that will make sense at first but have a play and then shout for clarification. I'll keep an eye on this thread in case you do Smile


Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017 2:23:43 PM
HightonRidley wrote:

I'm sure not all of that will make sense at first but have a play and then shout for clarification. I'll keep an eye on this thread in case you do Smile


Thanks! )

The issue I'm trying to solve is that I have a lot of products without views at all. I need to share them and I'm looking for a way to automate the process of sharing.

If I create products individually, one by one, say up to 30 per day, I have no problems with sharing them manually and with the great precision on Pinterest boards (mine and not mine) and on other services.

Suppose now that I have a pattern design of a photo of daisy flowers field, which looks great on any product. Why not use Quick Create tool to create say 300 products with this design on them? I do use QC tool and next, I need each individual product to have views otherwise it will be hidden by Z. What to do? I can share each product manually, but it is the time-consuming business. What shall I do? Which tool to use? Just to "set and forget".
Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017 2:38:49 PM
DigitalSolutions2u wrote:
HightonRidley wrote:

I'm sure not all of that will make sense at first but have a play and then shout for clarification. I'll keep an eye on this thread in case you do Smile


Thanks! )

The issue I'm trying to solve is that I have a lot of products without views at all. I need to share them and I'm looking for a way to automate the process of sharing.

If I create products individually, one by one, say up to 30 per day, I have no problems with sharing them manually and with the great precision on Pinterest boards (mine and not mine) and on other services.

Suppose now that I have a pattern design of a photo of daisy flowers field, which looks great on any product. Why not use Quick Create tool to create say 300 products with this design on them? I do use QC tool and next, I need each individual product to have views otherwise it will be hidden by Z. What to do? I can share each product manually, but it is the time-consuming business. What shall I do? Which tool to use? Just to "set and forget".

Generally, that sort of approach doesn't work in my opinion. Try as hard as you can and you'll still end up creating products in qc that don't work on every design. If you end up with products getting views but no sales, this will do you a disservice and have the opposite effect to the one you want.
Imagine for a moment you're a bricks and mortar store manager. You notice lots of people looking at a particular design but no-one buys it. You'll soon start thinking that display space is better taken by something else.

Again, my opinion (and received wisdom) it's better to create specifically for each particular product because that way, you won't want to waste time when you personally don't think a design works and your mind thinks, "hmmm better to spend this time putting a better design on it or something else". You tend to lose sight of that when you're not an experienced qc-er.
Of course, you're free to do as you will but every design on every product just doesn't work. If I see pinterest board with that characterstic, I won't follow it because it's just wasting my time, and I'm sure that's not just me.
Go ask the question in the affiliating forum and see how others respond Smile
Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2017 2:54:30 PM
I've partially solved the issue with YQL.

After lots of research on line, I found someone who mentioned that if you keep retrying the YQL pull, you eventually succeed.

I've only applied this fix to:
1) the control panel's own display while you're getting the products you want
2) the live product grid pull in:
Step 2: Choose your type of promoting->Get code for embedding in other sites->Product Grid code

I've tested it and it works just fine. Any new ones you create on your blogs / sites by using the live grid code will now work. They might take a little while longer to display your grid, depending on the number of attempts it has to make in trying to get a successful pull. It'll try up to 10 times before giving up.

(The static product grid code option above the live one works just fine as is - no changes were required)

There is a risk and it's that Verizon (who bought Yahoo) decide to remove YQL completely. In which case, a completely different approach will need to be developed.

Over the next few days, I'll be applying the same fix to the other tools in the Nifty Promo Control Panel that need them.
Posted: Thursday, August 31, 2017 3:38:10 PM
HightonRidley wrote:
I've partially solved the issue with YQL.

After lots of research on line, I found someone who mentioned that if you keep retrying the YQL pull, you eventually succeed.

I've only applied this fix to:
1) the control panel's own display while you're getting the products you want
2) the live product grid pull in:
Step 2: Choose your type of promoting->Get code for embedding in other sites->Product Grid code

I've tested it and it works just fine. Any new ones you create on your blogs / sites by using the live grid code will now work. They might take a little while longer to display your grid, depending on the number of attempts it has to make in trying to get a successful pull. It'll try up to 10 times before giving up.



(The static product grid code option above the live one works just fine as is - no changes were required)

There is a risk and it's that Verizon (who bought Yahoo) decide to remove YQL completely. In which case, a completely different approach will need to be developed.

Over the next few days, I'll be applying the same fix to the other tools in the Nifty Promo Control Panel that need them.


Interesting! Well since I have hidden my site for awhile I may take the wait and see approach. I am building a new store here at Zazzle and once I finish that I will check with you guys to see how it is going and decide then whether to put my site back online or scrap it. It was a lot of work for no rewards but maybe I just didn't give it long enough... Thanks for all you do Mark, and if I scrap the old site I may rebuild it as a home for my new Zazzle store and my own products... Still thinking.
Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 5:21:37 AM
I know that reloading my pages will eventually get them to pull, sometimes it works on the first reload, sometime it takes half a dozen or more reloads. But you have to do that each and every time you open the page.
Sad

Quote:
I've tested it and it works just fine. Any new ones you create on your blogs / sites by using the live grid code will now work. They might take a little while longer to display your grid, depending on the number of attempts it has to make in trying to get a successful pull. It'll try up to 10 times before giving up.


I'm not sure I am interpreting this right? Does that mean that the grid will eventually load/pull on it's own without the user having to manually reload the page over and over?
If that is the case I think I will go ahead and replace all my old live grid codes with new ones as that'll be just a bunch of copying & pasting. It seems like the best temporary solution right now until we see where all this is going to go.
Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 5:51:13 AM
ColeenZ wrote:
I know that reloading my pages will eventually get them to pull, sometimes it works on the first reload, sometime it takes half a dozen or more reloads. But you have to do that each and every time you open the page.
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I've tested it and it works just fine. Any new ones you create on your blogs / sites by using the live grid code will now work. They might take a little while longer to display your grid, depending on the number of attempts it has to make in trying to get a successful pull. It'll try up to 10 times before giving up.


I'm not sure I am interpreting this right? Does that mean that the grid will eventually load/pull on it's own without the user having to manually reload the page over and over?
If that is the case I think I will go ahead and replace all my old live grid codes with new ones as that'll be just a bunch of copying & pasting. It seems like the best temporary solution right now until we see where all this is going to go.


Yes, it does mean that the "grid will eventually load/pull on it's own without the user having to manually reload the page over and over" Smile
Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 6:50:39 AM
Shelli Fitzpatrick wrote:


Interesting! Well since I have hidden my site for awhile I may take the wait and see approach. I am building a new store here at Zazzle and once I finish that I will check with you guys to see how it is going and decide then whether to put my site back online or scrap it. It was a lot of work for no rewards but maybe I just didn't give it long enough... Thanks for all you do Mark, and if I scrap the old site I may rebuild it as a home for my new Zazzle store and my own products... Still thinking.


Replacing the old live product grids with new ones seems to be working...fingers crossed!

I have found indirect rewards from creating a website. It has been a great way to look through the Zazzle site and see what products work and what don't, to find where there is an over-supply to choose from, and where there are 'gaps'. The advice given to newbies to work on title, tags and descriptions is really hammered home when trying to search in the marketplace. The importance of collections is highlighted too: so many times I come across an interesting design, but not on an item I want for my site - if the designer has troubled to put it in a collection it is easy to select something that works better.

There are lots of examples of great designs, and also lots of shockingly bad ones. Saddest of all is when I come across a great design, but it is ruined by being badly applied to a product, or made into a greeting card with a horrible choice of words and font, without being templated.
Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 8:01:18 AM
Jules wrote:
Shelli Fitzpatrick wrote:


Interesting! Well since I have hidden my site for awhile I may take the wait and see approach. I am building a new store here at Zazzle and once I finish that I will check with you guys to see how it is going and decide then whether to put my site back online or scrap it. It was a lot of work for no rewards but maybe I just didn't give it long enough... Thanks for all you do Mark, and if I scrap the old site I may rebuild it as a home for my new Zazzle store and my own products... Still thinking.


Replacing the old live product grids with new ones seems to be working...fingers crossed!

I have found indirect rewards from creating a website. It has been a great way to look through the Zazzle site and see what products work and what don't, to find where there is an over-supply to choose from, and where there are 'gaps'. The advice given to newbies to work on title, tags and descriptions is really hammered home when trying to search in the marketplace. The importance of collections is highlighted too: so many times I come across an interesting design, but not on an item I want for my site - if the designer has troubled to put it in a collection it is easy to select something that works better.

There are lots of examples of great designs, and also lots of shockingly bad ones. Saddest of all is when I come across a great design, but it is ruined by being badly applied to a product, or made into a greeting card with a horrible choice of words and font, without being templated.

I'm glad you gave it a go, Jules - especially as it works ok for you! Smile
Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 8:06:51 AM
The driver screen for the nIFTTTy share scheduler is now pulling again.
Smile



Techy bit, if you're interested.

I used the same method as I've used in the live-product-grid code for blogs / websites.
Behind the scenes the code uses this approach: "keep pulling until YQL decides to listen and then properly replies (but give up after a max of 10 tries if YQL is being overly stubborn"
Posted: Friday, September 01, 2017 8:37:09 AM
HightonRidley wrote:
The driver screen for the Nifty share scheduler is now pulling again.
Smile

Techy bit, if you're interested.

I used the same method as I've used in the live-product-grid code for blogs / websites.
Behind the scenes the code uses this approach: "keep pulling until YQL decides to listen and then properly replies (but give up after a max of 10 tries if YQL is being overly stubborn"


I'm interested. I am nowhere near your level of expertise to even pretend to understand all the ins and outs of what you are doing but from my years of dabbling in website creation I can totally relate to what it is like to find the piece of code you need or whatnot and make it work the way you want it to and you want to be all "YES! I did it!" but none around you understands anything you are talking about, LOL.
I appreciate all the work you've put into your tools; even if I don't understand it all I know it's a lot of time and researching and trial & error etc... So go ahead and post the techy stuff.
Smile Roses
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