ZSB Wish List 3 pages: 1 [2] 3
Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2011 12:20:44 AM
I would like to have the possibility to include product images on my home page and let the user play with selecting different images and having a preview on the product with these images without having to leave my web site.

There is a nice example on the API documentaion site with texts and this works fine on my page also. But replacing images seems to be a problem as the zazzle picture link does not accept http-links to external images even if I define my domains on the zazzle page.

For the linkover to the zazzle shop, it works ... But I dont want to let my users jump to the shop, going back, jump t the shop, going back ...

And as I want to provide a very specific view on my products, not supported by the custom shop features (even not by the enhanced ones), I really need this functionality ...
Posted: Monday, April 25, 2011 3:22:02 PM
I'd like a way to keep shoppers on my affiliate sites through the entire shopping process, including checkout. I hate the fact that shoppers have to play hopscotch between two separate sites to purchase something. It might make many of them think I'm up to something shady by "redirecting" them to another site, and it probably affects conversions.
Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 2:08:41 PM
ecaggiani wrote:
Hey all,

Great list of suggestions! Most of these will actually need to be implemented in our feeds for ZSB to be able to use. Sorting, international, PG-13 and R rated products, limit sellers, etc. all need to be supported in our feeds first.

That being said, there is an updated version of ZSB (version 1.5) that is in testting right now that includes many new features, including the following (taken from the README file):


1. Built-in local Product Page option (SEO)
- META description
- META keywords
- Friendly URLs (using .htaccess files)
- Related Twitter stream (shows 10 latest tweets based on first tag of product)
- Embed Code box for visitors to copy/paste into their websites/blogs
- Zoom popup for larger product view
- Configurable website link on product page
- Related products

2. Easier Grid Layout
- Now supports n number of products per row
- Fluid layout option. Product grid will expand/contract according to browser size.

3. Full Titles and Descriptions (SEO)
- Product titles now wrap and do not get cut off
- Full vs. shortened descriptions

4. Simple local RSS feed support (merchandising)

5. Bug fixes (keywords, cache names, input sanitization)

6. Added fix for Cross Site Scripting (XSS) vulnerability

Keep watching this thread for news on a release or expanded testing.

Been going on to six months now, any updates ?
Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 2:50:07 AM
Please?!
Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2011 9:41:34 PM
I know everyone is waiting a long time to see something happening in this post. Today is something happening. I got my hands on a new script.

Some things I wanna make sure everyone understands before I move on. This script I am talking about is not an official Zazzle script.

What does that mean? It means you will not get any support from Zazzle for this script. If you run into problems with it you have to find solutions for them on your own, or find someone who will help you. If you use the script, you do so at your own risk.

The script can be downloaded at http://www.paperdinosaur.com/zsbb

Feel free to modify/improve the script in any way you wish. I say it would be nice if you share improvements you make with the community.

Now go and play with the new toy Smile

Posted: Friday, July 22, 2011 4:57:53 PM
Hi folks,
Sorry about the lack of communication on my part about ZSB. There is still no official word on the release of v1.5 but since it is open source and I am the primary developer of it, the beta is available for download at my site:
http://www.paperdinosaur.com/zsbb

This site is what I call the Zazzle Store Builder Builder. What that means is that it helps you generate a custom install zip file with your store information. Just fill out the forms, preview the store, then download the zip to install on your servers.

Remember, this version is an unsupported beta, but i am sure there are plenty of pros here who can help each other out.
Posted: Monday, August 08, 2011 7:54:08 AM
Hi, My name is Paul, and I had emailed that an "Undo" button should be available during design to undo the last design move. Many many times, I've accidentally done this or that and had to work to restore what I had really wanted to do. If an undo button had been there, that would quickly and easily solved the problem. >Sad
Posted: Thursday, August 11, 2011 4:53:03 PM
PacificBeachFunhouse wrote:
Hi, My name is Paul, and I had emailed that an "Undo" button should be available during design to undo the last design move. Many many times, I've accidentally done this or that and had to work to restore what I had really wanted to do. If an undo button had been there, that would quickly and easily solved the problem. >Sad


The Zazzle Store Builder has nothing to do with the design tool. You are in the wrong topic.
Posted: Wednesday, August 17, 2011 1:17:35 PM
Quick update:

Twitter changed their feed structure a bit so I had to modify ZSB 1.5 to be able to parse the new feed.

If you are running ZSB 1.5, go to include/productpage.p h p (around line 247) and change this:
Quote:
Code:

foreach($itemsArray[0] as $itemVal) {
    $entryCount++;
    preg_match_all("/(<([\w]+)[^>]*>)(.*)(<\/\\2>)/",$itemVal, $entryArray);
    if (isset($entryArray[3][1])) {
    $twiEntryDate = $entryArray[3][1];
    $twiEntryDate = date("F j, Y, g:i a", strtotime(str_replace("Z"," ",str_replace("T"," ",$twiEntryDate))));
    }
    if (isset($entryArray[3][3])) {
    $twiEntryText  = str_replace("<a href","<a rel=\"nofollow\" href",html_entity_decode($entryArray[3][3]));
    }
    if (isset($entryArray[3][5])) {
    $twiEntryAuthor  = $entryArray[3][5];
    }
    if (isset($entryArray[3][6])) {
    $twiEntryAuthorUrl  = $entryArray[3][6];
    }



To this:
Quote:
Code:

foreach($itemsArray[0] as $itemVal) {
     $entryCount++;
     preg_match_all("/(<([\w]+)[^>]*>)(.*)(<\/\\2>)/",$itemVal, $entryArray);
     preg_match_all("/<published>(.*)<\/published>/smU",$entryArray[0][0], $dateArray);
     preg_match_all("/<content type=\"html\">(.*)<\/content>/smU",$entryArray[0][0], $contentArray);
     preg_match_all("/<name>(.*)<\/name>/smU",$entryArray[0][0], $nameArray);
     preg_match_all("/<uri>(.*)<\/uri>/smU",$entryArray[0][0], $uriArray);
                
     if (isset($dateArray[1][0])) {
    $twiEntryDate = $dateArray[1][0];
    $twiEntryDate = date("F j, Y, g:i a", strtotime($twiEntryDate));
     }
     if (isset($contentArray[1][0])) {
    $twiEntryText  = str_replace("<a href","<a rel=\"nofollow\" href",html_entity_decode($contentArray[1][0]));
     }
     if (isset($nameArray[1][0])) {
    $twiEntryAuthor  = $nameArray[1][0];
     }
     if (isset($uriArray[1][0])) {
    $twiEntryAuthorUrl  = $uriArray[1][0];
     }


That should bring your Twitter feeds back. Thanks to Jon from FlippinSweetGear for finding this!

I have updated the Zazzle Store Builder Builder on PaperDinosaur with the latest, so if you download v1.5 from there you will get this fix.

-Ed
Posted: Wednesday, September 14, 2011 11:48:01 PM
personally, i'd like a "sort by product" feature instead of just "popularity" or "date created" ...yeah i know i can probably create all that by making separate pages and menus, but a sort feature would be so much easier...when you go to most websites to order something there's usually a "sort by product, sort by price" feature.
Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 8:06:42 AM
Been playing with it and no matter what I try I don't get any feed of any kind. Not even the dreaded error messages. Just the title and nothing else. Tried using your forum to create a new ZSB site and the add a page option. Same results on both. ZSB 1.2 still working so it's not at Zazzle's end.
Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 1:20:45 PM
Howdy ZSB folks,

We just discovered a small issue that may be causing some feeds from Zazzle Store Builder to return stale (or no) results. Fortunately, the fix is easy.

Open the file "/include/lastRSS.p h p"
Around line 140 add the following:

Code:
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_USERAGENT, "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; ZazzleStoreBuilder/1.5; +http://www.zazzle.com/)");


You need to add that line right before this one:

Code:
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, 0);


That should fix you right up!
Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 2:32:05 PM
Thanks for the quick response, still a no go though. I'll try to play with it some more this weekend when I have some more free time. Smile
Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 2:57:56 PM
TheZug, feel free to send me your config files and index files if you still can't get it to work. You can email me at ed at zazzle dot com :-)
Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 2:13:23 AM
ecaggiani wrote:
TheZug, feel free to send me your config files and index files if you still can't get it to work. You can email me at ed at zazzle dot com :-)
Will do Ed, again Thanks for the help Smile
Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 5:02:39 AM
Is there any way to get the product type appended to the product name like it is in our shop?

http://www.zazzle.com/girlscantwhat/gifts?cg=196252644480572998

In the above example, all my products are named "Light Artist" and you can see product types appended to them like "Coffee Mug" and "tshirt". That would be amazing SEO for our store builder shops, but currently the feed only sends over the product name like this:

http://www.girlscantwhat.com/gifts/artist-light/


Surely you could alter the feed to include the product type? Pretty please. Smile
Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 2:36:27 PM
We're looking into it on the feed side. It wouldn't be too difficult to add the product type to the title in Zazzle Store Builder, but the better way is to get the feed to pull the full title.
Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 8:09:03 PM
ecaggiani wrote:
Howdy ZSB folks,

We just discovered a small issue that may be causing some feeds from Zazzle Store Builder to return stale (or no) results. Fortunately, the fix is easy.

Open the file "/include/lastRSS.p h p"
Around line 140 add the following:

Code:
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_USERAGENT, "Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; ZazzleStoreBuilder/1.5; +http://www.zazzle.com/)");


You need to add that line right before this one:

Code:
curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_HEADER, 0);


That should fix you right up!


Please include this fix on the Zazzle Store Builder download.
http://www.zazzle.com/sell/affiliates/promotionaltools/zazzlestore

T
Posted: Monday, October 17, 2011 5:39:15 PM
By the way, the feeds should now include the product type appended to the title.
Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 10:42:50 AM
Thanks for the update. Can't wait to see how this will impact my SEO!

My only issue now is search... why does search for "ipad" and "iphone" etc. give zero results? Can that be fixed?
Posted: Monday, October 24, 2011 5:59:20 AM
Any ideas? Is the search being updated?
Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2011 2:27:34 PM
My script was already adding product types to the names(My Site), and the change in the RSS feed broke it because part of the script needed an unmodified title. No worries though, I have it fixed for now.

What would really be useful, and would simplify my script(I don't use ZSB, I wrote a script from scratch that imports all of the products into a database), is if you changed the <g:style> for the binders to include the spine size.

I have it so that I can show individual subtypes separately, such as the three binder sizes, the different cases, and the different ornaments. <g:style> works for speckcases and ornaments. I haven't added any of the latest batch of cases or some of the odd shaped ornaments yet, so I don't know about those.

For the binders I need to use the img url. There is a 5 character alphanumeric string within the image url which somehow represents the base product image+background color. It works right now, but there is a catch. I can't change the color without changing that sequence and there are a few different sequences for each binder size. So something like <g:style>8.5x11x1</g:style> would be better for me.
Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 9:11:01 AM
ecaggiani wrote:
By the way, the feeds should now include the product type appended to the title.


I think it's possible that this change has broken zstore pages that search for keywords that are also product names.

For example, this page works, while this one doesn't.

Both are doing searches for the keywords vintage+travel+poster. The working page is looking for products that are posters, while the second one is looking for coffee mugs with the same keyword phrase that includes the word "poster". The same is true for other pages that are trying to load products that are not posters, but have the word "poster" in the keyword phrase.

This worked previously but I see that it isn't working now - so my guess is that it has something to do with this change.

Posted: Thursday, December 01, 2011 2:29:22 PM
I "fixed" my keyword problem from above by removing the keyword "poster" from the searches for products that are not posters - that gives me less accurate results but I guess that's better than no results at all.
Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2012 10:42:07 AM
ecaggiani wrote:
TheZug, feel free to send me your config files and index files if you still can't get it to work. You can email me at ed at zazzle dot com :-)

Finally found time to try this again. I went to the page generator and had it generate the files for me. This time it seems to work just fine. I love the product view you have implemented. One question, is it possible to make the product view a popup ? Where I'm using it it doesn't fit within the iFrame I need to use for the ZSB to work on my affiliate site (I use p hpNuke). The ZSB fits just fine with tweaking the thumbnail size and how many to show per line but the product view is too wide and I either need it be a popup or can you direct me on what settings in the product.p h p file I can tweak.

EDIT: I've been playing with the settings in the product and productview and have rearranged some of the elements. I noticed that the price is wrong, is that something I did, the original code or something at Zazzle ?



Edit To Edit: Seems to be just the stamps with the incorrect price. Other items I checked seem to display fine ie tees, greeting cards, cases. So must be on Zazzle's side.
Posted: Thursday, February 02, 2012 8:57:09 AM
I've been having the same issue with prices. My problem seems to only apply to ornaments though. My custom script rejects the -0.01 price and tells me the products that have that issue. If you go to your actual Zazzle page, and have prices showing, the affected products won't have a price next to them. I had some ornaments that just wouldn't fix yesterday, so I went to the product pages, clicked edit and then cancel. For some reason that fixed the problem instantly.
Posted: Sunday, February 12, 2012 2:21:22 PM
I also have lots of things showing prices as -0.01...

canvas prints
posters
courier bags
organizers
casemate cases
pillows
puzzles
ipad sleeves
photo prints
napkins
placemats
towels
macbook air sleeves
new magnets

I think that's the total list of them. Is there a fix in the works for this? Thanks!!
http://www.sullivaninteriors.net
Posted: Monday, February 13, 2012 7:25:24 PM
I am having the same issues with some of the products I created showing .01 as the price on my ZSB website, does anyone know what we need to do to fix it or is it a glitch on zazzles side???

Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 3:14:06 AM
I made and edit to my original post on the -0.01¢ and stated it must have been on Zazzle's side since it started working on it's own.
Posted: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 7:34:51 PM
Thank you but my products are still showing the .01 for the price and have been for the last 2 days, so it isn't fixed yet, it looks like some of us are "still" having the problem of the prices not showing in our stores and on our ZSB websites. So any new info on this issue would be greatly appreciated Smile


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