Joomla 3.0 is fully functional but still in development
As fas as tested the component worked fine with CJ (csv/gzipped) feeds.
I don't have a CJ account so I can't test the current situation.
Anyhow the component should work with any CSV file with a header row, either gzipped or not.
Just a small E-Mail to Bram and he developed a custom parser and a Custom search-Module for my website and installed it. It had its price. But the result is outstanding and the support-reaction realy fast.
So before you delete this Component because it isn't working take contact to Bram he can handle it.
Thanks again for your help Bram!
I am not that technical but found the set up easy enough by following the hlp notes on www.affiliatefeeds.nl/ and the component, menu and module settings from the example feed which can be added on installing and deleted later.
The only problems that I've had is when I upgraded sh404 and a couple of small issues when adding product feeds into my articles, this was sorted out quickly with the developers help.
I highly recommend this extension and one well worth putting the time into understanding as it has many configurations and uses and has made a good impact on my websites.
Also the database is not well organized, I could not find how to delete the 1,000 or so sample items that come with the installation, and quite a few other small issues.
The developer has great understanding of data feeds, however the user can find oneself in a pickle.
For all developers out there, make a Great free component, develop a reputation and you will get more paid work than you will want. Do not try to make money off free components, or get links etc. A good component will make people come look for you. A so-so one will make people avoid you.
This is not to say that you can not get support in english. The site has an ever increasing english section and google translate gets you through the rest. On top of that the support from Bram matches and exceeds that of most paid extensions.
It takes a little while to get you head around setting up the feeds within the menu but once you have customisation is pretty easy. We download feeds into a database, customise and categorise them ourselves and then upload them and this component handles it without any problems.
Great extension, great support.
There is an (english) article about CJ feeds on the site
After thinking to myself that I will need to put my php/xml hat on and create an application that delivered multiple xml feeds from affiliate networks, I am pleased to say that I stumbled across this plugin.
It took a while to understand what it was actually supposed to do on the front end and I actually uninstalled it as I didn't quite get it at first - my impatience and misunderstanding.
However, due to being persistent - I reinstalled and persevered with it.
I cannot say how excellent this product is, once you get a handle on it, you'll understand the incredible power of how to display multiple XMLfeeds or CSV files derived from affiliate data feeds into your website.
The documentation on the dev website is brief and gives you some help but I really do recommend using this - it's quite clearly a very powerful product available for Joomla for affiliate marketing.
I edited a few core php docs to get the data displaying how I wanted it and the routes to the various files are:
You have to make sure that you take time to understand and experiment with the relationship between the Data Menu Module and the Data Menu Link in the main Joomla menu - you have to give the Module a menu id for it to work successfully.
All in all, this is an excellent piece of work, there could be more language support but in reality, if you are prepared to spend some time with the core language files and a little bit of source code editing to match your requirements, you really can get this streamlined to deliver great results and in a fraction of the time it would take you to do this from scratch.
Great plug in, great work. Many thanks to the developer.
The developer responds to questions very quickly and is always there for a helping hand.
I recommend this component for its functionality and the excellent developer support.
The only thing I would like to see is an extended documentation section, but even without it's still 5 stars to me.
Exactly what I was looking for.
But the service is even better. After a message on the forum about a problem its was solved immediately thanks to the personal attention of the developer. Thank you very much.
Anyway i am so happy that affiliate feeds coming to joomla's space:)
Best's for the developers!