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XML Import

  • Lee
    Lee
    Newbie 19 points
    July 5, 2013 at 9:38 pm

    I would like to offer my clients the ability to upload products to their site (CARS) and automatically update my site (http://southwalescarsales.co.uk) is this done with an XML import. And if so, will it add the cars to the clients list of products?

    Im using the Classifieds Theme

  • Lee
    Lee
    Newbie 19 points
    July 6, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Anyone have any ideas on this?

  • Mark Fail
    Mark Fail
    Super Guru 12,822 points
    July 7, 2013 at 10:37 am

    not sure i follow, do you mean clients (visitors?) or admins?

    And which site will it update, the one their using all a networked site?

  • Lee
    Lee
    Newbie 19 points
    July 7, 2013 at 10:47 am

    OK, My site is a car sales website (imagine a Localised version of Autotrader)I have clients who own car dealerships and also their own website. I would like to update their listings on my website when they update their website with their new stock.

  • Richard Bonk
    Richard Bonk
    Super Guru 2,739 points
    July 8, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Lee, first you would need to ensure that each of the dealers has the right xml feed (and they would have to make alterations to their sites to produce the correct feed) and secondly you would need a xml import system – the PremiuPress themes already have xml import built in (or you could use a 3rd party plugin).

  • Lee
    Lee
    Newbie 19 points
    July 10, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Thanks, I understand that the XML Feed will do the import job. I need to know if the feed will allocate the listings to the client? ๐Ÿ˜

  • Richard
    Richard
    Super Guru 971 points
    April 6, 2015 at 3:29 am

    Hi Lee,

    Just passing and saw this..

    Why not simply get your clients to complete an ‘xml sheet’ with updates?

    Email them over to you,

    You then import them?

    Done!

    Just a thought… ๐Ÿ˜‰

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