External Product Format
The External Product format allows your visitors to submit external product links. Snax tries to simplify the process using Open Graph (if supported) to automatically fetch product title, description and featured image.
To use the automatic data fetching, make sure that the below options are enabled on your PHP server:
If you don't know how to check it, please contact your hosting admin.
To activate and set up the External Product format, please do as follows:
- Go to the WP admin panel › Settings › Snax › General section
- Please ensure that the WooCommerce plugin is activated. Read why it's WooCommerce dependent
- Check the External Product format
- Switch to the Formats tab and choose External Product
- Adjust format settings (required fields, featured media visibility)
- Save changes
Submit a product
To submit a new product using the frontend uploader, please do as follows:
- Go to your Frontend Submission page (WP admin panel › Settings › Snax › Pages › Frontend Submission › View)
- Choose the External Product format
- Fill an external product URL
- If the site you're fetching the product from supports the Open Graph protocol, a product title, description and featured image will be fetched automatically (screen)
- The description is also set as post excerpt and will be used while sharing on Facebook, Twitter etc
- If, for a variety of reasons, page meta tags are not accessible you will be notified about it. Fill the missing data manually.
Under the hood, while a new product is submitted, the WooCommerce product is created so you won't find a new post in WP admin panel › Posts but the product will be in WP admin panel › Products. That's why the WooCommerce plugin is necessary for that Snax format.