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trymv July 11th, 2011 05:37 AM

Coupon feed showing all products

I have just discovered your coupon feed functionality, and I would like to explore this further.
I found the forum post at

I started by copying your example code into a product feed on a custom view (

The feed works fine at

However, it seems to just show all products in stead of coupons. By rights, it should probably not show anything at the moment, as I have not signed up with any of the coupon networks. I plan to sign up shortly, but at the moment, I need to know how to get it to show only coupons and not just all products. If you check out, you will see what I mean.

What am I doing wrong?

Eric July 11th, 2011 07:06 AM


Merchants who offer coupons are treated as a separate merchant.

For example, if Best Buy offers coupons, there will be 2 listings:

Best Buy (products)
Best Buy (coupons)

Merchants who have coupons are listed under their respective affiliate network in the factory, but the affiliate network name with have "Coupons/Deals" next to their name. Here's an example of what I mean:

So you should go into those networks and select the merchants whom you want to show coupons from.


trymv July 11th, 2011 07:38 AM

I understand this. However, I have a shop with products. Hence, I have selected merchants that carry products.

Now I want to have a coupon view in addition to the products. As it is in addition to and not in stead of the products, I can not deselect the merchants that carry products.

I understand that I have to select coupon merchants in order to show coupons. What I do not understand is how to prevent it from showing products in my coupon view.

Eric July 11th, 2011 07:49 AM


You can edit your product subscriptions to not include products from coupon merchants. That's how to exclude all coupons from your product listings.


trymv July 11th, 2011 08:02 AM

But is there a way to remove products from coupon feeds? I have not set up a subscription. I only set up a custom view with a product list as explained in the post I referred to above.

If there is a way to specify a subscription when I set up my custom view, that would take care of my problem.

trymv July 11th, 2011 08:09 AM

Just for clarification: My problem is not that my coupons are showing in my product feed.

My problem is that my products are showing in my coupon feed.

If you take a quick glance at, you will see exactly what I mean.

Eric July 11th, 2011 08:11 AM


Originally Posted by trymv (Post 22096)
My problem is not that my coupons are showing in my product feed.

My problem is that my products are showing in my coupon feed.

That's easy. When you are creating the 'category' for your coupons, use the Merchant filter to only select merchants which have coupons and are represented by having a dollar sign "$" on the icon.


trymv July 11th, 2011 08:20 AM

OK, I think you are assuming that I have done a number of things I have not done. I'll tell you exactly what I have done:

I have created a custom view, added a product list to it, and then I pasted the following code into the view:


<a href="[]"><strong>[]</strong></a>
from <span style="color:#999;font-size:85%;font-style:italic;">[product.merchant]</span><br />
[coupon.description]<br />
<strong>Code:</strong> [coupon.code]<br />
<strong>Restrictions:</strong> [coupon.restrictions]<br />
<strong>Begin Date:</strong> [coupon.begin]<br />
<strong>End Date:</strong> [coupon.end]<br />

That is all that I have done. I have made no category for coupons, and I have found no option to filter anything at all in my custom view.

Eric July 11th, 2011 08:38 AM


OK, so basically you need to do a few more things:

1. You must make sure you add at least one merchant from a network which supports "Coupons/Deals" to your store.

2. Then create a category named "coupons" (it could be anything but in this example i will call it "coupons")

3. Add coupons to this new hidden "coupons" category from your coupon offering merchants.

4. Set the "coupons" category to hidden. You can do this when you create the category.

5. Go here: The Factory > Your Store > VIEWS > CUSTOM VIEWS > your new custom view > Product list module > Settings icon ( ).

6. In the custom query field, you need to add c=coupons and select "use custom query" like below:

7. Update your store by clicking the [Update Products and Settings] button.

That should do it.


trymv July 11th, 2011 08:41 AM

Ah. Brilliant. That's exactly what I've been looking for :)

Thanks, Eric

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