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The idealo Debug Plugin

Sometimes the WooCommerce log UI is not enough to inspect the workflow process of the idealo plugin.

As a further instrument we implemented a Debug plugin.

Here in this brief tutorial we have a deeper look to this useful tools.

Where is the package? Ask support!

Currently the idealo Debug Plugin is not downloadable directly from our site. Instead you should reach our support channel and ask for the package.

To do that just head to our shop wp-idealo.com and then in the footer click on the question mark to open the support widget and ask the plugin to our supporters.

Install and activate the plugin

Once you get the package you can install it as described in the following steps:

  1. Log in to your WordPress back end
  2. Go to Plugins → Add new
  3. Click the Upload Plugin button and upload the Debug Plugin zip file
  4. Click on Install now and wait until WordPress says that the plugin was installed successfully
  5. Activate the plugin immediately clicking on Activate now

The idealo Debug Plugin: how to use it

The idealo Debug Plugin can be useful for testing or debugging of the main idealo plugin.

When installed and activated, it adds some new options on the idealo settings page:

Debug option fields are added to the idealo plugin settings page

Here a description of the new features added in the settings page:

  • Sandbox mode: activate the checkbox and enter the sandbox credentials to use the sandbox data (this can be generated in CheckoutIntegration at https://business.idealo.com). For further info please check also our Getting Started with idealo for WooCommerce guide.

  • Skip order import acknowledgement. By default, when an order is imported in the merchant site via idealo for WooCommerce, it is marked as imported via API.
    This way the order won’t appear in the next queries, hence won’t be downloaded again. But if the Skip order import acknowledgement option is enabled, the acknowledgement is not sent and the plugin will try to import the same orders in the next import attempt.
    This can be useful during testing, in order to not  generate new sandbox orders after each import. In fact with this option enabled you can just delete the imported orders in WooCommerce and try again to perform the import;  or, you can test what happens when orders already exist in WooCommerce, and so on.

  • Import orders with any status. By default only the plugin imports only the orders with Processing status. This option let you override such limitation.

When you deactivate the Debug plugin, everything goes back to normal. The Debug plugin settings have no effect.

But when the Debug plugin is activated again, all of its settings will be exactly how they were set previously set, without the need to re-configure them again.

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