Turn a product spreadsheet into high value content & lead generation

Whether you have fifty products or thousands, Active Catalog will quickly import your product catalog and create a unique, SEO-friendly page to display each product.

Active Catalog gives your customers the chance to download product brochures, specifications, or other useful documents and the ability to contact you for further information.

Only what you need to list your products online

The Active Catalog plugin is designed specifically for industrial B2B companies, so we’ve included things like adding spec sheets and brochures to products right out of the box.

You won’t have to deal with all the unnecessary extras found in other catalog plugins, like e-commerce, that can make setup so complicated.

Tie in to ActiveConversion for business intelligence

Use the free Active Catalog plugin alone on your WordPress site or connect it to ActiveConversion for enhanced visibility into visitor interactions with your products.

How To Use Active Catalog

WordPress installation

1. Log in to WordPress
2. Go to Plugins and choose “Add New”
3. Click “Upload Plugin”
4. Choose ActiveCatalog.zip from your computer
5. Click “Install Now”
6. Go to Plugins, find Active Catalog, and click “Activate”

ADD A CATEGORY

1. Under the menu, click on Product Catalog -> Category
2. Click on the Add Category button
3. Enter the Name for the category and an optional Image
4. Click on Save button

ADD AN INDIVIDUAL PRODUCT

1. Log into WordPress admin
2. Go to Active Catalog section
3. Click on Add New
4. The product page editor will appear
5. Fill in the content as you would a standard word press page
6. Publish the page

IMPORT your product list (CSV)

1. Log into WordPress admin
2. Go to Active Catalog section
3. Click on Import Catalog button
4. Select the product catalog CSV file that contains the proper header columns and click Upload CSV
5. In the next screen, review and ensure the detected columns are matching the proper field names
6. When ready, click on Continue
7. This confirmation page will show:
You are about to import the product catalog. Please confirm:
Total items to be imported: 136
Items to be created: 89
Items to be updated: 46
Duplicate items: 2
8. Click on Confirm Import button to import the catalog.

Create a CSV of your products

Your CSV file should contain these titles in your header row: product, sku, tags, categories, brochures, spec sheets, manufacturer, price, content, main image and secondary images.

Product: Name of the product to be displayed on the product page.
SKU: SKU number. Displayed on the product page.
Tags: Relevant tags to improve searchability and display of similar products. Not shown on the product page.
Categories: Category assignment to improve organization and searchability. Categories will be displayed on the product page.
Brochures: Links to brochures. We suggest using WordPress content uploads. Downloadable from the product page.
Spec Sheets: Links to technical spec sheets. We suggest using WordPress content uploads. Downloadable from the product page.
Manufacturer: Product manufacturer. Displayed on the product page.
Price: Price of the product. Do not include currency symbol. Displayed on the product page.
Content: The full product description to be displayed on the product page. You can use HTML formatting to change its appearance on the page.
Main Image: The first image to be displayed on the product page. Include a link to the content URL in WordPress.
Secondary Images: Other images to be displayed. Include a link to the content URL in WordPress.
If a field is left unpopulated, it will be removed from the product page.

If any information is left empty, this section won’t be displayed on the page.

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