An example of setting up the Welcome to the Jungle publication channel
The publication channel serves to share advertisements across systems, or to create a place for cooperation with agency portals. Here we will show how the XML principle works when setting up the publication channel for the Welcome to the Jungle portal. It is similar for other portals operating on the principle of XML data.
💡 Here is a link to an article with an overview of portals and integration methods.
1. Creation of a publication channel
The first step is to create a new publication channel. In the "Settings" menu, select "Publishing channels" (link).
Follow these steps to create a channel:
select "Add new publication channel"
enter the name of the publication channel - in this case, for example, "Welcome to the Jungle"
it is also possible to enter an email address for notifications about new positions (in this case it is usually not desirable)
lastly select the format of the statement, which is the format in which the data from the position will be displayed on this channel - in this case we will select "Default settings"
After creation, we can immediately click through to the newly created channel, where at the moment there are no positions and therefore, the displayed error is therefore a desirable state.
2. Activation of integration
To activate on the portal side, you need to send Welcome to the Jungle a link to the publication channel where positions will be displayed for them. Welcome to the Jungle will download them and create ads from them.
By clicking on the "xml: click to copy" line, we will copy the link and send it to whoever will handle the integration on the Welcome to the Jungle side. Typically an account manager for your company.
3. Adding a position to the publication channel
After the portal, in this case Welcome to the Jungle, activates the publication channel on its side, you can start posting positions. You ensure publication by selecting the publication channel "Welcome to the Jungle" for a specific position. The method is different for a newly created position and for an existing position.
💡In order for the publication on the Welcome to the Jungle portal to take place, at least two positions must always be exposed.
1. Publication settings during the creation of a new position
In the last step when creating a position, we turn on the "Welcome to the Jungle" channel in the "Publish your own publication channels" section. We can also set a desired expiration date for a given channel.
2. Setting up a publication for an already existing position
In the menu with actions for the given position, click on the icon called "+ Set publication channels".
Here we activate the publication channel in the "Add advertisement to these XML outputs" section, set the expiration date and save with the "Save changes" button.
💡 If you want to check that the publication went well, you can view the contents of the XML channel in the browser by clicking the icon to open in a new window in the list of publication channels (link). On the displayed page, the list of active positions should also include yours just added (see image below).
💡 On the Welcome to the Jungle portal itself, the position will appear only after the portal refreshes the ads, so it is not immediately.