GoogleBaseXML for Virtuemart
This Component generates a product data feed for your Virtuemart store. This feed can be uploaded to your Google Merchant centre account.
The product listing generated by the component is in XML format, and can be manually uploaded, or submitted to Google Merchant Center for scheduled upload. Once uploaded to your Google Merchant centre account the feed can be used for Google Product Search, Google Product Ads, and Google Commerce Search.
The product feed supports the all specifications required by Google (see the Google feed specification ) and also supports all the optional attributes such as size and color. The feed can also support product variants using Virtuemart child products.
The component has many specialist features to ensure that your feed complies with the Google Merchant Centre specification. It includes shipping information using the Virtuemart standard shipping module, and allows you to include GTINs, such as UPC or EAN product identification codes, which Google now requires for most products.
The demo link shows the data feed for our own site.
There are versions of this extension available for Virtuemart 1.1.x, Virtuemart 2 including 2.6, and Virtuemart 3.
fixes some minor issues including:-
Truncates the title to 150 characters
changed g:expirydate to g:expirationdate
adds option to force language in the extension admin to fix non-existent tables problem
improves handling of PHP memory limit configuration
Adds option to use meta description and custom page title for items instead of product description and product name
Fixes constructor for googlebasexml table
Trims leading and trailing spaces from the product description
makes tags translation an option
Adds support for submitting a feed by manufacturer
Makes the Google attribute tags translateable
Adds new logging system
Fixes an issue with shipping rate calculations that meant shipping methods were not included in the feed,
Adds support for bulk pricing, now if there is a minimum purchase amount the price will be calculated for the minimum purchase amount,
Adds language code to the feed url, to avoid problems with the Joomla router on multi-language sites
Add the ability to map store values for product availability to the values that Google accepts
Fixes an issue with sorting results
Adds support for the Joomla updater
Adds an option to use a Virtuemart custom field to supply the shipping rates. It also improves the calculations for the Virtuemart standard shipping module.
Includes additional options for calculating shipping costs, useful for sites that use shipping plugins other than the standard virtuemart shipping by weight.
Fixes rounding problem with Swiss Francs
Adds support for custom labels and custom field added to description
Adds option to not show out of stock products in feed, or to show them as "out of stock"
Checks availability date is not in the past.
Version 4.6.6 fixes the shipping method calculations. Now they work.
Version 4.6.4 fixes a problem with the language settings in the category mapping admin
Version 4.6.3 includes some bug fixes, and improvements to the product url including proper SEF Urls for Virtuemart 3
Version 4.6.0 is a major new release that adds support for many new Google Shopping attributes
GoogleBaseXML for Virtuemart
- Fiona Coulter
- Last updated:
- Apr 27 2018
- Date added:
- Nov 18 2014
- GPLv2 or later
- Paid download
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