Introduction

Google Ads, Virtuemart Products Display, Google Display, Extension Specific, VirtueMart extensions

This Component generates a product data feed for your Virtuemart store. This feed can be uploaded to your Google Merchant centre account.

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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.

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Version 4.6.28
Adds support for promotion id attribute
Adds new feature supporting custom translations for tag names

Version 4.6.26
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

Version 4.6.24
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

Version 4.6.22
makes tags translation an option

Version 4.6.20
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,

Version 4.6.18
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

Version 4.6.16
Fixes an issue with sorting results

Version 4.6.14
Fixes bugs
Adds support for the Joomla updater

Version 4.6.12
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.

Version 4.6.10
Includes additional options for calculating shipping costs, useful for sites that use shipping plugins other than the standard virtuemart shipping by weight.

Version 4.6.8
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

Excellent extension



Posted on 29 May 2017
Functionality
Make a XML feed of your VirtueMart products and upload it to Google Merchant Center.
Ease of use
Read the docs and it will be easy.
Support
Documentation
Value for money
Definitely
I used this to: Joomla 3.7.2 and VirtueMart 3.2.2

At first glance



Posted on 12 November 2013
At first this is an excellent product, but then as you utilise more and more of virtuemart facilities the cracks appear. That's fine if support or forum responses are good. But it seems that the way they deal with forum help is to say they cannot help and then close the thread so no discussion can be entered into.



After using this product successfully for 6 months it is a shame that support has let this down and I am now forced to look for an alternative.
Owner's reply: We most certainly did not close down the forum thread in which you asked for support - perhaps you were simply not logged in when you tried to post? The problems you complained about were minor details about the discount start/end date and shipping calculations. We were more than happy to look into this and asked for further information so we could look into this, something you seem to object to. You then emailed us with an insulting email but the only contact details you gave us were incorrect so we could not reply explaining that we would be happy to investigate if you actually gave us some information to go on. We have also posted in the forum offering to send you an update which might solve your problem, something you have not responded to. We go to a lot of trouble to support users, something which users have often thanked us for. I am sure that anyone reading this will have the intelligence to decide whether this really qualifies as 'poor support'.
I would like to say this google xml is perfect for virtuemart rss feed. The developer - Fiona Coulter is a very helpful developer and very patient on provide support service to me. Fiona, keep move on and i believe you can come out more great joomla extension in future. For this xml, I only can say that is BRAVO!

The only one



Posted on 24 September 2012
So much component tests before I found this one, and I use it since almost two years now, and it become better and better day by day.

All is conform to the require fields of google merchants recommendations, and you can tune as you wish with all the parameters.

For some others feeds I make the script myself, but for Google Merchant, this one is a MUST HAVE.

Thanks
I just bought the version for new VM2, and it did exactly what needed for Google Merchant Account. I full recommend it !
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Version:
4.6.28
Developer:
Fiona Coulter
Last updated:
Jun 15 2018
Date added:
Nov 18 2014
License:
GPLv2 or later
Type:
Paid download
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Compatibility:
3
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