As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I started working on a Free Woocommerce Product Feed plugin for Google Merchant. This plugin will allow you to submit to google merchant, a product feed generated from the product information found on you woocommerce store. The product feed gets refreshed every time you add a new product. Always remember to add a SKU to your product as the SKU is used to generate the value for mpn. Please be very careful when choosing the Google Category where your product fits.
This is IT . You may download it free, but if you wish to show some support for the development of free wordpress plugins please consider making a small donation.
After you make a small donation you are taken to the download page. Or you could just use the link below to download the plugin.
A few words about how it should be used :
Language : so far this plugin only supports english language so it’s fit for US/UK/AUS customers. I can develop it for other languages, but… there’s not time for now.
Title of the feed : is taken from the site/store title, there’s no need to change that, if you have to change that, you can edit the file product-feed.php on line 26.
Description of the feed : same as above, taken form the site description, can be edited on line 29.
Number of items in the feed : (not shown in the back end) as for now the feed is generated for ‘only’ 999 products. If you have more than that, please contact me, as going above 999 products would put quite a strain on your server (especially if you have a 32M max memory script allocation in php.ini) and another option should be considered (saving the content of the feed to a xml and using that in google merchant center)
Product Brand : it can be anything, either the real brand of the product or the name of the store. It does not matter if you don’t have a real mpn or gtin.
Product Type : somewhat important, i would go for the same categorization as in “google product category”. Remember to always use escaped characters always !
example : Software > WordPress > Plugin this is the wrong way to fill in that field
> Plugin the right way to fill in that field
Google Category : the most important field, always chose a category from google taxonomy, a complete list can be found here taxonomy.en-US. Just use F3 and search for the category your product fits in. Remember to use escaped characters !
example : Software > Computer Software > Educational Software – bad
> Computer Software
> Educational Software – good
I am more than happy to help you with any questions you might have related to this Fee Wocommerce Product Feed for Google Merchant Plugin. This plugin is not aimed at the complete php beginner , as you atleast have to know the difference between escaped and unescaped characters.
This plugin is 100% safe ! As a coder with some networking background who used to run a top 30k website (according to Alexa) I’ve spend many days fighting attacks on my servers and dedicated many articles to securing your wordpress install.