September 13th, 2013
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 and Virtuemart 2.
Version 3 for the first time is compatible with Virtuemart 2 and Joomla 2.5 and Joomla 1.5
Version 3.0.4 includes some minor fixes to make it compatible with Virtuemart 2.0.8
Version 3.0.5 fixes some problems with utf-8 character encoding
Version 3.0.8 fixes a problem with compatibility with version 2.0.8 of Virtuemart
Version 4.0.0 is redesigned to make it much easier to create multiple feeds.
Version 4.0.6 adds compatibility with the Virtuemart 2 stockable variants plugin