To Generate Product Feed, follow these instructions properly.
How To Generate Product Feed:
On your dashboard options, under Product Feed, click on Add New Feed. It will take you to the following page:
First, you need to give a title to the feed.
Now, let’s look at every option:
Just below the tile, you can see the Products section. Under it, you get the following options:
For products, you will get a drop-down panel on the right side with four filter options, ‘All Published Products,’ ‘Custom Filter,’ ‘Category Filter’ and ‘Tag Filter.’
If you choose All Published Products, then it will generate feed for all the products on your WooCommerce store.
Choosing Custom Filter will let you set filter parameters. Please watch this video to understand it better:
The Category Filter option will let you filter the products to be included, based on the categories you choose.
As you can see, you get all the categories that you have on your WooCommerce store, listed with checkboxes. Whichever you choose will be included on the feed generated.
The Tag Filter will let you filter the products to be included, based on the tags you choose. It will give you the list of tags to choose from, similar to the categories.
Please watch the following video to get a better idea about the filter options:
Here you will have three choices to choose: None, Daily and Hourly.
This option allows you to set schedule for the feed to be updated automatically either daily or hourly based on your choice.
For example, let’s say you generated a feed where you chose the refresh interval as daily, and after that, you made some changes to product details on your WooCommerce store. Then the next day, this feed will automatically update with the changes you made, you won’t have to edit the feed and update it again manually.
Include Product Variations:
If you choose ‘Yes,’ it will include the products that have variations in the feed, and choosing ‘No’ will exclude the products that have variations.
Include Parent Product:
This will allow you to choose whether the feed will include a parent product added for the products with variations, or not.
This option will only appear if you have WPML plugin installed and activated. Here, you will get to choose what language you want to generate your feed on (that you have translated using WPML).
**FYI: When you generate a feed in any language other than English, if a certain product doesn’t have a version of that language, then the feed generated will include the English version of that product by default.
Then you get the Feed Configuration section.
Here you get the following options:
The plugin already has feed specifications set for many large merchants such as Google Shopping, Amazon and eBay Ecommerce, which you can choose from the drop-down list for Merchant Type.
You can choose your feed to be generated in one of the two available file formats, XML and TEXT.
Which means, when you download the feed, it will be in one of these formats that you choose.
Configure Feed Attributes And Their Values:
Under this section, you will define details of the products you wish to be generated in the feed.
If you choose ‘Custom’ under Merchant Type, then you have to add attributes and configure it manually. This helps you to create feed list for any merchant site that is not included in the Merchant Type.
Here, the Green button that says ‘+ ADD NEW ATTRIBUTE’ allows you to add more attributes. The Red bin icon on the right allows you to delete an attribute.
But if you choose a Merchant Type from the dropdown list, it will automatically add the required attributes as per that merchant site’s specifications.
For example, if you choose ‘Google Shopping’ as merchant type, then the following attributes appear automatically:
Once you have set the required attributes and configured all the above information, scroll up and on the right side, click on the ‘Publish’ button. You will get a loading bar.
Once the process is complete, the Publish button will change to ‘Update’ button. The feed is generated.
Just below the Update button, you will find the feed URL, and the options to View or Download the feed. You can now use this URL or download the feed and upload it to your desired Online Merchant Shop.