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VirtueMart 1.1.x [ Old version - no longer supported ] => Questions VM 1.1 ( the only active board for the old version) => Topic started by: mbit on July 03, 2012, 20:09:42 pm

Title: Product feed for comparison sites
Post by: mbit on July 03, 2012, 20:09:42 pm
Hello, i would like your advice for best way to generate xml/txt/csv in order to submit them in comparison sites such as Google, MSN Shopping, TheFind, Price.com etc..
Thank you
Title: Re: Product feed for comparison sites
Post by: AH on July 04, 2012, 12:02:34 pm
I use CSVI - http://www.csvimproved.com/ (http://www.csvimproved.com/)

Other feed generators are available. 

Note: you will need to customise the xml feed for google products as the free version of CSVI is not current specification for google.
Title: Re: Product feed for comparison sites
Post by: OpenGlobal on July 04, 2012, 18:19:54 pm
The OpenGlobal VirtueMart Product Feeds component has several predefined feeds and the ability to generate your own custom CSV product feed formats:

http://www.openglobal.co.uk/shop/joomla/virtuemart/virtuemart-product-feeds-detail.html (http://www.openglobal.co.uk/shop/joomla/virtuemart/virtuemart-product-feeds-detail.html)

OpenGlobal
Title: Re: Product feed for comparison sites
Post by: mbit on July 05, 2012, 11:51:45 am
I use CSVI - http://www.csvimproved.com/ (http://www.csvimproved.com/)

Other feed generators are available. 

Note: you will need to customise the xml feed for google products as the free version of CSVI is not current specification for google.
i tried it, but i faced issues because my default language is greek and i wanted the xml output to has only the english version (the translated products)
Title: Re: Product feed for comparison sites
Post by: OpenGlobal on July 05, 2012, 11:54:52 am
The OpenGlobal VirtueMart Product Feeds component allows you to specify the required Locale.

OpenGlobal
Title: Re: Product feed for comparison sites
Post by: mbit on July 07, 2012, 09:20:13 am
I use CSVI - http://www.csvimproved.com/ (http://www.csvimproved.com/)

Other feed generators are available. 

Note: you will need to customise the xml feed for google products as the free version of CSVI is not current specification for google.
i tried it, but i faced issues because my default language is greek and i wanted the xml output to has only the english version (the translated products)
Does it generate a feed for nextag as well?
Title: Re: Product feed for comparison sites
Post by: OpenGlobal on July 07, 2012, 10:07:53 am
It's not one of the default options, but as long as it's a CSV format, you can add it very easily.

OpenGlobal
Title: Re: Product feed for comparison sites
Post by: mbit on July 11, 2012, 10:54:02 am
The OpenGlobal VirtueMart Product Feeds component allows you to specify the required Locale.

OpenGlobal
That means that i can export products only in english lang?
Title: Re: Product feed for comparison sites
Post by: OpenGlobal on July 12, 2012, 18:19:44 pm
No, it means that you can specify any locale/language that you have configured in your shop.

OpenGlobal