The GooglebaseXML Component for the Joomla Content Management System generates a product data feed for your VirtueMart store. This feed can be uploaded to your Google Merchant centre account.
The latest release is compatible with Virtuemart 2.6 and 3.x, and Joomla 2.5 and 3
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 optional attributes such as size and color. The feed can also support product variants using VirtueMart child products.
The GooglebaseXML extension is designed to support exactly the product information in the format that Google requires, and to take at least some of the effort out of submitting a product feed for Virtuemart. It supports the following:-
- multi-language and multi-currency sites;
- large sites with many products can easily submit multiple feeds
- product variants can be submitted through Virtuemart child products
- you can submit feeds by category or manufacturer
- support through our forum, and online documentation
You can see an example of the product feed for our own site here.
You can sign up for the Google Merchant Center at http://www.google.com/merchants/.