General information about the premium version

YITH Google Product Feed is only responsible for generating product feeds that you’ll use later to show your products on Google Shopping.

With the premium version of the plugin, you will be able to create more than one feed and choose which attributes to include and which to leave aside.

In order to use the generated feeds on Google Shopping, you should first possess a Google Merchant account.

For all information concerning Google Merchant and how to use the feeds generated by the plugin, we kindly invite you to read the official Google Merchant documentation.

Please, be careful when you select the attribute fields to include in the feed:
Google Merchant has specific rules for each country and you’d better know which fields are required for your country in order to be able to use the feed the right way.

How to create a new product feed

To create your first product feed, open the “Manage feeds” tab in the plugin settings panel and click on “Add new product feed”.

new product feed

Now that you are on the new feed page, you can go on with its configuration.

Add new feed

  1. Choose the Feed Type you need to generate (.xml or .txt)
  2. Choose whether to include all the products in the shop or only some of them; filter them by name, tag and/or category from the section “Filters and conditions” on the right side. This section will also let you exclude some products or select only specific ones.
  3. Select the attribute fields to include in the feed so to have the right information for each product.
    You can either choose to select fields during the configuration of the feed or use a pre-set template.

Choose template to configure feed

You can use Google default template or create a new custom one in the “Feed Configuration Templates” settings.

feed configuration templates

Check this page to see how to configure the fields in the feed.

Generate feed

The last step is to generate the feed that we have just configured.
Save the settings and click on the download button.

Download feed

If, on the contrary, you want to generate the same feed once again (for example because you have added new ones), you just have to click on the Feed URL link you are interested in.

Regenerate feed

How to configure the feed attribute fields

On this page of the guide, we will see how to add and configure the attribute fields to use in the feed.

Please, be careful when you select the attribute fields to include in the feed:
Google Merchant has specific rules for each country and you’d better know which fields are required for your country in order to be able to use the feed the right way.

In the “Attributes” column, select the attribute you want to add choosing among the ones made available by Google Merchant.

Choose attribute

Now under column “Value”, pick the piece of information you want to associate to the selected attribute.

Select value for attribute

For each field, you can also choose to specify a prefix and a suffix that will apply to the displayed value.

Can I associate the value of a custom field I’ve created with something else?

Yes! Every custom field you want to use must be added manually from the “Google Custom Fields” tab in the plugin settings panel.

Google custom fields

All the custom fields you have added so far will appear as selectable values for the feeds.

Select google custom field

 

 

 

Google Feed General Fields

For the fields you find in the section “Google general feed fields” you can set up a general value that applies to all products.

Google general fields

You can override every general field in the “Google feed fields” section available in each simple and variable product page.

Simple product

Set general feed fields in simple product

Variable product

Variation product

YITH WooCommerce Brands Add-On

With YITH WooCommerce Brands Add-on, you can create brands which you can link to the products in your shop. Customers will be able to filter the products on brands which will make it easier for them to find products they are interested in.

The integration allows you to export all associated brands to each product in the XML file information. This way you will not need to set the brand in the Google Product Feed fields manually.

add brand

Link the brand(s) you want to the product(s) you want and save them. Go to Google Product Feed > Manage Feeds > Feed XML > Download.

The brand(s) you have added will appear in the list, as shown in the example below.

brand feed

For more information on how to set up the Brands Add-on plugin, please check the complete documentation here.