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Instagram shopping: Facebook catalog feed

Instagram shopping: Facebook catalog feed

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Expected release: Feb 2020
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  • 1.1.3
  • 7 Oct 2019
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Generates a CSV data feed via cronjob which can be used to create products in a Facebook catalog... more

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Generates a CSV data feed via cronjob which can be used to create products in a Facebook catalog and thus for Instagramm.

The generated CSV file contains all fields Facebook requires. These are in detail:
id,title,google_product_category,description,availability,condition,price,link,image_link,brand


Please ensure that the product images taken are present at least in the resolution 600px x 600px. Nevertheless, Facebook imports images with a lower resolution but provides them with a corresponding hint. Variants can be exported on request.


FAQ:

F:
Why is the field "google_product_category" missing in my CSV file?
A:
You must complete at least one of the "Product Category Golbal (Optional)" or "Google Product Category (Article attribute)" fields to use "google_product_category" when creating the CSV file. For the type of content allocation, please read the help text in the plugin settings.


F:
The details about the Google Product Category are maintained in my shop at article level. How do I get this data into the CSV file?
A:
The prerequisite for this is that the information for the article is maintained in the article via the regular free-text field administration (s_articles_attributes). If this is the case, proceed as follows:
1. Go to an article in the backend and see what the field is called, where the Google category is maintained.
2. Switch to the free text field management (Settings -> Free text field management), select table if necessary: Article (s_articles_attributes) if not already preselected and search in the column "Label" for the named field name
3. Remember the attribute name from column "Column name"
4. Switch to InstaShopping's plugin settings and enter this column name in the "Google Product Category (Article Attribute)" box.
5. Save the changes and generate the CSV file.


F:
I activated and configured the plugin but it does not generate a CSV file. What's wrong?
A:
Probably it comes to a 404 (page not found) error. You should see this error in the Browser Developer Tools (Chrome: Ctrl + Shift + i) in the Network tab. If you see the above 404 error, please empty the shop cache (Ctrl + Alt + x) and try the feeder creation again. The CSV file should now be generated without errors.


Please take a look at the installation instructions if there are problems creating the CSV file. Here your will find some troubleshooting notes.


Further information
https://www.facebook.com/business/help/1013894008673621
https://help.instagram.com/1108695469241257


Are you satisfied with our plugin and our service? Then rate the plugin in your Shopware account. With this you support us to develop further plugins in the future. Many Thanks ;)

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Alles Top!

13 Aug 2019

Das Plugin arbeitet wie beschrieben. Der Support ist super fix und freundlich. Weiter so :)

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13 Aug 2019

Vielen Dank für die klasse Bewertung!

Unkomplizierte Installation und einwandfreie Anbindung

26 Mar 2019

Wir brauchen das Plugin vor allem um unsere Produkte in Instagram mit dem Shop zu verknüpfen. Die Installation war unkompliziert, der nötige Upload zum Facebook-Shop funktioniert einwandfrei und der Support war sehr freundlich. Alles bestens!

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26 Mar 2019

Freut uns zu hören. Vielen Dank für die tolle Bewertung!

Mega einfach, tut was soll, klasse weiter so!

15 Nov 2018

Wir nutzen das Plugin für unseren Facebook Katalog. Die Einrichtung ging mega einfach. Auch Rückfragen wurden schnell und professionell beantwortet! Wunschlos glücklich :)

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15 Nov 2018

Vielen Dank für die super Bewertung. Es freut uns sehr, dass Ihnen unser Plugin und unser Service gefällt.

Installation manual

  • Step 1: Installation of plugin through plugin manager
  • Step 2: Activate in the plugin configuration. Choose a category which you like to export the products from and choose the export path and filename. (Path must be callable so Facebook can get the data) i. e.: https://www.YOURDOMAIN.com/media/export/datafeed/instagram.csv
  • Step 3: Enable Cronjob under Configuration - Basic settings - System - Cronjobs.
    Recommended Cronjob settings:
    • Next execution (03:00)
    • Interval 1 day
  • Step 4: Clear the cache and rebuild your theme in the theme manager. The CSV file can be generated anytime via the button "Generate feed now". So this is immediately available.

Tips

If you do not want to transfer your entire product range to Facebook or only advertise a selection of products on Instagram, you can create a new main category (root level) to assign the desired products to and select this category in the plugin settings.

Troubleshooting

1. CSV file is not generated

  • Please check the log files (Filesystem (FTP) var/log/plugin_production-DATE.log or in the Backend Settings - Logfile tab Sytem-Log). Maybe a message indicates to the problem. Please let us know this message if you contact us.
  • PHP memory_limit may be too low. You should see in the log files.
  • Following error due to general Javascript errors in the backend. Please check the output in your browser console (Chrome: right-click in the backend -> examine element -> Console tab). Please let us know the output if you contact us.

2. Csv file doesn't contain products
Check that the selected category is actually assigned to products. Manufacturer categories etc. are not suitable!

2. Prices are displayed incorrectly in Facebook
Check the currency settings "Select Default Currency" in the datafeed settings on Facebook. These should match your shop currency. In most cases this will be EUR - Euro.

Changelog

Version 1.1.3

Fix incorrect stock after performance update

Version 1.1.2

Fix incorrect price signing (gross/nett) after performance update

Version 1.1.1

Fix incorrect image paths in language shops

Version 1.1.0

Major performance optimization. The export is now very fast, even with large quantities of items.

Version 1.0.10

Bugfix: Column google_product_category was missing if no global category was set.

Version 1.0.9

If the Google product category is maintained at article level in your shop, this can now be specified via the corresponding attribute (free text field) in the plugin configuration.

Version 1.0.8

Otimizations in feed generation

Version 1.0.7

General optimization 

Version 1.0.6

Extend with variant export

Version 1.0.5

Optimization of feed generation because of some issues with the Discovery category for some customers. Feed can now be created via a separate button in the configuration. 

Version 1.0.4

Add optional field "sale_price"

Version 1.0.3

Bugfix product urls for subshop

Version 1.0.2

Extend the configuration to exclude items without stock from export.

Version 1.0.1

Optimizations: Limit price value with 2 decimals. Add Option to set google product category globally. Exclude products without image from data feed.

Version 1.0.0

Release bstInstaShopping plugin

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