Google Content API for Shopping
extension is so close to being great
This extension is so close to working great. There is obviously no one working closely with this extension at magento because it is missing some key functionality.
The biggest being that google want the simple products but our store as mant do only show the configurable. If a simple product is sent to google with a url that is non-visible then it goes to a 404. All that needs to happen is that if there is a parent_url of the simple that should be sent to google and voila problem solved.
There also is not a complete google product type library with in the extension.
If Magento is truly behind this extension they should put more resources into it as I am sure for many stores Google Shopping accounts for a sizable chunk of change for us, and that is with out this extension performing at 100%. Especially since now adwords is functioning off of merchant center.
February 20, 2013
I did this and it works again.
Go into phpMyAdmin, and run this query (under the "SQL" tab)
update core_flag set state='0' where flag_code='googleshopping';
That should clear it up.
January 29, 2013
This worked for me, for a while. Nowadays the "updating" animation just spins for hours and hours and then throughs out an error "Google Shopping operation has expired."
January 29, 2013
I am using magento version 18.104.22.168 and the google shopping was working fine. But this comes up with the error now 'Google Shopping operation has expired'. I have tried the solution mentioned by Webcoder ( $published = date(); ), but this not working. The submit button keeps spinning.
January 29, 2013
It works for me. I did this.
Maybe this will save someone else a couple of hours...
If you have enabled Google's two-factor authentication for your Google account, you will need to generate an application specific password for authorizing this module.
January 28, 2013
Doesn't work for me running v22.214.171.124 I get error - cannot be added to Google Content. Unable to connect to Google Content. Please, check Account settings in configuration.Error: Authentication with Google failed. Reason: BadAuthentication I have checked and re-checked everything and still wont work!
January 27, 2013
This extension is working for magento 1.7.2 somewhat. It just spins in the admin after hitting submit to Google.
I had my google merchant account open also and under the product setting, one of the two products that I tried to submit, showed up.
January 20, 2013
page refreshes with no products added try the following:-
1) go to GMC & API dashboard, this will show any previous upload errors.
youre able to download a zip of server requests/responses. the server response will show the reason for not listing.
If nothing is being shown here the problem is mage isnt connecting.
2) Google needs to know a shipping price, this must be set in the GMC site before uploading or a separate attribute from magento
January 6, 2013
I install this - seems to work fine, then when I return to admin I receive the following:
Mage registry key "_singleton/googleshopping/observer" already exists
#0 /var/www/vhosts/xxx.co.uk/httpdocs/app/Mage.php(222): Mage::throwException('Mage registry k...')
I then have to un install the extension
December 18, 2012
I tried to install this on 2 of my websites, which are both on 126.96.36.199.
On the one site it installed perfectly. On the other site it crashes. Tried it several times!
November 28, 2012