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Overview

Google Content API for Shopping

Google has retired its old Google Base Data API and replaced it with its new Google Content API for Shopping to let back-end staff more effectively upload and manage product and catalog information. This extension allows developers to migrate their eCommerce stores into the new API to ensure that they come up in Google searches.

  • Replaces current Google Base API logic in Magento
  • Allows developers to define which products are sent to Google
  • Enables definition of how product attributes are mapped to Google
  • Release Notes

    Google Content API for Shopping

    2012-01-27 05:05:34
    • Version number: 0.2.12
    • Stability: Alpha
    • Compatibility: 1.6, 1.11
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    Starting this year, Google has launched new Shopping APIs that will replace Google Base Data API for shopping use cases.
    Google Base Data API will be fully retired on June 1, 2011 and merchants using Base API to upload products to Google should migrate to new Content API till that time. 
    
    This extension covers the new Content API logic and it is designed for managing merchant item being uploaded to Google Base — in Magento it will simply replace the current Google Base API logic.

    Google Content API for Shopping

    2011-06-06 14:44:25
    • Version number: 0.2.10
    • Stability: Alpha
    • Compatibility: 1.6, 1.11
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    Magento Connect 2.0

    Magento Connect 2.0

    Starting this year, Google has launched new Shopping APIs that will replace Google Base Data API for shopping use cases.
    Google Base Data API will be fully retired on June 1, 2011 and merchants using Base API to upload products to Google should migrate to new Content API till that time.

    This extension covers the new Content API logic and it is designed for managing merchant item being uploaded to Google Base — in Magento it will simply replace the current Google Base API logic.

    Google Content API for Shopping

    2011-06-01 21:24:30
    • Version number: 0.2.9
    • Stability: Alpha
    • Compatibility: 1.6, 1.11
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    Magento Connect 2.0

    Magento Connect 2.0

    Starting this year, Google has launched new Shopping APIs that will replace Google Base Data API for shopping use cases.
    Google Base Data API will be fully retired on June 1, 2011 and merchants using Base API to upload products to Google should migrate to new Content API till that time.

    This extension covers the new Content API logic and it is designed for managing merchant item being uploaded to Google Base — in Magento it will simply replace the current Google Base API logic.
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    Google Content API for Shopping 3.1 5 153 153
    You need to get "whitelisted" by google. Even if you have had a base/product account in the past. Here is the link: http://support.google.com/merchants/bin/request.py?contact_type=content_api It took less than 24 hours for me to get a reply. Once I did, it worked flawlessly. May 15, 2012
    after setting up the attribute mapping, and all the settings seem correct in config, this extension does not seem to want to add any products to google, with the total lack of support for this app, I'm frustrated and disappointed, spending valuable time on such a basic process is causing many issues to my site May 15, 2012
    Just installed this on 1.6.2, and I'm getting the same issues as everyone else. I go to submit a product and then see the "Google Shopping synchronization process is running" message, which doesn't disappear. If I refresh the page, it is gone, but there are no products that have been added to Google Content. I REALLY would love to be able to get this working ASAP. Any ideas? May 10, 2012
    If you were able to add products to google base prior to Google Content 1.7, then check your actual google base settings on google, under 'tax and shipping' and make sure you have both specified. Google just started enforcing the shipping method. And with magento google content 1.7 the actual adding process happens in the background--hence you won't see any confirmation or errors (I know about the no confirmation part, but not sure if even errors won't show) Anyhow... If you're new to google content, and never used it before, there are a lot of requirements that need to be setup. Nevertheless, with 1.7 even though there is no confirmation, if you have your google content attributes mapped correctly with proper data, then it *does* add the products (even though you don't see a confirmation; you'll only see a message "Google Shopping synchronization process is running" while it's running--when it disappears, that means it's done.) May 9, 2012
    I have the same issue, doesn't do anything more then "Google Shopping synchronization process is running" nothing else happens. Any fix for this? May 8, 2012
    Google Product Category and product type atributes should be configured in each Magento category instead in attribute mapping. (It would be lot easier to manage, as at the moment, If you have a shop with products in different google categorice, you need to define the product category as a attribute in each single product) April 23, 2012
    The product “product name” hasn’t been added to Google Content. No products were added to Google Content Please suggest any ideas on how to get this working March 12, 2012
    Brazil is not available as a target country on the extension configuration, but it is on Google Merchant. Is it possible to add ? Thank you ! February 28, 2012
    Completely broke up my store too. Interestingly, i found this out http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/feed-manager-version-1-1-3.html Sends feeds to Google, Thefind, SortPrice, Bing, Shopzilla, Shopmania, etc. They create facebook stores too. ALL IS FREE. Really happy with it. February 10, 2012
    I got the following error… when i tried to upgrade my extension to latest release... I am using magento 1.6.1 with custom theme ------------------------ Checking dependencies of packages Package community/Lib_Js_Prototype failed: Detected Lib_Js_Prototype conflict of versions: 1.7.0.0-1.7.1.0 and 1.6.0.3.4-1.6.1 Already installed: community/Mage_GoogleShopping 0.3.5, skipping Installing package community/Lib_Varien 1.6.1.0 Package community/Lib_Varien 1.6.1.0 installed successfully Already installed: community/Lib_Google_Checkout 1.5.0.0, skipping Already installed: community/Lib_Js_Calendar 1.51.1, skipping Installing package community/Lib_Js_Mage 1.6.1.0 Package community/Lib_Js_Mage 1.6.1.0 installed successfully Already installed: community/Lib_Phpseclib 1.5.0.0, skipping Installing package community/Mage_Locale_en_US 1.6.1.0 Package community/Mage_Locale_en_US 1.6.1.0 installed successfully Installing package community/Lib_Mage 1.6.1.0 Package community/Lib_Mage 1.6.1.0 installed successfully Already installed: community/Lib_ZF 1.11.1.0, skipping Already installed: community/Lib_ZF_Locale 1.11.1.0, skipping Package installed: community Lib_Varien 1.6.1.0 community Lib_Js_Mage 1.6.1.0 community Mage_Locale_en_US 1.6.1.0 community Lib_Mage 1.6.1.0 CONNECT ERROR: Package community/Mage_Core_Modules 1.6.1.0 conflicts with: community/Find_Feed 1.0.8, community/Mage_GoogleShopping 0.3.5 ----------------------- Please help me February 10, 2012
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    After installing the Google Shopping plugin.

    503: Service Error
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    Uninstalling fixed it, but I would like to set this up to work permanently.
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    Answer: 
    Didn't break anything.

    Maintenance flag. Delete the maintenance.flag off you server on you home directory.
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    Hello,

    I've been using your Google Content API extension from its early days, quite happy with it. However, when I installed its latest version on Magento v1.7.0.1, I'm getting this "...Unable to connect to Google Content. Please, check Account settings in configuration.Error: Authentication with Google failed. Reason: BadAuthentication" error although all account settings are correctly set in config. Do you know anything about this problem?

    I think it is worth mentioning that I've been able to add products to Google Shopping using that same Google account but using different extension (which actually uses an online service for submitting to google and other comparison shopping sites), so I don't think the problem might be in the Google account itself.

    Any help or insight into this problem would be greatly appreciated.

    Regards,
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    Answer: 
    There is a possibility that your login attempts may have seen suspicious.

    https://accounts.google.com/DisplayUnlockCaptcha

    Do this and try again.
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    Hello,

    I've been using your Google Content API extension from its early days, quite happy with it. However, when I installed its latest version on Magento v1.7.0.2, I'm getting this "...Unable to connect to Google Content. Please, check Account settings in configuration.Error: Authentication with Google failed. Reason: BadAuthentication" error although all account settings are correctly set in config. Do you know anything about this problem?

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    Hi, i have the same error.
    Did you find the answer?

    Thanks
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    extension key through my Magento site it come up with the site is under maintenance please try later. Its been 4 hours now and nothing. I cant access it through admin or on the web just to view it.

    Does anyone know how to fix the problem or uninstall the extension key. I am desperate!!!!!

    It does say at the bottom its a 503 Error!!!
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    Answer: 
    We've all had this problem from time to time.

    Sounds like there is a maintenance flag.

    There will be a file called maintenance.flag on the home directory on you server.

    Delete that file and you're good to go. What happens is why you install applications, you site has this temporary flag and then deletes it. If for some reason you already had the program, or something else made the program not run as intended, the flag gets left.

    Hope this helps!
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    We are an apparel / clothing company with many different sizes of our clothing. We want to use Google Product Listing Ads but we are struggling to get it setup correctly. We added required fields such as Color, Gender, Age Group, Size to the Google Content Shopping > Manage Attributes for the relevant product types.

    But, we are using configurable products with simple products (not visible in catalog / search) attached to do the sizing for variants. So, when we upload the products to Google base, the simple products upload fine as they have all the correct attributes, but they fail the upload for the configurable product because it doesn't have a size associate to it.

    So, does the product feed that this creates automatically set an "item group id" like google suggests for product "variants"?

    How should this situation be handled to get them all uploaded.
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    Answer: 
    Don't upload the configurable at all. We added a new attribute "item_group_id" and filled it manually for every simple product with the SKU of the configurable. And did the mapping for the item group id. it shouldn_t be that large effort to do this automtically in code I think, like pseudo code: if (is_simple) {itemgroup_id=configurable->sku()}
    I am not sure, but it seems to me it is not that problem to just upload one simple product per configurable and leave the other sizes out. your product will be found regardless of the size submitted. I don't find a field in google shopping where one can choose the size, nor do I think someone uses this. A normal customer just searches, looks at the pictures, and then clicks. (Just assumption)
    We also submit the "name" of the configurable product instead of the name of the simple product.
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    I have latest version of Mangento Community Edition 1.8 and I am just wondering if this extension will work? Thanks.
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    Yes I just installed on magento 1.8 store with no problems ! :)
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    Hi,

    Google merchant Center/shopping now is available in Poland now, but extensions dont support Poland in magento options.

    How I can fix this?

    For tests I upload few products with Target country: United States & its work perfect.

    Thnak You for any help.

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    Unfortunately don't work, because store's currency are incorrect.

    "The store's currency should be set to US Dollar for United States in system configuration. Otherwise item prices won't be correct in Google Content."
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    I have been trying to get this google shopping extension to work for days now. I am now getting the code below in my log file. Has anyone ran into this on CE 1.7.0.2?

    Any advise or hacks on fixing this?

    2013-03-18T19:09:30+00:00 ERR (3): Warning: include(Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/SalePrice.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/magento/html/lib/Varien/Autoload.php on line 93
    2013-03-18T19:09:30+00:00 ERR (3): Warning: include(): Failed opening 'Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/SalePrice.php' for inclusion (include_path='/home/magento/html/app/code/local:/home/magento/html/app/code/community:/home/magento/html/app/code/core:/home/magento/html/lib:.:/usr/share/pear:/usr/share/php') in /home/magento/html/lib/Varien/Autoload.php on line 93
    2013-03-18T19:09:30+00:00 ERR (3): Warning: include(Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/SalePriceEffectiveDateFrom.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/magento/html/lib/Varien/Autoload.php on line 93
    2013-03-18T19:09:30+00:00 ERR (3): Warning: include(): Failed opening 'Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/SalePriceEffectiveDateFrom.php' for inclusion (include_path='/home/magento/html/app/code/local:/home/magento/html/app/code/community:/home/magento/html/app/code/core:/home/magento/html/lib:.:/usr/share/pear:/usr/share/php') in /home/magento/html/lib/Varien/Autoload.php on line 93
    2013-03-18T19:09:30+00:00 ERR (3): Warning: include(Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/SalePriceEffectiveDateTo.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/magento/html/lib/Varien/Autoload.php on line 93
    2013-03-18T19:09:30+00:00 ERR (3): Warning: include(): Failed opening 'Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/SalePriceEffectiveDateTo.php' for inclusion (include_path='/home/magento/html/app/code/local:/home/magento/html/app/code/community:/home/magento/html/app/code/core:/home/magento/html/lib:.:/usr/share/pear:/usr/share/php') in /home/magento/html/lib/Varien/Autoload.php on line 93
    2013-03-18T19:09:30+00:00 ERR (3): Warning: include(Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/Name.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/magento/html/lib/Varien/Autoload.php on line 93
    2013-03-18T19:09:30+00:00 ERR (3): Warning: include(): Failed opening 'Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/Name.php' for inclusion (include_path='/home/magento/html/app/code/local:/home/magento/html/app/code/community:/home/magento/html/app/code/core:/home/magento/html/lib:.:/usr/share/pear:/usr/share/php') in /home/magento/html/lib/Varien/Autoload.php on line 93
    2013-03-18T19:09:30+00:00 ERR (3): Warning: include(Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/Description.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/magento/html/lib/Varien/Autoload.php on line 93
    2013-03-18T19:09:30+00:00 ERR (3): Warning: include(): Failed opening 'Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/Description.php' for inclusion (include_path='/home/magento/html/app/code/local:/home/magento/html/app/code/community:/home/magento/html/app/code/core:/home/magento/html/lib:.:/usr/share/pear:/usr/share/php') in /home/magento/html/lib/Varien/Autoload.php on line 93
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    Why is it no possible to choose "Custom" under the Google Attribute set mapping.

    I now can only select from this list:

    Apparel & Accessories
    Apparel & Accessories - Clothing
    Apparel & Accessories - Shoes
    Media - Books
    Media - DVDs & Videos
    Media - Music
    Software - Video Game Software
    Other

    However Google also has a group Custom for custom made products that don't need to contain any id's (UPC, EAN, JAN or MPN).

    My problem now is that when I sync, my products in Google Shop, it gives me error's back because the Id's are not valid.

    Is there any solution to fix this or is there a workaround ?
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    I have the same problem with "Missing Files"

    Warning: include(Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/Color.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory
    Warning: include(Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/SalePrice.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory
    Warning: include(Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/Brand.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory
    Warning: include(Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/Mpn.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory
    Warning: include(Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/SalePriceEffectiveDateFrom.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory
    Warning: include(Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/SalePriceEffectiveDateTo.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory
    Warning: include(Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/Name.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory
    Warning: include(Mage/GoogleShopping/Model/Attribute/Description.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory

    Please, can anyone help me with this?
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