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Automatically presents (live) descriptions, specs and images from Icecat in your Magento store.
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Overview

Icecat Live!

Are you tired of adding features to products in your web store or do you wonder how other web stores get such nice rich product data-sheets in their shop? Then you need Icecat!
Icecat is a leading content provider that has free data-sheets for your web store!

Iceshop has developed a module that enables you to display Icecat product content in your Magento store.
Look on the Icecat website if they have content available for your assortment.
Interested? You can sign up for Icecat here for free!

The module developed by Iceshop fully automatically displays the complete Icecat product information in your Magento webshop! No hard configuration, no extra hosting requirements or programming needed. Just sign up for Icecat, install the module, follow the steps and you are ready to go!

Look at our demo here

Go to the Icecat.biz website for more information about Icecat and to register online
Contact Iceshop for more information about our connect modules.

Full feature list

- Fully automatic presentation of Icecat product data sheets on your product detail pages.
- Display product names and images from Icecat on all pages where products are present
- Multilanguage website support
- Product names and images can be preloaded by cron (time-based job scheduler)
Release Notes

Icecat Live! V1.6

2013-11-07 20:30:54
  • Version number: 1.6.0
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7, 1.8
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Magento Connect 2.0

Magento Connect 2.0

- Added Magento V1.8 Compatibility
- Changed name spaces
- Improved cache mechanism

- Fixed mapping via EAN
- Fixed images display with CloudZoom
- Fixed mapping with Brand (if the attribute type Pulldown)
- Added import button to module settings, and possibility to run import via admin part
- Added log file, administrator of the shop can see what is going on with import.

Icecat Live! V1.5 - Release Notes

2013-09-02 14:10:30
  • Version number: 1.5.0
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7
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Magento Connect 2.0

Magento Connect 2.0

In this new release we added more flexibility and corrected a few things. A new very nice setting is available now to hide all products which don't have Icecat content. This solves a problem where imported products from your suppliers often don't have much of descriptions or images and therefor are not worth to present in your shop. We've also updated the datasheet presentation a little. And removed the feature logo presentation to present as product images. And last we fixed a bug with not presenting related products.


New features & improvements:

- Added new setting Product Priority - display or hide products not from icecat
- Added display additional attributes by groups on product's page
- Removed feature logo images from product images gallery


Bugfixes
- Fixed bug with displaying related products on product page

Icecat Live! V1.4 - Release Notes

2013-08-05 10:57:19
  • Version number: 1.4.0
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7
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Magento Connect 2.0

Magento Connect 2.0

New features & improvements

- Added new setting Product Name Priority (Icecat/Own DB)
- Added cron process lock - only one icecat cron process can be running at a time
- LOAD DATA replaced with insert queries!
- Updated installation manual
- Added new setting Short Description Priority (Icecat/Own DB)
- Added new setting Product Images Priority (Icecat/Own DB)


Bugfixes
- Fixed problems with product images and gallery

Icecat Live! V1.3 - Release Notes

2013-07-09 08:03:40
  • Version number: 1.3.0
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7
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Magento Connect 2.0

Magento Connect 2.0

New features & improvements
- Improved Icecat product matching for loading product images
- Improved Icecat product images loading for Full Icecat users due to new Icecat images policy.
- Improved product name loading in Icecat format.
- Improved product EAN matching for product listing and shopping cart.
- Saving product images now at products.
- Reduced memory usage

- Problems with displaying own description on product details page.
- Product images is saving to shop DB now
- EAN method of matching was added

Bugfixes
- Fixed problems presenting own product descriptions when Icecat has no descriptions.

Icecat Live V1.2 - Release Notes

2012-10-03 14:25:55
  • Version number: 1.2.0
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1, 1.6.2.0, 1.7
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Magento Connect 2.0

Magento Connect 2.0

New features & improvements
- Added mapping by EAN/UPC codes
- Added support of Multilanguage stores
- Added new setting Description


Bugfixes
- Fixed problems with Icecat names
- Fixed problems with images on product listing/shopping cart.
- Fixed problems with correct displaying attributes on product detail page
- Fixed problems with description on product detail page
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Icecat Live! 3.8 5 20 20
Excellent Excellent! My site basically couldn't operate without this extension. It saves me countless hours manually researching and populating product data and images. I did have a few issues getting it installed properly and anyone thinking of adding it to their site should be aware that it is quite resource heavy and will almost definitely require a VPS host or one with no limits on mySQL queries and import timeouts. I also needed a developer to configure it properly with my custom theme but it's all been worth it now that everything is running smoothly. Otto, Maxim & Vitaly provided a lot of support during the whole process. January 23, 2014
WOW - Just a little fix and i will give five stars for this module Icecat Live V1.6 this version seems to work pretty great also with my own template but the only error is that the product specifications are not shown only in magento default template but if i go back to version V1.4 it works so there must be an error getting it to work with other templates in V1.6 In V1.5 this problem was there too but there it was the description and short description that was gone. Also Related products are not showed in my own template this also have worked in an earlier version but i am not sure which one it was. You can see my site here and try to click the "Specifikationer" tab http://www.coolcomputer.dk/hp-deskjet-2542-all-in-one-wifi.html November 13, 2013
Not Working for V1.5 -> have to go back V1.5 I am a ICECAT full Catalog Subscriber. I know it is difficult to developer an extension like this. The V1.5 do not work out with following methods and result with following symptoms: 1. Upgrade from V1.4 -> V1.5 in magento connect Result: The ICECAT Live config page in admin become blank. And no icecat function working in frontend (no icecat image, and product information) Of course, I clean out cache, refresh xml.config........ 2. Delete the V1.5 and install V1.5 again. Result: The ICECAT Live config page in admin become blank. And no icecat function working in frontend (no icecat image, and product information) Of course, I clean out cache, refresh xml.config........ 3. Delete the V1.5 and install V1.4 again Everything is working normal back again. Let me share my experience with ICECAT: If you find yourself long loading time: 1. ICECAT server is working mateniance, try later to see if any improvement. 2. I import all ICE product photo and store in Database. It will help to reduce page load time. If you find yourself load time above 6 second, you should, try to disable icecat to see if it is related to icecat or You can import product photo and loaded to your Database. (this work for me fine) I hope ICECAT keep improve with this extension........ October 9, 2013
Great module! (Seems to work ok now) In older versions, (v1.2, v1.3 ) we had the problem that images were not showing up correctly on the category details page. I addressed this issue with the development team in April and since then we have been working together on improving the overall Icecat live module to give a better end user experience. !!!A really big thanks goes to Maxim Baybakov from who has put a lot of effort in improving the Icecat module based on our feedback, adding great new useful features like: - Added new setting Product Priority - display or hide products not from icecat - Added new setting Short Description Priority (Icecat/Own DB) - Added new setting Product Images Priority (Icecat/Own DB) We have tested the 1.3, 1.4 module on different sites and the image problem seems gone. We will soon test 1.5 test all new features and post our feedbacks. All in all, I can highly recommend this module! PS: If you are looking for a good data import platform you might want to check out the Magento Live-Sync import platform. This new import platform can be perfectly used with the Icecat Live module for automated data imports and Icecat data coming in via the Icecat Live module! Paul. www.magdeveloper.com September 11, 2013
Performance issues The extension is definitely better, but without performance increases it can't realistically be used on a live environment. With this extension enabled it is adding 12+ seconds to the load time of each page. This is really bad for user experience and seo. September 11, 2013
Great module! (Seems to work ok now) In older versions, (v1.2, v1.3 ) we had the problem that images were not showing up correctly on the category details page. I addressed this issue with the development team in April and since then we have been working together on improving the overall Icecat live module to give a better end user experience. !!!A really big thanks goes to Maxim Baybakov from who has put a lot of effort in improving the Icecat module based on our feedback, adding great new useful features like: - Added new setting Product Priority - display or hide products not from icecat - Added new setting Short Description Priority (Icecat/Own DB) - Added new setting Product Images Priority (Icecat/Own DB) We have tested the 1.3, 1.4 module on different sites and the image problem seems gone. We will soon test 1.5 test all new features and post our feedbacks. All in all, I can highly recommend this module. PS: If you are looking for a good data import platform you might want to check out the Magento Live-Sync import platform. This new import platform can be perfectly used with the Icecat Live module for automated data imports and Icecat data coming in via the Icecat Live module! Paul. www.magdeveloper.com September 11, 2013
Okay but not quite there yet With version 1.4 everything is starting to Work very well, except for the product description on product page, this is not woking with standard magento theme or with an alternative theme. Related products are working with magento standard theme but not with an alternative theme. I just tried to update to the new version 1.5 with a Little hoppe that these errors was removed but unfortunately they are not and now the product details are also gone by the Wind with an alternative theme but they Work with standard magento theme. I am a bit frustrated about these Things because description, related products worked very well with version 1.0 but this version had a lot of image errors. I really hope these minor errors will be removed because then it will be one of the most wanted modules! September 3, 2013
Really good plugin if you shop with electronics This is a recommened plugin for you electronics shop, because it give you text and images for almost all your products. The new version, is finally working and easy to setup. I will give it five stars when: they fix the missing feature in system => Configuration: 6. Set "Show/Hide products not presented at icecat" setting to hide products, which are not from icecat or show all products. There should be a new really wanted feature with hiding products that is not on icecat, but it is not shown in the settings. btw if people cannot find the site with the documentation so here it is: http://iceshop.nl/index.php/en/documents-and-downloads/doc_download/14-icecat-live-v14-installation-manual their main site for this plugin is: http://iceshop.nl/ and pick Docs & downloads in top :) see if your products is on this site icecat.biz. if they are you have them with picture and text in your shop, when you install this plugin. Best regards, Simon August 7, 2013
Good but needs work Is a really good plugin with a lot of potential. I had issues with the images loading up consitently. Some times they would not load and just show the magento placeholder image. Also I think a check option on the product allowing you to toggle the icecat information on or off would be good. So for some products you could overrule the module with your own information. August 2, 2013
Works whit a few tricks I've got this to work. If you get a timeout error during downloading the files from icecat you need to make a change to your vhost or Apache config file. You need to add: FcgidBusyTimeout 3600 if you get cannot acces file from mysql. that means the database tables do not exist. after you get this message if you look in your database you will see the missing tables but with _temp behind it. rename the table to remove _temp and the error is gone. i thing this is a problem in the install script i think it does not create the tables. after this add a product fill in the necessary fields and do not forget to fill in the mfn and ean. we you look at you product you will see icecat filled all the details. July 12, 2013
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Hello,

I installed this module on Magento 1.8 and do not get product specifications anymore. Will this be fixed for this version?

Thanks in advance,

Best regards,
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Dear Dennis,

Yes, the support of Magento 1.8 will be added soon.

Kind regards,
Iceshop team.
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i would like to know this as well. also got this problem
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Answer: 
In reply to myself, i fixed this by doing the following:

find this file after installing:
frontend/default/default/template/iceshop/icecatlive/groupattributes.phtml

and place it in this folder and rename it:
frontend/TEMPL/TEMPL/template/catalog/product/view/attributes.phtml
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The images are correctly loaded in product detail page but in products listing not. Thank you
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I have the same problem. And the downloaded image in the detail page is to big.

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You need to run cron.

The documentation for this appears to have been lost with the recent change to these pages.

Perhaps somebody can post a link to the installation instructions?
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Hello
I recently installed this extension on our webstore (Magento CE V.1.7.0.2) and follow the intructions to it but when I run cron.php the result is:

Data file downloading started
Start of supplier mapping file download
Start Unzipping Data File
Start File Processing
File Processed Succesfully
Product Data file downloading started
Warning: cannot connect to ICEcat.
ERROR Occured.
Response Status: 404
Response Message: Not FoundData

I’ve tried a few more times but the result was allways the same.
I’ve checked the magento’s system.log file for the last try and it says:

2013-07-26T13:43:08+00:00 ERR (3): Notice: Undefined variable: icecatName in /hsphere/local/home/******/******.com/mag/app/code/local/Bintime/Icecatimport/Model/Catalog/Product.php on line 38

Can you please help me with this issue? I’ve been searching for more info but I can’t find any help on this particularly problem.

Thanks in advance
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Hello,
Sorry, for the delay to respond for your question.
Please, give us more information about your problem - make sure, that you have correct icecat username and password in Icecat module configuration, and you have added your webshop's ip to your icecat account enabled ips field. If you've still got this problem - please, give us your icecat username and password so we can check your account.
Regards, ICEshop Team
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Hello Icecat,
Thanks for your response, according with your team, there's a technical problem with our Icecat's account, so, at this moment we are waiting to be contacted about it.
Let's see.
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You write in your documentation at point 7:

You need access to your MySQL database. Find ' cron_schedule ' table and
execute next SQL's
DELETE FROM cron_schedule WHERE job_code = 'icecatimport';
INSERT INTO cron_schedule (job_code, status, messages, created_at,
scheduled_at) VALUES ('icecatimport', 'pending', NULL, NOW(),ADDDATE(NOW(),
INTERVAL 1 MINUTE));

There is no table "cron_schedule" in my database.
Do you mean "magentocron_schedule" table?

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Hello,
Yes, it depents on your magento installation - you have set table prefix to your magento db while installing.
So replace cron_schedule with magentocron_schedule for this queries in documentation.
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Okay, before your module didn't work, because my icecats products did not show the images in category view no matter what i did. Then i saw you have released a new version (1.3.0), so i tried again. This time the products with icecat work correctly, however now my product without icecat info is missing the image in category view.

So old version icecat product do not show image in category view

New version does show when it is icecat product image, but not my when it is my own product in the category view.

I believe i have narrowed it down to this file:
app/code/local/Bintime/Icecatimport/Helper/Catalog/image.php

If i change something in line 45 it shows in the image area of the category view(product listning).

I really hope you can help me, i do not want to upgrade to icecat full before this is working!
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Hello!
Sorry, for the delay to respond for your question.
Please, install our new 1.4.0 version of Icecat module from magento connect - we have fixed all these problems in it.
Regards, ICEshop Team
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Hi,

I installed this module, and after much fiddling about I managed to get it working.

Thing is, now no cross sells or related products show on product pages that use a spec retrieved from IceCat.

Is this normal? Is there any way around it?

thanks in advance.
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Hello!
Icecat module has related products functionality.
It displays only those related products from icecat.biz, that were added to your webshop or your products, that were added to Related products when editing your product in admin.
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IcecatLive 1.2.0 (stable)
Current problem:
product "description" gets overwritten with product "product family" when the update from icecat is performed, yielding useless names to the products.
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Dear Anonymous,

Icecat LIVE 1.5 have settings where you can select which fields you want import from Icecat

but unfortunately there no mapping for fields for now

If you have any suggestions/problems feel free to email us.

Best Regards,
Iceshop team.
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After installing version 1.5 our Magento webshop is reeeaaalllly slow. What can cause this?
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Dear admincpb,

Please find a new release Icecat V1.6, I think it will solve your problem.

If still not, please contact our support department.

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Iceshop team
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I'm installing the latest version because the previous one didn't work on my store (I'm using Mangento 1.8 CE).

At stage 11 of the installation manual it says to edit the config.xml file located at <magento_store>/app/code/local/Bintime/Icecatimport/etc/config.xml but this has now moved location.

Do I still need to edit this file and update the cron schedule manually or has that been done away with?

Thanks,
Sean

Update: I've just configured the module without the editing the config.xml but when I click the "Import" button in the store admin panel I just get the "please wait" icon and nothing happens. Any help or advice is much appreciated.
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Hello Sean,

Sorry, for the delay to respond for your question.
You no need to edit config.xml it's for older version.
Please check all configuration, and correct added your site IP, in your icecat account.
If it didn't help, please contact our support department.

Regards, ICEshop Team
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My Magento is currently running
IcecatLive 1.2.0 (stable) and I need to upgrade it to 1.6.0 (stable), Is there a "recommended way" to do this?.
Do I need to uninstall and then reinstall the Package?
Is it possible to upgrade directly?
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Hi, you may upgrade directly.
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