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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 5 150 150
    Please send me the files I have used this extension with great satisfaction! Now i updated to a clean Magento 1.8.1 install. Tried to copy the files from old install, but can't get it to work. Could you please send me a zip with the extension files so i can manually install the module? Regards! March 27, 2014
    Works Great! Hi! Dont know if there is developer support. Anyway works fine on latest Magento Community. Thanks. March 8, 2014
    Awesome! Thanks so much! I don't understand why there are so many negative reviews when this thing functions and works great--even for 1.8.1. Maybe it's all the companies that are selling the same thing for $120 and they want this free Magento add on around. You do have to be familiar with Google Merchant center (formerly Base) and how Magento's attributes line up with Google's. If you do, no problem. Great extension! Thanks! February 27, 2014
    Tricky Configuration It took me 3 hours of reading the merchant api documentation, looking at the configuration screens, tweaking settings and reviewing notifications & the merchant API dashboard before I got this working - but now that it's up it works great! Tips: Catalog > Google Content > Manage Attributes You have to setup attributes for the attribute set that is listed for your products on the items, which you can figure out by looking at the `Attrib. Set Name` column on the Items page (Catalog > Google Content > Manage Items). The required attributes must be mapped, the trickiest part of this is identifying the SKU (mpn), Brand and or UPC (gtin). I ended up creating a custom attribute for the brand and used the sku for the mpn. It's also quite useful to refer to the google merchant API Dashboard once you start attempting to add products - the plain Jane text is replace by a flash dashboard with very helpful information once you start making api calls to your account. Good Luck! February 23, 2014
    A lot of warnings from google when i start plugin A lot of warnings from google when i start plugin. Avoid usage of this plugin :( January 3, 2014
    Product submission selection options Hi, I've used this extension for a few months now and find it extremely useful. I would like to suggest one improvement, the option to filter products by 'availability' prior to submission. Submitting products that are listed 'Out of Stock' slows or even halts the submission process with Google Merchant and are rejected by them. This option to filter would vastly improve the functionality and speed up the process of submissions. Otherwise a great extension. December 17, 2013
    This Extension Does Not Work This extension does not work, if you try to use it, it will run endlessly... December 5, 2013
    Blank white page in admin Hi there, I have just launched my store at the following http://www.doggydazzles.co.uk and would desperately love to use your Google API shopping extension which I have used ucessfully on other sites. I have installed it, cleared caches, re-indexed etc etc, but when I click the Sales > Google API link in config I get a blank white page. I have tried to contact you via support but receive a message to say you're not receiving messages? Please can you help me with this? November 2, 2013
    No Support for Configurable products with Simple products We have a apparel Magento store (1.6.2) and are running into issues when sending configurable products to Google shopping. We are using the Configurable product with simple products configuration and it seems that the configurable products are not being sent over to Google. Only the simple products are. We've added the "Item Group ID" attribute to Magento and are using the Parent's item SKU as the value for all configurable product and it's children. We also have it mapped out to "custom attribute, no mapping" in the Google API Manage Attributes area. After checking out the API request errors from Google, it seems that the configurable product is being rejected because it's missing a "size" attribute. But in our store only the simple products have a size value ex: "S", "M", "L", "XL", and the configurable product doesn't. Thanks October 16, 2013
    Need Support Hi, We liked your extension very much.We are facing issue in your extension while upgrade our magento version. Recently we have upgraded our magento version from magento1.6 to magento1.8.We are tried to upgrade the magento version using magento connect.But while upgrading we are getting following error. CONNECT ERROR: Package community/Mage_Core_Modules 1.8.0.0 conflicts with: community/Mage_GoogleShopping 1.6.0.0 Due to this error we are unable to complete our upgrade.So we tried to uninstall the extension using magento connect.But we are unable to uninstall your extension using magento connect.So we planned to uninstall the extension manually.I able to find the adminhtml files and etc modules only.After removing the files also,still the extension is displaying magento connect manager. Can you give the extension package for us.I mean zip format.It will be very useful for us to uninstall the extension. And also If your extension is compatible with magento1.8 we will greatly appreciate it. We are looking forward for your reply.Please can you reply ASAP. October 1, 2013
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    After installing the Google Shopping plugin.

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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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    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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    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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    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?

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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.

    Best regards
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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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    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.

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    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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    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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    Hi, I've been using this great extension for months. But a few months ago my feed file on google merchant has dissappeared.

    Extension is updated, configuration is ok and checked...

    I think I'd never had to manually add a feed on google merchant...

    On magento, everything seems to be ok. All products added and syncronized and added to my google shopping account.

    What can I do?

    Thank you
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