google product category is missing

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6 years 9 months ago #108608

Hallo.

I uploaded manually the googlemerchantfile downloaded from the plugin. Google replyed that the google product category is missing on all products.

Where can i apply the category ??

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6 years 9 months ago #108640

Hi there,

Could you post a small example of the file you used with google product?

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6 years 9 months ago #108641

Hallo.

I have also tried to create a cron job but it told me that i have no subscription for site ilmondodiwit.com. I have buyed business edition some weeks ago.

How comes ?

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6 years 9 months ago #108647

File Attachment:

File Name: Google_dat...7410.xml
File Size:385 KB

Here is the file i downloaded.

The subscription i resolved because i didn't add the website when i downloaded the businessedition. sorry

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6 years 9 months ago #108652

here is a screenshot of google merchants





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6 years 9 months ago #108672

wouldn't it easy to add the possibility to add the field when you add the product category? and the general category in the shop settings or for who has multiple main categorys like explained here: google product categorys

So for an single category shop like mine you could set in the shop settings:

Apparel & Accessories
and then each defined under category
Jewelry
and then
rings
bracelets

and so one.

A mall which many product types leafes it blank and specifies in the product categories

Thanks

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6 years 9 months ago #108708

Could you tell me exactly what your problem is?
Actually, the category tag used by google is just made to fit their specification and help them to determine the product code needed (like UPC, EAN...).
But your product categories are already specified by our plugin in the "type" tag, which is (as said on this page support.google.com/merchants/answer/1884...en&ref_topic=2473824 your categories of the item).

To sum up, the category tag isn't necessary if you don't sell goods in one of this free categories: 'Apparel & Accessories', 'Media', and 'Software'.
If your product aren't in one of these categories, the category tag is optional.

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6 years 9 months ago #108725

Hallo. Thanks for reply.

There is no problem. Just i've seen that google said that the attribute was missing and i wondered how to insert it. I just wondered that there is a plugin for this and there is not the possibility to add the categorys.

the category tag isn't necessary if you don't sell goods in one of this free categories: 'Apparel & Accessories',


I sell in the categorys 'Apparel & Accessories'. So how can i do

i find no tag to insert

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6 years 9 months ago #108745

Try to install this plugin and tell me if it works.

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6 years 9 months ago #108752

hallo.

for me it looks the same which it was already installed, enabled and confugured (like screenshot)

<rss version="2.0"><channel><title> Il Mondo di Wit - Isola d'elba </title><description> Creazione e vendita di gioielli d' argento oro e altri materiali preziosi e semipreziose con pietre dure e semipreziose. Tanti trucchi su Cura di gioielli e informazione su Lifestyle salute , cristalloterapia ecc. </description><link> https://www.ilmondodiwit.com/ </link><item><g:id>18</g:id><title> Bracciale Elba a Porter - Elba </title><g:link> https://www.ilmondodiwit.com/index.php?option=com_hikashop&ctrl=product&task=show&cid=18&name=bracciale-elba-a-porter-elba </g:link><g:price>32 EUR</g:price><g:description> Bracciale sportivo unisex. Questo Bracciale rappresenta i colori della bandiera elbana - rosso, bianco e oro. Il rosso viene rappresentato da rubini, il bianco dall cordino in nylon cotonato e il colore oro dall argento dorato</g:description><g:condition> new </g:condition><g:brand> Il Mondo di Wit </g:brand><g:mpn>bpap1</g:mpn><g:image_link>https://www.ilmondodiwit.com/media/com_hikashop/upload/bracciale_elba_a_4cd315a446248.jpg</g:image_link><g:product_type> "Elba a Porter" </g:product_type><g:availability>in stock</g:availability><g:shipping_weight>0.000 kg</g:shipping_weight></item>

This is the output of the first item in the new xml file.

For me it seems nothing changed

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6 years 9 months ago #108762

hallo.

I looked the plugin. i don't know because i'm not able to write a single line of code and i'm not able to read. but i tried to have a look on the plugin.

i found a line

//Getting path to the product => Categories
				 $type='';
				foreach($product->categories_id as $catID){
					foreach($category_path as $id=>$catPath){
						if($id==$catID){
							$type.='"'.$catPath['path'].'",';
						}
					}
				}

i don't know if this should get the category of the product. I saw tha all others had a line where is the
$xml.="\t".'<g:p..........
inside

but i didn't find anything for the category.

For sure that has nothing to do with it

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6 years 9 months ago #108835

Did you installed the plugin I gave you?
With it you should be able to specify a category for your product in the plugin configuration.

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6 years 9 months ago #108844

Yes. Sorry. i didn't see the field.

I still get error:

<g:category><![CDATA[ Apparel and Accessories ]]></g:cat...

Maybe the field description is not right ?

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6 years 9 months ago #108861

i changed manually the .xml file and i changed the

g:category
with
g:google_product_category

and now it seems to accept the xml file without complaining that something is missing.

I also change the line
//add the brand if specify
				if(!empty($plugin->params['category'])){
					$column = $plugin->params['category'];
					if(isset($product->$column)){
						$text = $product->$column;
					}else{
						$text = $column;
					}
				$xml.="\t".'<g:category><![CDATA[ '.$text.' ]]></g:category>'."\n";
				}
to
//add the brand if specify
				if(!empty($plugin->params['category'])){
					$column = $plugin->params['category'];
					if(isset($product->$column)){
						$text = $product->$column;
					}else{
						$text = $column;
					}
				$xml.="\t".'<g:google_product_category><![CDATA[ '.$text.' ]]></g:google_product_category>'."\n";
				}

and now the output is ok and accepted by google.

Is there anything you could do about adding the hikashop behind the google_product_category.

Because there is some specification on google:

Examples of ‘google product category’ submissions:

Leggings fall under the 'Apparel & Accessories > Clothing' category specified above. When submitting leggings:

Acceptable categories:
'Apparel & Accessories > Clothing'
'Apparel & Accessories > Clothing' > Pants'
'Apparel & Accessories > Clothing' > Pants > Leggings'
Invalid categories
'Apparel & Accessories' !!!

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Failing to provide any 'google product category'

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6 years 9 months ago #108883

Sorry about this mistake, it's fixed.
I don't understand what your mean by "adding the hikashop behind the google_product_category" since you can now set whatever you in the plugin configuration.

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6 years 9 months ago #108914

I don't understand what your mean by "adding the hikashop behind the google_product_category" since you can now set whatever you in the plugin configuration.


That's right. I can set what i want. But the plugin provides the general category -> means for example

Apparel & Accessories

But this is for EVERY product of the shop. I'm ,for example, running category shop in this category.

Like google explains

Acceptable categories:
'Apparel & Accessories > Clothing'
'Apparel & Accessories > Clothing' > Pants'
'Apparel & Accessories > Clothing' > Pants > Leggings'
Invalid categories
'Apparel & Accessories' !!!


So if i set for example Apparel & Accessories in the plugin it does not add the categorys for example 'Clothing' which i set in the product category in the shop article settings.

Another example.

I set in the plugin Apparel & Accessories -> so every product gets the google_product_category Apparel & Accessories

I have in my shop the product categorys

-> Rings
-> Necklaces
-> Bracelets
ecc

Second the google directives all my products could be good in Apparel & Accessories > jewelry

But it would be better in:

Apparel & Accessories (set in plugin)> jewelry (set in plugin)> rings (comes from DB $category)
Apparel & Accessories (set in plugin)> jewelry (set in plugin)> bracelets (comes from DB $category)
Apparel & Accessories (set in plugin)> jewelry (set in plugin)> Necklaces (comes from DB $category)

I hope i explained better.

Maybe it is interesting for you to put in a further release.

If you want me to test it let me know

Thanks and best regards

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6 years 9 months ago #108918

Indeed, this is a legitimate request :).
Actually, you can already do that with the plugin I gave you, waht you ahve to do is to create a product custom field with the type "text" (for example named google_product_category).
Then edit your product and give this field the desired value (Apparel & Accessories > jewelry).
Finally, in the google product plugin, just set the category field to the custom field name (here, google_product_category).
In this case, the plugin will look for each product if they have this custom field, if yes, the custom field will be used. If no, it will use it name.

I hope it's clear enough :)

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6 years 9 months ago #108919

Yes !!! Very NICE !! Thanks. I'll try and then i reply

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6 years 9 months ago #108921

You said to set the custom field for the product ?

Why not the Category? So you set it once and not for every product.

I made a custom field for the category



I suppose that it don't work with the plugin
<item><g:id>18</g:id><title> Bracciale Elba a Porter - Elba </title><g:link> https://www.ilmondodiwit.com/index.php?option=com_hikashop&ctrl=product&task=show&cid=18&name=bracciale-elba-a-porter-elba </g:link><g:price>32 EUR</g:price><g:description> Bracciale sportivo unisex. Questo Bracciale rappresenta i colori della bandiera elbana - rosso, bianco e oro. Il rosso viene rappresentato da rubini, il bianco dall cordino in nylon cotonato e il colore oro dall argento dorato</g:description><g:condition> new </g:condition><g:brand> Il Mondo di Wit </g:brand><g:google_product_category> here, google_product_category </g:google_product_category><g:mpn>bpap1</g:mpn><g:image_link>https://www.ilmondodiwit.com/media/com_hikashop/upload/bracciale_elba_a_4cd315a446248.jpg</g:image_link><g:product_type> "Elba a Porter" </g:product_type><g:availability>in stock</g:availability><g:shipping_weight>0.000 kg</g:shipping_weight></item>

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6 years 9 months ago #108927

This can't work in the way the plugin has been made.
I don't think it's a good solution since the gdata ask only for one category and your products can have more than one category.
So if your product are in 2 different categories and have 2 different custom field you don't know which one to choose.
Prefer the product custom field it's a better solution.

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