Support » Plugin: Product Feed PRO for WooCommerce » Include Variable products but Exclude their “variations”

  • Resolved Amine CH

    (@aminech)


    Hello,

    Checking “Include product variations” will include variable products and their variations too in the xml.
    This will result in duplicate products to appear in FB catalog Ads (carousel ad format), it may show the same product with different variations, for example the same shirt with variation S, M, L XL… may appear multiple times in the same carousel ad.

    (If “Include product variations” is unchecked, only simple products are included)

    • This topic was modified 2 years, 11 months ago by Amine CH.
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  • Plugin Author AdTribes.io Development Team

    (@jorisverwater)

    @aminech

    Thanks for using our plugin and reaching out to us. I am not sure of you have a question or not but what you are describing in this post is true. That is exactly how we designed the plugin to behave.

    Do you think it should be different?

    All the best,
    Joris

    Thread Starter Amine CH

    (@aminech)

    Hello Joris,
    I want to include variable products but exclude their “variations”, for example include the product “Shirt ABC” (which has 3 variation: small, medium, large) but exclude its variation from the catalog so there won’t be “Shirt ABC small” & “Shirt ABC medium” & “Shirt ABC large”.. in the catalog.

    This is how my catalog looks like:
    https://prnt.sc/jc2i36

    If I use this catalog to create a carousel ad, there will be the same shirt repeated but with different variations in the same carousel which I think is a waste of ad space.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 11 months ago by Amine CH.
    Plugin Author AdTribes.io Development Team

    (@jorisverwater)

    Thanks for the extra information.

    Unfortunately both Google and Facebook require to remove the simple product from the feed when there are variations available. These variations also require a unique product title, that is why we have appended the attribute value to it.

    So, unfortunately there is not much I can do about this right now.

    The Elite version of the plugin does have an option to exclude individual (variation) products and change the title of the product uploaded to the feed. Let me know if you would be interested in trying this out so I can grant you a free license for a short time to experiment with it.

    All the best,
    Joris

    Thread Starter Amine CH

    (@aminech)

    Hey Joris, it’s possible to add the variable product without adding its variations, I have tested this
    https://wordpress.org/plugins/webappick-product-feed-for-woocommerce/

    It can add to feed the variable product without adding its variations as independent products..
    When I imported the feed to FB catalog only the main product was imported (variations were not created as independants products.)

    I think it’s not that complicated to add an option to “exclude/ignore variations” and add the variable product as a simple one.

    Excluding individual variation manually will take so long especially if you have many variable products.

    Plugin Author AdTribes.io Development Team

    (@jorisverwater)

    It is a bit more complex than you probably imagined. In a lot of cases attributes differ per variation. For example price can be different per variation, than what price would one show when only the “mother” product is shown? And this goes for all attributes.

    Thread Starter Amine CH

    (@aminech)

    I dont know much about coding but you are right
    It looks like the other plugin uses the smallest price in the variations as the main price

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