WebToffee Product Feed plugin allows you to integrate your WooCommerce store with Facebook by syncing its products. Using the plugin you can create your own Facebook shop and start selling from there.
WebToffee Product Feed Plugin – Overview
Major features offered by the ‘Product Catalog Sync’ plugin are the following:
- Multiple product filter options (filter by product category and tags)
- Quick category mapping
- Save and edit previous mapping preferences
- View product sync log for detecting failed syncs and to troubleshoot
- Batch sync
Let’s walk through the steps on how WooCommerce products can be synchronized with the Facebook business catalog.
You can refer to the article How to Install a Free Plugin to learn about the installation process of the plugin.
- Prior to syncing your WooCommerce products with Facebook, create a Facebook business account and log in to it.
- Create your product catalog if you don’t have one.
- Use this reference to view the product fields that will be synchronized via this plugin.
From the WordPress dashboard, go to WooCommerce > Facebook Catalog menu.
Step 1: Connect to FB Business Account
Facebook catalog menu opens up the Manage connection window.
The user can click on the Connect with my FB product catalog button to start the synchronization process.
Following which a notification window will appear as shown below.
You can continue with the logged-in user.
Upon clicking OK, choose the Facebook business account that has to be synced.
The plugin will then redirect you to the Manage connection window with two new tabs along with it and a message indicating that the connection with the FB account has been established. You can also view the catalogs associated with the connected FB account.
Click on a particular catalog to view it in the Facebook Catalog Manager window.
A disconnect from the Facebook option has also been provided on this screen.
Step 2: Filter Products befor sync
The next step is to synchronize the products. Filter options exclude products based on categories/tags from synchronizing with the Facebook catalog.
Firstly, select the FB product catalog for syncing.
Then, choose to exclude certain product categories or tags from the respective drop-down.
Next, input the Products per batch count in the field provided. Batch count refers to the number of records processed by the server for every iteration. It solely depends on your server’s timeout interval. Specify the batch count ranging from 10 to 5000. Facebook limits 5000 as the maximum number allowed.
The next section is the Category Mapping window.
Step 3: Category Mapping
Category Mapping is a one-time process. The plugin will auto-detect the saved preferences for future synchronizations as well. Whenever the plugin identifies a new category for mapping, it will be notified in the mapping section for your confirmation. Furthermore, you can always edit your preferences under the respective products->categories.
Proceed with the sync by clicking on the Map FB categories and a Sync button. You can view the progress of sync and its status as shown below.
Following this, you can also cross-check with your FB catalogs to see if the products have been updated. In this case, you can see that all the products have been synchronized into the FB catalog.
View Detailed Log
Log section records product synchronization status. It provides reasons for failure in sync if any besides each record.
Log records are used for debugging purposes. In case of any product sync failure, you can refer to the log file by clicking on View Status.
Easily sell your WooCommerce products on one of the world’s largest social media platforms by syncing the products using WebToffee’s Product Catalog Syn plugin.