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
Following are some of the major features offered by the Product Catalog Sync plugin by WebToffee.
- 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.
Installation of the Plugin
You can refer to the article How to Install a Free Plugin to learn about the installation process of the plugin.
From the WordPress dashboard, go to WooCommerce > Facebook Catalog menu. You will be taken to the Manage Connection window.
Step 1: Connect to FB Business Account
Create a Facebook business account (if you don’t have one already) and login to it as a pre-requisite to start syncing your WooCommerce products with Facebook.
There are a few more requirements for syncing as shown below.
- You will need to create a new Business Manager Account to be able to connect your catalog.
- 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.
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 your logged in user.
Upon clicking OK, the plugin will again 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 Prior to Sync
The next step is to synchronize the products. Provisions are given to filter data by excluding non-relevant products (if any) from being synchronized with the Facebook catalog.
From the first drop-down menu, they can choose the required product catalog identified for syncing.
Also, choose to exclude certain product categories or tags from the respective drop down.
The number of records processed by the server for every iteration depending on your server’s timeout interval can be keyed in to the products per batch field. It ranges from 10 to 5000, 5000 being the maximum number allowed as per the Facebook limits.
Next section is the category mapping window.
Step 3: Category Mapping
This is a one time process and the preferences will be saved for future synchronizations as well. However, every time we come across a new category that has not been mapped prior, it will be produced in the mapping section for your confirmation. Furthermore, you can always edit your preferences under the respective posts->categories.
Proceed with the sync by clicking on Map FB categories and 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
The Log tab maintains a log of products that could not be synced, with reasons for failure beside each record.
This is mostly required 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. Install the Product catalog sync plugin to get started with syncing.