WebToffee Product Feed plugin allows you to integrate your WooCommerce store with Facebook in few steps. Using this plugin you can map your WooCommerce store’s products and synchronise it with Facebook very easily.
The plugin gives provisions to exclude certain products from synchronising by using filters. Also, multiple product catalogs can be synchronized, maintained and managed effortlessly.
Let’s walk through the steps on how WooCommerce products can be synchronized with the Facebook business catalog.
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
You must connect with your FB business account as a pre-requisite to start synchronizing your products with Facebook.
- You will need to create a new Business Manager Account to be able to connect your catalog.
- Create your product catalog if you haven’t 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. Subsequently, login to Facebook business account using your credentials.
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: Exclude Products from sync
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 FB Catalog.
From the first drop down menu, they can choose the required product catalog identified for synching.
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 synched, 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.