Joomla VirtueMart – Configure CartProductFeed Component

Follow the simple steps below to configure the Cart Product Feed component and generate your first data feed.

1. Create Feeds Page

From the Joomla Admin’s top navigation bar, click Components > Cart Product Feed > Create Feeds

2. Enter Valid License Key (or skip to continue using the product for free – some restrictions)

If you’ve purchased a license key from our website, enter it’s entirety (including the “Single-” or “5DayTrial-” text) into the field and click Save.

cart feed main screen

3. Select Merchant Type

Create a data feed . In the example below we use Google Merchant. Please see a full list of our support channels
* An “Export” box will appear below after selecting a merchant type. If you do not see this, please see our FAQ


4. Attribute Mapping

Each Merchant has a strict set of required attributes – see them here. To meet these requirements, you will need to map VirtueMart custom fields to any Merchant attributes. Please see Mapping Attributes for additional methods to map attributes (like using Advanced Commands)

joomla mapping attributes
VirtueMart Attributes are created via Custom Fields. You can also map attributes using the Advanced Command box.

5. Select the VirtueMart Category/Categories you wish to export.

Click the field beside “VirtueMart Category” to select from a list of VirtueMart categories (1.). A small box will appear with a list of categories to export (2.). Please note that the parent category automatically includes all it’s child categories. If you do not see anything, please see FAQ – No Categories .

joomla select vm category
Select your VM Categories to export. Categories are created from Components > VirtueMart > Product Categories and must be attached to each product.

6. Select the Merchant Category or Template (Amazon)

Start typing a category that closely matches your products. For a list of categories, see Merchant Category Lists

select merchant category

7. Name Your Feed

To easily manage your feeds (view/edit/delete) later, enter a file name. Generated feeds can be found from Components > Cart Product Feed > Manage Feeds

8. Get Feed

Generate the data feed by clicking “Get Feed”. A new window will contain your products in XML/CSV format. Ensure that your browser allows pop-ups from your website.

joomla get feed

9. Submit your feed

Submit the feed URL or upload to Google Merchant, Amazon Seller Central, Bing Product Ads and more…