Icecat successfully released Open source Magento2-Extension V1 to our growing open-source add-ons list. The open-source Icecat extension gives the capability to enrich Magento 2 product catalog from the open and free Icecat rich product catalog.
Installation Prerequisites: Magento Open Source 2.4.5
To install this extension, use the following commands:
* * * * * php /<yourproject>/bin/magento icecat:queue-runner 2>&1 | grep -v “Icecat Cron” >> /<yourproject>/var/log/icecat.cron.log
The Icecat Extension will be added in the default Magento store configuration section.
The API access token could be easily generated by logging in on icecat.biz.
The extension will import the product data only in the selected stores locales.
One-time attribute mapping is required to import the data via Icecat API. These attributes are created by the end user in the Magento environment, and the icecat extension will use these attributes to match the product in the Icecat catalog.
Once enabled, a one-time new root category named “Icecat Categories” will be created without any impact on the Default Category. The Icecat Categories then could be utilized as per need, for example – by assigning to the required store into General Configurations or by moving specific categories to the Default Category.
Images and YouTube videos -only public- are imported into Magento’s default “Images And Videos” section. If more than one store is configured, the user will see all the images and videos in the Default Store View. However, once a particular store view is enabled, images and videos will be active for that store view, and all the images and videos from other store’s views will be marked as hidden. All the documents are stored in the table icecat_product_attachtment.
All the specifications are imported into the icecat_specifications attribute with default Icecat heading color. The user has flexibility to change the color in order to match their Web shop’s theme.
Product Reviews are stored in the table icecat_product_reviews. All the remaining fields are Magento attributes and have been created by default during the Icecat extension installation.
All the basic Icecat attributes will default be created and mapped to save time. Only the standard Magento attributes are required to be mapped by the Magento user. The user has the flexibility to keep only the required fields as per need.
Full Import takes all the products from the Magento product catalog, and for the matched products in the Icecat catalog, imports back the specified product data into the Magento catalog as per the configurations.
Delta Import takes all the products which have been updated in the Magento product catalog since the last full/automatic import run.
While importing the product from Icecat Catalog, all the related products will be searched in the Magento Catalog using Brand Name and Product Code. All the matched products will be then linked under the main product.
Not found in Icecat: These are the products present in the Magento Catalog but not in the Icecat Catalog. If you would like to publish these products into Icecat, contact us. Forbidden in Icecat: A full icecat subscription is required to access these products.
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