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OpenCart: Google Feed "Availability" Attribute

Updated April 3, 2012

This currently affects up to OpenCart 1.5.1.3.1; the availability attribute was added in 1.5.2.x (March 3rd, 2012 Release).

However, other issues, such as reporting all item conditions as "new" and Google Wallet not deducting inventory (which PrestaShop and Magento have been able to do for a while) still exist. However, it finally has IP Ban! Of course, if your web host provider has a tool to manage IPs, such as cPanel, it probably isn't a significant addition.

OpenCart Google Feed XML Syntax Troubleshooting

These instructions are for OpenCart 1.4.9.1

Some of you will run into problems when compiling an XML feed for Google. I require more specific attributes than what OpenCart's Google Base Feed offers and the link attribute always yielded problems. This will show you how to resolve them.

An OpenCart product URL will look like this:
onetruegem.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=62