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What is Feed taxonomy?
Basicaly, taxonomies allow you to map your store categories onto feed categories. The term Feed taxonomy is described in detail in Terms Definitions.
Please note that not all Feed authorities provide category trees, so Taxonomies for all Feed layouts can´t be available. You can see taxonomies of only enabled feeds (see Connector Configuration).
The taxonomy setup is actually available only on a category level. The setup on a product level is on our roadmap.
In short, this feature allows you to map your Magento categories to category tree provided by given Feed authority. To setup this mapping, you need to navigate Catalog → Manage Categories. Click on a category to open the category detail and choose proper association:
Store-view specific setup
Some Feed authorities provide language-specific taxonomies which you can use with advantage for your localized Magento multi-website or multi-store setup. However, in this case, you have to set up the taxonomy associations manually for every Store View (using the Choose Store View select in left up corner of category management page.
If given Feed Authority provides taxonomy, a few feed-specific taxonomy attributes are automatically created. You can use them in Attributes Mapping table to fine tune your Export profile. For instance, in the case of Beslist.nl you may see following attributes:
- Beslist Category ID
- Beslist Category Name
Disabling taxonomies rendering
All taxonomies associated to your Licence key are enabled by default and you can proceed with taxonomies setup as described above. However, is some may cases you may find usefull to disable the rendering of unsed taxonomies in category detail. For instance, every taxonomy decreases the category detail loading, since some taxonomies have hunderts or thousands of item. To disable given taxonomy, navigate to Koongo Connector → Configuration and in the section Enable taxonomies rendering deselect given taxonomy (hold ctrl button and click).
If any given feed is deactivated, then its taxonomy is deactivated automaticaly as well.
If any given taxonomy was originaly activated and you set up the taxonomy and subsequenly you deactivated the rendering of this taxonomy, then the "association data" are still stored in the database. This means, if you re-enable this taxonomy again, you don't have to set up the association again.