Provides shortcodes and widgets to display eBay items and search listings on your site and earn commission via the eBay Partner Network.
|Author:||Arthur Yarwood (profile at wordpress.org)|
|WordPress version required:||3.0.1|
|WordPress version tested:||5.7.3|
|Added to WordPress repository:||01-10-2016|
|Total downloads:||5 500|
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Fast eBay Listings provides additional shortcodes and widgets to present ebay auctions and items in your pages and posts.
- Display single or listings of eBay items
- Present in multiple columns and/or rows
- Slideshow presentation, auto or manual progression.
- Gutenberg Block Editor widgets to simply add ebay listings to your posts
- Super easy to use UI to edit shortcode parameters without typing in code
- Dynamic widget to show eBay items relevant to current page
- Dynamically show results from a post’s author
- Search for items from any given seller(s)
- Search by keywords
- Filter results by category and/or price range
- Tailor number of results to display
- Items are shown with thumbnail of customisable size
- Full items details can be shown: price, end date, BIN etc
- Deferred loading and inbuilt caching of listing for faster page loads
A key feature of Fast eBay Listings is the ability to utilise the eBay Partner Network to earn commission on click throughs from the listings to eBay. A great way to monetise your
site, whether you present your own items on eBay or others.
This free version of this plugin will redirect 50% of clicks to earn the developers commission, supporting and maintaining this plugin.
Screenshot 1. How to configure Fast eBay Listings and setup defaults
Screenshot 2. A list of eBay items
Screenshot 3. A single eBay item.
Screenshot 4. A single eBay item that has sold
Screenshot 5. Example of Blocks to use in your WordPress Block editor
Screenshot 6. Quick tag buttons for ease of inserting shortcodes
First you need to sign up to the eBay Partner Network.
Then create yourself a Campaign within your EPN account.
Enter the 10 digit CampaignId into the ‘Affiliate Campaign Id’ plugin settings field.
Note: the free version of this plugin will divert 50% of eBay links generated to earn the developer commission and help maintain and support this plugin’s development.
Fast eBay Listings currently supports two types of slide show; manual or auto.
Manual: Will present slides which the user can manually step through using buttons beneath.
Auto: Will present a slideshow that automatically steps through the slides, fading between each every 10 seconds.
All slideshows can be configured with as many slides as desired, limited only by number of items returned from eBay.
Each slide can be configured with as many rows and columns as desired to produce a grid of items per slide.
The search query field uses standard eBay syntax, so you can prefix a keyword with the minus sign to exclude it. For example:
Sony TV -CRT
Will search for all listings with the words ‘sony’ and ‘tv’, but exclude those with the word ‘crt’.
Use the parenthesis eBay search syntax. For example:
Yamaha (motorcycle, motorbike)
Will search for all eBay listing with the word ‘Yamaha’ and ‘motorcycle’ or ‘motorbike’ in the title.
Firstly, Fast eBay Listings adds a new metadata entry to each WordPress users profile page, where they can enter their own eBay username.
The search shortcode and widgets that can filter results by an eBay seller, also accept a special keyword ‘author’, which will trigger the plugin to look up the current post or page’s author and retrieve the above eBay username from their profile. This will then be used to filter the eBay search results.
If the WordPress user has no eBay username set, then the plugin will fall back to the default seller as configured in the plugin options.
The latest eBay API serves images in the sizes 225px and 1000px. To avoid in browser scaling, choose one of these sizes.
Currently, you will have to override the CSS styles manually. Future versions of this plugin will provide more control and configurable customisations.
Please get in touch with the visual customisability you would like in future release.
This is planned for a future release.
Please get in touch with the eBay field customisability you would like in future release.
Fixed bug with error logging
Optimisation to dynamic widget
Added deferred loading of eBay listings.
Switched to latest eBay Browse API following deprecation of older legacy API and rover.ebay.com links.
Removed obsolete impression pixel and geo-targetting links features due to deprecation by eBay.
Fixed some CSS bugs.
Fixed incorrect price conversion bug with single items.
Removed obsolete eBay RSS feed support.
Optimisations to serve up wider choice of scaled images and inline scripts/styles.
Fixed ebay cachebuster pixel getting resized.
Fixed bugs with display of slide show dots. No longer shown if only one slide. Fixed JS error highlighting selected slide dot.
Fixed alignment of empty results text.
Update for important breaking eBay API change. All users must upgrade before Oct 1st 2019 for continued usage.
Added Guttenburg block editor widgets.
Various fixes to generated HTML
Optimised eBay API calls.
Restored ability to use old style shortcodes with fu_ prefix
New TinyMCE UI provides an easy access menu to add shortcodes and popup panels to edit all shortcode parameters, without needing to remember or type code.
Slideshow text now has fixed height, so that paging icons remain in fixed position when paging between slides.
Fixed listing background colour styling issue.
“Right Now on eBay” images are now an affiliate link to search results.
Fixed error when attempting to display a single eBay item that doesn’t exist.
New option to open eBay links in a new browser tab/window.
Dynamic widget query can now be tailored via post meta keys.
Fixed impression pixel served over HTTP for secure sites.
Fixed issues with serving mixed mode content on secure sites.
Ability to filter eBay searches by current post/page author’s eBay username.
Slideshow manual/auto keywords no longer case sensitive.
Dynamic widget will now fall back to default query, if no results found.
Added prev/next buttons to slideshows.
Improved listing layouts to unify text alignment.
Made ‘fu_’ prefix on shortcodes optional.
Fixed bug when displaying multiple slideshows on a page.
No longer requires PHP7
Added slideshow functionality: manual or auto progression
Number of items shown driven by columns and rows attributes
Can choose sorting order of search results
Set arrangements for widgets independently
Arrangement settings have preview in admin screen.
Added RSS Feed functionality with fu_ebay_rss shortcode and a widget.
Classified Ads are now presented as such.
Fixed grids of items to be equal widths.
Fixed missing currency symbol issue.
Fixed issue with widget default title text.
Added ability to configure arrangement of items:
- Picture centred, title below.
- Title above, picture centred
- Picture left, title right
- Title above, picture left
Added a new ‘dynamic’ search widget, to query eBay based on current page’s title.
Restyled item frame/border, text size and shop name text.
Now logs any failures or warnings from eBay API call.
Fixed issues with wrong currency displayed.
Fixed issue displaying larger images in search results.
Fixed display issue for items with < 1min left.
First official release