WordPress Plugin – Fast eBay Listings

Fast eBay Listings - Integrate WordPress with eBay

Wordpress ebay Partner Network - compatible applicationFubaby Fast eBay Listings provides additional shortcodes and widgets to let you integrate WordPress with eBay. It presents eBay feeds, auctions and items on your WordPress 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 post
  • Super easy to use UI to edit shortcode parameters without typing in code
  • Dynamic widget to show eBay items relevant to the current page
  • Search for items from any given seller(s)
  • Search by keywords
  • Filter results by category or price range
  • Tailor number of results to display
  • Items are shown with thumbnail, size customisable
  • Full items details can be shown: price, end date, BIN etc
  • Deferred loading and inbuilt caching of listing for faster page loads

eBay Partner Network WordPress Integration

A key feature of Fubaby Fast eBay Listings is the ability to utilise the eBay Partner Network to earn commission on click-throughs from the listings this WordPress eBay Plugin creates to the eBay site. This is a great way to monetise your site, whether you present your own items on eBay or from other sellers. This free WordPress eBay Partner Network plugin will redirect 50% of clicks to earn the developers commission, supporting and maintaining this plugin.

Demo

Installation

You can download this plugin from the WordPress.org site here.

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/fastebaylistings directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the ‘Settings->Fast eBay Listings’ screen to configure the plugin

Usage

Block Editor

Fast eBay Listings provides new Blocks for the WordPress Gutenberg block editor which make it a breeze to add eBay listings to your posts or pages.

eBay Partner Network WordPress IntegrationClassic Editor

For those that prefer the WordPress classic editor, Fast eBay Listings provides handy visual editors to add and edit shortcodes in your posts or pages.

These are accessible from the WordPress visual editor toolbar and will present a simple pop-up to enter your eBay search criteria.
Wordpress eBay Plugin

‘eBay Search’ – Display items from a custom search

Use the following pop-up within the WordPress visual editor to create and edit your shortcode to search eBay for items and present them in your post or page. You can filter your search by a number of criteria like keywords, categories, seller price etc.

eBay WordPress plugins

Shortcode Arguments:

  • query – keywords to search for on eBay
  • category – comma-separated list of eBay category id’s (max of three) to filter results by
  • seller – filter results to given seller
  • minprice – filter results to those above given price
  • maxprice – filter results to those below given price
  • sort – search results are sorted by this (default Ending Soonest)
  • columns – display results across the given number of columns
  • rows – display results across the given number of rows
  • picwidth – desired width dimension of thumbnails
  • slideshow – display as a slideshow: Manual, Auto or Default (from settings)
  • slides – number of slides to cycle between

If arguments are omitted, defaults from plugin setting will be used instead. eBay provides images in the sizes 225px and 1000px. To avoid in-browser scaling choose one of these, otherwise, Fast eBay Listings will utilise the next largest to the stipulated ‘Picture Width’ argument.

Some examples:

Demo example, static grid

Demo example, automatic slideshow

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‘eBay Item’ – Display a single item

Use the following pop-up within the WordPress visual editor to create and edit your shortcodes to display a single eBay item or image within your post or page.

Single Item

Presents details of a single eBay item listing.

Arguments:

  • item – the eBay item number to display
  • picwidth – desired width dimension of thumbnails

Example:

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Single Image

Presents just the image from a single eBay item listing.

Same arguments as above

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Widget Usage

eBay WordPress Plugins - Fast eBay Listings, RSS WidgetFast eBay Listings supplies a number of widgets to display eBay items, perfect for promoting items in your site margins and footer. These widgets can display your own search query or a dynamic search based on the current page or post.

All widgets can be customised to present items in a column, row or grid of any size, with pictures of any size and with the option of a manual or automated slideshow.

Fixed Search Widget

This widget presents an eBay search similar to the ebay_search shortcode in a WordPress widget and will show the results from a fixed eBay search query.

The widget form contains fields matching the same as ebay_search, so you can filter in the same manner, choose to display in a grid with as many columns or rows as you like and with the same slideshow options.

Dynamic Search Widget

Fast eBay Listings - Dynamic Widget

This widget presents an eBay search similar to the Fixed Search widget, however, the search query is dynamically driven by the current page displayed. On pages and posts, the title is used as the search query. When browsing categories or tags, the category or tag is used as the eBay query. As a fallback, a default query can be specified for other pages.

Use this widget to display eBay items related to page visitors are reading. You can of course further filter this by eBay category, seller, price etc.

In-Depth Instructions

Below are pages with more detailed instructions on key plugin functionality.

  • Displaying eBay Post Author’s Listing