WordPress Plugin

Although Auction Nudge has always been compatible with WordPress (and any other content management system or website where you can embed a line of HTML) this plugin for WordPress enables you to so so with no technical knowledge.

Once the plugin is installed you can specify the shortcode [auction-nudge] within the content of a page or post where you would like your live eBay data to display and the plugin will do the rest. You can also embed directly from your theme files by a function call like <?php an_items(); ?>

You can even use the plugin to add CSS rules and modify the appearance of Auction Nudge.

Download

You can download the plugin from the WordPress Plugin Directory.

Installation

To install the plugin:

  1. Download and unzip the plugin.
  2. Upload the auctionnudge directory to /wp-content/plugins/.
  3. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress.

Usage

Once the plugin has been enabled, an Auction Nudge box will appear on your edit page/post admin pages underneath the content editor. This box enables you to specify the desired options for the Your eBay Listings, Your eBay Profile and Your eBay Feedback tools.

Once you have set the desired options, you can add the Auction Nudge
[auction-nudge] shortcode to your page/post to specify where the content is displayed.

Each Auction Nudge tool has it's own shortcode format:

<!-- To display Your eBay Listings -->
[auction-nudge tool="listings"]

<!-- To display Your eBay Profile -->
[auction-nudge tool="profile"]

<!-- To display Your eBay Feedback -->
[auction-nudge tool="feedback"]

Calling the plugin from within theme files

As well as adding Auction Nudge content to your pages/posts using the
[auction-nudge] shortcode you can also call the plugin directly from your theme files.

To use this feature, generate your code snippets from the appropriate tool on this site and paste them in to the appropriate boxes in the Settings > Auction Nudge > Within Your Theme page. You can then use the following functions to add Auction Nudge within your theme files:

/* To display Your eBay Listings */
<?php an_items(); ?>

/* To display Your eBay Profile */
<?php an_profile(); ?>

/* To display Your eBay Feedback */
<?php an_feedback(); ?>

Modify the appearance of Auction Nudge

As well as choosing from different themes when you generate your Auction Nudge code you can also change the appearance using simple CSS rules. Auction Nudge will automatically use the default CSS rules for your web page, for example the default font and link colours so it integrates nicely with your page.

You can change the CSS rules for Auction Nudge by adding them to the Auction Nudge CSS Rules section of the plugin options page. See the help page for more information and examples.

As a quick example, to make all of the product titles bold you would add this rule to your style sheet:

div#auction-nudge-items td.title {
  font-weight: bold;
}

To change the alternating background colours when displaying rows of items you would add this rule to your style sheet:

div#auction-nudge-items table.columns tr {
  background-color: red;  /* Change to desired colour */
}
div#auction-nudge-items table.columns tr.alt {
  background-color: blue;  /* Change to desired colour */
}

All themes can be adjusted in this way.

Changes

  • v2.0
    • Plugin completely rewritten
    • Your eBay Listing, Your eBay Profile and Your eBay Feedback tools can now be added through the page/post edit page
    • Allows for feeds to be created on a page-by-page basis, useful if you require multiple item feeds
  • v1.0
  • v0.2 – Added the ability to specify custom CSS rules within the plugin to modify the appearance of Auction Nudge.
  • v0.1 – WordPress plugin released.