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.

The plugin allows you to add Auction Nudge within your posts and pages using shortcodes, to your site layout using widgets or directly from within your theme files.

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

Note – the plugin is only available for WordPress.org self-hosted sites, and not WordPress.com hosted sites.

Hosted on the WordPress plugin directory

You can download the plugin from the WordPress Plugin Directory.

Here you can also find reviews from other users.

Installing the plugin

From within Wordpress:

  1. Log in to your WordPress admin panel
  2. Go to Plugins > Add New
  3. Search for "Auction Nudge"
  4. Click Install Now next to Auction Nudge
  5. Confirm OK in the dialogue box
  6. Once the plugin has been downloaded and installed, click Activate Plugin
  7. The plugin is now installed and activated

To install the plugin manually:

  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.

Using the plugin

The following video will run you through how to install and use the plugin:

Once you have the plugin installed, you can use it to add your eBay information to your site as follows:

Within your pages/ posts

  1. On the edit page/post admin pages specify the desired options in the Auction Nudge box which appears
  2. You can then specify where the content is output using the Auction Nudge [auction-nudge] shortcode.
  3. Update or publish the page and Auction Nudge will now display on your site!

Shortcodes (to be added to a page/post through the content editor) :

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

<!-- To display Your eBay Ads -->
[auction-nudge tool="ads"]

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

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

As widgets

Once the plugin is activated, Auction Nudge widgets for each tool will appear on the Appearance > Widgets page. Here you can create widgets with the full range of options and add them to widgetized areas specified in your theme.

From within your 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(); ?>

Multiple Your eBay Ads code snippets can be generated on the Auction Nudge website and pasted directly into your theme files.

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 customize 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.

Plugin change history

  • v4.1
    • Added 'Responsive' theme to the Your eBay Listings tool
  • v4.0.3
    • Fixed minor WordPress admin JavaScript bug which was causing conflicts with some other plugins. Thanks to Tamara for bringing this to my attention.
  • v4.0.2
    • Minor plugin user interface improvements.
  • v4.0.1
    • Fixed bug with setting the eBay site. Thanks to WordPress.org user legacy_dzynes for bringing this to my attention on the support forum
  • v4.0
    • Pagination – there is no longer a limit to the total number of items Auction Nudge can display using the Your eBay Listings tool. Each page can show up to 100 items at once, if you have more listed "Previous" and "Next" buttons will allow users to navigate through multiple pages. Use the "Show multiple pages?" option to enable this feature
    • Larger images – Your eBay Listings item image sizes can now be increased up to 500px x 500px using the "Image Size" option (the previous maximum was 140px x 140px)
    • Reduced cache time – the Your eBay Listings and Your eBay Ads tools now automatically update 4 times more frequently. These tools now update every 15 minutes (was previously every 60 minutes)
    • New 'Profile Table' theme added to the Your eBay Feedback tool
  • v3.2
    • Made wording on Settings page a little clearer
    • Added 'Open links in new tab?' option to Your eBay Listings, Your eBay Profile and Your eBay Feedback tools
  • v3.1 – Fixed issue with older versions of PHP which do not support anonymous functions. Thanks Jeff for pointing this out to me.
  • v3.0
    • Added Your eBay Ads tool to plugin
    • All tools now available as widgets
    • Added eBay Switzerland support
    • Small tweaks and bug fixes
  • v2.1 – Fixed bug with special characters in seller IDs. Thanks Jon-Paul for pointing this out to me.
  • 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.