Using the Plugin

How to use the Auction Nudge WordPress plugin and customize it for your site.

Walk-through Video

Learn how to install, setup and use the plugin in 5 minutes 13 seconds.

Setup

These settings aren't required, but may save you some time.

Setting Defaults

To save you from entering your eBay username and eBay site every time you want to add an Auction Nudge tool, you can set these as defaults in the Settings > Auction Nudge > Your eBay Defaults section.

Updating Your eBay Username

If your eBay username changes, update the default eBay Username and select the Update every instance option to update all existing Auction Nudge instances.

Entering default eBay settings will save you from entering them each time
Settings > Auction Nudge > Your eBay Defaults

Displaying Content

Once you have the plugin installed, you can add your eBay content to your site in a few different ways.

Add to Pages and Posts

  • The Auction Nudge options box can be found below the content editor on both the add and edit pages of pages/posts.
  • Enter your eBay username and select the desired options for each tool you wish to display.
  • Add the appropriate Auction Nudge shortcode (e.g. [auction-nudge tool="listings"]) for each tool you would like to display in the content editor. Where you add the shortcode determines where it will display in relation to the content.
  • Update or publish the page/post and Auction Nudge will now display on your site! You can change your options at any time.
Once enabled, an Auction Nudge options box will appear below the content editor
Posts/Pages > Add New/Edit

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 Profile -->
[auction-nudge tool="profile"]

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

Add as Widgets

  • The Auction Nudge widgets can be found on the Appearance > Widgets page.
  • Select the Auction Nudge tool you wish to display and add it to a widget area (a sidebar for example).
  • Enter your eBay username and select the desired options.
  • Save the widget and Auction Nudge will now display on your site! You can change your options at any time.
All Auction Nudge tools can also be added as widgets
Appearance > Widgets

Add to Theme Files

  • Generate your code snippet for the tool you wish to display on the Auction Nudge website and copy it to the clipboard.
  • Paste snippets into the appropriate boxes in the Settings > Auction Nudge > Within Your Theme page.
  • Add the appropriate PHP function call to your theme files where you would like the tools to display.
Add Auction Nudge to your theme files and edit from WordPress admin
Settings > Auction Nudge > Within Your Theme

Theme file PHP function calls:


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

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

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

Customizing

As well as choosing from different themes, you can also change the appearance using simple CSS rules.

Creating Custom Styles

Auction Nudge will automatically use the default CSS styles (known as "rules") for your web page (for example, the default font and link colours) so it integrates nicely with your site.

You can change the appearance of Auction Nudge by adding some custom CSS rules to your site. As a couple of quick examples, to make all of the Your eBay Listings links bold:


div#auction-nudge-items a {
  color: red;
}

To change the alternating background colour of rows in the 'Columns' theme to red & blue:


div#auction-nudge-items table.columns tr {
  background-color: red;
}
div#auction-nudge-items table.columns tr.alt {
  background-color: blue;
}

Adding Your Custom Styles to Your Site

Once you have created your own CSS rules you can add them to your site by either:

  • Adding them to your website's stylesheet manually.
  • Adding them to the Settings > Auction Nudge > Insert CSS Rules section.
Entering custom CSS rules for Auction Nudge from within WordPress admin
Settings > Auction Nudge > Insert CSS Rules