Use Fast eBay Listings to integrate WordPress with eBay. Quickly display up-to-date eBay items on your WordPress blog.
Promote items from your eBay store or promote any items on eBay as part of an affiliate marketing strategy using the eBay Partner Network.
Fast eBay Listings is a certified eBay Compatible Application and is actively maintained to ensure continued support for the latest eBay API updates.
- Display single items or a grid of search results from eBay
- Show feedback ratings and comments from your eBay seller account
- Slideshow presentation or ‘load more’ buttons for continuous scrolling
- Simple to use Blocks to arrange eBay items in the WordPress Block Editor
- Easy UI to add eBay search shortcodes in Classic Editor
- Dynamic widget to show eBay items relevant to the current page
- Show items from a given seller, any seller, or items specific to a post’s author
- Filter results by category, price range, seller type, buying options etc.
- Handy eBay category chooser tool – no manual lookup of category ID numbers by hand!
- Items are shown with thumbnail size and aspect ratio of your choice
- Full item details can be shown: price, end date, BIN, condition, location, description etc
- Deferred loading and inbuilt caching of listing for faster page loads
- Geotarget eBay results to the local eBay site of your visitors
- Earn commission on click-throughs via the eBay Partner Network and track with your own reference IDs
- Highlighting priority listings that earn high rates of commission
- SmartLinks features to make other eBay links on your site promotable affiliate links
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 website, 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, and cover support and maintenance of this plugin.
A premium subscription version of the plugin is available that will attribute 100% of all clicks to your eBay Partner Network account, to maximize your earnings.
Fast eBay Listings has been maintained and supported since 2016 and has been kept up to date with the latest eBay API changes. You will be supported for many more years.
You can get support, help, or assistance in using Fast eBay Listings in a number of ways:
I’ll endeavour to follow up as soon as I can and resolve any issues you’re having.
Utilise either easy-to-use Blocks in the Block Editor or visual editors for Classic Editor shortcodes, no need for you to type any shortcodes manually.
The key blocks / shortcodes you can add to your pages are:
Presents a list of eBay items, based on given search criteria. You can narrow down items to display by entering an eBay search query, an eBay category, eBay seller(s) or min/max prices.
The display of the results can be tailored into a grid with dimensions of your choosing and optionally as a slideshow.
If any parameters are left blank, defaults from the plugin setting will be used.
eBay Seller Feedback
Present the feedback rating and comments from your eBay seller account or shop, with links to it. A great way to show your reputation on your company website.
Present details of a single eBay item listing. Simply enter the eBay item ID of the product.
Present just the image from a single eBay item listing. Similar to above, just enter the eBay item ID.
eBay RSS Feed
Present a list of eBay items from an RSS Feed as generated from RSS Ground or Auction Request.
Results can be presented in a grid with dimensions of your choosing and optionally as a slideshow.
Use this to migrate existing RSS feeds you have, until you can replace with the more feature rich eBay search block / shortcode.
For reference, if you wish to manually enter shortcodes in the Classic Editor text view, you can find the syntax and details of shortcode parameters supported here.
Fixed Search Widget
This widget presents an eBay search similar to [ebay_search] shortcode and will show the results from a fixed eBay search query.
Dynamic Search Widget
This widget presents an eBay search similar to the Fixed Search Width widget, however, the search query is dynamically driven by the current page displayed.
For pages and posts, either custom metadata can drive the query, or the title is used as the search query.
Custom meta key you can use are: ‘ebay-query’, ‘ebay-category’, ‘ebay-seller’, ‘ebay-minprice’ and ‘ebay-maxprice’.
When browsing categories or tags, the category or tag is used as the eBay query.
As a fallback, a default query can be specified in the widget settings for other pages.
Use this widget to display eBay items related to the page visitors are reading. You can of course filter this by a given eBay category, seller, price, etc.
Fast eBay Listings includes a SmartLinks tool to turn all other eBay links on your site into promotable affiliate links. When enabled, it will automatically convert all of your eBay links and connect them to your Campaign ID.
This is a great feature if your site already has many links to eBay that you wish to make affiliate links and thus earn on click-throughs via the eBay Partner Network.
SmartLinks will not update any existing affiliate eBay links, it will only update unaffiliated eBay links you may have on your site.
Affiliated links will be made ‘nofollow’ links and optionally, open in a new window/tab.
This plugin provides 4 blocks.
- Fast eBay RSS Feed Present a list of eBay items from an RSS Feed
- Fast eBay Search Presents a list of eBay items, based on given search criteria
- Fast eBay Seller Feedback Present the feedback rating and comments from your eBay seller account or shop.
- Fast eBay Single Item Present details of a single eBay item listing
The easiest way to install this plugin is to navigate to the ‘Plugins | Add New’ page within the Admin Dashboard of your WordPress site. Then simply search for ‘Fast eBay Listings’ and install/activate the plugin.
Alternatively, you can:
- Download this plugin from here
- Upload the plugin files to the
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
Don’t forget to ‘enable auto-updates’ to ensure you get bug fixes and new features automatically deployed.
Use the ‘Settings->Fast eBay Listings’ screen to configure the plugin
How do I just show items from my own eBay store?
The simplest method is to enter your eBay user name in the setting field ‘Default Seller ID(s)’. Then all block, shortcode or widget queries will filter results to just the stock you have listed on eBay.
Alternatively, you can set the eBay seller to filter results per block or shortcode you add to your site.
Why do I get no results when searching by my seller id?
The latest eBay APIs mandate that any queries on a seller id must also search by a category ID or some search query terms. Try setting a search query and/or category ID in addition to your seller id.
How do I earn money from eBay referrals with this plugin?
First, you need to sign up to the eBay Partner Network.
Then create yourself a Campaign within your EPN account.
Enter the 10-digit Campaign ID 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 does not add any external links on your website back to the author’s site. This clutters up your website, hurts your search engine ranking and is against WordPress plugin guidelines!
Only links to eBay items you want on your website are presented and these are all tagged as ‘nofollow’ to avoid any negative SEO impact. You can optionally choose if eBay links should open in a new tab/window.
What types of slideshows are supported?
Fast eBay Listings currently supports three types of slideshows; manual, auto and ‘load more’ button.
Manual: Will present slides which visitors can manually step through using buttons beneath.
Auto: Will present a slideshow that automatically steps through the slides, fading between each every 10 seconds by default. You can change the slideshow speed in the plugin settings.
‘Load more’ button: Will present a button for visitors to load the next slide/page of results beneath the rest.
All slideshows can be configured with as many slides as desired, limited only by the 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.
Manual and Auto slideshow work best when displaying a grid with 1 or 2 rows of results. The ‘Load more’ button works best when displaying large numbers of results for a visitor to scroll through (especially mobile users).
How do exclude keywords from my eBay search query?
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’.
How do I search for eBay listings with word-A or word-B in the title?
Use the parenthesis eBay search syntax. For example:
Yamaha (motorcycle, motorbike)
Will search for all eBay listings with the word ‘Yamaha’ and ‘motorcycle’ or ‘motorbike’ in the title.
How do I show eBay items being sold by different WordPress users?
Fast eBay Listings has added a new metadata entry to each WordPress user’s 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.
How do I avoid eBay images from being scaled in the browser?
The latest eBay API serves images in the sizes 225px and 1000px. To avoid in-browser scaling, choose one of these sizes.
How do I customise the colours etc of listings?
Within the settings, you choose to inherit your WordPress theme’s colour scheme (default), a black text on white background, or white text on a black background style.
Alternatively, you can override the CSS styles manually. Please get in touch with the visual customisation you would like in future releases.
How do I customise the fields displayed on listings?
Within the setting you can choose which fields to display for search results on blocks/shortcodes, results shown on widgets and for the single item block/shortcode separately.
Can I remove the ‘Right Now on eBay’ logo that is always shown?
The ‘Right Now on eBay’ logo is mandated by eBay T&Cs and must be shown next to any eBay content. To remove it would violate eBay’s policies and could put your eBay Partner Network membership at risk.
Contributors and Developers
“Fast eBay Listings” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Added option to display feedback commenting user details and date.
List of all domains linked to a subscription now shown in plugin settings.
Feedback shortcodes/blocks now have options to display feedback comments in a grid and slideshow style.
Fixed issue with ‘Right Now on eBay’ attribution links on Feedback shortcodes/blocks.
Fixed missing US category ‘eBay Motors’ from category chooser popup dialog.
Fixed issue with Freeform aspect ratio cropping images to no bigger than a square.
Added optional feature to insert ad/affiliate disclosure notices.
Made ‘Right now on eBay’ logos an attributable link.
Fixed issues with some text not showing correctly in drop down menus.
Fixed spaces in ‘Right Now on eBay’ icon URLs that can cause loading issues with some firewall rules.
Fixed unattributed eBay links on search results title.
Fixed images being cropped when using the arrangement ‘Picture left, title right’
Fixed slideshow dots, so first dot is selected on first page load.
Fixed bug preventing widget specific arrangement and display fields being used when using deferred loading.
Added option to customise ‘load more’ button text.
Added option to customise image aspect ratios.
Added new slideshow/pagination option: Load more buttons for better UI/UX when scrolling many results, especially on mobile.
Increased slideshow pagination icons to be more usable on mobile touch screens.
Added option to filter eBay results to just nationwide or internationally.
Added option to show/hide account info and feedback star ratings on Feedback shortcode/block.
Fixed non-EPN links for items in feedback comments.
Added SmartLinks feature to make any eBay links on site EPN affiliate links.
Price filters will use currency of default marketplace, and not that of geotargeted marketplace.
Added option to customise eBay link text.
Fixed deferred loading broken within Instagram & Facebook mobile browsers.
Added filtering of auctions based on bid counts.
Added ability to search for keywords in item descriptions.
Added setting to choose automatic slideshow timer.
Ended items from cache results no longer displayed by default.
Cached results with too many ended items will trigger a re-query of fresh results.
GeoTargeted results will fallback to default country when no results found.
Fixed bug with sorting results ending soonest.
Improved deferring results loading robustness when jQuery is loaded in page footer.
Fixed bug with display of subscription status.
Optimisations to eBay data retrieval.
Added Geo-targeting feature.
Fixed issue with subscription check caching.
Fixed issue with feedback comment limit.
Improved robustness when loading of jQuery is deferred.
Added help text to Blocks.