Ultimate WordPress Auction Plugin


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Ultimate WordPress Auction plugin allows easy and quick way to setup auctions on your site.
Simple and flexible, Lots of features, very configurable. Easy to setup. Great support.

PRO Features

1. Collect Credit Card and Automatically Debit Winning Amount
2. Users can add auctions
3. Automatic or Proxy Bidding
4. SMS Notification 
5. Soft-Close or Anti-Sniping feature to extend time
6. Automatic and Manual Relisting of Expired Auction
7. Add Auction for Future Dates.
8. Add Silent auctions
9. Variable Increment
10. Buyer's Premium
11. Reverse Bidding Engine
12. Bulk Import
13. Live Bidding without page refresh
14. Delete User Bids
15. Support Virtual Products
16. WPML and LocoTranslate Compatible
17. Widgets - Expired, Future 
18. Custom Emails
19. Many Shortcodes & Filters 

Free Plugin (Core) Features

1. Registered User can place bids 
2. Ajax Admin panel for better management.
3. Add standard auctions for bidding
4. Buy Now option with paypal
5. Upload multiple product images
6. Show auctions in your timezone        
7. Paypal ready payment settings
8. Set Reserve price for your product
9. Set Bid incremental value for auctions
10. Ability to edit, delete & end live auctions
11. Re-activate Expired auctions
12. Email notifications to bidders for placing bids
13. Email notification to Admin for all activity
14. Email Sent for Payment Alerts
15. Outbid Email sent to all bidders who has been outbid.
16. Count Down Timer for auctions.
17. Lightbox feature to display auction images
18. Ability to Cancel last bid 
and Much more...

Free Plugin Display Features

1. Auction feed Page which shows excertps of live auctions
2. Pagination feature for feed page
3. Auction Detail page via wordpress custom post
4. Comments section for each auction page
5. Send Private Message section for each auction page
6. Tested with multiple WordPress theme



Please backup your wordpress database before you install/uninstall/activate/deactivate/upgrade Ultimate WordPress Auction Plugin.

Manual Installation

  1. Upload the ultimate-auction folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory

  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress

  3. Visit Settings tab of the plugin and enter “payment settings” and general settings.

  4. After you have setup your settings you can go to “Add Auction” tab to add your auction.

  5. After you have added auctions, go to “Pages” inside your admin dashboard and add a new page.

  6. Enter this text “[wdm_auction_listing]” as a shortcode inside this new page and publish it.

  7. If you have a Default WordPress theme installed then the page you published (on step 6) will be accessible through top menu bar. NOTE: For Custom themes you would be required to add the page on top menu bar.

This page is responsible for displaying all live auctions. If you click a specific auction on this page, it’ll open specific auction page where your visitors can place bids and perform all actions related to tht auction.


Where can I get support or talk to other users?

If you get stuck, you can ask for help in the Ultimate WordPress Auction Plugin Forum.

Will this plugin work with my theme?

This plugin has its own U.I which we have tested with few generic popular WordPress themes. It should work with majority WordPress supported theme, but may require some styling to make it match nicely.

Where can I request new features, eCommerce themes and extensions?

You can write to us: nitesh@auctionplugin.net.

What shortcodes are available for this plugin

  1. Shortcode to display auction listing


    [wdm_auction_listing sortby=”title/date” order=”asc/desc”]

    [wdm_auction_listing type=”expired” sortby=”title/date” order=”asc/desc”]

What Hooks are available for this plugin

1) If you are going to add some custom text before “Bidding Form”,this hook should help you.


Example of usage this hook

add_action( 'ultimate_woocommerce_auction_before_bid_form', 'here_your_function_name');
function here_your_function_name() 
    echo 'Some custom text here';   

What Filters are available for this plugin

1) Bid Button Text


How to use this filter?
Answer : Copy paste in your functions.php file of theme as per your requirement.

add_filter('wdm_ultimate_auction_bid_button_text', 'your_function_name' );
    function your_function_name(){
        return __('Button Text', 'text domain');

For example:
add_filter(‘wdm_ultimate_auction_bid_button_text’, ‘change_button_text’ );
function change_button_text(){
return __(‘Submit Bid’, ‘abc’);


20 March 2021
It's enough simple to use without programming skill, but a very big issue is all the time you lose in order to add another auction. Why the button (clone this auction) is not available yet? As example, if the 98/99%% of the auction data are the same, included logo etc, and I've just to replace the time/duration of the auction, or just the title, so, why we can't use just a clone-the-auction's button or duplicate-this-auction's button? It's really boring to create a new auction from scratch! Anyway, this plugin is very good, Thanks SO much for your replay
15 December 2020
Great functionality but slow and ridiculous support. The money back guarantee is exhausted in that the developer insults us by assuming that we want to steal the code. No response after four days of enforcing claim of money back guarantee. Paypal issue escalated to claim to resolve the communication problem.
29 October 2020
It looked as if it could be a good solution for us. But I found this was the culprit for all my date/time issues. Post dates were incorrect. Each calendar event was off by random hours or days. Wordpress health status listed an error related to a particular function call, but now I cannot recall what it was. I disabled one plugin at a time and this was the only one that resolved the issue when deactivated.
1 October 2020
The free version function perfect at our Society for Photohistory when we have auctions with old cameras.
19 June 2019
We just ran a fundraising action with ~ items. It finished on Saturday at 23:45. It is now Wednesday at 12:38 and I am still receiving hundreds of bidding emails that should have gone out prior to the auctions closing. What is the deal?
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Contributors and Developers

“Ultimate WordPress Auction Plugin” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


Change Log


  1. Fix – When the admin selects any time-zone from the WordPress setting, the plugin displays the appropriate start time and end time for the auction product. Changing the time zone will not make a difference to the countdown timer.


  1. Improvement – We have updated the points to set “Paypal Auto Return” url and it is now in accordance with the latest Paypal dashboard.


  1. Fix – Added a flag which will check if the emails are sent and would restrict multiple emails.

  2. Fix – Subject field of the email can now have Apostrophe.


  1. Fix – Plugin was affecting the design of WP Admin Dashboard. This has been fixed.


  1. Fix – We have added two separate options for banner image: Dismiss and “Cross” button. Dismiss will remove it permanently and “Cross” button will temporarily hide it until the dashboard is reloaded.


  1. Improvement – We have updated our plugin with security standards of WordPress to avoid any CSRF/XSS issues.


  1. New Feature – New parameter added in auction listing shortcode. Please check above FAQ section for its example.

  2. New Feature – New filter added to change text for bid button. Please check above FAQ section for its example.


  • New Feature – New shortcode for listing expired auction has been added. Shortcode is [wdm_auction_listing type=’expired’]


  • Fix – If Admin has selected “Without login user can bid” then Visitor can bid multiple times specifying name and email


  • New Feature – Plugin is now compatible with LocoTranslate plugin.
  • Fix – Bidding was not working on Iphone’s chrome and safari browser.
  • Fix – Added Tanzanian shilling currency.


  • Fix – Localhost url supported to upload image or video at add auction.
  • Fix – Plugin updated to support latest WP version 4.9.4. Deprecated functions removed and warning/notices have been fixed.


  • New Feature – Responsive UI for auction pages.


  • Fix – Add auction wasn’t working properly when Ultimate Auction -> Settings -> Auction -> Allow users to bid -> “Only if they are logged in” was configured. This has been fixed.


  • Fix – Dutch Translation Files updated by Alex


  • Fix – Plugin would only show comments which are approved by admin.


  • Fix – False Error while adding auction about empty title and description has been fixed.


  • Fix – Added UAE’s currency support
  • Fix – Fixed South African currency symbol issue
  • Fix – Fixed multiple emails problem.


  • Fix – Missing file “see-more-bidder.php” has been checked in to fix Manage auction section


  • New Feature – Auction feeder and dedicated pages are made responsive.
  • New Feature – Now Bid is retained if non logged is redirected to login.
  • Fix – Localhost upload problem
  • Fix – Usernames are now hyperlinked to show their emails inside Manage auction section.


  • New Feature – Deleting auction would delete its images too.
  • New Feature – Manage Auction -> Expired auction -> Payment column would now highlight payment method for better readability.
  • Fix – Description text would appear without HTML code.
  • Fix – New layout for Settings tab and separate Payments tab to mention payment related details.


  • Fix – Plugin comments conflicts with theme/site comments.
  • Fix – Javascript code has been moved out in separate directory as it was previously posing problem with few wordpress themes.


  • Fix – Warning message appearing under manage auction.


  • Fix – Auction owner cannot place bid on his own auction
  • Fix – Feed page overlap issue for few WP themes.
  • Fix – Timer is now localized to be converted to local language.
  • Fix – Popup message saying “ʺyou can be winner if you amount is close to buy nowʺ is now rectified to show at correct time.


  • Code Update to support Proxy Bidding Addon. One needs to buy Proxy Bidding Addon for free plugin or PRO version for it.
  • Code Update to support Automatic Time Extension to avoid snipping. One needs to buy Proxy Bidding Addon for free plugin or PRO version for it.
  • Fix – Feed Page Image is now displayed by scaling it ratio wise which does not squeeze or blur the image.
  • Fix – Default Image when no images are loaded.
  • Fix – Lightbox Image container is fixed for no images. Earlier empty container was shown.


  • Fix – Email Notification is not working for some wordpress site.
  • Fix – Paypal link not proper for email clients like outlook.


  • Support for new Search feature – Plugin will integrate with Categories Addon to display categories and search box.
  • Auction short description field – New field added inside “Add Auction” form. This field is responsible in displaying auction excerpts (1 or 2 lines about auction) on feed page. Prior to this,
  • All prices on front end would display decimal values upto 2 places.
  • Bug – Fix provided for HTML Editor for auction description to accept new line characters.
  • Bug – Email Sent via plugin would have sender name as website name.


  • Plugin now supports Category Addon – If you want category feature then you need to buy category addon.
  • Added Countdown timer for auctions.
  • Breadcrumb added for dedicated auction.
  • Bid Now button added on feed page.
  • Lightbox feature to display auction images


  • HTML editor added for Product description field.
  • Bulk delete feature added for Manage Auction.
  • Feed page Shortcode Issue resolved: Use your own text below and above shortcode.
  • Resolved plugin conflicts: Renamed common variables which causes issues with other loosely coded plugins.
  • Bug Resolved pertaining to End Auction when 2 bidders are competing for auction till last minute.


  • Outbid Email which sends emails to all existing bidders that you have been outbid
  • Code to integrate with Shipping Cost Addon. This lets you add shipping cost in auctions.


  • Decimal Pricing is now possible.
    To make this work: Update your plugin to 1.0.3 & then deactivate & re-activate the plugin.


  • Pagination bug resolved


  • New Feature added where only registered users can place bids
  • Major CRLF bug resolved


Alpha Launch