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Old 03 Dec 2004, 20:43
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Question vbulletin and eBay integration mod?

I was surprised not to find one out there already, actually. (Unless there is one and I'm not seeing it.)

With all of the developers tools for both eBay and PayPal, it seems like integrating part of eBay into vB would be feasible. I'm looking for something where I could either provide my users with a forum for their eBay listings, or maybe even a seperate component on index.php which shows eBay listings from each user (either entered manually or taken from some minor integration.)

Or even a way to add an eBay ID box (similar to the messenger ID) to the members list?

Several of my users use eBay and have wanted a way to 'neatly' throw out some additional advertising for the listsings on the forum. Would it possible to do this even with HTML tags/codes?

I'm not the most knowledgable when it comes to modding, but thought this to be a good suggestion - at least for those that use eBay....?

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Old 04 Dec 2004, 03:25
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Originally Posted by bi11i
I was surprised not to find one out there already, actually. (Unless there is one and I'm not seeing it.)

With all of the developers tools for both eBay and PayPal, it seems like integrating part of eBay into vB would be feasible. I'm looking for something where I could either provide my users with a forum for their eBay listings, or maybe even a seperate component on index.php which shows eBay listings from each user (either entered manually or taken from some minor integration.)

Or even a way to add an eBay ID box (similar to the messenger ID) to the members list?

Several of my users use eBay and have wanted a way to 'neatly' throw out some additional advertising for the listsings on the forum. Would it possible to do this even with HTML tags/codes?

I'm not the most knowledgable when it comes to modding, but thought this to be a good suggestion - at least for those that use eBay....?

_b
You could add an extra profile field to the profile and the add a simple template edit to the postbit templates to link to the users eBay account.
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Old 04 Dec 2004, 03:32
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after posting this, i did manage to edit my postbit, creating an icon next to the messenger icon and adding a postfield that allowed me to link to a sellers page.

I was just looking for something more extensive - but I'm probably thinking out of my league here, not knowing much about developers tools for eBay or vB.

thanks for the suggestion!
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Old 04 Dec 2004, 04:28
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I'm using the editor kit on my site to display an auction list using a search term users add to their profile. I added the profile field to the code that you use on your site so the list is automacally generated when you open the page. It should work the same way by using ebay user ID's. The kit can be found here. http://cgi3.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?EKCreate (If your not an affiliate sign up and you will get some commision from this )

Attached is a screen shot of how it should look.

Mine is set up to use the profile field of whoever is viewing the page (global.php) so it's pretty simple. Yours will be a little more involved, but could be accomplished by creating another template for member.php (member.php?&do=ebay)

I might take a look at it if I have time.
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Old 04 Dec 2004, 10:58
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if this is done properly id be introduced in a proper documented release?
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Old 04 Dec 2004, 20:15
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hey, what you've got there is exactly what i'm wanting. is there any way that you'd be interested in showing me the edits you did in order to get to where you're at in the attachment?

do i need the affiliate kit for this?

Originally Posted by SVTBlackLight01
I'm using the editor kit on my site to display an auction list using a search term users add to their profile. I added the profile field to the code that you use on your site so the list is automacally generated when you open the page. It should work the same way by using ebay user ID's. The kit can be found here. http://cgi3.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?EKCreate (If your not an affiliate sign up and you will get some commision from this )

Attached is a screen shot of how it should look.

Mine is set up to use the profile field of whoever is viewing the page (global.php) so it's pretty simple. Yours will be a little more involved, but could be accomplished by creating another template for member.php (member.php?&do=ebay)

I might take a look at it if I have time.
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Old 04 Dec 2004, 20:50
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I don't think you have to be an affiliate, just have an Ebay account.

Here is the modified version using the members Ebay ID from a profile field. (I don't have any auctions so I used a random Ebay ID in my profile to list the auctions)

Click Here

I'll try to throw some instructions together.
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Old 04 Dec 2004, 20:54
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hey, that's great. so i signed up for the commission and managed to get the Editor Kit, but how would i incorporate this straight into my vB? Would I create a link for each user (that I would have to create manually via the editor kit) or can i just somehow use the global field of $post[field11] (my eBay user ID field) to inject my user's eBay ID's into the editor kit's URL?

This is all too much for me - my head is swimming. Can you point me in the right direction?
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Old 05 Dec 2004, 13:20
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Since you already have the profile field set up, here is a quick how-to that I threw together. I'll have to clean the instructions up later and add it as a complete hack.
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Old 05 Dec 2004, 20:39
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thanks! i can manage with this. thanks for your help - i sincerely appreciate it...
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Old 05 Dec 2004, 21:36
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No problem. Let me know if you find any issues.
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Old 06 Jan 2005, 04:00
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how did this end up working out?
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Old 06 Jan 2005, 12:25
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I installed this and it works great on www.rustysoaptraders.com.
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Old 06 Jan 2005, 14:17
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Originally Posted by ChrisBaktis
I installed this and it works great on www.rustysoaptraders.com.
Glad you like it How was the install? Any suggestions? I put this together rather quickly in response to the original request, but since there seems to some interest in it, I would like to release it as a hack so it's more visible.
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Old 06 Jan 2005, 16:34
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sorry, was going to get back to you. this worked out great, but for some reason, any and all of my applications for the ebay affiliate thing were denied. i ended up using only the template hack you suggested.

I also wanted to send you this, it's an ebay icon, with a white border surrounding it - Right now it has a redish matte, but with the white border, you can easily change it without harming anything.

Thanks for all your efforts! (I'm currently working on v3.0.4 and my semi-modded board...)
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