Documentation Instant Affiliate Shopping Search Engine

Instant Affiliate Shopping Search Engine v3.0

  • created: 09/11/2013
  • latest update: 24/02/2019
  • by: Mediageni Software

If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this documentation, please check the frequently asked questions or feel free to contact us.

Instant Affiliate Shopping Search Engine is a shopping aggregator that searches multiple shopping sites at once, currently including: AmazonGoldBox, eBay, eBay Deals, Craigslist(city-based), Zazzle, NewEgg, Bol.com and Custom RSS. You can browse items by category or popular tags and keyword search shopping stores and classifieds sites in real-time. Furthermore the shopping site is user-friendly, responsive, and customizable for any shop niche. Set your default keyword and you got yourself an Instant Shopping site with products for your nice.

Earn Revenue

The integrated publisher programs will help you earn revenue while also adding valuable content to your site for free.

Shopping Search

  • Affiliate support for eBay Partner Network
  • Affiliate support for Amazon Associates Goldbox
  • Affiliate support for Zazzle.
  • Affiliate support for BOL.com (Netherlands)
  • NewEgg.com RSS integration
  • Craigslist RSS Intergration
  • Custom RSS or API (optional)
  • Google Adsense monetizing, or any other advertising network you wish to use

Features:

  • All-in-One Multiple Shopping Search Engine
  • Earn revenue with supported Affiliate sites or Advertising network
  • Generate Instant Shopping Site for any Niche
  • eBay Affiliate program support
  • eBay Deals API support
  • Amazon Affiliate program support
  • Zazzle Affiliate program support
  • Bol.com Affiliate support
  • NewEgg, Craigslist RSS support
  • Addthis.com Sharing tools
  • Featured Image Slider
  • 22 Color Themes to Choose from!
  • Keyword Search or Browse By Category/Popular
  • Fully Responsive, works on any Mobile Device or Tablet!
  • Super Light Weight Twitter Bootstrap Theme With Bootswatch
  • No Database Required, Just Upload! (Only One Configuration File)
  • Easy To Use

Installation

Installation is very simple, just one configuration file to tailor your very own custom shopping site for any niche, there is no database needed. Once configured, you can sit down, relax and run your website on auto-pilot and even make money!

Follow the steps below and you’ll have your shopping search engine up and running in less than 5 minutes.

  1. STEP 1
    Extract the .zip you downloaded from CodeCanyon to a new directory on you local computer.
  2. STEP 2
    Follow the instructions on “Customizing the Script”, then go to STEP 2.
  3. STEP 3
    After configuring the config.php file, copy the contents of the extracted directory to the root directory of your website. (Make sure the hidden file .htaccess is also uploaded!)
  4. STEP 4 (Optional) 
    Customizing the template.

Installation done! Open up your browser and check out your new shopping site.

Upgrade from 2.xx to version 3

  • Make a full backup of your current installation if you have made any changes to the layout and language files.

Delete everything and do a fresh installation. If you have made changes to the layout you will have to do it again, because many files where changed for this new version update.

Once you have installed the shopping software on your website you will notice that it contains the same content found on our live Shopping Search Engine Demo. The configuration options in config.php can be changed to fit your shopping niche and minor modifications to the front-end/layout of your website.

Open config.php with your text editor and change the settings , when you are done editing you can upload the entire website to your server. (STEP 3).

// GENERAL SITE SETTINGS

$siteurl = 'https://www.onlineshopsearch.com';
$sitename = 'Online Shop Search';
$siteslogan = 'Find the cheapest shopping deals online';
$sitedescription = 'Search products and classifieds on popular online shopping sites and marketplaces.';
$sitekeywords = 'compare prices,compare product prices';



// THEMES
// Choose theme color preset: cerulean, cosmo, cyborg, darkly, flatly, journal, litera, lumen, lux, materia, minty, pulse, sandstone, simplex, slate, solar, spacelab, superhero, united, yeti

$theme = 'default';
$themeswitcher = 'on';




// SEARCH SETTINGS
$limit_listings = "20";
$default_keyword = "Deal";
$listview = "grid"; // list or grid
$categories =  "Art,Baby,Cars,Fashion,Deal,Juwelry,Sport";
$popular =  "Apple,Samsung,iPad,PS4,Xbox,Valentine,Laptop,Christmas,Gift";




// ADVERTISING & AFFILIATE

// eBay Campaign ID - Create account to earn revenue https://epn.ebay.com
$ebaypubid = ''; // This is your unique publisher ID, which we use for tracking and reporting. (you can find your pubID if you create a text link)
$campaignid = ''; // This is the unique Campaign ID from your account. Every EPN link must be associated with a Campaign

//Amazon affiliate ID
$amazonid = ''; // Please change with your id to make money

//Zazzle affiliate ID
$zazzleid = ''; // Please change with your id to make money

//Bol.com NL affiliate Site ID
$bolsiteid = ''; // Change this with your Bol siteID  https://partnerprogramma.bol.com/partner/
$bolapikey = ''; // Bol API Key https://partnerblog.bol.com/documentatie/open-api/aanmeldformulier-api-toegang/

// Adsense
$adscode = <<

Disable sources

When you want to disable a specific shopping, open the feedlist.php file and /* comment out */ the source you don’t want to use.

Common problems

It can happens sometimes that the Loading overlay keeps spinning. This can happen if you used a wrong API key or there the live feed parser is still working in the background.

Customizing the Template

To make any changes to the layout and colour schemes of your site beside the 19 themes that are already included, you can also custom the theme to your specific needs as well, but then you need some knowledge about CSS and HTML. 

Change log

v3.00 – January 29, 2019
  • Many bug fixes
  • Fixed price grabbing
  • Fixed sources, AmazonGoldBox, eBay Deals
  • Added NewEgg, Bol.com
  • New color themes
  • New Bootstrap v4
v2.50 – January 16, 2017
  • Replacement of Deprecated Google Feed API
v2.00 – January 24, 2016
  • Zanox Feed support
  • Craigslist RSS feeds
  • AmazonGoldbox RSS
  • eBay Deals
  • Zazzle affiliate fix
  • List or Grid layout
  • 8 Color Themes added
v1.10 – May 25, 2015
  • Minor bug fixes
v1.00 – September 17, 2013
  • Initial Release
The following Javascript/CSS frameworks and Fonts have been used.

  Javascript

  1. Twitter Bootstrap – a sleek, intuitive, & powerful mobile first front-end framework for faster & easier web development.
  2. jQuery – a fast, small, & feature-rich JavaScript library.

CSS

  1. Twitter Bootstrap – a sleek, intuitive, & powerful mobile first front-end framework for faster & easier web development.
  2. Bootswatch – Free themes for Twitter Bootstrap

Fonts

  1. FontAwesome – a library of precisely prepared monochromatic icons and symbols.

Sites in Action

Demo site running V3: Instant Shopping Search Engine