We used phpBay and phpZon for many years and suddenly in 2020 discovered they were gone.
A little research revealed phpBay and phpZon have been abandoned by its authors.
phpZON vanished in 2018 and I suspect the final straw for phpBay was eBay withdrawing products feeds in September 2020. From what I hear Wade Wells lost interest many moons ago but continued to sell the software although it was never updated or supported. We contacted WordPress to had phpBay removed from the plugin store.
phpBay Pro Plugin for WordPress
Add Ebay listings to your WordPress posts.
Version 4.1.2 | By Wade Wells | Visit plugin site (links 404)
Feeds stop working in September 2020
[phpbay keywords=”key wordss” num=”5″ siteid=”1″ sortorder=”BestMatch” templatename=”default” itemsperpage=”10″ paging=”true”]
Replace them with WP eBay Product Feeds + Auction Request
WP eBay Product Feeds
WP eBay Product Feeds (formerly eBay Feeds for WordPress) is a WordPress plugin that allows you to share your latest eBay auctions on your WordPress enabled website. If you are a shop or an affiliate website, you can use WP eBay Product Feeds to show auctions.
Rhys Wynne is the senior editor at Winwar Media, with many years experience in creating WordPress plugins.
We have yet to find a replacement for “Amazon” product feeds.
The Auction Request service was discontinued as of 7 Feb 2021.
Post on Reddit…
What happened to phpBay/phpZon?
I used the plugins for the eBay and Amazon programs many years ago. They had a thriving community and now, the community and almost all mentions of the software are gone. Does anyone know what happened to them?
phpBay/Zon has been neglected for YEARS. I’ve been using it for well over 7 years. The developer was kind of a rat, he gave up on the project years ago but was still collecting money from people buying the software which was literally never updated. Very underhanded way to do business. Now all of the sudden the site shows a 404. Guess those of us with aged sites running entirely off of phpBay are now completely screwed. I’m personally scrambling to find an alternative, but there isn’t one that even comes close to what phpBay did.
- Source: reddit.com