How to use E-junkie to sell on your Web site or blog
Regular Web Site
E-junkie is not a CMS/storefront, so we don't build a site for you and don't impose any page templates upon you. With E-junkie, you can design and maintain your own Web site pages however you wish, with whatever Web design software you wish, using whatever text, images and other content you wish -- that's all entirely up to you.
To add our cart system to your website, you simply copy the ready-made blocks of HTML code we provide in Seller Admin for your View Cart and Add to Cart buttons, so you can paste those codes into the HTML source code of your own Web site pages, wherever you want the purchase buttons to appear among your own layout and content. This means your chosen Web design software should provide some way to edit the raw HTML source of your page, or at least some way to paste-in ready-made HTML code as-is, without altering or modifying the code you paste at all.
If you're not very familiar with HTML, you may find it easier to use your Web page editor's visual-design mode (sometimes called WYSIWYG for "What You See Is What You Get") to type some placeholder text like
XXXXXX wherever you will want the buttons to appear, so when you switch into HTML editing mode, you can look for that placeholder text and replace it with your E-junkie button codes. If the button code seems to get garbled when you save the page, try saving directly from the HTML view after you paste the code, without switching back to visual (WYSISYG) mode first.
Our Getting Started help page is a good place to begin setting up your E-junkie services, so you can get your button codes to start selling on your Web site!
If you are using the WordPress.org software on your own Web site:
Adding E-junkie to a WordPress site manually
Just copy your button code from your Seller Admin to paste into your WordPress pages manually. You will need to paste the button code into your post editor's HTML view (see the placeholder tip above to help you find where to paste the code), and you may need to save directly from that view without switching back to Visual mode, as we have seen cases where switching back to Visual mode before saving can remove or alter important aspects of our button code. The Raw HTML plugin should help you keep your E-junkie button code intact, even if you need to switch back and forth between HTML and Visual modes. The Troubleshooting section below has additional information about common problems you may encounter adding E-junkie to your WordPress site.
This WordPress guide written by an E-junkie client provides a nice, thoroughly detailed explanation for adding E-junkie cart buttons to a WordPress site manually.
Using the WP E-junkie plugin
We highly recommend installing the FREE WP E-junkie plugin if you have WordPress 3.0.5 or earlier (the plugin developer has not yet updated it for WordPress 3.1 or later). This plugin will take care of adding the E-junkie Shopping Cart button codes for you. All you'd need to provide is your E-junkie Client ID number and the Item Numbers of products you've added in your E-junkie Seller Admin (you can even specify custom graphics for your cart buttons), and the plugin takes care of the rest for you. Even if you don't use any of the plugin's button-maker features, just installing this plugin will properly insert our View Cart script code in every page, so any Add to Cart button codes you paste manually should be able to use the overlay-style cart that appears "inside" your own page.
If you have a blog hosted on WordPress.com:
The standard E-junkie cart buttons should work fine on the Blogger/blogspot.com service. Please see the Blogger help page about their Post Editor's Edit HTML mode. You may wish to paste your View Cart code into a common template area (header/footer/sidebar), so it gets included in every page automatically; this Blogger help page explains how to Edit HTML for your blog template. For best results, you may need to save your posts directly from HTML mode after pasting the code, rather than switching back to visual mode before you save. See the tips above about using placeholder text to help you find where to paste the button codes in HTML view.