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Published: April 23 2007, 11:39:00 AMUpdated: November 28 2020, 3:37:59 PM

I am hosting my own images, and when I add more than I image to a listing, the ViewItem page shows on the first image below the description. How can I get it to show all my images?

Summary

When the images are self hosted (vendor hosted), the ViewItem page displays on the first image below the Item description.  The only way to show all the images is to add them to your item description.


Detailed Description

If you use EPS or the eBay Picture Manager to host your pictures, then it display all the images below the description.  However, if the images are self hosted, then the ViewItem page for the item displays on the first image below the description.  If you want to display all your images, so that users see all the enlarged images, you need to add them to your item description.  Here is an sample AddItem request that embeds the images in the description:


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

<AddItemRequest xmlns="urn:ebay:apis:eBLBaseComponents">

  <Version>509</Version>

  <ErrorLanguage>en_US</ErrorLanguage>

  <WarningLevel>High</WarningLevel>

  <Item>

    <Country>US</Country>

    <Currency>USD</Currency>

    <Description><![CDATA[

 

          Item Description

 

         <br>

         <img src='http://mydomain.com/pic2.gif'>

         <img src='http://mydomain.com/pic3.gif'>]]>

    </Description>

    <ListingDuration>Days_5</ListingDuration>

    <PostalCode>95125</PostalCode>

    <PaymentMethods>PaymentSeeDescription</PaymentMethods>

    <PrimaryCategory>

      <CategoryID>1463</CategoryID>

    </PrimaryCategory>

    <Quantity>1</Quantity>

    <StartPrice>1.0</StartPrice>

    <Title>title</Title>

    <PictureDetails>

      <PictureURL>http://mydomain.com/pic1.gif</PictureURL>

      <PictureURL>http://mydomain.com/pic2.gif</PictureURL>

      <PictureURL>http://mydomain.com/pic3.gif</PictureURL>

    </PictureDetails>

  </Item>

  <RequesterCredentials>

    <eBayAuthToken>*****</eBayAuthToken>

  </RequesterCredentials>

</AddItemRequest>


Note:
You do not need to add the first image to the description, since it is displayed by default. 
You can use the same mechanism for ReviseItem and RelistItem, for including images as part of item description.


Version Info

The code example above was based on the versions specified below:

API Schema Version 509


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