If you are a Shopzilla publisher then you probably received at least a dozen of emails by now reminding you about the migration to the new API. From what I see Shopzilla has significantly changed the platform which means you will have to spend a few hours tweaking your code to comply with the new standard.
Not so if you use the Shopzilla Wordpress Plugin that I originally coded and released back in 2008. I am happy to announce that I finally spared a few hours today and are releasing a new version of the plugin which will be compatible with the new API platform.
To upgrade your plugin - download this archive and copy its content on top of your previous installation in the “plugins” folder. Next, go to the plugin configuration screen in the Wordpress Admin panel and update the Shopzilla API Server value to “http://catalog.bizrate.com/” as shown in the screen shot below.
None of your tags need to change. Once you upgrade all existing price comparission tables should update automatically with the products pulled from the new API server. Beware that the old API platform will be retired on September 14, 2009 so make sure you do the update before this deadline.
For new installation please refer to the Readme file that comes with the ZIP file. For more information on how to become a Shopzilla publisher please go to the Shopzilla Publisher Program home page. To find why I wrote this plugin, please read my original blog post about it.