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Amazon Search

Lets you add links to Amazon using a special markup. Also includes an optional widget to search Amazon and display results in your blog.

This plugin allows you to link directly to items in your posts using a special tag of the form:

[amazon ASIN=0123456789]Fancy Title[/amazon]

The plugin lets you set associate IDs for each international amazon server and set one server as the default for your site.

It also includes an Amazon Search widget which will search any of the amazon servers and produce search results with direct links to products.

It also provides an XSLT file for the amazon server to access, which processes it together with the XML results of the search, and then returns HTML. This saves your server from having to process the XML itself.

It uses css to format the search widget and the search results. It will look in its css dir for theme-specific css files too, so if you have one in there called your-theme-name.css, it will include it after default.css. This way you may customize search results for a given theme by dropping in a new css file. So if you allow your users to switch themes, you can include a css file for each one and the search will look correct when it is switched.

Version History

  • v1.2.0 [23 March 2009]

    • [fix] fixes for potential installation problems on WordPress 2.7
    • [new] add buttons to the TinyMCE and QuickTag editors to make the Amazon markup easier [code from Stephanie Leary - thanks Stephanie!]
    • [new] new editor buttons are optional [They are on by default but may be turned off in the preferences.]
    • [new] made the search part of the plugin optional [If you just want to use the text links, search may be completely disabled in the preferences.]
    • [other] code reorganization and cleanup
  • v1.1.3 [20 July 2008]

    • [fix] fix dumbness introduced in 1.1.2
  • v1.1.2 [20 July 2008]

    • [new] code refactoring of the ipNation stuff for some future work
    • [new] check if the ip2Nation database is installed when displaying options on the admin page
  • v1.1.1 [23 May 2008]

    • [fix] fix for PHP 4.x
    • [fix] better integration with Silver Light theme
  • v1.1.0 [26 Apr 2008]

    • [new] added ability to specify a text link in posts by using a special tag: [amazon asin=0123456789]link text[/amazon]
    • [new] new text links will use ip2Nation database to do simple geo-location
  • v1.0.2 [02 Apr 2008]

    • [fix] fix default XSL path
  • v1.0.1 [22 Mar 2008]

    • [new] add CSS for Silver Light theme
    • [fix] fix incorrect paths due to last-minute name change
  • v1.0.0 [08 Jan 2008]

    • initial version

Requires: 2.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 2.7.1
Last Updated: 2009-3-26
Downloads: 5,096

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