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[resolved] Keywords for a new template (10 posts)

  1. Guallou
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for your plugin, I find the search tool integrated very useful, can't have to go on the amazon website anymore !

    I installed it but I'm having some issues trying to create my own template.
    In the tab "FAQ" you mentionned a very few keywords to adapt the existing templates of amazon ads. I would like to know if this is possible to add some other keywords (I didn't find them on the support pages) such as customer reviews (that would encourage wiewers to clic on the ad), lower price...

    The only placeholders I found are very basics (Title, best price, image...). I was just wondering if others can be add.

    Thanks for your help !

    PS : Sorry for my english, French girl speaking...

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/amazon-link/

  2. paulstuttard
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hi,

    Thanks for trying the plugin, its possible to add new keywords however a lot of the really useful ones are not provided through the Amazon AWS interface that the plugin uses.

    If you have registered with the Amazon Advertising API (API you can have a look at the sort of data returned by the service using the API scratchpad.

    For instance the API doesn't provide any of the following:

    • product description (Although the US version does return a reasonable 'editorial content')
    • Price of Kindle Items
    • Reviews
    • Postage Details/Price

    The API does return a link to the 'reviews' page which you can use to generate an iframe on your page - but I don't know how well that would integrate into the look/theme of your site.

    These links are only valid for a short time after the AWS request returned them so this link will work until 17:00 BST, 29th May 2013:

    iframe link

    Let me know what keywords you are after and I'll see if I can add them,

    Cheers,

    Paul

  3. Guallou
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Hi Paul,

    Thanks for your answer.
    Actually, I was wondering about the keywords after seeing the possibilities in other plugins. In fact, I really really like your serach tool but I found that maybe there are some informations missing in the ad.
    For example other plugin templates provides more than 50 keywords and I find the ad they provided particularly attractive.
    When I talked about the reviews, I was specifically talking about the stars rating. And as for the prices, it would be interested to put the « available from » prices.

    Would it be possible to put on the ad those keywords :

      -{$RatingStars} ({$TotalReviews}
      -{$TotalOffers} {$LowestOfferFormattedPrice}

    Those are just ideas to ad some more marketing content on the ad.
    I tried to look on the API scratchpad but only find something about the total offers and lowest offer price, nothing about the reviews except the link you put below but that’s not what I was talking about. I just want this to be on the ad if possible (maybe with a picture it's better : http://hpics.li/d1380d2 )

    Thanks again for your help.

    Cheers,

    Gaëlle

  4. paulstuttard
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 10 months ago #

    Hi Gaëlle,

    It is possible to get that data but it involves grabbing the data directly from the Amazon sites webpages (scraping the data). I have written enhancements to the plugin to do this occasionally but they tend to be unreliable (as any change to the Amazon web page can stop the scraper from working).

    I have done one to get the rating and review count, but not got round to generating the set of 'star' images to go with it.

    If you want to help out would be great if you could provide 10 star rating png files (with transparent backgrounds).

    e.g.
    star_1.png
    star_1_5.png
    star_2.png
    star_2_5.png
    etc.

    Alas I don't have to time (or the expertise) to do this at the moment!

    Cheers,

    Paul

  5. Guallou
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Hi Paul,

    I've got the 10 star rating .PNG files that you need.
    How can I send them to you ? Do I have to upload them to a website like hostingpics.net as I did before ?

    Thanks for your help !

    Gaëlle

  6. paulstuttard
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 10 months ago #

    Hi,

    Yep that would work, or email me at amazon-link-plugin AT redtom.co.uk

    Cheers,

    Paul

  7. paulstuttard
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 10 months ago #

    Hi,

    I'm working on an update to get the rating and review info from Amazon, but it would work best if you could use the Beta version of the plugin.

    You can download it here: http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/amazon-link.3.1.0-rc7.zip

    It's still being tested but it should be pretty stable now, can you see it works on your site?

    Cheers,

    Paul

  8. themaxx77
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Hi Paul

    I've downloaded the beta linked above, and I can't see how to add rating or review info.

    I've gone through the template help found at "/admin.php?page=amazon-link-templates", but I can't see any references. Are you able to post example code please?

    Thanks

    Pete

  9. paulstuttard
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 9 months ago #

    Hi,

    You need to install an extra plugin to extend the existing functionality, it scrapes the info from Amazon's review page so I don't want it widely distributed!

    If I have done this right then this link will give you access to the ratings plugin, download it and put it into your plugins directory and then activate it:

    http://bit.ly/14NFWDa

    You will also need to download and install the 'star' images in the plugins/amazon-link/images directory, a zip file of the stars can be downloaded here:

    http://bit.ly/11IQx43

    These links are only valid for the next 20 days!

    Paul

  10. themaxx77
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Hi Paul

    You're a scholar and a gentleman - this works perfectly!!!!

    Regards

    Peter

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