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NEW! Amazon Media Manager 1.5 (*Finally!*) (218 posts)

  1. denyerec
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi there all!

    Just like to announce that Amazon Media Manager 1.5 for WordPress is now available from http://www.sozu.co.uk/software/amm/

    It's been a while in coming, but the new version is so far improved from the old one it hardly seems fit to call it 1.5, it should be 5.0 or something BUT, to stay in synch with the wordpress value for which it's designed we went with 1.5

    The new system has:

    * Inbuilt search
    * Options page for, well, options
    * So many configurable ways to output stuff you'll hopefully be able to do anything!
    * Support for displaying items in posts using quicktags
    * Go and get it now. :)

    Seriously, head over to http://www.sozu.co.uk/software/amm/ and grab a copy, there might be one or two little bugs we've not squashed but on the whole it should be all good.

    Sozu doesn't have a forum or comment system yet, so for the meantime, keep your eyes on these forums and on http://www.denyerec.co.uk/index.php?p=198 where you can comment for the time being.

    If it calls for it, we'll start a support thread in here too.

    Enjoy!

    ** PLEASE NOTE**
    Due to our host, occasionally you may get "Document Contains No Data" when trying to access the Sozu website.

    If this happens, just try again a few minutes later, they're working out some issues.

  2. swordfish
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    will this serve my purpose of currently reading plugin in the side panel?
    please read this post: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/41327

    Let me know if this is the one i am looking for.

    Thanks.

  3. denyerec
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Yep :)

    Give it a whirl, if you have difficulties get in touch via my website http://www.denyerec.co.uk and I'll help you out.

  4. swordfish
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks Mate.

    I shall give it a try. Thanks very much.

  5. Vryce
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Looks like a great plugin. I was able to get it working on mysite, except for the small image.

    No matter what I try, it just displays the no image gif. It is putting in a proper url to the item image in the database table. But the function call to the image doesn't seem to be returning a proper url for the image source line.

  6. userx
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have the images working, but I can't figure out how to change the size of the image in my sidebar. How do you change the size displayed?

  7. denyerec
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Vryce:
    Could you provide the ASIN of the item you are adding, as well as the exact function call you are using to display it?
    Contact me via email (The one registered to me on the forum here is fine) and I can help you track down the problem in detail.

    Userx:

    To change the size of the image, you simply pass a different value to the autoImage function.

    The valid values are:

    'small'
    'medium'
    'large'
    And any reasnoble pixel size, like so:

    $amm->autoImage(50);
    $amm->autoImage('medium');

    Which would return an image 50px wide.

  8. userx
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    denyerec - Thanks for the info, but I can't seem to get the images to change size. I am apparently doing something wrong because all I get when I add <?=$amm->autoImage('medium');?> to the function "amm_default_output" in amm_extras.php is a long URL, no picture.

    Maybe I'm working in the worng place. Where exactly do I add what you suggested above?

  9. denyerec
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Ah!
    Ok, those functions just return text!

    What you must do is this:

    <img src="<?=$amm->autoImage('medium');?>" />

    I made the functions return text-only for flexibility, as you may want to add CSS classes, or titles and stuf to your images.

    Hope this helps!

  10. userx
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    denyerec - Worked beautifully! Thanks to you and whoever else for the wonderful plugin. It's the best I've seen thus far, at least for this particular feature. Great work.

  11. Joni
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I downloaded it last night and started reading the documentation. Looks like it might be fun and leaps and bounds ahead of the previous incarnation. I haven't attempted using Amazon Media since I was using WP Wuh-Wuh last year!

    I love when I have a new toy to play with!

  12. denyerec
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I just hope you upgrade your rating from "Bitch Kitty" there Joni ;) Admittedly, the old AMM was a sod, especially considering the installation perils for the newer versions of WordPress...

    All gone now though! :D

  13. denyerec
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Oh also don't forget, if you use the plugin please link through to the site, it's pretty much all we ask for! There's buttons on the AMM webby, but text links will do just fine :)

  14. Sandman
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    How can I get the plugin to display the IMG ratings instead of TEXT?

    I am using this to call...

    <?php amm_getMedia('amm_default_output', 4, AMM_ALL); ?>

  15. denyerec
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    If you want to displaythe rating stars, you need to add a function to the template you're using.

    The function you want to use is funkyRatings();

    If you call getmedia with :

    <?php amm_getMedia('amm_debugt_output', 4, AMM_ALL); ?>

    and then have a look at that function in amm_extras.php you should see pretty much everything you need to put together your own template. That and the documentation of course :)

  16. GailLucas
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi! I've gotten everything working, but I can't get the links to use my associate id. I changed the field in amm_constants.php, but I did so after I had activated the plugin. Was that too late? Do I need to change it elsewhere? Thanks!

  17. denyerec
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Why oh why must you resort to hacking before checking the options page... :P

    SCPanther did exactly the same thing!!

    All you have to do is go to Options in you wordpress administration, then go to the "AMM" option.

    When we said the new AMM was much better than the old one, we weren't joking :)

  18. polyhex
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Will there be an option to enter the ASIN/ISBN number like previous versions? The search seems to only work on keywords.

    Other than that, much better than the previous version I was using. Thanks very much!

  19. Vryce
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You can enter the ASIN/ISBN number in the keyword field and it will pull up that item.

  20. denyerec
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You just have to make sure you've got the right country selected. For example searching by ASIN/ISBN for an item that only exists in the USA with "Japan" selected won't get you any results.

  21. GailLucas
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thanks! I kept looking under Manage, and for some reason, completely spaced out the Options tab. All is well now. :) I must get back to making my 1.87 a quarter, you know.

  22. denyerec
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You break 1.87 a quarter? What's your secret?!... ;)
    After writing the original AMM and running that for over a year, and writing and releasing the new one I have so far made...

    £0.00

    Nothing, zip, nada, zilch.

    Maybe I should have forbidden people to use their own Amazon ID's? :)

  23. polyhex
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Doh! I was putting the ASIN in and selecting an incorrect category. If I put the correct category in, or leave it to 'All' I get the result. *blush*

  24. digink
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I cannot figure this out. I'm putting the example code into amm_extras.php, but I keep getting this error:

    Parse error: parse error, unexpected $ in /home/ktrame/public_html/wp/wp-content/plugins/amm/amm_extras.php on line 93

    When I try to just use the default template, I get this fatal error:

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function: amm_default_template() in /home/ktrame/public_html/wp/wp-content/plugins/amm/amm_output.php on line 139

    I don't get it... do I *have* to create my own template? Can somebody give me an example, because the example isn't working.

  25. digink
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Nevermind, the example on the page said default_template when it should have been default_output.

  26. digink
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Something about the code is messing up my table background in IE. The first item shows up fine, but the second item has a white background.

    <A HREF="http://www.digink.net/">here</A>

    When I remove the "ul class="amm" code in amm_extras.php, it fixes the white background but causes all items except the first one to be indented a little more.

    Any clue how I can fix this?

  27. Doug Smith
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    This plugin looks great. However, there is one thing I'd like to accomplish that I haven't been able to figure out.

    I'd like to display a group of books on a page based on my own grouping (ie, a category or tag) and different groups of books on other pages. It looks like AMM has no category capability other than Amazon's product group categories, which don't let me differentiate between types of books, only between books and other items (DVDs, electronics, etc.)

    I suppose I could create a template that doesn't display ratings and use the rating numbers to provide 6 makeshift categories. It looks like rating is the only field I can specify that has a filter in amm_getMedia().

    Am I missing something obvious? Any thoughts on a better way?

  28. davidchait
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    doug - if it turns out AMM doesn't support what you are looking for (I don't know offhand), CG-Amazon does allow you to specify a custom tag/cat per item in your database. Just fyi. If you have Qs, contact me offline from this thread at cgcode at chait dot net.

  29. Amulet
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    This sounded interesting, and since I will be selling Amazon items on my site, I'm going to install it in a day or two when I get time. Just a quick question, and laugh at me if you must: Does this work for amazon.com in the USA, or just the UK version (going by your website domain, I just want to be sure). Thanks!

  30. PJ Brunet
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Is there a blog I can see this thing in action? I'm not sure I get it... Amazon doesn't exactly give a big commission either--seems like selling ebooks would be much better.

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