amazon plugin (4 posts)

  1. ElaineVigneault
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Is there an amazon plugin available that works with the latest version of WP?

  2. Depends on what you want it to do.

    I use WP-Amazon for inserting product images into posts.

    For inserting an Amazon product into the sidebar, I just use a text widget and pasted the relevant Amazon code into there. The Omakase code puts up a different semi-relevant product onto each page, which is kinda neat.

    For the context link code, it just gives you a little bit of javascript which you can insert directly into your theme, probably in the footer.

    So how you do it depends on what you want it to do.

  3. davidchait
    Posted 8 years ago #

    CG-Amazon works with 2.1 from my own testing, though I'm using a version of code beyond my last public release. :) The advantage over WP-Amazon is it doesn't embed 'fixed data' into your post, just a tag with an Amazon ASIN product code -- which is resolved into a live lookup later (along with formatting). Means you can globally adjust formatting.

    It also does very nicely for 'now reading' type lists for sidebars, having it's own internal category system and personal 'product database'.

    The power doesn't end there -- those are just the quick and easy things. It can be used to build a mini shop off your blog (well, more of a product 'catalog' at the moment), and can be talked to directly for keyword-based product queries, or other customized lookups.

    As Otto notes, depends on what you want it to do (and where!). ;)


  4. ElaineVigneault
    Posted 8 years ago #

    aha. I was using wp-amazon but I didn't have the latest version. It stopped working so I was looking for a replacement. WP-Amazon isn't in the plugin directory here, but then, neither are most plugins.

    oooh this beta version is cool. All ajaxy and drag and drop. I'm lovin it.

    thank you

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