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  • Can you post an example on your site (or just point to one that already exists) that shows what the result will be once an item is added?
    Also, is there a way to embed your Amazon Associates ID?
    Thanks…

    Rich –
    Interesting approach — much different from what CG-Amazon does (sidebar lists of products, product database, associates-linked), but still should find a lot of users who just want a product in a post, quickly, and your search function makes that easy.
    Cool idea, nice integration steps.
    -d
    http://www.chait.net

    tcervo, the output is one of the following:
    * Link to item with product name
    * Link to item with small size product image
    * Link to item with medium size product image
    * Link to item with large size product image
    The link is a standard hyperlink tag with a title attribute. If you choose a link with an image, the img tag is hyperlinked. Very basic. It’s just a quick and easy tool to allow you to embed amazon links to your entries.
    Yes, the plugin supports Amazon Associates IDs… you can read about how to change the ID in the README.txt.

    THANK YOU!
    This was exactly what I was looking for and SO EASY TO INSTALL!!!
    Thanks!

    i’m having some trouble installing this plug.
    well, not really trouble installing it. it’s quite easy. i followed the instructions and get the following error:
    Warning: file(/home/login/folder/dss//wp-content/plugins/wp-amazon-plugin.php): failed to open stream: Permission denied in /home/imperial/public_html/dss/wp-admin/plugins.php on line 94
    Warning: implode(): Bad arguments. in /home/login/folder/dss/wp-admin/plugins.php on line 94
    one thing i noticed is the double slash above…
    otherwise, it’s not working and i can’t see why.
    i have david chiat’s amazon plungin installed and that’s all.
    i’d like to get this working to see if i like it.
    any idea why it wouldn’t work?
    dss.

    Cheers, I like this.

    I get the following errors when searching.

    Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /var/www/wordpress/wp-admin/wp-amazon/nusoap.php on line 5489
    Fatal error: Call to undefined function: keywordsearchrequest() in /var/www/wordpress/wp-admin/wp-amazon/AmazonSearch.php on line 98

    Anyone got any ideas on how to fixy?

    dss,
    Make sure the files you uploaded are readable (i.e., 644 at least).
    – Rich

    david,
    Are you getting that error all the time or only sometimes? What is your $Country variable set to (look in wp-amazon.php)?
    – Rich

    I’ll try it again. but i thought everything was R,W, X (777) for testing purposes.
    stranger…
    dss

    Rich –
    Just FYI – I used nusoap for a while for , until Amazon did their V3 upgrade… at which point it stopped working for me (all the undefined function stuff, as it couldn’t find the function decls). That’s when I went and rolled my own XML solution (and just rewrote the low-level parser to be my code instead of the PHP code, so I can control timeouts and actually deal with error codes!).
    -d

    $Country = ‘US’;
    Hey Rich. Yes, it does seem to be set. And I double checked all the permissions on installed files, set them all to 755. Funny that I can’t get this plugin or David Chaits up and running. I have a very well equipped, up to date debian install on my server, and don’t *usually* miss the libraries I might need to make these plugins work. Still, it’s possible.
    Any idea what I am missing?

    Wow! This is absolutely perfect — precisely what I needed! Thank you so much!

    david, what version of php are you running on and on what platform? I haven’t tested on anything by linux running PHP 4.2+. It’s very possible that the nusoap library that I include with WP-Amazon is looking for something that’s not there.
    davidchiat, yeah… I hesitated to use the nusoap library, but in most cases, it seems to work fine. My plugin only makes uses the KeywordSearchRequest for all of its calls so, it’s not as complicated as CG-Amazon. If I more people report problems with it, I’ll switch over and write my own low level soap calls.
    – Rich

    This plugin breaks XHTML compliance currently on several points:
    1) target=”_blank” bad.
    2) it does not encode ampersands in titles into &

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