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  • Hi Paul,

    Question: I’ve been getting emails from Amazon for the last few weeks about upgrading to Amazon Product Advertising API 5, and that previous versions will stop working on October 31, 2019.

    Is this something that affects the Amazon Link plugin, and if so, is it compatible with version 5 already?

    Thanks!

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  • Plugin Author paulstuttard

    (@paulstuttard)

    Hi,

    The latest version of the plugin (3.2.10) does not specify a version for the AWS requests so it will use the default. The previous version (3.2.9) did specify the version, however it is in the form of a date “2011-08-01”.

    The plugin works okay on my sites so compatibility is not an issue.

    Cheers,

    Paul

    Plugin Author paulstuttard

    (@paulstuttard)

    After looking into this a bit more, Amazon have indeed created a V5 of the API, and not actually advertised this to people using v4, which I find astounding.

    So it looks like the plugin will not work after 31st October. Unfortunately I do not have the time to port the plugin to the abomination that is the v5 API.

    If someone wants to take on this task then let me know.

    Paul

    Thread Starter obilix99

    (@obilix99)

    Oh hell. That’s… not ideal.

    I guess that answers what I’ll be doing for the next 10 days — finding a replacement and then working out the best way to migrate several hundred shortcode instances across. 🙁

    I used this plugin too… After amazon’s Alert I decided to make a New lib fully compatible with pa-api 5, this can reduice a lot of work… Apaapi

    Plugin Author paulstuttard

    (@paulstuttard)

    Thanks Jihad, Looks a lot more compact than Amazon’s offering, if I do migrate I’ll probably make use of this.

    I note Amazon have pushed back the deadline for migration to January next year.

    Trouble is I no longer maintain any websites, so I don’t actively use the plugin. Although I did not mind doing small tweeks for reported problems, a wholesale migration to another API is another matter altogether.

    Paul

    Plugin Author paulstuttard

    (@paulstuttard)

    Obilix,

    Probably too late now, but there is an ‘extras’ plugin that is available that will convert your shortcodes into static content if that is any use?

    Paul

    Thread Starter obilix99

    (@obilix99)

    Hi Paul,

    That was my original plan, but in the end I did a search and replace in the database to change the shortcodes to match the plugin I ended up replacing it with.

    Had to laugh when I got an email late yesterday saying the deadline had been pushed back — sort of expected it, but it’s not like anyone could have waited until then to migrate!

    Cheers,
    Dave

    Plugin Author paulstuttard

    (@paulstuttard)

    Cool, glad you managed to migrate okay, makes my fingers itch doing global search and replace in mysql!

    Paul

    Thread Starter obilix99

    (@obilix99)

    Lots of testing and backups beforehand, and yet it was still terrifying! 😁

    Hi Paul,

    I know you no longer maintain any websites, but are you still coding? This plugin shows your great skill in coding.

    Thanks anyway for this great plugin.

    Paul,
    How can we test to see if the plugin is still working?
    The images and links are still there, but how do I know I’m getting the amazon referral fees from them?
    Thanks!

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