Has WP-Amazon Plugin has Stopped Working In Your Blog?
I love the WP=Amazon plugin. Its one of the first I ever installed. I have used it for several years. If you are not familiar with WP-Amazon plugin- it lets you EASILY search and insert amazon content – using your affiliate ID- into your blog. Without question it is the best Amazon affiliate plugin available for WordPress. Over time the plugin has had some problems working with newer versions of WordPress and as developer has tried to make it compatible with other platforms.
Despite the efforts of developer Rich Manalang – who admittedly has very little time to support it- this Amazon plugin for WordPress has more and more problems with every WordPress upgrade. The plugin itself is brilliant I in no way intend to degenerate Rich!
After upgrading to WordPress 2.5 this week I thought there has to be a way to get this to work. Other people seem to still be able to use it. I did some digging around and found that you could add some java script files, offered by Jacob Lundberg to get it to work. Getting the files was a challenge in itself. I just added them to the original 2.2 version WP-Amazon plugin so I could simply upload to my other blogs.
You are welcome to download the fixed and working WP-Amazon Plugin .
Also available- a hacked version of WP-Amazon– the one with the ” add Amazon content here” link at bottom of post. Please read some of the disclaimers.
Potential Problems with WP-Amazon Plugin
Using the modified WP-Amazon plugin fixes the problems listed below.
Amazon Button for WP- Amazon Doesn’t Show Up
This problem with plugin is also fixed.
The Search Button for Amazon in WP-amazon Doesn’t Show Up
I can Only See 3 Products In Search Results using WP-Amazon
There doesn’t seem to be a fix for this, unfortunately. HOWEVER you can download a hacked version of the plugin here, It works on the old pre- Grease Monkey non- Ajax version of WP-Amazon but will work with newer versions of WordPress, including WordPress 2.3 and 2.5. This may be the version I end up suing across my blogs. I will have to test some more.
if you are NOT using this plugin- it is FANTASTIC – don’t; be scared off by some of the problems mentioned above. You can very easily search and add Amazon content using your affiliate ID to your blog with a few clicks.