Release status: beta
|Description||Easily create Amazon.com product links by just entering their ASIN or ISBN|
|Author(s)||Kolomona Myer (Hapatalk)|
|Latest version||0.6.1 beta (March 2009)|
|MediaWiki||1.9.3, 1.10.0, and 1.13.3|
|License||GPLv3 and CC-BY-SA|
 Adobe Photoshop CS4
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Notice[edit | edit source]
This extension currently doesn't work due to Amazon's Product Advertising API Authentication policy change. Product Advertising API
I am current rewriting this extension and I should have a working version in a week or so. The good news is that I the new version I'm working on will be much easier to use. (hopefully) --Hapa 05:34, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
Inspiration[edit | edit source]
Inspiration for this extension was the ISBN feature that MediaWiki has. I wanted to use it to monetize my Wiki so I made a hack to the parser.php
While this worked it became a pain to maintain as I had to rehack the parser.php file every time I upgraded my wiki.
So I made this extension.
Please leave me feedback on my talk page User_talk:Hapa
What can this extension do?[edit | edit source]
This extension provides an easy way to insert Amazon.com product links into your wiki pages making it simple to monetize your wikis
Notes on Current Design - Circa March 2011[edit | edit source]
The BookSources page on a standard MediaWiki v1.16.2 displays Amazon Books correctly only if the ISBN-10 (1847198201) number is given and is expected to go for example to:
The same book's ISBN-13 (978-1847198204) number errors out but should actually go to:
This is only a search page that displays the book in summary form unlike the latter which displays it in detail form.
See It In Action[edit | edit source]
You can see this in action on my wiki http://www.opentutorial.com/Make_fire_text_using_photoshop#Amazon.27s_Related_Products
Usage[edit | edit source]
Where "B001EUBSL0" can be any Amazon.com product number
This will automatically lookup the ASIN using Amazon Web Services (AWS) and return the following to your wiki page:
ASIN B001EUBSL0 Adobe Photoshop CS4
The link generated will include your own Amazon.com Associates ID number allowing you to get credit if a user purchases the product, or any other product on Amazon.com
Customizable Templates[edit | edit source]
The extension also provides for customizable output via a rudimentary templating system. Allowing for greater flexibility.
The templates can pull the following variables from Amazon.
- This is the link to the product which includes your associates tag.
- This is Amazon.com's unique product number for the item.
- The name of the product.
- The manufacturer of the product
- Amazon's current price for the item.
Download instructions[edit | edit source]
Get the code from Google Code Here
Installation[edit | edit source]
Unzip the contents of the zip file to a directory titled "Amazon-Linker" in your extenstions directory
Read the readme.txt file contained in the zip file for instructions on how to install this extension
Configuration parameters[edit | edit source]
Read the readme.txt file
Amazon.com Infoboxes[edit | edit source]
If you would like to have the Amazon.com infoboxes like the ones seen on http://www.opentutorial.com/Make_fire_text_using_photoshop#Amazon.27s_Related_Products
Place the following code at the end of your skin php file just before the </body> tag: