AmazonFeed Blog

Latest updates and posts about the AmazonFeed plugin for WordPress.

AmazonFeed 2.1 Released

I have finally released AmazonFeed v. 2.1. While not a major release, it updates the code to be compatible with WordPress 3.1.1 and fixes a few minor bugs. One bug for example would prevent your custom Amazon tags from being saved in certain situations. This has now been fixed. Hope you enjoy the plugin. If you have questions or comments, feel free to leave them in the comments associated with this post.

Beware of Thieves like AmazonPress

I was recently made aware of a couple of plugin thieves who have taken my code, rebranded it as their own (calling it AmazonPress), redirected the tip to themselves, and made it mandatory rather than optional with no notice to the website owner. In my opinion this constitutes theft from both myself as well as their clients/victims. By not giving credit to me as the original author they are also in violation of the terms of the GPL.

From their site: “We have been online for about 4 years now, we decided to jump in and create an open source plugin for wordpress, it seems there is a need for an amazon plugin that actually works properly, so we decided to go ahead and develop one. Soon to come we will be creating new and awesome plugins.”

If you’re a plugin developer, you better watch out because they might be “creating” your plugin next! If you already use their plugin, you may want to consider another option as they are stealing your commissions without your knowledge or consent. May I recommend the original AmazonFeed?

AmazonFeed v1.9 Released

I’m happy to announce I have completed work on AmazonFeed v. 1.9.  This version includes some very cool features including:

  • Ability to sort the order in which products appear sitewide we well as customizing the sort order on individual posts.
  • Ability to choose where the products appear on the posts/pages, whether below (default) or above the post content.
  • Ability to choose whether or not specific products are displayed in association with individual keywords.  You can block specific products on the cache control page.

Hope you like this new version.  You can download it from WordPress.org.  I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments area below.

AmazonFeed Security Updates

I am happy to announce that I have upgraded AmazonFeed to support the new Amazon security requirements coming into place on Aug. 15’th.  If you are currently using AmazonFeed v. 1.3 or lower, you will want to upgrade to 1.4 or higher before Aug. 15, in order to continue displaying Amazon products on your site using this plugin.

You can read more about or download AmazonFeed on this page.

Is AmazonFeed Making You Money?

Just for fun, we thought we’d run a poll to find out how helpful AmazonFeed has been to you and your website.  So, feel free to rate your success with it below.

Has our AmazonFeed plugin helped you make money with your site? If so, how much?
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