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plugin:amazon

Amazon Plugin

Compatible with DokuWiki

2013-03-06, 2009-12-25+

plugin Display product information fetched from Amazon for single products or lists

Last updated on
2010-08-07
Provides
Syntax
Repository
Source
Conflicts with
amazon_heavy

Similar to isbn

Tagged with books, embed, images, listing, media, music, video

This plugin allows you to include information and cover art form Amazon into a wiki page. This is somewhat similar to the ISBN plugin but it uses Amazon's WebService API to fetch the data. You can adjust the plugin's output by changing the format function of the plugin.

Download and Installation

Please use the download link given above to download the plugin with the plugin manager or to install it manually.

Changes

Usage

Amazon Plugin Screenshot

Usage is simple - just use the amazon tag providing an ASIN as shown below:

{{amazon>0142000280}}

If you want to link to a national Amazon, use the following syntax to access the German, UK, Japanese, French or Canadian Amazon site.

{{amazon>de:0142000280}}
{{amazon>uk:0142000280}}
{{amazon>jp:0142000280}}
{{amazon>fr:2749102448}}
{{amazon>ca:0142000280}}
{{amazon>de:382732730X}}

Wishlists or “ListMania” lists can be displayed using the wishlist or amazonlist keywords followed by the list id. Country support works the same as with single products above. Examples:

{{wishlist>de:11ACQWWKWOM3G}}
{{amazonlist>R2AD3IPI9YY0TO}}

:!: Amazon dropped the support for lists in their API, there's nothing I can do about it right now. Sorry. Lists are no longer supported by this plugin.

The default configuration options set in the config manager can be overridden by giving additional space separated keywords:

{{wishlist>de:11ACQWWKWOM3G price =0 90x90}}
{{amazon>en:0142000280 noprice =40 50x70}}

(Note that it is necessary to include the country code (en:, de:, etc…) in the link or the options will not take effect (and in fact you will get an error))

The following keywords can be used:

widthxheight the size of the shown image(s)
=number limit outputs to this number of characters, set to 0 for no limit
noprice don't show product prices
price show product prices
nopurchased exclude already purchased items
purchased include already purchased items
sortprice sort items ordered by price, cheapest on top
sortpopularity sort items by personal popularity as provided by list owner
sortadded sort items by the date they were added, newest on top

Configuration

Everything is configurable through the config manager.

You need to sign up for a free Amazon AWS Developer account to obtain the needed Access Keys. After got the Access Key ID and Secret Access Key, you may need to register Product Advertising API at here,

You can specify the width and height of images and if you want to display prices here. You can set up Amazon Partner IDs for all supported shops. If you feel generous, leave in the IDs of the plugin author.

Note: It is recommended to enable the fetchsize option to get correct rescaling for the external images.

Some more info

Ben Pollinger created a button that could be used with this plugin in the toolbar

plugin/amazon.txt · Last modified: 2014/04/12 12:05 by haobug