Announcing version 0.9.12

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As promised some days ago, a new version of AmazonSimpleAdmin is now available.

A new feature is an option in the cache setup panel “Do not use cache when logged in as admin“. If checked the plugin will not load the products on a page from cache when you are logged in as admin.

Another cool feature is the possibility to place your custom template files in a subdirectory of your theme. The dir name has to be wp-content/themes/[your-theme]/asa”. This is just optional! You do not have to change anything.

Also this version brings some new placeholders. With {$TrackingId} you can include your Amazon Tracking ID into your custom template. {$ProductReviewsURL} keeps the URL to the product review page and {$AmazonShopURL} is the homepage of the Amazon country store you have defined as default in the plugin options (like www.amazon.com or www.amazon.de).

Many users have asked how to nicer format the ReleaseDate of a product. This version now formats the release date automatically and uses the date format configured in the blog options.

I hope you like the updates. Please let me know.

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If you would like to support the development of ASA, please give it a good rating on http://wordpress.org/plugins/amazonsimpleadmin/

Here is the complete list of changes:

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  • New feature: New cache option: Do not use cache when logged in as admin
  • New feature: Now you can place your template files in your theme directory in a subdirectory called “wp-content/themes/[your-theme]/asa”. Supported file extensions are “.htm” and “.html”. This is optional, the subdirectory “tpl” of the plugin directory will work as usual.
  • New placeholder: {$TrackingId}
  • New placeholder: {$AmazonShopURL}
  • New placeholder: {$ProductReviewsURL}
  • Improvement: Added collection name filtering
  • Improvement: Collections are tested successfully in WordPress Multisite environment
  • Bugfix: asa / asa_collection shortcode regex fix
  • Bugfix: Collection browse select will keep the selected item
  • Fix: Removed PHP notices
  • Fix: PHP Notice: has_cap was called with an argument that is deprecated since version 2.0! on menu creation
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Timo

I started working on Amazon Simple Admin back in 2007 because I could not find an Amazon plugin for Wordpress that met my requirements. After many years of experience and hard work, the complete new ASA 2 Pro was released in early 2016. Follow me on Twitter.

Comments 6

  1. Love your plugin. Just found it, installed and have customized the template to fit the look of my site. Just one thing I can’t figure out. Where does it get the sizes for ImageWidth? The small and medium are too small and the large is too large. I post books on my site and want the cover image to look similar to what someone would see on Amazon. Most of the time it is around 200×311. Can I specific a similar size? Thanks for your time.

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      Hi Wendy,
      Have you tried using the placeholder for the URL of the image (e.g. {$MediumImageUrl}) and set a custom width and height in your HTML template. For example:

  2. Hmm, dieses Plugin ist die Hölle. Leider gibt es kaum Plugin-Erweiterungen die eine ordentliche Einbindung gewährleisten.

    Schlimm. Ich hoffe, dass die zweite Version annährend ein Beschreibung enthält und weniger Kopfschmerzen verursacht.

    Trotzdem Danke. Ist ja kostenlos, lieber hätte ich 100€ bezahlt und was anständiges bekommen, als nur zwei Räder mit Rahmen.

    Grüße

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      Hi Alex,
      danke für deine kritischen Worte. Ich würde auch nicht behaupten, dass ASA ein Segen ist. Deswegen gibt es ja bald auch ASA 2. 🙂 Aber wie du richtig erkannt hast: ist daher ja auch kostenlos.
      Allerdings würde ich mich freuen, aus deinen Erfahrungen zu lernen und sie als Verbesserungen in ASA 2 einfließen zu lassen. Was hälst du davon?

  3. Hallo Timo. Gerne, habe mich für ASA 2 angemeldet.

    Ich habe jetzt eine ziemlich gute Anleitung gefunden (https://www.amazon.de/dp//?tag=hhessdedasher-21). Die letzten 6 Stunden waren umsonst, damit habe ich alle meine ASA-Probleme gelöst.

    Du wirst es nicht glauben, es funktioniert und ist ziemlich leicht durch die Shortcodes. 🙂 Die paar Stunden Arbeit haben sich gelohnt.

    Grüße

    p.s. Sorry für die ausfallenden Worte.

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