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=== AVH Amazon ===
Contributors: petervanderdoes
Donate link: http://blog.avirtualhome.com/wordpress-plugins/
Tags: amazon, wishlist, widget, wedding registry, baby registry, shortcode, post, page
Requires at least: 2.9
Tested up to: 3.0.1
Stable tag: 3.3.2

The AVH Amazon plugin gives you the ability to show items from your Amazon wishlist by using widgets or shortcode in posts and pages.

== Description ==
As Amazon changed their API this plugin no longer works. It's hosted on github for historic reasons.

The AVH Amazon plugin gives you the ability to add multiple widgets which will display one or more random item(s) from your Amazon wishlist, baby registry and/or wedding registry.
It also has the ability to show an item with its link, in posts and pages by use of shortcode. 

In the plugin reference is made to Wishlist only but you can use your Baby Registry ID or Wedding Registry ID as well.

= Features =

* General
	* Works with amazon.com, and locales amazon.ca, amazon.de, amazon.co.uk and amazon.fr.
	* Universal List Items from the lists will be shown as well. Thumbnails for the items need to be generated seperately by using the option in the Tools section. 

* Wishlist
	* Add Associated ID.
	* Choice of thumbnail size, Small/Medium/Large.
	* Option to use unlimited widgets.
	* Multiple items from the same Wish List can be displayed in the widget.
	* A configurable footer can be displayed on the bottom of the widget linking to the list on Amazon.
	* Randomize the items retrieved or keep them in the order retrieved.
	* Retrieve the items in order. The following orders are possible, Last Updated, Date Added, Price - Cheapest to most expensive, Priority.

* Shortcode
	* Create the shortcode with the help of a metabox
	* In the metabox you can select an item or select to randomize the items from your wishlist or search for an item by ASIN. 
	* The shortcode creates text, picture or text & picture links.
	* If a text link or text & picture link is used, the default text is the item description from Amazon but the text of the link can be changed.
	* The value all for the ASIN option will show all items from your wishlist. In combination with a text & picture link type you can create a wishlist page.
	* Use the option col="<nr>" to set the number of columns to display.
	* Retrieve the items in order. The following orders are possible, Last Updated, Date Added, Price - Cheapest to most expensive, Priority.

* Tools
	* Look up your wishlist ID.
	* Clear the complete cache.
	* Get the pictures for Universal List items in the cache.

== Installation ==

The avh-amazon plugin can be installed in 3 easy steps:

1. Unzip the "avh-amazon" archive and put the directory "avh-amazon" into your "plugins" folder (wp-content/plugins).
1. Activate the plugin.

== Frequently Asked Questions ==

= Can I use this plugin if I don't have a widget enabled theme? =
Yes you can, you can use the following code to display the wishlist:
 $avhwidget=& new AVHAmazonWidget();$avhwidget->widgetWishlist(array(),1 , FALSE); 

= What about support? =
I created a support site at http://forums.avirtualhome.com where you can ask questions or request features.

= Where is the Baby/Wedding Registry widget? =
There is no separate widget for the registries. To show the registry items use the Wishlist widget and use your Baby Registry ID or Wedding Registry ID.

= How do I find my Baby Registry and/or Wedding Registry ID? =
When you create either registry Amazon sends you an email with the direct link to access your registry. The ID is the last part of the URL.
The ID is 1234567890ABC

= What is an ASIN? =
ASIN stands for Amazon Standard Identification Number. Every product has its own ASIN--a unique code they use to identify it. For books, the ASIN is the same as the 10-digit ISBN number.
You will find an item's ASIN on the product detail page.

== Screenshots ==


== Changelog ==
=Version 3.3.2 =
* Bugfix: Change of the widget HTML code. Makes it more like the WordPress widgets, helping with the layout of certain themes.
* Dropped support for WordPress 2.8, at least WordPress 2.9 is required.
* Do not use the cache on the tools page and in the metabox on the editing post/page page.

= Version 3.3.1 =
* Bugfix: When no Universal Item pictures have been generated, an error occurs.

= Version 3.3 =
* Dropped support for WordPress 2.7 and lower
* Universal Item support

= Version 3.2.1 =
* Bugfix: Locale France didn't work.
* WordPress 3.0 compatibility
* Bugfix: Randomize option didn't stick

= Version =
* Bugfix: Division by zero in admin section.

= Version 3.2 =
* RFC: Widget: Ability to disable the randomization of items in a wishlist.
* RFC: Widget: Ability to select the sort order of the wishlist. Options are Last Updated, Date Added, Price (only cheapest to most expensive is allowed by Amazon) and Priority.
* RFC: Removed line break tags in the wishlist widget after the image and caption.
* RFC: Added Amazon.fr
* Added caching. Wishlists and Items are cached for 23 hours to speed up the lookup process.

= Version 3.1.4 =
* Bugfix: Invalid argument when there are no widgets on the blog.
* Bugfix: The shortcode metabox in the post page didn't work.

= Version 3.1.3 =
* Bugfix: Uninstall didn't work.
* Bugfix: The tabs in the settings page didn't always work.
* Updated the Amazon API.
* Ready for WordPress 2.9

= Version 3.1.2 =
* Bugfix: Widget didn't hold value for Associated ID and Wish List ID.

= Version 3.1.1 =
* Bugfix: CSS for the widget was not loaded.

= Version 3.1 =
* Bugfix: In WordPress 2.8 and PHP5, the secret key calculation didn't use native PHP5 function.
* RFC: Ability to set number of columns when displaying all items from a wishlist.
* The personal secret key is mandatory now. If it's not present, the plugin will not work.

= Version 3.0.8 =
* Bugfix: Regression of Bugfix: When using the secret key, the call to Amazon would fail.

= Version 3.0.7 =
* Bugfix: In the tools section, when looking up your WishList ID and you only have one WishList an undefined function was called.

= Version 3.0.6 =
* New Amazon API version. Added the ability to see Universal Items on Wishlists.
* Bugfix: Problem when showing shortcode and widget at the same page.

= Version 3.0.5 =
* Bugfix: When using the secret key, the call to Amazon would fail.

= Version 3.0.4 =
* Bugfix: When multiple pages of a list were retrieved and no AWS Key was supplied an error would occur.
* Bugfix: Certain options weren't saved in the widget.
* Bugfix: Shortcodes didn't work. Call to wrong class.

= Version 3.0.3 =
* If the plugin was installed prior to upgrading to WordPress 2.8, the widgets would disappear from the sidebars.

= Version 3.0.2 =
* Reported in conjunction with my AVH Extended Categories widget. The self class does not exists in getInstance.

= Version 3.0.1 =
* Conflict with declaration of sha256

= Version 3.0 =
* It uses the new Widget class introduced in WordPress 2.8.
* Optimizations for WordPress 2.8.
* Amazon policy change. Calls to Amazon need to be signed per August 15 of 2009. In order to sign calls you will need an Amazon Web Services account. See the FAQ for more details.
* Picture is shown in metabox for ASIN search.
* Use of WordPress defined variables, fixes problems when wp-content directory is moved.

= Version 2.4 =
* Speed improvements.
* Increased security.
* Reduced memory footprint.
* RFC: Ability to select picture size in the short code.
* Bugfix: Shortcode URL's for items not in a awishlist were wrong.
* Several other small bugs are fixed.

= Version 2.3.4 =
* Bugfix: Footer option in widget didn't show.

= Version 2.3.3 =
* Bugfix: In the shortcode the default associate ID wasn't set to the right one when using a a non US locale.

= Version 2.3.2 =
* Bugfix: The shortcode didn't retrieve the assiocated ID set in the admin page.

= Version 2.3.1 =
* Bugfix: Certain character were not displayed correctly (Characters with Umlauts for example)

= Version 2.3 =
* RFC: When calling the widget directly the array parameter can hold the widget options.
* Updated WDSL
* With WordPress 2.7, when deleting the plugin it will clean up the database, removing the entries related the plugin.
* Source code improvements.

= Version 2.2.4 =
* Bugfix: The footer in the widget wasn't linking correctly.

= Version 2.2.3 =
* Bugfix: Metabox wasn't displayed properly in WordPress 2.7

= Version 2.2.2 =
* Bugfix: Support for non-widget code was broken.
* Bugfix: When running PHP 5 some warnings "Call-time pass-by-reference has been deprecated"

= Version 2.2.1 =
* Bugfix: Widget didn't get the default values.

= Version 2.2 =
* Display a "no image available" picture when no picture is available.
* Ability to set default settings for the shortcode.
* Improve storage of the options.
* Clear the cache folder at each upgrade.
* Show searching indicator when searching for WishList or Asin in the Shortcode Metabox.
* Bugfix: Fixed memory problem. Problem was not using avhamazon class in the shortcode.
* Bugfix: Metabox was displayed incorrectly on the Page page.
* RFC: Added option pic+text for the linktype parameter in the shortcode.
* RFC: Added option all for the asin parameter in the shortcode. This will show all items from a wishlist.

= Version 2.1 =
* Changed the amount of widgets you can use from 9 to unlimited.

= Version 2.0.1 =
* Bugfix: Problem with widget header.

= Version 2.0 =
* Compatibility changed to WordPress 2.5 and higher.
* RFC: Added shortcode implementation.
* Number of items to be displayed in the widget can now be changed per widget.

= Version 1.5 =
* Bugfix: Old WSDL was used to look up the Wish List
* RFC: Added Amazon.co.uk compatibility. 

= Version 1.4 =
* Bugfix: Only 10 Items from a Wish List were loaded to setup the widget. All items are loaded now.
* Bugfix: When the list contains one item the widget wouldn't process it correctly (No image and wrong link).
* RFC: Added Amazon.de compatibility.
* RFC: Multiple items from the same Wish List can be displayed in the widget.
* RFC: A configurable footer can be displayed on the bottom of the widget linking to the list on Amazon.
* Updated WSDL Location.
* Code improvements.

= Version 1.3 =
* RFC: Added Amazon.ca compatibility.

= Version 1.2 =
* Bug Fix: Creation of the link for the Wish List.

= Version 1.1 =
* Link from widget makes Amazon recognize it as a link from a Wish List. And the shipping address from the Wish List can be used.
* Several bug fixes of files not found for WordPress 2.3. 
* Code clean up.

= Version 1.0.1 =
* Bug Fix: Don't display purchased items from the lists.
* Bug Fix: HTML problem when using WordPress 2.3

= Version 1.0 =
* Added compatibility with WordPress 2.5
* Added option to use multiple widgets.

= Version 0.4.1 =
* Bug Fix: Didn't display picture anymore 

 Version 0.4
* Added an "tools" option under Admin -> Manage. You can look up your Wishlist ID by entering the email you use at Amazon. There is no check if the email is valid, if it isn't you won't see your wishlist(s)

== Glossary ==
	* RFC - Request For Change. Changes requested by users.