Amazon Media Hack

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For a while now, I’ve wished for a WordPress hack that would utilize Amazon’s web services and allow you to update my music and books with a click of a button, and a few days ago my wish came true.

Denyerec emailed me a few days ago and asked me if I’d test an Amazon Media hack he made for WordPress, of course I would. After a few days of emails being sent back and forth, Amazon Media 1.0 has been released to the public. With it, you can add books, music or DVDs and display them in variety of ways. I’m currently using it in my side bar and music/book sections of my site. It’s been tested on WP 1.0 and up, but will not work with any earlier versions.

Some of it’s other features are:

  • Associate ID support for .com or .co.uk
  • Display by book, DVD, music or any combination media type
  • Display most recent, recommended or random items
  • Filter items by personal recommendation
  • Customisable output similar to standard WP template functions

Screenshots – 1 2 3 4

If you want to grab a copy, go here and download it. Or if you want to check out the forum topic on this hack, go here.

12 Comments on “Amazon Media Hack

  1. That’s an great feature Kitta!

    Actually I’m trying going to switch my blog over from Blogger to either Word Press or Movable Type… any thoughts on which one you recommend?

    Thanks,
    Brandon
    Jakarta, Indonesia

  2. Brandon, it all depends on what you want in a CMS. I’ve never used MT, so I have no idea about it’s pros and cons. I’m happy with wordpress though.

  3. Wow thats cool, I could do with something like that for MT.
    Ooh you’re listening to Jet and Outkast, two great albums! I’m quite into Hot Hot Heat too right now!
    Take it easy πŸ™‚
    Ian

  4. Hmmm, just installed WordPress, will have to install this hack now…

    *crosses fingers before install* Here’s to not breaking something…

  5. I’ve installed WP now instead of MT. I really hope to learn quickly from all the great examples out there… including yours – very sleek, easy to read, and clean design.

    BTW if you like that Bill Bryson book you may like “Guns, Germs, and Steel”.

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