WordPress FAQ: What's up with the Amazon Plugin with WP 2.1.x?

How do I use the new version of the Amazon plugin? It never brings up what I am looking for and its very annoying. I want to be able to use it the way it was before the WP upgrade.

This question comes from Shannon Nelson who is complaining about the new version of WP-Amazon. Many of the blogs at b5 are product based or have a strong connection to products and so the WP-Amazon plugin is a favorite among affiliate bloggers.

The problem is that the new version of WP-Amazon, though still beta, leaves a large chunk of the less technical population behind. Based on the plugin site, I’m confident that the issues will be resolved by the time this version comes out of beta, however until then we’re stuck with it. The stable version of the plugin does not work on any of the WP 2.1.x branch and the beta preview version is only compati ble with Firefox 2, Opera 9 and (I think) Safari. Internet Explorer users are the big losers here.

Stay tuned tot he plugin page for news on future releases and we’ll be proactively monitoring and upgrading here at b5media.

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Timecapsule Plugin 1.0.3

A few of you have been asking me about when Timecapsule (initially released on Problogger) would be WordPress 2.1 compliant. The time is now and not yet.

For those who wish to download and test (please do!), you can do so via SVN:

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svn co http://svn.b5media.com/svn/timecapsule/trunk

Or download the nightly.

I am looking to take this plugin to the next level and build features so speak up if you want features. Hart, this means you. And anyone else. :-)

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