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Amazon Content Plugin Example

logo-small-transparentThis is an example of the Amazon content plugin (displayed below) for Joomla!.

It allows you to embed product information and reviews and links from Amazon Web Services. The product links includes your Amazon associates id, giving you a great way to monetize your Joomla! articles. The site administrator can also choose to allow authors to use their own associates id.

You can specify a particular product by its Amazon ASIN or ISBN number. Alternatively the plugin can automatically search Amazon using keywords related to your articles, to find the most suitable product.

Much of the output is customizable, for example you can choose whether or not to show ratings and reviews. The plugin handles signed Amazon requests, and allows choice of Amazon country marketplace services. It will work for any of the Amazon country websites, including Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, Amazon.jp and Amazon.ca, Amazon.it and Amazon.cn.

The plugin can display up to 10 results at a time (Amazon returns a maximum of 10 results per request). You can increase this limit by using multiple instances of the plugin

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The Code

This example shows how to list selected items using the Amazon item id. The output below is generated by using this embedding code:-

{amazonWS:itemId=0141011114,0306819112,1851687793}

 

The Output

The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time and the Texture of Reality (Penguin Press Science)

Author: Brian Greene
Manufacturer: Penguin
Offers - Buy New From: £4.46 Used From: £0.01
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Editorial Review: "The Fabric of the Cosmos" takes us on an irresistible and revelatory journey through the biggest of the big questions. What is reality? Could we exist without space and time? Can we travel to the past? What are the limits of the universe? Brian Greene has made the mysteries of space and time accessible to millions with his acclaimed writings and award-winning TV series. Now he reveals a world more beautiful and bizarre than we could have imagined, where 'dark matter' reigns, space warps and wiggles through eleven dimensions, minute particles dance, fizz and teleport across vast distances, everything is made of vibrating strings and, like an ant on a lily-pad, we may be floating on a sliver of spacetime. Revealing new layers of reality that lie just beneath the surface of our everyday lives, this grand tour of the universe will make you look at the world in a completely new way. "A must-read". ("Sunday Times"). "Greene takes us to the limits of space and time". ("Guardian"). "Sends the reader's imagination hurtling through the universe on an astonishing ride". ("The New York Times"). Brian Greene is well known to many fans as a populariser of theoretical physics. He is the author of the bestselling books about string theory, "The Elegant Universe", which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction, "The Fabric of the Cosmos", and "The Hidden Reality". Educated at Harvard and Oxford, he has taught at both Harvard and Cornell and has been Professor of Physics and Mathematics at Columbia University since 1996.


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Why Does E=mc2?

Author: Brian Cox
Manufacturer: Da Capo
Offers - Buy New From: £3.25 Used From: £0.01
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Editorial Review: Brand New Item, Fast Dispatch


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How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog

Author: Chad Orzel
Manufacturer: Oneworld Publications
Offers - Buy New From: £3.29 Used From: £0.01
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Editorial Review: Good: A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (including dust cover, if applicable). The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include "From the library of" labels.Some of our books may have slightly worn corners, and minor creases to the covers. Please note the cover may sometimes be different to the one shown.


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