WordPress Amazon Associate update: Supporting I18n and Plugin Compliance

Yesterday (11/14/2010) saw the release of Version 1.1.0 of the WordPress Amazon Associate plugin. I am very excited about this release as we feel a couple key features were introduced. First WPAA now fully support I18n localization and includes a .pot file that users can use to translate the plugin into their language. If you do create a translation please forward the po/mo files to me so I can include them for other users.

The second key feature we introduced with this release is the Compliance Module. This module enables the plugin to render ShortCode from other plugins within WPAA. You may wonder why we did this and the simple answer is usability. We created the WordPress Amazon Associate plugin so we could easily integrate Amazon links and widgets and we want everyone to easily do the same without having to go back and rewrite content. Instead by enabling a few optional ShortCode handle we effectively make existing ShortCode viable through a single 1 click on the WP – Admin > Compliance admin screen. After enabling the plugin compliance you can remove the existing plugin and have 1 less item to administer.

In addition to the main enhancements listed above, Version 1.1.0 also includes a few bug fixes and enhancements. The full details can be found on the changelog page of the project.

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