WPAA – pending review for listing on WordPress.org

Hi Everyone: I know it has been awhile since I’ve given any updates on the WPAA plugin. Last year I had several changes occur and to balance everything I had to stop support of the WordPress Amazon Associate plugin. I’m glad to announce that I have finally gotten things in order and as of yesterday

Programmatically overwritting the Database Connection of a Crystal Report File from Java

Recently I’ve had the “pleasure” of decommissioning existing applications in lieu of new systems coming online and as part of the process there was the need to Export Crystal Reports for Archival to ensure no loss of data. During this process the main stumbling block I experienced was how to overwrite the jndi DataSource defined

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WPAA :: Quick Update

Hi Everyone: It’s been awhile since I’ve given any updates as to the status of the plugin so I wanted to quickly post a note on what I’m working on. At this time I’ve stepped away from incorporating Amazon Banners as I’ve overcomplicated some of the functionality and so I’m going to start fresh on

Long Awaited Version 1.8.0 of WPAA is released

Rejoice!! Today we released version 1.8.0 of the WordPress-Amazon-Associate (WPAA) plugin. This minor but long awaited release contains full support for the Italy (IT), China (CN) and Spain (ES) Locales of the Amazon Product API / Affiliate Programs. In addition to the addition of the locales I corrected a bug with the Omakase Widget so

Amazon Product API dependency on Timestamp

Hi everyone, sorry for the long delay with updates to the WPAA plugin. I wanted to let everyone know the plugin is still under active development and I am currently updating the supported locales as well as the issue faced by users where requests fail out which is caused be discrepancy between server time and

The Hidden Plugin Guidelines all WordPress Plugin Developers should know

Lately I’ve had some back and forth with the WordPress members that “oversee” the plugin repository. At the moment I am slightly annoyed at the way they go about “managing” the repository but I’ll leave that for another post. After some back and forth I was finally able to get the Plugin Guidelines that they

New Release : WordPress Amazon Associate Version 1.7.0

Today I’d like to announce the release of version 1.7.0 of the WordPress Amazon Associate (WPAA) plugin. As you may know I did not plan to release another minor 1.X version and had been planning to do a major 2.0 version release. However due to unexpected business trips and personal obligations I have not had

WPAA Version 2.0 – Under Development

Hi Everyone: I wanted to let you all know that version 2.0 of the WordPress-Amazon-Associate (WPAA) plugin is progressing smoothly. At this time I’m working on flushing out the last item on my task list for this release: inclusion of Amazon Banner Ads. I anticipate this to take another couple of weeks as I want

New Support Forums!!!

Hi Everyone, I wanted to let all of you know that as of this afternoon we at MDBitz have launched a Support Forum to better assist and answer user questions on any of our projects. Currently we are just getting started posting information and Tutorials on our WordPress Plugin WordPress-Amazon-Associate. If you utilize the plugin

The Best WordPress Amazon Associate Plugins

Last year I created the WordPress-Amazon-Associate plugin to make the inclusion of Amazon links and Widgets simpler and more efficient. Since then I’ve made numerous enhancements all in the hopes that users would find it as useful as I do. To date their have been over 30,000 downloads of WPAA and overall great feedback from