WordPress Plugin: Amazon Reloaded – No Images

This is a short english version of My german post about a work-around for a issue with the plugin. Today I have noted, there are no more picture urls. Only a broken icon and the url is a ‚add-to-wishlist‘-link. I found no easy-to-use alternative, so I do a little research and debugging and found, the xml-response has a new element named ‚ItemLinks‘. This element also has childs ‚URL‘.

The plugin-code takes all elements named ‚URL‘ and uses them as picture-links. Since the author will not longer support the plugin, you have to fix it for yourself or wait for a dev, who changes the code and submit to the wordpress svn. Maybe I will do. For the moment, follow this steps to make it work again. In the file:


you have to add these lines after the line 82:

$detailPageUrl = $this->getFirstElementValueForTagName($item, 'DetailPageURL');

// New lines to make image urls working
$itemlinks = $item->getElementsByTagName('ItemLinks')->item(0);

$imageUrls = array();

This removes the new ‚ItemLinks‘ element from the xml-response. So the plugin can find pictures and work as expected. While reading the amazon webservice documentation, they use a different url. To reflect the new url, you have to change:




This can be done with a small change to the last 2 functions in the php-file. At the end, change the url’s in both functions like this:

function getAmazonProductSearchRequestUrl($terms, $index) {
  $settings = $this->getSettings();
  $url = "http://webservices.amazon.{$settings['amazon-locale']}/onca/xml?";
  $url .= 'Service=AWSECommerceService&';
  $url .= 'Version=2011-08-01&';
  $url .= 'AssociateTag=' . urlencode( $settings[ 'amazon-associates-id'] ) . '&';
  $url .= "AWSAccessKeyId={$settings['amazon-api-key']}&";
  $url .= 'Operation=ItemSearch&';
  $url .= 'Keywords='.urlencode(str_replace(' ', '%20', $terms)).'&';
  $url .= 'SearchIndex='.urlencode($index).'&';
  $url .= 'ResponseGroup=Small,Images';
  return $url;

function getAmazonHelpRequestUrl() {
  $settings = $this->getSettings();
  return 'http://webservices.amazon.'.$settings['amazon-locale'].'/onca/xml?Service=AWSECommerceService&AWSAccessKeyId='.$settings['amazon-api-key'].'&Operation=BrowseNodeLookup&BrowseNodeId=163357';

I have packed a changed version of this plugin. You can grab it here and simply unpack it over the old version. You must overwrite the old files.

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Eine Antwort zu „WordPress Plugin: Amazon Reloaded – No Images“

  1. […] Um ein paar kleinere Beträge für diesen Blog zu bekommen, arbeite ich gern mit Amazon Affiliate Links. Das ist auch ein vernünftiger Weg, Produktbilder in den Blog zu bekommen. Seit Jahren nutze ich das Plugin für WordPress namens "Amazon Reloaded". Dieses zeigte plötzlich keine Produktbilder mehr. Statt dem Link zum Bild, gab es einen Link um das Produkt zur Wunschliste zu addieren. Doch ich löste das Problem! (Short english version) […]

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