UPDATE: I reached a critical number of requests for the ability to create multiple instances of this widget, so I made some quick updates and pushed out version 1.3. Enjoy!
I’ve just wrapped up version 1.2 of the Amazon Showcase WordPress Widget. Besides some minor updates improving performance, this release included a new “Template” option to satisfy a highly requested feature regarding output customization.
User’s now have the ability to define a “templates” for each item displayed. This provides total flexibility over the HTML that is generated and outputted in the widget. There are several pre-defined ‘tags’ that you can use within the templates as placeholders for product information. For example, any instance of the tag ‘[author]‘ in the template will be replaced by the product’s author name when outputted.
Head over to the Amazon Showcase WordPress Widget project page for more information and to download; and of course, feel free to send me any comments or suggestions you have!