On 10 Aug 2015, 9:43 pm, DeltaDave wrote:
What surprises me, is that this fix is set on hold by softpress, how much time did this take? As in seconds?
Sure - but it has to be incorporated in a complete FW update as it comes with the app.
That is probably why it will have to wait until the next FW release.
It only took me a few minutes to edit the action.
Thanks for the tip that I’ll have to redo the code edit with each update.
But as to when or if it will ever get fixed by Softpress…I wasn’t very reassured by my answer when I wrote to support (quoted below). That’s why I asked for help here. It is very cool how quickly support answers emails even if the problem isn’t resolved.
It’s amazing if I am the only person who uses the Enhanced Action: Amazon Associates and has encountered this problem and reported it.
Here is the reply I got from support:
"The Amazon Associates Actions were introduced into Freeway at the launch of Freeway 6 – and it was always going to be a case of the Action suite being at the mercy of whether Amazon change things at their end at some point. I’ve not heard of others having issues with the Associates Actions so far, so that might just show that there wasn’t a huge take-up for them.
All I can do is to alert our developers to the problem – so they can look into what needs to be changed. However, I’m afraid I can’t give any timings for when (if ever) they will be fixed. Because they don’t appear to be used by very many customers, they will need to decide its priority to fix – and of course this could be the first instance of many future updates that will need to be done.
Another issue with features added many years ago, is that some of them are not really suitable for use in a responsive layout because the content of the third-party service in that item used on the page may not grow or shrink with the width of the browser window or device screen.
To be honest, the Amazon Associates Actions were offered as a quick and simple solution to setting up the monetization of a web site – and (just like Facebook buttons, Google site maps, etc., which also have dedicated Freeway Actions to simplify the procedure) it is probably the case that it is only marginally slower to grab the code from the Amazon Associates developers page and use that code in a markup item on the page (using the steps outlined in the KnowledgeBase article at http://www.softpress.com/kb/questions/42/).
If you find that using markup items on the page causes issues with the layout (such as you getting unwanted Returns before and after the markup item on the page), you might want to try embedding an instance of the “Crowbar” Action in your layout (instead of a markup item) as that often fixes the problem of Freeway wanting to wrap all new items in the flow of text in a
tag which adds a Return before and after. You can get the Crowbar Action from http://actionsforge.com/actions/crowbar."
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