Hack mediawiki isbn for affiliates

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How to change the ISBN feature to reflect your affiliation with Amazon and Barnes and Noble


This is a hack to modify your MediaWiki - Do so at your own risk.

MediaWiki version 1.6.3

This is for MediaWiki version 1.6.3 I'm sure other versions would be similar.


Starting at Line Number 166 In the File "/languages/language.php"

I changed it from:

/* private */ $wgBookstoreListEn = array(
   'AddALL' => 'http://www.addall.com/New/Partner.cgi?query=$1&type=ISBN',
   'PriceSCAN' => 'http://www.pricescan.com/books/bookDetail.asp?isbn=$1',
   'Barnes & Noble' => 'http://search.barnesandnoble.com/bookSearch/isbnInquiry.asp?isbn=$1',
   'Amazon.com' => 'http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ISBN=$1'


/* private */ $wgBookstoreListEn = array(
   // 'AddALL' => 'http://www.addall.com/New/Partner.cgi?query=$1&type=ISBN',
   // 'PriceSCAN' => 'http://www.pricescan.com/books/bookDetail.asp?isbn=$1',
   'Barnes & Noble' => 'http://service.bfast.com/bfast/click?bfmid=2181&sourceid=41614264&bfpid=$1&bfmtype=book',
   'Amazon.com' => 'http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/redirect?link_code=ur2&tag=tsickist-20&camp=1789&creative=9325&path=ISBN=$1'

I commented out AddALL and PriceSCAN because I don't have an affiliation with them. This is purely optional.

Note be sure to replace:

sourceid="41614264" with your Barnes and Noble number tag=tsickist-20 with your Amazon Code

Or you can leave mine and help me make $ :)


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