Today I’m proud to announce the release of version 1.6.0 of the WordPress Amazon Associate plugin. Although there aren’t a large number of changes in this release I think it deserves special attention as it truly makes the plugin a must have for WordPress & Amazon Associate users.
In this release Geo-Localization has been extended to support static amazon links within your website’s content. This means that you no longer have to update links to use the Shortcodes provided by the plugin instead the links will be automatically updated to the appropriate amazon locale with the correct associate tag based on the visitor’s IP Address.
As part of the localization process validation is performed on the generated link so that if the product does not exist for a locale the original link will be displayed to the viewer. In addition if you have disabled the visitor’s locale in the WP > Amazon > Settings admin page then the original link will be displayed making sure you maximize your return from the Amazon Associates Program.
To enable static link localization both Geo Localization and Associate Filtering must be enabled within the plugin settings.
As part of this release a few minor enhancements were made as well for support of Amazon Enhanced Ads and optimization to the Associate Filter logic. For full details please read the full project changelog.
Thanks as always for everyone’s continued support of the plugin!