The main reason I built the WP Amazon Associate plugin was to enable myself to quickly and easily insert product links into my page/post content without having to go off site to Amazon and search for a product, open site-strip to get the link, then copy/paste into my post. Instead I wanted to stay on my website, do a quick inline search and insert the desired link. After reviewing the current plugins available I decided I needed to create my own.
Requirements for Usage
To enable quick inserts of Amazon Products through the WPAA plugin you will need to be registered with Amazon Web Services. This is required as the plugin makes use of the Amazon Product API and to use the api you must authenticate yourself using your AWS Access Credentials.
Inserting Product Links
The easiest way to insert products is to utilize the Amazon Product Link button that is added to your available editor functionality when you are in rich text editing mode (Visual tab). By clicking the button an overlay will pop-up allowing you to:
- Search amazon for your desired product by category and keywords.
- Select a Product to be inserted
- Choose if you want to insert an Image or Text
- Insert the content into your post
If you know the ASIN of the product you want to insert you can optional insert the link utilizing ShortCode. The WordPress Amazon Associate plugin makes available to you the short codes amazon_link and amazon_image for inserting a product.
[amazon_link id="0765325942"]Towers of Midnight[/amazon_link]
If you want to easily insert Amazon Product links into your website content, install the WordPress Amazon Associate plugin today by downloading the plugin or installing through your WordPress Plugins Admin Panel.