Important ASA2 update! Amazon PA API version 4 will no longer be supported from February 11, 2020

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Update: Amazon has extended PA API 4.0 support until February 11, 2020. This post has been updated accordingly. As you may have noticed, Amazon is updating its Product Advertising API (PA API) from version 4 to 5. First things first: The current version 4 of the PA API will only be supported by Amazon until February 11, 2020.  From February …

ASA2 Update 1.11 brings support for WP Cron API

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WP Cron API With version 1.11 ASA2 gets a new function to use the WP Cron API. With WP Cron time-controlled commands can be executed. This makes WP Cron an alternative for server-side cron jobs that are not available on every web server. ASA2 can now use the WP Cron system to automatically and regularly update products via the Amazon …

ASA2 update notes (v1.10.8)

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Before the next feature update, with today’s update to version 1.10.8, there come some bug fixes and optimizations. URL Importer The Repo URL Importer (see https://docs.getasa2.com/import_url_importer.html) had problems processing search URLs. This now works again. Text link URL format The ASA2 text link shortcode (see https://docs.getasa2.com/shortcodes_asa2_textlink.html) had always used the same URL format. Now it uses the short URL format, …

ASA2 update 1.10.6 allows using the editor button in the Gutenberg Classic Block and deals with the RequestThrottle API issue

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Editor Button With the update 1.10.6 you can use the familiar editor button of ASA2 within the “Classic” block of Gutenberg. This is a good solution until there will be native ASA2 support for Gutenberg. The following video illustrates the process. Amazon API RequestThrottle Issue New pause option for the cronjob It has been known for some time that the …

Why does Amazon continue to make life harder for its affiliate partners? A summary of the current grievances.

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Over the past months and years, Amazon affiliate partners have had to accept a number of restrictions that have confronted quite a few with the collapse of their business model overnight. Since the situation has worsened since the beginning of the year 2019 with another restriction on the use of the Amazon Product Advertising API, I would like to summarize …

ASA2 Service Update 1.10.5

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Version 1.10.5 of ASA2 is available and brings a lot of optimizations of the included templates. Unified disclaimer options for all templates Price Disclaimer The options for the price disclaimer and the indication of the affiliate link were previously not available for all templates or were not uniform in their function. This is now guaranteed for all templates. In the …

ASA2 Service Update 1.10.4

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The new ASA2 Update 1.10.4 brings many minor improvements and bugfixes. Here is an overview. Improved Template Customization The customization window of the included managed templates has been completely revised. The options are now divided into categories to get a better overview. There is also an example of how to use each option in a shortcode.   Improved Managed Templates …

ASA2 Update 1.10.0 for WordPress 5.0 features completely re-engineered ratings analysis, proxy server support and other useful improvements

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Completely re-engineered ratings analysis The subject of product ratings is familiar to many of you. Since the Amazon API no longer delivers them, ASA2 offers the optional service to retrieve the ratings (can be disabled completely). In the past, this was done using the ratings page provided by the API. This often resulted in the so-called Captcha page, i.e. a …