How-to: Use custom fields with ASA 2

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With ASA 2 it is easy to access the custom fields of the currently loaded post and use the value inside a product template. Just use the following syntax and replace the * with the name of the custom field:

What can it be used for? Custom fields give you a great flexibility to dynamically change the contents of …

ASA 2 Update 1.3 brings new image features

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Did you know that you can access all Amazon product images with ASA 2, not just the main image? The Amazon Product Advertising API delivers all images as so called “image sets”. In most cases, every image is available in different sizes, from “swatch” or “small” up to “large” or even “hires”. Amazon product images slideshow ASA 2 provides a …

Make your WordPress Amazon affiliate site ready for HTTPS

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It is known for quite some time that the Google algorithm for evaluating websites prefers websites that are connected via HTTPS. This is a quote from the Google Webmaster Guidelines: “If possible, secure your site’s connections with HTTPS. Encrypting interactions between the user and your website is a good practice for communication on the web.” It is speculated that soon …

How-to: Shorten product title and description

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A frequently requested feature is to shorten an Amazon product’s title or description text because the original content is so long that it would destroy the page layout. This is possible with ASA 2’s powerful template syntax. You can use the template filters to customize placeholders in many different ways. To shorten a text, we can use the slice filter. …

ASA 2 Pro released!

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Some of you might already have noticed it: After almost two years of hard work and eight month of beta testing, the new version ASA 2 Pro has been released some weeks ago. Subscribers of the ASA Newsletter were the first who got informed. Boost your Amazon Affiliate Website! ASA 2 Pro has been developed with all feature requests of …

Keeping your custom templates update safe

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By default, ASA 1 looks for the HTML template files in its subdirectories /tpl/ and /tpl/built-in/. You should never change the file in built-in as those are the templates shipped with ASA. They will be overwritten with new updates. You should put your custom templates one level higher in the /tpl/ directory. On update, ASA 1 tries to copy all files in …

Prevent AdBlockers from blocking the ASA sidebar widget

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If you are using AmazonSimpleAdmin’s sidebar widget you may have noticed that it gets blocked by AdBlockers like AdBlock Plus. Until now, ASA used a static CSS class for the outer div container of the widget called “AmazonSimpleAdmin_widget“. AdBlockers recognize that as an ad and block it. If you do not want your sidebar Amazon ads to get blocked, you …

Amazon announces the new Amazon Associates Education Center

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Yesterday Amazon announced the launch of the Amazon Associates Education Center. It’s a new website section featuring in-depth Articles & Tutorials for Amazon Affiliates. You will find tips and practical guidelines based on real-world examples on many useful areas including: Content Marketing Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Conversion Optimization For us WordPress users there is an interesting …

New update adds Amazon India and backend translation

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Hello ASA friends, today I released the new version 0.9.13. It supports the Amazon Product Advertising API for India. If you’re an affiliate and want to make money with Amazon India it is possible now with AmazonSimpleAdmin. Additionally I added backend translation. This version includes the english default and a german translation. If you want to translate the AmazonSimpleAdmin backend to …

Announcing version 0.9.12

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As promised some days ago, a new version of AmazonSimpleAdmin is now available. A new feature is an option in the cache setup panel “Do not use cache when logged in as admin“. If checked the plugin will not load the products on a page from cache when you are logged in as admin. Another cool feature is the possibility …