For the Newcomer

What is AmazonSimpleAdmin?

  • AmazonSimpleAdmin (ASA 1 Free) is a plugin for WordPress
  • It lets you easily embed Amazon products into your posts by using simple asa-shortcodes.
  • By using HTML templates ASA gives you full control about how the products get displayed in your theme
  • Your Amazon Affiliate ID will be automatically added to the links which lead your visitors to the Amazon shop page

Features

AmazonSimpleAdmin lets you easily integrate Amazon products into your WordPress pages by using the simple shortcode style:

It automatically adds your Amazon tracking ID to the links which lead the user to the Amazon shop page.

By using the template feature and with a little HTML knowledge, you can completely customize the way the products integrate in your WordPress theme and the widget makes it easy to show products in your sidebar.

International store support

AmazonSimpleAdmin supports all Amazon stores which currently provide the product advertisement webservice.

Country Code Country Name Amazon logo
CA Canada  
CN China  
DE Germany  
ES Spain  
FR France  
IN India  amazon_IN
IT Italy  Italy
JP Japan  
UK United Kingdom  
US United States  

Easy integration

With AmazonSimpleAdmin it is very easy to integrate Amazon products into your WordPress post.

You only have to enclose the Amazon product ID (ASIN) with the asa tags.

For example

will result in:

You get the ASIN code from the Amazon product page in the product details section. In case of books it is the ISBN number.

Fully customizable templates

The layout of the Amazon product box depends on the template file that is used for rendering the box. Template files are text files with HTML-code which reside in the plugin’s sub-directory “tpl”. ASA provides an extensive list of available placeholders you can use in your templates.

The plugin is shipped with some built-in templates which can be found in the sub-directory “tpl/built-in”. With a little knowledge of HTML you can easily customize the appearance of the product box and save your own templates in the tpl directory. Do not change the files in the directory “tpl/built-in” as those could get updated and overwritten in future releases. To overwrite built-in templaes, you can place your own file with the same name as a built-in template in the directory “tpl”. The plugin will always use your custom template in the directory “tpl” instead of the built-in.

By default the default.htm template is used. To tell ASA to use a template other than default, just write the name of the file without the .htm extension in the opening asa-tag:

This will use the book.htm template which includes some special book values like ISBN and author.

If you want to use multiple parameters in the opening tag you have to separate them by comma, like:

 

Collections

With product collections it is very easy to include multiple products into your post. For future reuse you can manage your collections in the plugin menu.

Let’s say you want to include four products into your new post and also in an older post. It would be very uncomfortable to include the asa-shortcode four times in every post. That would be the right moment to think about AmazonSimpleAdmin’s collection feature.

You can include the collection in your post with the asa_collection shortcode surrounding the collection name:

This would automatically show all products you have added to this collection like this screenshot shows.

Widget

AmazonSimpleAdmin comes with a widget that lets you easily integrate Amazon products into your sidebar.

With several options you can change the bevaviour of the widget. It is no big deal to show some random products of a product collection you have set up in advance.

Check out the Step by Step Guide for more information.

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