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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


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:

Schneewittchen und die 7 Zwerge - Disney Classics [Blu-ray] 1 Disc
Preis: 9,99 €
(Stand von: 2024/05/31 12:10 pm - Details
Produktpreise und -verfügbarkeit sind zum angegebenen Datum / Uhrzeit korrekt und können sich ändern. Alle Preis- und Verfügbarkeitsinformationen auf zum Zeitpunkt des Kaufs gelten für den Kauf dieses Produkts.
17 neu von 9,99 €8 gebraucht von 2,57 €

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:

[asa tpl="book"]0805047905[/asa]

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? (Brown Bear and Friends)
Von Martin, Bill (Autor), Carle, Eric (Illustrator)
Preis: --
(Stand von: May 31, 2024 08:30 - Details
Produktpreise und -verfügbarkeit sind zum angegebenen Datum / Uhrzeit korrekt und können sich ändern. Alle Preis- und Verfügbarkeitsinformationen auf zum Zeitpunkt des Kaufs gelten für den Kauf dieses Produkts.
17 neu von 8,64 €12 gebraucht von 3,69 €
(* = Affiliate-Link / Bildquelle: Amazon-Partnerprogramm)

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:

[asa book, comment="your comment"]...


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.


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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13 years ago

[…] そんなAmazonアフィリエイト大好きな方におすすめなのが『AmasonSimpleAdmin』というプラグイン。 […]

Evie Milo
12 years ago

User defined templates do not work if you include a comment.

e.g. if you have:

[asa dvd comment="Your Comment Here"]number here[/asa]

it uses the default template.

If you remove the comment and just have:

[asa dvd]number here[/asa]

it uses the dvd template I’ve created. I can’t get my templates to work with comments at all – is there a way to fix this please??????????

12 years ago

Thank you

12 years ago

Great plugin. I found an issue. If a product has more than 1000 customer reviews, the plugin gives “1 custumer review” in my product box.

12 years ago


I´m just create my own web site, I work for important investors and I would like to integrate this amazon plugins. Could I receive a commission on the sales? How does it work?

Bill (LoneWolf) Nickerson
11 years ago

This looks like a great plugin. I’ve just started a book review site and I’m looking for an easier way to integrate Amazon links. However, I wonder if it will be possible in the future to have access to multiple Amazon stores and select the one that matches the user? For example, if a reader comes from the US, show them the link to But if their IP shows them coming from Canada then link to Unfortunately, Amazon doesn’t keep track of your affiliate tracking if the user switches from one store to another (or didn’t last time… Read more »

Paul Jordan
Reply to  Bill (LoneWolf) Nickerson
11 years ago

I was just about to post the same thing. Would be really handy for websites who don’t just market to a single country.

Michael Kupfer
11 years ago


first: great plugin. Can you tell me how I can change the text in the box to german? I selected the german shop in the settings, but the text ist english. 🙁

11 years ago

Great plugin, keep it up.
Is it possible to get shut the box in the national language? The time it is only available in English. So Price = Preis etc

Reply to  Timo
11 years ago

Thanks. Perfect

11 years ago

Is it possible to create colections with .csv?
How to get ASIN codes automaticaly from amazon?
Can we separate them in categories?

Nedim Sabic
11 years ago

Hi Timo,

are you planning to integrate geo-location based affiliate links? Like if I have an Amazon Affiliate account for US, UK and Australia and the script recognizes where the user is coming from and serves him the proper link.

When do you plan the next update?

Keep the good work and I’m sure that the most affiliates out there will recommend your plugin and your donations will rise!

long tail pro discount
11 years ago

Hi Timo ! Amazing Plugin .. I really liked it because it is one of the best amazon plugin which is available free in the market. Thanks 🙂

10 years ago

Super Plugin werde es direkt in meine Seiten integrieren, Einzig negative: wenn ich das Widget benutze, wird es nicht Angezeigt da es von meinem Popup blocker blockiert wird.

10 years ago

Kann man die Vorlage ohne HTML ändern?

9 years ago

Hallo, vielen Dank für das super Plugin. Es hat mir wirklich sehr beim Aufbau meiner ersten Amazon Sites geholfen. Ich bin gespannt auf das was da noch kommt. Update hat gestern problemlos geklappt. Viele Grüße,


9 years ago

I use AmazonSimpleAdmin Versione 0.9.15  with WP 4.1.1.

When the plugin is active in Aspect-Widget i obtain “500 Internal Server Error”, if i disable plugin is all ok

Can you help me ?

Alisa Shtromberg
9 years ago

I see you support international Amazon stores. How do I have multiple Amazon country codes entered all at once? Does your plugin support having multiple Amazon country codes?

8 years ago

Hi! I am a book blogger and is it possible with this plugin to be able to pull, New Release Books or even pull books by specific genres all at the same time? Or must I do them one by one. That is my problem right now. I have a “Book Deals” page and I would like to just post the book cover, title and price. This will be up to or more than 100 books a week. Please tell me this plugin will work for me? LOL! I have been looking everywhere for one to make things faster and… Read more »

8 years ago

Servus Timo,

habe gerade auf einer Seite ASA installiert und es kommt sowohl auf dem SETUP sowie OPTIONEN Seite eine weiße Seite. Die anderen Seiten funktionieren.

Ich kann also keine Amazon API Keys eingeben. Zusätzlich kommt oben eine Meldung: Authentifizierung fehlgeschlangen – bitte prüfen Sie Ihre Amazon Login Daten.


Danke für deine Hilfe!


Reply to  Sebastian
8 years ago

Hallo Sebastian,
schwer zu sagen was das sein könnte aus der Ferne. Könntest du bitte ein Ticket erstellen unter Dann schau ich mir das gerne mal im Detail an.

8 years ago

Hi Timo,

Problem erkannt: Es liegt an dem Plugin WooZone. Weiß nicht ob du das kennst, es kann in Verbindung mit WooCommerce genutzt werden und legt die Amazon-Produkte als WooCommerce Produkte an.

Nach Deaktivierung des WooZone Plugins hat alles funktioniert.

Allerdings kann ich auf WooZone nicht verzichten, da hier meine Daten herkommen 😉


Kannst es dir ja bei Gelegenheit mal ansehen, da ich denke, dass vor allem im US-EN-Bereich viele Leute das Plugin installiert haben 😉


Viele Grüße.

Reply to  Timo
8 years ago

Super! Danke dir 🙂

Gibt auch einen kleinen Workaround mit WooZone deaktivieren -> ASA Daten eintragen -> WooZone aktivieren.

Aber das ist auf Dauer furchtbar. Von daher bin ich für das Update sehr dankbar!

Viele Grüße aus Würzburg,


8 years ago

Greetings Timo,

For some reason, my product image is not showing up. Everything else is working fine, but the image is not shown. Can you guide me to a solution or is it something I am missing? Please let me know and than you for a great plug in!