ASA 2 is officially WPML compatible

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We are happy to announce that ASA 2 is now officially WPML compatible. The templates shipped with ASA 2 are completely WPML compatible which means that the product boxes will be translated automatically to the selected page language. Additionally you can add any language with the help of WPML’s extension “String Translation“. Multilingual product boxes will improve your sales! To …

ASA 2 version 1.4 brings WPML support and much more

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The new ASA 2 version 1.4.0 is out and it brings a lot of amazing features and updates. WPML support The biggest improvement is support for WPML. WPML is a powerful WordPress plugin to build multilingual websites. With the new ASA 2 version you can use WPML to translate your Amazon product templates. You can see it in action on the demo page. …

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 …