Amazon Auto Links

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About

Still manually searching products and pasting affiliate links? What happens if the products get outdated? With this WordPress plugin, you don’t have to worry about it nor trouble to do such repetitive tasks. Just pick categories which suit your site and it will automatically display the links of decent products just coming out from Amazon today.

The links are tagged with your Amazon Associate ID. The plugin supports 10 countries and works even on JavaScript disabled browsers. Insert generated shortcode or PHP code where the links should appear. It’s free!

What Others Say

testimony_01Michael Uno’s Amazon Auto Links plug-in is amazing! The plug-in allows for lightning fast monetization of work sites. The plug-in allows users and site owners to quickly monetize and rapidly turn their websites into cash machines. The installation and setup process is very simple, and when using Amazon.com, your site can quickly begin to convert content content into cash. For anyone interested in a quick monetization plug-in, this is the one for you! The plug-in is very simple to install, and is quick to administrate. It allows you to pick Amazon categories, and can help you place moneymaking Amazon products exactly where you want them in a post. The plug-in works via widget format, or also via short code. It provides tremendous versatility and will be a great welcome to site owners and administrators.
Bernard Asagaiexcitingrio.com

… The magic happened one week later. I found my sales increase a lot, almost having sales daily(beofre I can only have several a month). I know I got the right plugin, even it doesn’t have the features I want that time. … (about Amazon Auto Links)
EricThe best wordpress plugin for Amazon Affiliate Marketerswww.earth-tones.com

Screenshots

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Features

  • Supports all Amazon locales including German, Japan, Italy, Spain, UK, US, Canada, France, Austria, and China.
  • Automatic insertion in posts and feeds. You just check the checkboxes where you want the links to appear.
  • Resizable image thumbnails.
  • Works without JavaScript. Some visitors turn off JavaScript for security and most ads including Google Adsense won’t show up to them. But this one works.
  • Random sort order. Everytime the page is loaded it shows items in a different order.
  • Shortcode to embed the ads into posts.
  • PHP function to insert in the theme.
  • Blacklist. If you want certain products not to show, don’t worry, it is configurable.

Requirements

PHP >= 5.2.4, WordPress >= 3.3

How To Use

  1. Download the plugin.
  2. Upload the plugin file to your WordPress.
  3. Activate the plugin.
  4. Go to Settings -> Amazon Auto Link -> New Unit.
  5. Configure the options and select categories.
  6. After saving the unit option, go to Manage Units to get the shortcode or if you check one of the insert option, the links will automatically appear.

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Support

If you find a bug in the program, please report it from the bug report page. For a feature request or a question on how to operate the program, please comment below.

60 thoughts on “Amazon Auto Links

  1. Tonci

    Hi,

    just checking the free version before deciding shall I buy the Pro version. I have a problem, when I set where should the products appear (I chose yes and selected posts and pages), and clicked save, the plugin returns to the page where you can choose how much percent goes to devs of the plugin, and nothing is saved.

    Reply
    1. Michael Uno Post author

      Hi,

      It sounds like the options are not saved. It could be that it is conflicting with a caching plugin that enables object caching in the admin area. You may check your caching plugin’s settings regarding object caching if you use one.

  2. ygertz

    Hi Michael,

    First of all thanks for the plugin.
    I just started to try it, but I am encountering some problems.
    The products are displayed on all pages of the site, not only in the pages should be displayed.

    What is happening?

    Thanks

    Reply
    1. Michael Uno Post author

      Hi,

      You may need to check your auto-insert definitions.

      Go to Dashboard -> Amazon Auto Links -> Manage Auto Insert. There, turn off unnecessary items. Also from the Edit link, you can configure which pages the links should appear.

      Hope it helps.

  3. Marco

    Hi Michael,

    I purchased the pro version yesterday.
    I can add the Amazon ads if I put the shortcode manually in the posts, but the auto insert it’s not working and I have no idea why.
    The widget is working.

    Thanks
    Marco

    Reply
    1. Michael Uno Post author

      Hi Marco,

      Did it work with the free version?

      Also since you are a Pro user, you can use the priority email support. The address is printed on the purchase receipt.

  4. Jim

    Hi,

    I installed the plugin, but it doesn’t authenticated my key. Every time I try to do it it said it failed. I even installed another amazon store plugin and used the same keys and it worked. I don’t know why? Could you please help me with that!!

    Reply
  5. vidit

    i downloaded amazon auto links for my use but i can see only 10 products without any other page.
    i set my limit of post to 100 and even used the default theme of wordpress. still i can see only 10 post.

    Reply
  6. Judi Jaques

    Hello Michael
    I love your plugin and have been using it now for 2 years. I have built 300 websites that I own and have your plugin on all of them. the recent update has not enabled me to place the Amazon products in the sidebar column where I used to have them. Is there something i can do to make this feature return?
    I have the Amazon Auto Links version 2 installed but not using the latest 3.7 wordpress yet is that the problem?
    any assistance very welcome.
    Warmly
    Judi

    Reply
    1. Michael Uno Post author

      Can you re-select the unit in the widget page? Upgrading to v2 from v1 causes the unit selected in the widget to be unlinked. Sorry for the inconvenience. Also which WordPress version are you using? It should work with v3.3 or above.

  7. Karen

    The auto link no longer works, using the free version. I’m running most current version 3.7.1 of wordpress. Don’t know what could be wrong. Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Aloha,

    Karen

    Reply
    1. Michael Uno Post author

      Hi Karen,

      Could you describe how it does not work? Which unit type are you creating?

  8. Mike

    I just updated my Auto Links to the 10/31 update and it is not showing that I am a PRO member anymore and I do not have the column template. How do I go about getting the column template added back?

    Reply
    1. Mike

      Just verified also that I cannot create any new ad units either. Almost as if it is not detecting the PRO plugin being installed. All of my existing units function that it imported, but I cannot do anything else within the plugin without it warning that I need to upgrade.

    2. Michael Uno Post author

      Hi Mike,

      You need to update the free version to v2 or above as well.

      To enable the multiple column, go to Dashboard -> Amazon Auto Links Pro -> Template -> Installed Templates. And activate the Column template there. By default the Column template should be activated already though. If you don’t see the Column template, it means you have not installed or activated Pro.

      Hope it helps.

    3. Mike

      I did update the free version to v2, but it is not picking up the Pro plugin. I deactivated/activated the Pro module and it’s still not picking it up.

      Looks like I’ll try disabling my other plugins and see if something is interfering.

    4. Michael Uno Post author

      Hi Mike,

      Since you are a Pro user, you can use the premium E-mail support. The address is written in the purchase receipt.

    5. Michael Uno Post author

      I’ve responded to your E-mail. Sorry for the inconvenience you’ve experienced so far!

    6. Mike

      Perfect, I’m a happy camper again. Love the plugin, one feature request I have is a ‘Search’ widget that displays the results on a separate page using which ever template is assigned. I do love the ability to create a UNIT from a search term, so I can create a work-a-round for what I need it for.

      I understand Amazon limits you on API searches, but for my use and how I use your product I would be OK.

    7. Michael Uno Post author

      Hi Mike,

      I’m not quite getting your request.

      I do love the ability to create a UNIT from a search term,

      In v2, you can create a unit with a search term and the unit can be displayed as a widget. If your request is to create a search widget, it’s already possible.

      Am I missing your point?

    8. Mike

      I was referring to the ability to add a search box as a widget and allow the user to perform searches and it not all have to be created as units.

      Say, I wanted to search for Lego’s. The user could type in lego into a search box and the results get returned to a page using the column template. I may be wrong but currently the ADMIN has to create a search parameter and display it as a widget. The user can’t decide what they want to search for.

    9. Michael Uno Post author

      Oh, I did not expect that the plugin user would have his/her site members use the plugin.

      Thanks for the suggestion. I’ll add it to the to-do list. But the priority will be low.

      If you need it soon, email me. We can talk about it.

    10. Mike

      Thankyou … What I would actually do is use the JetPack Plugin’s Visibility feature and only display the ‘Search’ box to logged in members. That way I could control to some extent what is being searched for.

  9. Rich.

    Hi Michael.

    Does either the free or Pro version of Amazon Auto Links support “localisation”, ie. it uses the correct country’s store depending on where the visitor is located and the relevant affiliate id if an affiliate is registered with more than one country?

    Thanks.

    Rich.

    Reply
    1. Michael Uno Post author

      1. Will your Amazon Auto links plugin insert Amazon Text links anywhere in a post or page?

      Yes, pretty much so. If you don’t need the image, you can set the image size to 0 so that the plugin will not add the image to the output and it becomes a simple text link.

      For the automatic link insertion, the plugin displays the ad unit at the top or the bottom of the post or page. If you prefer a more complex position in a post, you can use the shortcode so that the unit gets inserted for example after a specific paragraph etc.

      Will the Amazon Auto Link set up amazon related products in the manner as shown on your webpage here at http://en.michaeluno.jp/amazon-auto-links/ under the video that I have on my webpage here at http://kennethcyoung.com/wow-what-a-forest-of-food/

      The page, http://en.michaeluno.jp/amazon-auto-links/, is displaying the links generated by Amazon Auto Links in the sidebar with the widget. If you want to show Amazon links under the video in a post, you can use the shortcode.

      Hope this helps. You should try the free version first so that you’ll see how it works.

    1. Michael Uno Post author

      If you mean URL cloaking, yes. You can set it to apply to all product links. And yes, rel="nofollow" is inserted by default. You can change it or even add your preferred attributes with Pro. I recommend trying the free version first though.

  10. Le

    Hi,

    I have the free Amazon Auto Links plugin on my site and it only displays products vertically. If I want a row of products displayed horizontally on the bottom of my blog posts, do I have to buy the pro version?

    Reply
  11. Nico

    Hey Michael,

    great Plugin! Just one question before i will upgrade to pro! :)
    Is it possible to disable the order of items, so the products are shown in the same order like the official amazon-rankings? Thinking about shown bestsellers with counts from 1-10 and they should not be random or sorted by title.

    Thanks!

    Reply
    1. Michael Uno Post author

      Ah, I’ve never thought about that. Actually that might be useful for someone. It’s not currently possible but I added it to the to-do list.

    2. Nico

      Ok, thank you for quick response!

      Is it possible to change the core of your plugin by myself to do the job, e.g. by set the order value to “none”? Otherwise it would be great if you could inform me via mail when it`s possible and i will buy a pro account!

    3. Michael Uno Post author

      I’ll send you E-mail when it’s done.

      It’s not recommended to edit the core because when the plugin is updated, the changes will be gone. But if you need to hurry, here is a quick hack.

      Change the function named sort_items_by_title in AmazonAutoLinks_SimplePie_.php #259 to:

      Comment out the following code in AmazonAutoLinks_Core_.php #447:

    4. Nico

      Thanks a lot! I need this next week so i will try your hack first. So when it`s added to a newer version i have to configure it new after the update.

    5. Nico

      Ok, great work and thanks a lot for your quick response! But your hack just works better for me because i don`t want to show the counts like “#1:”, just want to add the count with css ol like “1″, “2″,… at the html section of your plugin. But if i now remove the counts delivered be amazon your plugin is not able to show the official rankings, right? Hmmmm :)

    6. Michael Uno Post author

      So do you want to sort items by ranking but without the heading numbering when they are displayed? Not a problem. It’s a matter of adding an option for it. I’ll let you know if I update the Pro version.

    7. Nico

      Right! :) Because I want to add the numbers manually with css and style them different from the title-Link. Thank you!

    8. Michael Uno Post author

      Okay, done! The feature is available in Pro 2.0.5. This requires 1.2.4 or above installed.

  12. Mercedes Moss

    Hello Michael

    Thanks for your plugin. I’m using it :) Before cloaking the URL, I checked to see if my affiliate ID would be used if the site visitor decided to search for any other product on amazon.com.

    I was not sure that this is the case. Please clarify. Thanks.

    Reply
    1. Michael Uno Post author

      Hi Mercedes,

      If you click on the cloaked link, it should redirect you to the Amazon store ( amazon.com or amazon.co.uk or depending on the locale you choose) and you can confirm the affiliate ID in the redirected url.

      Is it what you are asking or do you mean something different?

      [Edit]
      I just confirmed that v1.1.9 has a problem with the url cloak functionality that it does not redirect to the amazon product page. v1.1.8 seems to work fine on the other hand. I’ll see if I can fix it. Sorry for the inconvenience!

      [Edit]
      I’ve found a bug that causing the redirect problem in v1.1.9. I just fixed it. I am planning to release the next update with some other new features. So if you must hurry, please grab the development version, which already has a fix for it. I uploaded it to wordpress.org. ( http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/amazon-auto-links.zip )

      Hope it sorts out your problem!

  13. Kevin

    When I try to set up the plugin and I click proceed under the New Unit tab I get this error.

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function mb_language() in /home/preppers/public_html/wp-content/plugins/amazon-auto-links/classes/AmazonAutoLinks_Forms_SelectCategories_.php on line 242

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  14. mj rood

    Where do I paste the short code? Am I supposed to add it to the plugin editor? It certainly doesn’t work in posts. And if I check off one of the boxes I lose total control. EVERYTHING shows up in the same post in one big long column no matter how many categories I create. Your screen shots above don’t look anything like mine. All I get is a list of products with prices but no content.

    Reply
    1. Michael Uno Post author

      You just need to paste the shortcode in a post or page where product links should appear, not to the plugin editor. Can I see the live site so that I can see the problem? Or you may upload a screenshot somewhere that illustrates the problem.

  15. Tom

    Your plugin is broken as of WordPress 3.5 update. I had to delete it as my theme pages were all screwed up and this plugin proved to be the culprit. I do like it though and hope you can update it soon. Thanks.

    Reply
    1. Michael Uno Post author

      WordPress 3.5 support was added in v1.1.3. Also in v1.1.5, any unclosed HTML tags are forced to be closed so hopefully it will fix your issue. So please try the new version.

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