PHP SOAP Extension

In order to communicate with Amazon’s Product Advertising API, the PHP SOAP extension must be enabled on your server. In case you’re not sure if it’s enabled or not, let’s find out: Inside the plugin’s admin area, click on the menu item “Support“ At the bottom of the page you can find the section “Environment“. Here you can find an info wether PHP SOAP is…

Creating Credentials for Amazon Product Advertising API

Product images and data (e.g. pricing) will be fetched via the official Product Advertising API. In order to use the API, you need to create some credentials. Create Credentials Your credentials can be created directly in your Amazon Associates account. In case you’re using another local Associates program, your url might be different. In case you don’t have credentials yet, please click on the button…

Template Variables

With template variables you can pass variables directly via shortcode and access them inside the template files. Passing variables Template variables must be prefixed with tpl_. The name behind it can be chosen freely. Comma-separated values ​​are converted directly into an Array. Accessing variables inside the templates Within the template files, the following functions are available: Accessing all variables … returns an Array with all…

Version 3.5 – Comparison Tables and Template Variables

After several weeks of developing, we are pleased to announce the release of AAWP v3.5. With this new version we have introduced our new comparison tables, one of the most wished features. Up to now you had to use the field shortcodes and create such tables on your own. With our new table builder this is no longer necessary and you can build comparison tables…

Comparison Tables

To create a comparison table, you need at least 2 products, which can be compared with each other. The creation of the table is really simple and can be performed directly via the WordPress admin area. Creating comparison tables in 3 steps Add products (via ASIN or product search) Create table rows and define content types Insert table via shortcode in your post or page…

Updating the plugin

Automatic plugin updates By entering your license key into the plugin settings (“licensing” tab) your site will be activated for receiving future updates. From now on available updates will show up with the WordPress update functionality. An extra download won’t be necessary anymore. Updating manually In case automatic updates are not available (or you simply don’t want to use them), you can update the plugin…

Version 3.2.0 – New widgets and templates

From now all customers have access to the new version 3.2.0 of Amazon Affiliate for WordPress. The latest update includes a rebuild of the caching and product handling system. Additionally I’m very happy to announce the arrival of complete new widgets and templates. Among these you can find the new grid functionality in order to display multiple products side by side.

Star Ratings: Replace icons

Basics The basic structure of star ratings looks as follows: 1 icon for the gray (inactive) background 1 icon for the yellow (active) foreground For a 4-star product rating, 4 active and 1 inactive star will be shown. Icon sources On the one hand you can create your own icons with almost every picture editing tool. On the other hand you can make use of…

Templates

Basics You can find all provided PHP template files inside the plugin folder templates. These temples will be used by AAWP in order to display lists, tables and single product boxes. In case you want to edit existing or create new templates, you will find all information in our templating documentation. Note: Please don’t edit original files inside the plugin folder due to the fact…

Templating

Basics In order to edit PHP templates (depends on your intention) you need knowledge in HTML, CSS and PHP. Additionally it’s recommendable to make use of a special editor like Notepad++ (Windows) or Sublime Text (MacOS). Note: Please don’t edit original files inside the plugin folder due to the fact that they will be overwritten with the next update! Editing existing templates In order to…