I have been looking for an Amazon Affiliate WordPress Plugin for a while now and just didn’t actively go through the motions of finding and testing all related plugins until recently. I came across the one plugin that was exactly what I was looking for called Amazon Reloaded for WordPress which is an amazing plugin which allows you to search the Amazon affiliate catalog and insert Images or Links that include your Amazon Affiliate ID directly from your WordPress Add New Post Screen.
With this plug-in you no longer need to have a separate tab or browser open to search and scour Amazon Affiliate to find the products and code you are looking for, you can simply write your article and directly insert the product you want to showcase into your post all from within your same blog post.
The first thing you do is install the Amazon Reloaded for WordPress Plugin onto your WordPress Site
Then click on the Amazon Reloaded under your WordPress Settings section.
You will then need to login or register for an Amazon Web Services account. You will need to sign up and retrieve your Amazon Web Services Access Key ID and Secret Access Key from the Amazon Web Services.
In addition you will have to enter your Amazon Affiliate ID into the plugin and I highly suggest you have 1 Amazon Affiliate ID for each blog or website you use the Amazon Affiliate (this is so you can track which websites are successfully converting clicks to sales and will help you later on).
Once you have your Amazon Reloaded settings configured then click the “Save and Test Credentials” button to confirm that your inputs are successfully working.
Now you are ready to start inserting Amazon Affiliate Products into your WordPress posts effortlessly.
Click on Add New post and start writing as you would normally, when you are at a point where you want to insert an Amazon Affiliate Link or Image you simply scroll down to your Amazon Reloaded Module that is inside your WordPress Post Editor. Simply search for the product you are looking for and you will see a list of results. You can click “Blended” to search all categories, or you can filter down and only search specific product categories.
You can select what size image you want to embed in your post but remember to check mark “Link Image” if you want the image to also link to the Amazon.com sales page and include your Affiliate ID or it will be an Image without a link. In addition you can directly add a Text Link to the Amazon Product page with your affiliate ID. Once you click “Send Link to Editor” you can then edit the text to even alter the text link to match what you want the link to say.
There is no doubt about it fellow bloggers, if you are a WordPress user and you embed Amazon Affiliate links or images into your existing WordPress posts the Amazon Reloaded for WordPress plugin will save you time when building those affiliate links and help you find and embed the affiliate code without ever having to leave your WordPress editor. The best thing is that it doesn’t embed any of the <IFRAME> code which breaks when you click on your “Visual” editor tab. The bad thing is it won’t show the “price” with the image like it does when you embed the IFRAME code.