AmazoLinkenator will automatically (without any effort on your part) add your Amazon Affiliate code to any Amazon URLs. This will happen for pages, posts, and comments (depending on your settings below). Because you don’t have to do anything special to affiliate a URL, this plugin is great for sites with lots of authors.
No extra steps are needed to add your affiliate code. Just paste the Amazon link in the page/post/comment, and Publish. Your Amazon Affiliate link will automatically be added to the product URL. You can use different Affiliate codes at any time; the new code will only affect newly saved content.
And AmazoLinkenator also works with any Amazon product links that your site commenters or authors might add. If anyone includes a link in their comment that has their Amazon Affiliate code, it will be replaced with your affiliate code. All automatically! A counter on the Settings screen keeps track of Affiliate code insertions.
URLs are affiliated only when posts/pages/comments are saved/updated/submitted. Any prior content will use the current affiliate code if it is re-saved (unless you have enabled the URL Shortener option.)
All you need is a valid Amazon Affiliate Key. The plugin doesn’t check for a valid Amazon Affiliate key. Any URL affiliated will not be re-affiliated, and will stay the same, unless you update (re-publish) the content.
Plus, there’s an option to automatically shorten the URL. This is great for ‘hiding’ your Amazon Affilliate link code. You just need a free Bit.ly Generic Access Token from https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/network/main.html . A Validate button is available to check for a valid Bit.ly API key.
Get your Bit.ly Generic Access Token from https://bitly.com/a/create_oauth_app .
This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.
- Download the zip file, uncompress, then upload to
/wp-content/plugins/directory. Or install via the Add Plugin page.
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
- Change settings in Settings, ‘AmazoLinkenator Settings’ to your requirements.
- Note: do a “Save” on the AmazoLinkenator Settings page once after an upgrade to ensure all is well; your settings will be preserved.