I needed to integrate a “AMAZON ASTORE” into a self hosted wordpress site as a test on one of my websites. I trawled and searched the internet for ways to best put in the “amazon astore” to match my blog theme and design of this blog. [updated 18 jan 2016]
I came across this site “ Robin Maluau – rockstar now geek” and “ Kristella’s blog” that gave me some useful but more technical tips. These tips could probably wont make sense to some , as you ned to have some technical knowledge to understand their jargon. Since they had published those useful posts and tips for getting a Amazon store to work with wordpress and blogger , blogger and wordpress itself has changed and got updated. These updates to new versions have made “integrating you amazon Astore into your blog or website more easy” than ever.
Before i got much deeper into creating a Amazon store within your blog –
Here is some basic info on amazon store and making money
An amazon store is a quick store that you can build online for free with amazon to sell products and earn a commission when a product gets sold. You need to register with amazon as a affiliate to get this started. You dont need to make a Amazon store to sell products, you can just insert your affilaite link to the product on your blog or website and if a person clicks on that links and buys something you earn a commission.
How Do I Get Started?
So, I had the job of updating this wordpress blog/website “www.australianpropertymarket.com.au” with a Amazon product store, so I did a bit of research on the internet and found many articles – some useful – most outdated. I decided to work it out on my own and managed to get a Amazon store nicely working with wordpress, just by copying and pasting code provided by amazon into wordpress. Its that simple now !! ( however this task was made easy with my blog theme solostream – which has integration options to make this task easier )
Integrating Amazon A store Into wordpress / Blogger
How to make a amazon store in WordPress ?
I will show you how to integrate “your amazon store” in few easy steps with a basic wordpress site .
Make sure you change the theme while making the amazon astore to match your store theme colours.
I am assuming that you already signed up as a affilaite with amazon and can now create a Astore through your account .
Create the Astore in amazon and get the inline frame embed link like above.
Login and Go to your word press blog – Click on add new page
Click the html/text button where you write content and paste the embed code you got from amazon into the page Next – Click save
Now go to page attributes on your right and switch the page template column to “page template – no sidebars” so that your amazon sidebar is the only sidebar that’s seen on the theme.
Some themes block this feature to not have the regular sidebar option , and you might have to mess around further with their code to get this option installed or then just get the Solsotream theme that I use it will make the process easier) .
Here is another example of australian book website page on a standard wordpress template but without the Amazon sidebar ( adjusting the width and height dimension in the inline embed frame code of amazon will get you this type of amazon page) .
You can check out the example link below for the Full amazon astore embed page in the word press website on propertymarket website
The theme used on the Australian property website is the same theme that is being used by my blog as well and you can get a $10 discount currently on this solostream theme , Solostream Themes are quite robust and SEO friendly and I do recommend them, you can read a review of some of the themes i recommend over here , but Solostream themes has been one of my favorites for years.
Create word press Amazon page
Y0u can further mess around with the amazon code for width and height and change size as necessary or then change the page attributes while generating the embed code Or manually to suit your design. You can also place a link on your blog menu to your “amazon page” to promote it.
You can follow a similar way to get this “amazon page on blogger” . I will post a tutorial how to integrate Amazon Astore on blogger when i get some spare time.
All the best and let me know if you run into any problems implementing this. You can comment below or get in touch with me via contact form if you need any help setting this up.
Below Are Some products and books that can help you in your amazon journey
Book from Amazon – How to sell on Amazon for beginners
Product from clickbank Marketplace
Amazon Selling Blueprint – How to Find and Launch Your First Private-Label Product on Amazon in 90 Days or Less