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MoneyPress : Amazon Edition


This plugin creates product listings directly from the Amazon product feed by using a simple short code.
Adds content and creates a revenue source for your site our blog with minimal effort.


  • List products from any Amazon Category
  • Connect to Amazon sites in US, UK, Canada, Germany, France, and Japan

Premium Add-Ons

Premium add-on packages are available to extend the capabilities of this plugin.

Pro Pack has a Pro Pack Add-On available that provides additional features including the ability to create custom CSS themes for the listings. It is also a great way to help support future development.


Support for the plugin can be found in the WordPress Forum. If you have an urgent issue or want one-on-one support you can purchase premium support.

You can also view the CSA Product Documentation for more information about the plugin including known conflicts with themes and plugins.

Special Requests

I accept feature requests for all plugins. The most requested features will make it into the next version if time permits.

If you need something NOW, or are looking for something beyond a basic “tweak” of the plugin, please check out the
Customization Service.

My Philosophy

I strive to create code that runs efficiently and without bugs.
In my opinion, well-written plugins are few and far between.
While there are plenty of plugins that look nice, far too many of those plugins, including the “cool shiny ones” have too many hidden problems.
I have found that over 90% of the plugins available on the WordPress plugin directory generate dozens, if not hundreds, of warnings and errors when you turn off the “hide all the problems” settings.

These hidden problems impact memory usage, fill up disk space, and reduce performance via the typical default logging settings.
While you may not see the errors on your WordPress site, they are still being tracked.
The more errors, the more disk I/O, the slower the app.

During 20+ years of software development, I have found that leaving “innocuous” warnings in place tends to lead to trouble further down the road.
Warnings today often become errors tomorrow.
Many programming languages, PHP included, continue to tighten security and close loopholes that are typically found living near all those warning messages.
Some warnings are telling you to “change this now, it will be gone tomorrow”.
Eventually tomorrow will come.

While my plugins may not be the prettiest on the block, I do try to make sure that all the hidden stuff you don’t see is designed as well as it can be.
My code is not perfect, but when I find a bug I try to fix it fast.
If I create a bug I try to fix it even faster.
To sum it all up, I like to write plugins that last.
I hope you appreciate my work.

Rate This Plugin

Please rate this plugin!
Rating the plugin, hopefully with 5 stars, helps increase the exposure on WordPress, which generates more downloads and purchases of add-ons.
The more add-ons I sell the easier it is to put food on the table and give me more time to code cool new features.
No ratings, no food, more hours working as the Walmart Greeter, less coolness in the plugins.

Give me a chance to address your concerns if this plugin doesn’t earn 5 stars by contacting me directly or by posting in the support forum here at WordPress.


  • Admin Menus
  • Edit Page Shortcode
  • Product Details Display



  • PHP 5.2.4+ (same as WordPress 3.3.2)
  • SimpleXML enabled (must be enabled manually during install for PHP versions before 5.1.2)
  • WordPress: 3.3.2+

Main Plugin

  1. Upload the moneypress-amazon folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Sign up for an Amazon API Key for your domain at
  4. Place the code ‘[mp-amazon]’ shortcode on your page or post.


How do I report a bug?

Post in the support forum.
You can also contact me to request premium support if you need immediate assistance.

What percentage of my sales does CSA keep?

None. Everything you earn through this plugin is yours, I don’t siphon off
any of your sales or earn anything outside of your premium add-on purchases.

What are the premium add-ons?

In response to feature requests from customers, I created a series of premium add-on packages.
These features extend the functionality of the plugin beyond the basic service and features and can be purchased ala-carte.
This gives those customers who want more out of the plugin the extra features they desire while keeping the main plugin as
efficient as possible for everyone else. It also provides a great way to support future development while getting a
“little something extra” when contributing to my efforts.

Who is Charleston Software Associates?

Currently it is one guy hacking code in a home office.
I ONLY do mobile apps and WordPress plugins for a living.
Lately it has been almost exclusively work on Store Locator Plus due to the popularity and requests for added features that come in every month.

Have a license issue?

If you have any problems with your license or validating a product please contact me at and I will resolve your licensing issues.

What are the terms of the license?

The license is GPL. You get the code, feel free to modify it as you
wish. I prefer that customers pay because they like what I do and
want to support the effort that brings useful software to market. Learn more
on the CSL License Terms page or (this blog post about licensing)[].

How can I translate the plugin into my language?
  • Find on internet the free program POEDIT, and learn how it works.
  • Use the .pot file located in the languages directory of this plugin to create or update the .po files.
  • Place these file in the languages subdirectory.
  • If everything is ok, email the files to and I will add them to the next release.
  • For more information on POT files, domains, gettext and i18n have a look at the I18n for WordPress developers Codex page and more specifically at the section about themes and plugins.

This plugin has settings for many of the user-interface labels.
I am looking into working with the WPML plugin for added support for those of you that are not in North America.

What browsers are supported?

All major browsers should work, however CSA only officially supports the current and the most recent prior release of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.

Currently this includes:

  • Internet Explorer (IE) 9
  • Firefox 15
  • Chrome 21
  • Safari 5

Contributors & Developers

“MoneyPress : Amazon Edition” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



0.6 (January 27 2013)

  • Links upated to CSA.

0.5 (January 2013)

  • Initial CSA release.

0.4 (April 2012)

  • [Pro Pack] New Themes
  • Bug fixes.
  • Performance Updates.
  • Merge LE and Premium Edition.
  • New Pro Pack Add On includes all Premium Edition Features.
  • Style sheet only rendered when shortcode is processed.
  • Fixed missing zoom image on various themes.

0.3 (August 2011)

  • Added theme files to PLUS version
  • Eliminate errors on servers with exec() disabled on php.

0.2 (April 2011)

  • Added author name to main plugin file.

0.1 (February 2011)

  • Initial release