Support » Plugin: Amazon Link » Get product by his name

  • Resolved cartouche699



    Is it possible with this plugin to get amazon product by his name not by his AMAZONPRODUCT .

    I would like to add an amazon link to my website wich is an ad mobile site.

    when a customer looks to an iphone on my website i would like to have a link to iphone amazon, same for each mobile.

    thank you

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  • Plugin Author paulstuttard



    You can’t uniquely link to a product by name or get the plugin to populate a template based on a search result. However you can manually populate the product items and then link to amazon using ‘search links’.

    I would do this by:

    • In the amazon link Settings Page copying the template you want to use and give it a new name ‘named links’
    • Change all the %LINK_OPEN% strings in the template to %SLINK_OPEN%, and UPDATE the template.
    • Make sure the ‘Default Search String’ option contains something like %TITLE%

    Now create a shortcode along the lines of:

    [amazon template=named links&title=iphone&manufacturer=apple&thumb=]

    This should now contain links like this:

    It would be quiet slow to get the plugin to automatically search for an item then retrieve the details of the top result to populate the link/template details.

    Hope that helps,


    Thank you very much i will try this.

    Plugin Author paulstuttard



    If you don’t mind delving into the PHP code in your theme files you might be able to do something better along the lines of what is posted here:

    But I still think it might slow your page load times too much.


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