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  • Plugin Author Matthew Denton


    Hi, i’m going to need a little more information on what the issue is you are having? Are you saying widgets etc are not working or?


    i’m having the same issue: i’m inserting a product link into a post (ISBN 000728487X). if i select ‘text’ as the link type, i get a working link to the correct product on amazon.

    if i select enhanced, i see nothing. my source code shows an iframe containing empty head and body tags.

    the search widget is also returning no results whatever i search for.

    i have a associate ID, all other locales deactivated, AWS credentials are valid, product reviews enabled.


    It’s the same thing for me :/

    Plugin Author Matthew Denton



    Can you send me the exact content of your post. I followed the procedure you outlined above and I see the content for “Bad Science”. I’ll test out some more scenarios in the mean time.

    > Matthew

    hi matthew

    sorry i was being dim and hadn’t disabled adblock plus for my development site, it’s now showing as expected.

    maybe it’s worth putting a note in the FAQ that adblock browser extensions will hide the enhanced links?


    Hi Matthew,

    If I chose to show a picture(coverart) with link to the product, it shows this code in my post:

    [amazon_image id=”XXXXXXX” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Name of the game[/amazon_image]

    and in the published post just shows “Name of the game” text.

    What’s the issue here? I live in Denmark, and expect it to show for me, taking me tot he UK based site.

    Any help is appreciated. Thanks for a great plugin.

    Plugin Author Matthew Denton



    The issue with the above ShortCode is the product id. In the code you have id=”XXXXXXX” which is an invalid Product code and why only the text is being displayed. Did a quick search and I’m not sure which exact product you are looking for but possible product id is B00006L9R6.

    Was the above XXXX value generated by the plugin?

    I changed the XXXX and the Text shown part for this post. I used the search function to find the right product.

    Also, I’ve doublechecked; Adblock is disabled on my site, and the links only code doesn’t work either.

    Maybe I haven’t properly installed the plugin?
    Or maybe there’s another plugin that interferes?

    I think I’ve found the problem. I need to use the videogames category, and I can add everything else (I tried with a book and that worked splendid) but for the DARN of it, it won’t add a videogame (I tried two different games)

    A while back amazon decided to make a videogames category, extract games from music and DVD’s.

    The enhanced link shows a banner for the music and dvd’s category, btw.

    I’ve used so many hours with this problem, and it never occurred to me it could be something like this…

    Plugin Author Matthew Denton


    HI can you send me the website address and the exact ShortCode that is in the page content currently? You can send it to my email address matt(at) and i’ll run them on my local instance to see if there could be an configuration issues.

    ~ Matthew

    I made a whole testpage, just for you my friend 😉

    Everything is made with the plugin, but here goes;

    As you’ll see, text and image links converts to simple text, no link at all. Enhanced links converts to a banner fpor the old category, music and DVD’s.

    Following is text, image and enhanced link for Red Faction: Armageddon, videogame.

    The x360 version;
    [amazon_link id=”B003P9C6QY” target=”_blank” ]Red Faction Armageddon[/amazon_link]
    [amazon_image id=”B003P9C6QY” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Red Faction Armageddon[/amazon_image]
    [amazon_enhanced asin=”B003P9C6QY” /]

    Ps3 version;
    [amazon_link id=”B003P9FRGA” target=”_blank” ]Red Faction Armageddon[/amazon_link]
    [amazon_image id=”B003P9FRGA” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Red Faction Armageddon[/amazon_image]
    [amazon_enhanced asin=”B003P9FRGA” /]

    PC version;
    [amazon_link id=”B003P9C6EQ” target=”_blank” ]Red Faction Armageddon[/amazon_link]
    [amazon_image id=”B003P9C6EQ” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Red Faction Armageddon[/amazon_image]
    [amazon_enhanced asin=”B003P9C6EQ” /]

    Now we try with some other games.

    Batman: Arkham Asylum, image link
    [amazon_image id=”B003C1I06U” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Batman Arkham Asylum: Game of the Year Greatest Hits[/amazon_image]

    Fantastic Pets, link only
    [amazon_link id=”B004FEJ8ZA” target=”_blank” ]Fantastic Pets[/amazon_link]

    Kinectimals, enhanced link
    [amazon_enhanced asin=”B002I0J8RQ” /]

    Now let’s try with something from other categories!

    Jean M. Auel, The Valley of Horses, enhanced
    [amazon_enhanced asin=”0553381660″ /]

    The Mommoth Hunters, link only
    [amazon_link id=”0553381644″ target=”_blank” ]The Mammoth Hunters (Earth’s Children, Book Three)[/amazon_link]

    Land of painted caves: A novel, image link
    [amazon_image id=”0517580519″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Land of Painted Caves: A Novel (Earth’s Children)[/amazon_image]

    Automotives category doesn’t work either
    A steering wheel cover of some sort, enhanced
    [amazon_enhanced asin=”B000IXSF42″ /]

    A Chevy key chain, link only
    [amazon_link id=”B00029X2N6″ target=”_blank” ]Pilot KC011 Chrome Key Chain – Chevrolet[/amazon_link]

    Harry Potter DVD’s, image link
    [amazon_image id=”B001UV4XHY” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1[/amazon_image]
    [amazon_image id=”B001UV4XI8″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 (Three-Disc Blu-ray / DVD Combo + Digital Copy)[/amazon_image]
    [amazon_image id=”B002PMV9FG” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Widescreen Edition)[/amazon_image]

    An LG TV, enhanced link
    [amazon_enhanced asin=”B0039RWAVS” /]

    Okay so I’ve discovered something new.

    This plugin interferes with all the fancybox plugins when the “product preview” is enabled. Pictures opens just fine, but doesn’t change picture when clicking on previous or next, it just resizes the picture if the other picture is another size. Also can’t open up youtube videoes either – both will make and uncloseable overlay.

    And I’ve noticed that the plugin deletes my amazon names, replacing them with the standard ones. Is this possible to correct once and for all?

    Plugin Author Matthew Denton



    1) I accessed he test page and I am seeing the links, images and enhanced ads function as expected with showing the proper Amazon Links, Product Image, and Enhanced Ads.

    What browser are you using to access the sites and what plugins/modifications do you have set on the browser. As I am able to see the correct page output as shown in the below source snipet (I forget if WordPress removes the tags if so I’ll update them shortly).

    2) If you go into the WP – Amazon > Settings page you can specify your Amazon Associate Id in the United States input box within the “Amazon Associate Settings edit box. This will make it so the links have your associate id.

    3) From the source page I see you are using the easy-fancybox plugin. I’ll take a look at it’s setup to make the plugins compatible. In the mean time you can simply disable Product Preview in the WP – Amazon > Settings page.

    [Code moderated as per the Forum Rules. Please use the pastebin]

    Plugin Author Matthew Denton



    Reviewed the plugin and Amazon’s Product Preview logic is incompatible with the easy-fancybox plugin. The Product Preview code comes directly from Amazon and as such currently you will not be able to use Product Preview on your website.

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