To configure the plugin’s settings, go to Settings > Affiliate Linkalizer for Amazon in the sidebar of your WordPress dashboard. On the Affiliate Linkalizer for Amazon Settings page, please complete the following steps:
- Select a link type.
- Enter your Amazon Associates IDs.
- Enter your license key.
- Download the GeoLite2 database.
In the Link Type section, you can choose between one of several Amazon button designs, specify the URL to your own image, or use a plain text-based link. The link type you configure here is what will be displayed at the bottom of the review box on your posts:
In the Associates IDs section, you can enter the Associates IDs for every country in which you are a member of the Amazon Associates Program. You can also set one country as the default. If there is no Amazon store in a visitor’s specific country, they will be directed to the default Amazon store instead:
To activate your license and ensure that you continue to receive software updates, copy the license key that you received in your purchase receipt email and paste it into the License Key field. Then click on the Save Changes button:
Next, click on the Activate License button to activate your license:
A status of Active will appear beside the License Key field if the license key that was entered is valid:
Now, any time that a new version of the plugin is available, you will be notified of the update just like any other WordPress plugin. Plugins without a valid license key will not receive updates.
Note: License keys are valid for one year from the date of purchase.
Affiliate Linkalizer for Amazon uses the GeoLite2 database from MaxMind for mapping the IP address of a visitor to a geographic location. It’s what the plugin uses to figure out which Amazon store to send a visitor to. Be sure to click the Update GeoLite2 button to ensure that the database is installed:
The GeoLite2 database is automatically updated once a month, but you can perform a manual update at any time by clicking the Update GeoLite2 button again.
Important: Please DO NOT skip this step, otherwise visitors to your site will always be sent to the default Amazon store when clicking on an affiliate link. This means you will miss out on receiving commissions from purchases made by international users. The plugin cannot detect a user’s location and send them to the appropriate Amazon store if the GeoLite2 data is not available.