Multiple ways to Monetize your Website or Blog with WP Zon Builder Amazon Plugin

Monetize your Websites and Blogs with Amazon Products using WP Zon Builder

Monetize your Blog or Website easily with Amazon ProductsThere are Multiple ways WP Zon Builder can Help you Monetize your Websites and Blogs.  With WP Zon Builder you can quickly and easily build Complete Websites filled with Amazon Products.

In Addition, you can also use it to add Products to existing websites.  It allows you to add sidebar products widgets, add inline product links anywhere inside your existing posts, create a Store category.  And more see details below…

Easily Build Stand alone stores in minutes, Watch video where Alex built a site in about 10 minutes using WP Zon Builder.

Stand alone Website Types

Build Stand alone stores – A site mainly dedicated to products of your choosing, see this link for an example.  Here the site is focusing on popular Cell phones and has a store look and feel.

Build Stand alone Review sites – There are several different review types you can put on your site:  your personal reviews, other people’s reviews, Youtube or video reviews, Outsource someone to write short reviews for you ($5-$10), etc.

Build complete Niche stores – Amazon sells just about everything, so there are 1000′s of products and Niches to choose from. Go shopping on Amazon and you will find many great ideas.

Build Content or Review site and separate Store site – Different URLs, sub domain or a sub directory. One site focusing on content and the other on products, both working together and pointing at each other. See example here.

Build Content or Review site with a Store as a Category – Normal content site about your niche, and have one category called Store, Products or Shop.  Put all of your products in that section and link to them from the content areas. See example here.

Build a Hub store – Where many of your content sites point to one store site. Like spokes on a wheel pointing to the Hub.

Build and Sell Sites – Build complete websites made with WP Zon Builder. See our Developers License for more details.

Niche Checklist Sites – Examples: top 5 items needed for a camping trip, top 10 products needed for survival, top 8 things children need for school, etc.

Ways to Monetize existing Websites

  • Add Similar Products sidebar widget (Universal or post specific) (more info)
  • Add Accessories sidebar Widget (Universal or post specific) (more info)
  • Add Inline single product listing – add a product anywhere inside a post (more info)
  • Add Inline Multi product listings - add multiple products anywhere inside a post (more info)
  • Add Inline single and Multi listings to the bottom of all posts automatically – If you have several key products you want to place at the end of every post, you can.
  • Add a Store/Products category to existing site – here you could have all your products listed (more info)
  • Add links pointing to your store – either a category on existing site or a new URL
  • Add WP Zon Builder Affiliate link – when someone clicks and purchases our product, you get paid, very easy.  Click here for details.

We hope this post has given you some good ideas on how to Monetize your Websites and Blogs.

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Western Union or Moneygram Payments

If you can not pay with paypal or a credit card.

We will except Western Union or Moneygram payments.

Conditions:

  • Payment of $99, no discounts or coupons because it is extra work for us.
  • No refunds on these type of payments.

Process:

  • Send message to support desk with “Western Union” or “Moneygram” payment in subject line. Use the email address on this page, click here.
  • Include your full name and address.
  • We will respond back with the information you need to send money.
  • Send money, then reply back to email with confirmation #.
  • Once we receive payment, we will provide you access to download area.

Thank you.

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How to Auto Update Amazon Affiliate Prices and Availability

Keeping your Amazon Affiliate Prices and Availability Current

Monetize any website with Amazon Affiliate ProductsHere we will show you How to keep your Amazon Affiliate Prices and Availability current and up to date on your Amazon website. It  is easy, if you choose the right settings.

The problem – Sometimes the Product Prices or Availability on your Amazon Affiliate website does not match what is shown on Amazon.com.  There can be several reasons for this.

  • Prices and Availability change on Amazon.com.  Some products change a lot (multiple times per day) and some are more stable.
  • The Amazon Affiliate Program API (Amazon’s data feed) – It’s not perfect.  It has a time delay from Amazon.com.  Prices might update in minutes or hours.  Some times data from the API does not match Amazon.com.
  • WP Zon builder settings are not set to update Price and Availability as often as you would like. You can set your Amazon Product posts to update at different day intervals.

If you don’t see changes on your site, that you just made, it might be because:

  • You might be using some type of caching plugin like, wp super cache. You can deactivate your caching plugin, to see your recent changes to your website.
  • Your browser might be caching the old page, clear your cache. Shift > refresh page.

How to set your Amazon Affiliate Products to Auto Update Pricing

How to keep your Amazon Affiliate Prices and Availability current and update

Go to the “WPZonBuilder General Settings” -> “Cache” page there is a “Refresh Product Data From Amazon Older Than X Day(s)” check box. Check it and set it to 0 days. This will make it to where the product data is updated every time the post is viewed. Setting it to 2 or 3 or any number of days will cause the product data to not refresh until the time limit you set is met.

If that feature is left un-checked, then the product data for the post is the same as it was the moment the post was created. However, simply checking the box, setting the amount of time for the refresh and saving the changes will make the product data update accordingly.

Recap Summary

Un-checked – Amazon Product data will never update.

0 days = Posts updates with Amazon every time the page is viewed. This setting is good for setting up new posts and testing. Note – If you have a lot of traffic hitting many pages at the same time, this can cause a load on your server, because software is checking with Amazon API every time and rebuilding pages on the fly.  If this is happening with 100s of pages at the same time, it might slow things down.  We don’t recommend this setting for busy sites or over loaded shared hosting servers.

1 day – Posts will update after 1 day old. This is the RECOMMENDED Setting.  In other words the post will update once per day. This is a good balance of up to date, but not over load.

2 days – Posts will update after 2 days old

N days – Post will update after N days old.

You can choose the best setting for your sites.

Amazon Affiliate Program

Tip – If you don’t need to list price, leave the price off your pages and use the More info button to send them to Amazon immediately.  It is a good practice to get your visitors to Amazon as soon as possible, this will set your Amazon affiliate cookie and they could buy anything once they get there.

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WP Zon Builder Affiliate Program Just Got Better

Make up to $61 when you refer a customer

Now with the addition of the Site Flipper & Developer License $199, Affiliates can make additional revenue when they promote WP Zon Builder.

See how this can work for you, click here for more info.

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Amazon Affiliate Script Now Supports India – Amazon.in

Amazon.in India is now available in WP Zon Builder’s Amazon Affiliate plugin.

India now available in Amazon Affiliate scriptAmazon has recently added India to the Amazon Associates API.  Now you can create stores and elements that point to the products available on Amazon.in.

Currently available product categories are Books and DVDs.

Amazon launches India marketplace

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Amazon Affiliate Script and Duplicate Content

What Google is referring to when it talks about duplicate content is the same information showing up on your own site that is a duplicate of the content on another page of your site. Google claims to not penalize you for this but does say that having content repeated on your site could affect your sites ranking. This post, by Jill Whalen, has some good information to think about when structuring your site to prevent category and tag links from causing this issue from happening.
http://www.highrankings.com/duplicate-content-google-346

Here is an excerpt that I thought was insightful.

Another site I reviewed had inadvertent duplicate content because they had too many similar but slightly different categories for their products, such as these:

http://www.example.com/bear-cave-photos/2428/dept

http://www.example.com/bear-cave-photo-gifts/1290/dept

They had more than 20 different URLs that all had pretty much the same products on them. Interestingly enough, many of them were bringing direct Google traffic. While that sounds like a good thing on the surface, I believe that if all the URLs had been consolidated into one, they’d have acquired even more weight and overall Google PageRank. This in turn would have provided the one main URL with an even better chance of showing up for even more targeted keyword phrases.

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JV Partners and Product Developers Program

Attn:  Product Developers or Potential JV partners

If you have a Product ( Theme, Software, Plugin or Training Course, etc.) that would benefit users of WP Zon Builder or Amazon Affiliates, we might want to promote it to our customers. Click here for more info.
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Unique Content In WP Zon Builder Product Posts

Spun text can be added to any post either before or after the WP Zon Builder [amzn_product_post] shortcode.  Or you can change out the content in the amzn_ProductDescription Custom Field of the post and this will replace Amazon’s product description with your own unique content.

Placing your own content before or after the [amzn_product_post] shortcode, found on the Edit screen of a Post or Page, will place the content either at the beginning or the end of your product post.

To change or modify the Product Description from Amazon you can edit the “amzn_ProductDescription” Custom Field of an individual WP Zon Builder product post.

To display the Custom Fields go to the Edit screen of the product you want to modify, then in the upper right corner of the screen you will see a tab labeled “Screen Options”.  Click that and check the box for “Custom Fields”.  Now when you scroll down the page you will see the “Custom Fields”.

You can modify or replace the content in the text field next to the ”amzn_ProductDescription” Custom Field.  Plain text or HTML can be put into the text field.  When done update the post and your new content will be displayed.

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Make a static home page for my Amazon Affiliate Site

Content Site with a Store or Product Category.

Put content like Reviews, Articles, Videos or images about your niche on the home page, then use WP Zon Builder to create a Store or Product Category filled with all of your Amazon Affiliate Products.

You can make your home page what ever you want. I like the idea of putting reviews and articles about your niche. Make sure you are targeting your keywords and the home page SEO is good for the search engines.

Many People already have website, so they can use WP Zon Builder to create a Store or Product category.  Here you can add 100’s of products to your existing site.

In WordPress go to the “Settings” -> “Reading” page.  There is a section called “Front page displays”.  You can make your choice there and save the changes.

Here is a quick video on how to make a static homepage.

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How to add Amazon Products to an Existing Website or Post

How can you add Amazon products to an Existing site with WP Zon Builder?

Lets say you have an existing site that has articles, posts and or reviews that you would like to add some Amazon products into.

There are several ways to add Amazon Products to Existing websites:

#1

If you want to add a Full Product Post with all the info from a WP Zon Builder post like Products pics, description, price, buy buttons, etc.  Then you can Easily convert any existing post into a WP Zon Builder Post.

Go to the Edit Post screen for that post and use the WP Zon Builder: Create Product Post menu to convert the existing post to a full fledged WP Zon Builder Product Post.

Create Product Post

Just check the box and insert the products ASIN and then Update/Save the post.  Then add the [amzn_product_post] shortcode somewhere to the post (maybe at the bottom) and Update again.

Create Product Post Step 2

That is how you would add a full Product Post to an existing post.  But there are other ways to get Amazon products into your Existing websites or posts.

#2

If you don’t want the entire Amazon Post, but would prefer a shorten version placed in the middle or end of a post. You can use WP Zon Builder’s Inline single or Inline Multi product posting features.  With these you do not need to convert existing post into WP Zon Builder posts, just place the shortcode in your existing post.  Read more at this post.

Monetize existing websites and posts with Inline product listings

#3

Here are some other informational posts about integrating WP Zon Builder into an existing site.

Multiple ways to Monetize your Site with WP Zon Builder Amazon Plugin

 

 

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CTR Theme combining Amazon and Adsense

Amazon and Adsense are great ways to make passive recurring income.  So, we set up a Cool Watch Review demo site combining these 2 concepts.  We are using a special theme called, CTR Theme (CTR = Click Through Rate) with WP Zon Builder providing the Amazon product posts.

See the complete article, Video and live demo click here.

amazon store watches

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Amazon 90 Day Cookie – Increase your Conversions

You can get an Amazon 90 Day Cookie set for your customers instead of the typical 24 hour cookie that Amazon gives everyone.  WP Zon builder gives you this option.

A Typical Amazon cookie has a 24 hour lifespan, but whenever a product is added to the Amazon shopping cart, it extends the cookie to 90 days.  The cookie is how Amazon knows who to give the commissions to.  The longer the cookie last, the better your chance of getting credit for the sale.

Types of Links That WP Zon Builder has:

  • Link to Amazon product page -  This is normal and Amazon gives everyone a 24 hour cookie.  Many people use this method.
  • Direct Cart Links (Display Add to Cart Button) – Instead of linking directly to the Amazon Product page, Customer is Directed to Amazon add to cart page.  Once they confirm on this page the 90 Day Amazon cookie is set.  With this Cookie set, if they decide to buy within 90 days, you will get the sales commission.  This gives you a lot of extra time for the sale to convert.
  • On-Site Cart Links – This is the shopping cart on your website.  Once they are done shopping, they click the checkout button and they are taken to Amazon’s Add to cart page.  Just like above, Once they confirm here the 90 Day Amazon Cookie is set.

The image below shows you the box to check in WP Zon Builder back end to display the Add to Cart button, so you can get the 90 day Amazon cookie.

Get a 90 day amazon affiliate cookie

See the image below showing the Amazon Add to Cart page and the Continue button.  Once they Click this button the 90 Day Amazon Cookie is set.

Click this button to get 90 Day Amazon Cookie

 

 

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Amazon AWS Key and Amazon AWS Secret Key

Here is a video about how to find your Amazon AWS Key and Amazon AWS Secret Key.

Go to this page:

https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/advertising/api/detail/main.html

If you have already signed up you can click the link “Resource Center” and then click “Manage Your Account”.  If you have not signed up then click the “Sign Up Now” button towards the top of the page.

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Content site with an Amazon Affiliate Store as a Category or Sub Directory

You can add a Amazon Affiliate Store full of Products to any website.

Even non WordPress sites, with WP Zon builder.   Check out the video below where one of our customers built a very cool game site full of content, and then added a “Store” Directory, where he added his products.

In the content area of the website you can add as many links as you want to the Amazon Store area or links to specific products in the Store.

In this example they have the Amazon Store in a sub directory of the Main site, but it could be its own URL or a sub domain.

 

Here is Video:


 

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Countries Supported by WP Zon Builder

WP Zon Builder now supports these countries.

Amazon supplies API’s (Data) for the countries listed below. As Amazon expands and adds additional Countries, we will include them in WP Zon Builder.

United States United States – amazon.com

Canada Canada – amazon.ca -

China China – amazon.cn -

amazon cn china 亚马逊子公司插件中国

France France – amazon.fr - Amazon affilié plugin de France

Germany Germany – amazon.de – Deutschland - Amazon Affiliate-Plugin Deutschland

Italy Italy – amazon.it – Italia - Amazon affiliato plug-in Italia

Japan Japan – amazon.jp -

amazon jp japan アマゾンのアフィリエイトプラグイン日本

Spain Spain -amazon.es - Espana - Amazon afiliados plugin de España

United Kingdom United Kindom – amazon.co.uk

India India – amazon.in

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v2.5 Release – New Amazon API compatible – Spain, Italy, China now available

WP Zon Builder v2.5 is now Available!

Whats New with v2.5:

  • Compatible with Amazon’s new API dated 10-25-11
  • Amazon Spain – now available
  • Amazon Italy-  now available
  • Amazon China – now available
  • Enhanced shopping cart
  • Germany character sets now show correctly
  • Enhanced coding

Amazon is changing its API on 10-25-11. The new version 2.5 is compatible with the new API.

The old 2.4 versions should continue to work, but we can not be 100% sure until 10-26-11. The old version is not expected to work after February 2012, when Amazon shuts down the old API.

Existing Customers – Log in to Customer Download area to get new version.

(If you need help accessing the downloads, click here for instruction.)

Upgrade instructions:

    1. If you have custom templates or any modifications done, make sure you save these before proceeding to the next step.
    2. Make a backup copy of amzn folder - located here /wp-content/plugins/amzn – Its a good idea to make a complete backup of your site.
    3. De-activate and Delete – WP Zon Builder on the Plugins page of your WP admin panel.
    4. Install New version – Go to the WordPress back end to the Plugins page click the Add New button and install.
    5. Activate.

 

Note:  If you have more than one site to upgrade, make sure you test it on one sight, before you upgrade all sites.  Let us know about any that is now working:  send links, screen shots or videos of any problems your are having to the support page.

 

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Build Amazon Product Review websites with WP Zon Builder

WP Zon Builder makes it easy to create Amazon product review sites.

There are many options when it comes to review sites.  If you know what a review site is, you probably have a mental picture of how they look, but there are many different layout styles that you may not be aware of. See the list below and pick the type of review style you like best.  Or, mix and match the elements that work best for you.  The combinations and display arrangements are almost endless.

Different types of Product Review styles

  • Personal written review – You write your own product review
  • Outsourced written review – Pay someone $5-$15 to write a good review
  • Personal video review
  • Outsourced video review
  • Youtube video review
  • Guest reviews – invite customers to write reviews and allow them to post on your site.
  • Copied review – Find someones review and use it on your site.  Make sure you have permission.
  • Review and compare 2 or more products in the same post. Example: iPad vs. Galaxy Tab.
  • Top picks style review.  Chose products and rate them in a numbered list.
  • Niche Check List.  Example: Top 10 things you need for a camping trip.

Demo Examples of Different types of Review style posts. Click to see the examples:

For more information on how to use the Inline single and multi to insert products into your Product Reviews, click here to go to our Tutorials and Documentation Page.

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California wants it Amazon Affiliates back

California wants it Amazon Affiliates back

California passed a law that makes Amazon want to re-open its affiliate program in that state. Several months ago California passed a law that made Amazon decide it was not going to offer its affiliate program there.

I am glad California law makers came to their senses.  I am surprised that the original law got over turned this quick.  They should pass some laws about not making so many new laws.  :)

For those who want more info on this and how to get re-instated click here for details.

https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/help/t48

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Monetize existing websites and posts with Inline product listings

Easily add Amazon Products to your existing website, blog, reviews, posts, pages, etc.

If you already have an Existing website, you can use WP Zon Builder’s Inline Single and Multi product listings feature to add products to any post or page.  Now when people visit your website, they will have another opportunity to buy a related product.

  • With the Inline Single - you pick the exact product you want to list.  You can stack several of the singles together if you want to show more than one product.
  • With the Inline Multi – you pick a keyword and Amazon will list similar or related products.  The Inline Multi allows multiple products to be listed.  We recommend listing 3-6 products in these type of listings.

These WP Zon Builder features make it easy to Monetize your site. Watch the video to see how it works.

This is just one of the ways you can use WP Zon Builder to monetize existing sites. Click here to see more ways to Monetize your sites.

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WP Zon Builder Developer Site Flipper License

You want to make and Sell websites you create with WP Zon Builder?  Great way to make some extra cash.

We have New and Better pricing on our Developers License.

Click here to see our current deal and details.

With this License you can make and Sell as many websites as you want, for one price. Good way to make some extra cash, since you can make websites quickly and easily with WP Zon Builder.

Watch Alex’s Video  where he makes a website in 10 minutes.

 

 

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Amazon’s Next API Update

Amazon has announced that it will make a few changes to it’s API, which is the data it supplies for developers. These changes are scheduled to occur on 10-25-11. According to Amazon these are not considered as major changes.

The full effects of their changes can not be totaly accounted for untill the Amazon impliments the change.

WP Zon Builder will make any changes needed to work with Amazon’s update.

For existing customers we will issue a patch or update, if needed.

We will be releasing an updated version of WP Zon Builder a few days, or sooner, before  the 10-25-11 deadline.

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Best Amazon Plugin – Install WordPress Theme – Gazette WP Zon Builder

How to install a WordPress theme from your hard drive into WordPress. This video shows how to install the modified Gazette theme bundled for free with WP Zon Builder. Easily make a site in 10 minutes.

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Best Amazon Plugin now even better

Best Amazon Plugin now even better.  Great NewsAmazon Plugin WP Zon Builder installation is now easier than ever. We have updated and simplified the install process. It installs just like any other plugin. Just upload it to WordPress and activate. Then you can add Amazon products to you site with in minutes. Plus, we made simple step by step videos to help you through this easy process, incase you are new to WordPress.

Check out our new Easy Installation page here.

We also have a video on the page – Posting my first product. This will help you get started. Plus many other helpful videos.

FTP is not necessary with the simplified install and license key is easily entered in the wp admin area.

These Installation instructions are for current version WP Zon Builder 2.4d, if you have an older version use old instructions or download 2.4d.

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Amazon Plugin – jQuery Fancybox Image Galleries

Amazon Plugin Feature

In This video we demo the jQuery Fancybox Image Galleries. This is a very cool feature. It gives your site a professional look. It is very easy to enable.

You can display a gallery of product thumbnail images. Clicking on a thumbnail will open the full-size image in a lightbox.

With this Amazon Plugin you can make a website filled with Amazon products in 10 minutes.

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Insert License Keys for Amazon Plugin WP Zon Builder

How to insert WP Zon Builder license keys and Amazon Affiliate keys into the WP Zon Builder plugin. This video takes you step by step on how to enter this info.

If you need to know how to obtain your Amazon Keys, Click here.

The keys can be quite long and many have inadvertently missed a few characters when copying and pasting the keys. Make sure you have the entire key. Try clicking in the box and doing (ctrl+a) to select all then copy and paste. The select all (ctrl+a) insures that you get everything.

IMPORTANT: Make sure that there are no blank spaces at the front or back the the keys. Having a blank space can cause errors.

Check out our video on How to Add Amazon Plugin product posts to your website.

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Can you edit WP Zon Builder posts?

Yes, you can edit posts created with WP Zon Builder.

Text pulled from Amazon by WP Zon Builder can be removed, edited, or added to.

First go to the “Edit Post” page.

1. In the Post Content box you can add content above or below the WP Zon Builder content by adding text above or below the [amzn_product_post] shortcode.

2. In the “Custom Fields” section (lower on the Edit Post page), you can edit the “amzn_ProductDescription” or other fields.

Note – If you can’t see the “Custom Fields”, go to the upper right corner of the Edit Post page, click the tab called “Screen Options”.  Check the box for “Custom Fields” and they will be visible.

Note – If you edit “Custom Fields” make sure you set your Cache settings (under general settings) to your desired results. Cache un-checked will cache for life. Also, you can use the “Field Blacklist” to enter fields that you do not want to be changed, while others get updated.

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How To Install WP Zon Builder

WP Zon Builder installs like any other plugin.

  • Go to the WordPress Admin Plugins page.
  • Upload and Activate plugin.

That’s it, your initial install is complete.

For additional information please visit the Tutorials & Documentation page.

This video discusses uploading, installing and activating the WP Zon Builder plugin.

Amazon WordPress plugin installation. How to install the WP Zon Builder plugin into WordPress.

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Download and License Key

How do I download or re-download plugin?
Where do I find my License Key?
I lost my password to the downloads area.

To Download your product.

Go to http://www.wpzonbuilder.com/customer-downloads/and enter your Name and Email,  on the next page login with the username and password you were provided with at sign-up.

If you can’t find your password, there is a forgot password feature.

  • Once logged in click the link “My Packages
  • On the right hand side of that screen there is the link for “View Details”
  • Click “View Details”
  • Click the tabe marked “Downloads”
  • Click “Latest – Wp Zon Builder x.x”, click on zip file and download to desktop.  The Gazette Theme is also available on that page.
  • Click “Licenses” to see your License Key.

mypackages view details

 A screen will be displayed with some product details.  To be able to view your downloads or licenses you will need to click on the Downloads tab or the Licenses tab in the View Details screen.

Downloads Licenses screen

** Note – If you are trying to Upgrade to a newer version, but new version is not visible in your download area. 

You need to:

1- Clear cache and try again
2- Try another browser
3- Make sure you are using the login details you received at time of purchase.

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WP Zon Builder Amazon WordPress Plugin On-Site Cart and other Widgets

This is a part of a series of videos showing the construction of the Best Cool Phones demo site.

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Add to Queue WP Zon Builder

How to post products. In this video we show you how to add Amazon Affiliate product posts to a site using WP Zon Builder with the Add to Queue and Post Products.

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How To Modify A WordPress Theme Template

How to modify a theme template in WP Zon Builder an Amazon WordPress Plugin.

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Best Amazon Plugin Site Made In Less Than 10 Minutes With WP Zon Builder

Wow! Alex put together an awesome YouTube video on how to build a WP Zon Builder site in less than 10 minutes.  He really showed the power of this Amazon plugin, displaying many of the easy to use features in WP Zon Builder.

Way to go Alex. You hit this one out of the park.

The Best Amazon WordPress Plugin Review

Here is what Alex had for his description for the video.

“today I am showing you just what WP Zon Builder – the WordPress plugin for Amazon Affiliates can do.
Instead of taking you through the features and benefits however, I have decided that the only way to show you is to build a complete site from scratch – live!
Watch as I build a fully functioning Amazon niche site in 7 minutes!”

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WPZB New Owner

WP Zon Builder Customers:

I would like to introduce myself. My name is Mike and I am the new owner of WPZonBuilder.com.

I would like to thank Louis for creating a top-level product. Job well done! I wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.

We will continue to provide support and updates for existing customers. I am more than capable of continuing to maintain the plugin just as Louis has, and have every intention of doing that and even more.

Louis will be staying on-board to continue to assist with support and updates, and of course support will continue to be provided as normal – if you have any questions, just go to the support page at http://www.wpzonbuilder.com/support/ and submit them.

After the dust settles and I get used to everything, I will be making additional improvements to WP Zon Builder.

Mike



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WooThemes Gazette Theme for WP Zon Builder

Gazette for WP Zon Builder is a modified version of the famous WooThemes Gazette theme, designed specifically for WP Zon Builder.

Click here to see it in action.

Gazette will be included for free with WP Zon Builder until special offer ends! (see home page for offer details)

Gazette is available for free to all existing WP Zon Builder customers.

Download it.

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WPZB Sale

WP Zon Builder Customers:

I understand your concerns about someone else in charge of this product. I will absolutely not sell to a buyer who will not continue supporting and updating the plugin. If the buyer isn’t going to perform at least as well as I have, I won’t sell to them. If I do find a suitable buyer, I will be staying on for at least a month and ensuring the new buyer knows how to do everything at least as well as I do.

In addition, if you bought the product from me, you can always get technical support from me at the same e-mail address currently listed at http://www.wpzonbuilder.com/support

Even if WPZonBuilder.com is sold, if you paid me, you are entitled to support from me. If Amazon is to update their API and require changes to the plugin, I am certain the buyer of WPZonBuilder.com will update the plugin accordingly.

However, if the buyer doesn’t, I will.

The bottom line is that if you bought the plugin, I will deliver what I promised to you: lifetime support and updates – from me if necessary.

I have taken on additional projects and responsibilities over the last few months, and the time I have to devote to WP Zon Builder is limited. Right now, I am still able to provide excellent support, but six months down the road, I don’t see myself able to provide the type of support and frequency of updates I would like to.

What does a sale really mean for the plugin? Likely it means much better quality support and updates. I have feature requests, ideas, and more that will all go to the new buyer. I simply don’t have time to implement all of the improvements I would like to make to the plugin. A new buyer will want to increase revenue – that means they’ll want to improve the product and release updates.

-Louis

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WP Zon Builder 2.4 Now Available

WP Zon Builder 2.4 – offering numerous fixes and functionality enhancements – is now available!

As 2010 draws to a close, it’s amazing to think how far WP Zon Builder has come in such a short time. WP Zon Builder was nothing more than an idea in my head when the year started.

The biggest improvement in 2.4 is an international on-site cart. The on-site cart functionality, in addition to supporting Amazon.com, now works with Amazon Canada, Amazon UK, Amazon Germany, and Amazon France.

15 different unique themes are available for the on-site cart – so you can always get it looking nice with whatever WordPress theme you choose.

Advanced users will appreciate the new “template” attribute which works with all WP Zon Builder shortcodes. Specify a template file used for that particular shortcode. This way you can give one post a completely different template than another.

Users upgrading from pre-2.3 will save time with the ability to automatically set the WordPress Featured Image for all of their existing posts using the Data Expiry feature.

In addition, various bugs were fixed, the most notable being an issue with thumbnail images with the % symbol in their filenames.


Instructions to Upgrade to 2.4 from 2.0/2.1/2.2/2.3/2.3b/2.3c/2.3d

Before starting, if you do not have a current backup of your site, now is a good time to make one.

1. Download WPZonBuilder24.zip from the customer area.
2. De-activate WP Zon Builder on the Plugins page of your WP admin panel. (Or re-save the settings on the General Settings page after installing 2.4.)
3. If you have custom templates or any modifications done, make sure you save these before proceeding to step 4.
4. Delete the /wp-content/plugins/amzn/ folder.
5. Follow the installation instructions in WPZonBuilder24.zip.

Upgrade instructions for 1.x customers

Users of 1.15+ can upgrade to 2.x by following the instructions here. Users pre-1.15 should upgrade to 1.16b first before upgrading to 2.3c. Read this for more details.

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WP Zon Builder 2.3d Now Available

WP Zon Builder 2.3d is now available.

WP Zon Builder 2.3d fixes the display of the star images and customer review count. An option to control the length of the product reviews displayed in the Customer Reviews IFrame has also been added. Some additional enhancements were made to ensure compatibility across various hosts with less-than-standard configurations, and to ensure compatibility with Amazon farther down the road.

Originally I had planned to include these fixes and enhancements in version 2.4, but I decided it is more important to get these fixes out immediately for those who want them.

I understand many users would prefer to wait for 2.4, rather than upgrade twice. That’s OK – this upgrade is not mandatory. 2.4 is still coming soon, and 2.4 will incorporate the same fixes and enhancements as 2.3d. You will be able to upgrade from any 2.x version directly to 2.4.


Instructions to Upgrade to 2.3d from 2.0/2.1/2.2/2.3/2.3b/2.3c

Before starting, if you do not have a current backup of your site, now is a good time to make one.

1. Download WPZonBuilder23d.zip from the customer area.
2. De-activate WP Zon Builder on the Plugins page of your WP admin panel. (Not required for 2.3b/2.3c users)
3. If you have custom templates or any modifications done, make sure you save these before proceeding to step 4.
4. Delete the /wp-content/plugins/amzn/ folder.
5. Follow the installation instructions in WPZonBuilder23d.zip.
6. From the WP Zon Builder -> General Settings page, check the only checkbox in the API Options section.

Upgrade instructions for 1.x customers

Users of 1.15+ can upgrade to 2.x by following the instructions here. Users pre-1.15 should upgrade to 1.16b first before upgrading to 2.3c. Read this for more details.

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WP Zon Builder 2.3c Now Available

WP Zon Builder 2.3c switches the Customer Reviews mechanism of WP Zon Builder over to Amazon’s new IFrame Customer Reviews feature, effective November 8th.


Instructions to Upgrade to 2.3c from 2.0/2.1/2.2/2.3/2.3b

Before starting, if you do not have a current backup of your site, now is a good time to make one.

1. Download WPZonBuilder23c.zip from the customer area.
2. De-activate WP Zon Builder on the Plugins page of your WP admin panel. (Not required for 2.3b users)
3. If you have custom templates or any modifications done, make sure you save these before proceeding to step 4.
4. Delete the /wp-content/plugins/amzn/ folder.
5. Follow the installation instructions in WPZonBuilder23c.zip.

Upgrade instructions for 1.x customers

Users of 1.15+ can upgrade to 2.x by following the instructions here. Users pre-1.15 should upgrade to 1.16b first before upgrading to 2.3c. Read this for more details.

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WP Zon Builder 2.3b Maintenance Release Now Available

WP Zon Builder 2.3b is a maintenance release fixing the No Data In Posts issue that started yesterday. Read on for upgrade instructions and technical details.

Instructions to Upgrade to 2.3b from 2.0/2.1/2.2/2.3

Before starting, if you do not have a current backup of your site, now is a good time to make one.

1. Download WPZonBuilder23b.zip from the customer area.
2. De-activate WP Zon Builder on the Plugins page of your WP admin panel.
3. If you have custom templates or any modifications done, make sure you save these before proceeding to step 4.
4. Delete the /wp-content/plugins/amzn/ folder.
5. Follow the installation instructions in WPZonBuilder23b.zip.

Upgrade instructions for 1.x customers

Users of 1.15+ can upgrade to 2.x by following the instructions here. Users pre-1.15 should upgrade to 1.16b first before upgrading to 2.3b. Read this for more details.

2.x Customers: Want The Fix, But Don’t Want To Upgrade To 2.3b?
Replace the file /wp-content/plugins/amzn/amznproductdata.php with the file in this .zip. This fix will work for all 2.x customers, even current users of 2.3. If you have a lot of installations, this is probably the easiest way to upgrade, as this is the only file that has been modified in 2.3b.

1.x Customers ONLY: Want The Fix, But Don’t Want To Upgrade To 2.3b?Replace the file /wp-content/plugins/amzn/amznproductdata.php with the file in this .zip. It is recommended that you upgrade to version 1.16b before applying this fix.

Technical Details

Amazon recently removed the Tags ResponseGroup from their API. I assumed that Amazon would just no longer return the data in the Tags ResponseGroup, but I was mistaken – any request that asks for Tags ResponseGroup data would be returned as invalid, and no data would be returned at all, not even data for valid ResponseGroups.

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WP Zon Builder 2.3 With On-Site Shopping Cart Functionality Now Available

I’m proud to announce the release of WP Zon Builder 2.3. This update offers numerous functionality improvements, and is available free to all WP Zon Builder 2.x customers.

The biggest new feature is the new optional On-Site Shopping Cart for US Amazon Associates – it allows a WP Zon Builder-powered site to operate like a self-contained online store.

Enabling the On-Site Shopping Cart feature will add an Add To Cart button to all of your WP Zon Builder-created posts. Visitors will be able to add products to a shopping cart, and only when the Checkout button is clicked will they be sent to Amazon to complete their order.

Depending on the style of your site and your traffic, this feature could give you a HUGE boost in conversions.

Other Notable Additions In 2.3

  • Create Tags On Post Products Page
  • Automatic WordPress Thumbnail/Featured Image Functionality Integration
  • Optional Local Storing Of WordPress Post Thumbnail
  • New [LargeImage] Template Tag To Display The Highest-Resolution Image From Amazon
  • Date & User-Agent Information Available in Click Reports
  • Optional Tag for Product ASIN on Integration Page
  • More Intelligent Gathering of Product Prices, Including The Ability To Pull Prices for Used Items

Instructions to Upgrade to 2.3 from 2.0/2.1/2.2

Before starting, if you do not have a current backup of your site, now is a good time to make one.

1. Download WPZonBuilder23.zip from the customer area.
2. If you have custom templates or any modifications done, make sure you save these before proceeding to step 3.
3. De-activate WP Zon Builder from the Plugins page of the admin panel.
4. Delete the /wp-content/plugins/amzn/ folder.
5. Follow the installation instructions in WPZonBuilder23.zip.

Upgrade instructions for 1.x customers

Users of 1.15+ can upgrade to 2.x by following the instructions here. Users pre-1.15 should upgrade to 1.16b first before upgrading to 2.0/2.1. Read this for more details.

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WP Zon Builder 2.2 Now Available

WP Zon Builder 2.2 is an update to WP Zon Builder offering numerous functionality improvements. Version 2.2 is available for free to all version 2.x customers.

Notable Additions In 2.2

  • Better Content in RSS Feeds
  • Additional SEO Options for Automatic Bolding
  • Option to Limit Length of Post Titles
  • More Visible Documentation Links
  • Date & User-Agent Information Available in Click Reports
  • Optional Tag for Product ASIN on Integration Page
  • More Intelligent Gathering of Product Prices, Including The Ability To Pull Prices for Used Items

Instructions to Upgrade to 2.2 from 2.0/2.1

Before starting, if you do not have a current backup of your site, now is a good time to make one.

1. Download WPZonBuilder22.zip from the customer area.
2. If you have custom templates or any modifications done, make sure you save these before proceeding to step 3.
3. Delete the /wp-content/plugins/amzn/ folder.
4. Follow the installation instructions in WPZonBuilder22.zip.

Upgrade instructions for 1.x customers

Users of 1.15+ can upgrade to 2.x by following the instructions here. Users pre-1.15 should upgrade to 1.16b first before upgrading to 2.0/2.1. Read this for more details.

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WP Zon Builder 2.1 Now Available

WP Zon Builder 2.1 is an update to WP Zon Builder offering numerous functionality improvements. Version 2.1 is available for free to all version 2.x customers.

Notable Additions In 2.1

  • Six additional settings.
  • Options to strip all HTML code from product descriptions.
  • Option to populate the WordPress manual excerpt field with the product description.
  • Custom field mapping to the post content and post excerpt.
  • Option to specify custom fields not updated by the data expiry/cache feature.
  • Optional comment scheduling – comments with future dates won’t show up before their date has passed.
  • Option to post to Pages with option to specify a parent page from the WP Zon Builder -> Post Products screen.

Instructions to Upgrade to 2.1 from 2.0

Before starting, if you do not have a current backup of your site, now is a good time to make one.

1. Download WPZonBuilder21.zip from the customer area.
2. If you have custom templates or any modifications done, make sure you save these before proceeding to step 3.
3. Delete the /wp-content/plugins/amzn/ folder.
4. Follow the installation instructions in WPZonBuilder21.zip.

Upgrade instructions for 1.x customers

Users of 1.15+ can upgrade to 2.x by following the instructions here. Users pre-1.15 should upgrade to 1.16b first before upgrading to 2.0/2.1. Read this for more details.

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WP Zon Builder 2.0 Now Available

The best just got even better. WP Zon Builder 2.0 is now available for the special introductory price of $129.00 $99.00.

Upgrade instructions for version 1 customers are available on the WPZonBuilder -> Home screen of the WP admin panel of all WP Zon Builder v1.1+ -powered sites. The upgrade from v1 to v2 is available for $30, the difference in price between the two versions. For a limited time after the release of 2.0, the upgrade is just $17.

Version 2 is a major update with vastly improved functionality. A video demonstration of version 2 in action is available on the WPZonBuilder.com homepage.

Notable Improvements In 2.0:

  • Data Expiry/Caching
  • Custom Field Mapping (video)
  • RDFa/Rich Snippets Support
  • Search by Browsenode
  • Star Rater In The Comment Form
  • Buy Now Buttons
  • Better In-Plugin Documentation
  • Vastly Improved Admin Panel/UI
  • Many Additional Settings/Options
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WP Zon Builder 1.16b – For WP 3.0/2.9.x

WP Zon Builder 1.16b is a maintenance release to fix compatibility issues with the newly released WordPress 3.0. WP Zon Builder 1.16b now works with WP 3.0, and is still fully compatible with WP 2.9.x.

Instructions to upgrade from 1.0, 1.1, 1.15, or 1.16

Before starting, if you do not have a current backup of your site, now is a good time to make one.

1. Download WPZonBuilder116b.zip from the customer area.
2. If you have custom templates or any modifications done, make sure you save these before proceeding to step 3.
3. Delete the /wp-content/plugins/amzn/ folder.
4. Follow the installation instructions in WPZonBuilder116b.zip.

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WPZonBuilder 1.16

WPZonBuilder 1.16 is a maintenance release that improves the in-plugin documentation and addresses a few very minor bugs.

Instructions to upgrade from 1.0, 1.1, or 1.15

Before starting, if you do not have a current backup of your site, now is a good time to make one.

1. Download WPZonBuilder116.zip from the customer area.
2. If you have custom templates or any modifications done, make sure you save these before proceeding to step 3.
3. Delete the /wp-content/plugins/amzn/ folder.
4. Follow the installation instructions in WPZonBuilder116.zip.

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WP Zon Builder 1.15 Update Released

WP Zon Builder 1.15 is a minor update mostly offering small improvements in functionality and various bug fixes.

Changes in 1.15

Sorting/Add To Queue now works in IE.
Pagination is limited to number of pages Amazon will actually provide through the API.
Posts no longer appear as Uncategorized when using automatic brand category creation
After clicking Add All… the results are loaded again with Remove From Queue links
All templates now make product images links to Amazon (boosts conversions 25%+)
Add First ___ To Queue functionality improved
PHP filenames prefixed with “amzn” to avoid conflicts with poorly coded 3rd party plugins
Added alt=”[Title]” to product images in templates (improved SEO)
Plugin icon added. Special thanks to Xdreamer for designing the icon.
Rating stars are now transparent and will display nicely, with smooth edges, on any color background.
Add To Queue screen always displays product images

Instructions to upgrade from 1.0 or 1.1

Before starting, if you do not have a current backup of your site, now is a good time to make one.

1. Download WPZonBuilder115.zip from the customer area.
2. If you have custom templates or any modifications done, make sure you save these before proceeding to step 3.
3. Delete the /wp-content/plugins/amzn/ folder.
4. Follow the installation instructions in WPZonBuilder115.zip.

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WP Zon Builder 1.1 Available Now

WP Zon Builder version 1.1 is now available. Existing customers can download the upgrade for free.

Watch a video overview of the new features in 1.1.

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Version 1.0 Released

Version 1.0 of WP Zon Builder is now available. WP Zon Builder allows you to easily add hundreds of Amazon products to any WordPress installation in minutes. All aspects of your site can be controlled from the WordPress admin panel – meaning WP Zon Builder is very easy to use, even if you have no experience with WordPress.

Watch the demo video.

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