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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Amazon Template Modification Multiple Column Layout of In-line Multi Results

To create a multiple column layout of the In-line Multi you would need to modify the inlinemulti.html file of the Amazon Theme Template Set you are using.

3 Column in-line Multi

It would be a good idea to make a copy of the Amazon Theme Template Set you are using like suggested on the this video at about 4:28.

Or you can attempt to modify the Theme Template Set your are using now by going to:

Replacing the /default/ with the Theme Template Set you are using as shown on the “WPZonBuilder General Settings” -> “Template” page in the “Template Set” drop down box. Once you have the URL set up correctly you can copy and paste it into your browser and hit enter. You will be brought to a page where you can edit the HTML code right in WordPress and not have to use FTP.

Copy and paste the code below into the edit box replacing the existing code and click the Update File button. Create a post with an In-line Mutli to see how the results will display within your theme’s layout.

The CSS code below my need some adjustments to work within your theme’s layout. The 2 to watch are the width and height. Those setting should get you close to a 3 column layout with a uniform height. If you want a 2 column layout you can change the width to somewhere around 44% and the height would need to be adjusted or removed. You will see that adjusting the width to a smaller percentage can give you more columns if needed.

<style type="text/css">

.amzn_inlineColDiv {
width: 29%;
height: 260px;
text-align: center;
margin: 1%;
padding: 1%;
float: left;
border: 1px solid #CCC;


<div class='amzn_inlinediv'>
<div class='amzn_inlineColDiv'>
<a [relnofollow] [targetblank] href="[DetailPageURL]" class='amzn_multititle'>[Title]</a><br /><br />

<a [relnofollow] [targetblank] title="[Title]" href="[DetailPageURL]"><img alt="[Title]" src="[SmallImage]" /></a><br />

<span class='amzn_ratingtext'>Average Rating:</span> <span class='amzn_rating'><img src='[StarURL]' style='border:none;' /></span><br />

[TotalReviews] total <a [relnofollow] [targetblank] href="[DetailPageURL]">customer reviews...</a><br />


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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:

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:



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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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.


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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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 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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Fancybox IE8 Fix

If you’re using WP Zon Builder 2.0 with Fancybox image galleries enabled, download this fix to get the close, previous, and next buttons working properly in IE 8. This fix will be/has been incorporated into the next release of 2.x. If you are not running 2.0, you don’t need this.



Replace /wp-content/plugins/amzn/amzngallery.php with the file in the zip.

Delete the /fancybox/ folder inside /wp-content/plugins/amzn/. Then place the /fancybox/ folder in the zipat /wp-content/plugins/amzn/fancybox/

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Thumbnails With StudioPress Themes

For 1.x only – use the new custom field mapping feature in version 2.0 to make this a lot easier.

StudioPress themes use Timthumb for thumbnail images, but Timthumb only works with locally hosted images. WP Zon Builder uses images hosted offsite by Amazon.

That means we need to remove the Timthumb code from the Studiopress themes and replace it with the code to display the image hosted by Amazon.

This example is for the StudioPress Lifestyle theme. It will translate over to any other StudioPress theme that uses Timthumb.

First, we have to find the Timthumb code. In the StudioPress Lifestyle theme the file to open is home.php, as it is the file that controls the display of the homepage.

Look for a block of code that looks like this

<?php if( get_post_meta($post->ID, “thumb“, true) ): ?>
<a href=”<?php the_permalink() ?>” rel=”bookmark”><img src=”<?php bloginfo(‘template_directory’); ?>/tools/timthumb.php?src=<?php echo get_post_meta($post->ID, “thumb”, $single = true); ?>&amp;h=<?php echo get_theme_mod(‘featured_top_left_thumb_height’); ?>&amp;w=<?php echo get_theme_mod(‘featured_top_left_thumb_width’); ?>&amp;zc=1” alt=”<?php the_title(); ?>” /></a>

The red portion is the Timthumb code. We want to remove that, and replace it with code to display the image from Amazon.

Change the red portion of the code to

<?php echo get_post_meta($post->ID, ‘amzn_SmallImageURL’, true); ?>

This will display the small product image from Amazon in place of a thumbnail generated by Timthumb.

The blue portion of the code is the name of the custom field that contains the thumbnail image URL. Change the blue portion of the code to


The end result should look like this

<?php if( get_post_meta($post->ID, “amzn_SmallImageURL”, true) ): ?>
<a href=”<?php the_permalink() ?>” rel=”bookmark”><img src=”
<?php echo get_post_meta($post->ID, ‘amzn_SmallImageURL’, true); ?>” alt=”<?php the_title(); ?>” /></a>

These instructions have been written specifically with the Lifestyle theme in mind, but these instructions apply to any theme using Timthumb.


Post Scheduling Video Tutorial

Watch it here: