Adding An Image Link For Amazon Products

In this part of the tutorial we are going to add an image link that the Amazon SiteStripe bar generates for us to our content. I am using one of my test websites and use a test post, so you will see a lot of "Lorum" text.

Let's first go to Amazon to get the right code to copy and paste into our site.

With the product selected from the previous part of my tutorial, you can now click on the 'Get Link: Image' link (1) in the SiteStripe bar.

Out comes a window (like the one above) where you can configure some additional stuff, before copy-pasting the generated link into your content.

By default it will show the default Store ID and Tracking ID you have configured. It could be that you do not have any options here because you have perhaps only one store or tracking ID. I have blocked them out on purpose.

Below it you can choose what size the image should be. You can choose from Small, Medium or Large (2). I tend to go for Large as something that Amazon calls large is actually a quite small or standard format.

Select the HTML Code displayed at (3) and then copy it to your clipboard. CTRL-C or Command-C does that for you, but you can also click with the right mouse button while the link is selected to choose copy from the menu.

Now we are done and can go to our WordPress Post or Page where we want to paste the link into.

Before anything, we need to paste our HTML code within the HTML version of our post. Therefore, you need to click on the Text tab (4).


Now you will see a lot of HTML code, the actual code behind any website. Don't get disheartened by all of this. You just need to find the position and place back where you want your code (image) to appear.

At the position you want the image, you now need to paste the code (5) you earlier copied with CTRL-V or Command-V or alternatively again with right clicking on the position and selecting paste from the menu.

Before anything, now click again on Visual (6) to return to the normal and visual editor version of your content. You will now see the image displayed within your content. It is even automatically linked to the Amazon product page.

Click next page, where I will explain how to add a Text+Image link to your content.



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Mandarina Premium
I try to figure something out: does make a difference if I take Amazon text shortlink and put it with an image as a custom URL? Will it still generate a lead?

I find that embeded codes very often don't work and is much faster and easier to do the above.

Thanks,
Kat
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DrSDm Premium
First of all, officially you are not allowed to copy any of their images to use at your website. Many people do so, but if Amazon notices it, they can cancel an associate membership.

If you are looking to link up an alternative image (not copied from Amazon) with Amazon text short link, you can do it for sure. But if the image doesn't match the Amazon product image, you'll be losing customers.

So, better you should use the image link provided by Amazon, at least as per my suggestion.
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Mandarina Premium
Thank you!
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jillxyz Premium
Oh boy! Just printed out your tutorial and it kinda happened. I would like the text to wrap around the image. I placed my cursor, right hand side at the end of a line of content. The image went over however text split and didn't wrap around the image. Any ideas.
Please answer another couple of questions for me. What is Native Ad and why would I use them.
I am also having a challenge with the Amazon link attaching to highlighted text that ends up underlined where one can click on the actual text and it should take me to Amazon right. It doesn't, it looks like a link but when I click on it, all it does is reopen the add a link.
I am asking a lot of your time here so please answer at your convenience and screenshots are wonderful for me. I am a visual lady!
Cheers AJ
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ownonlboss Premium
Hi AJ,

First of all I am happy that you took the tutorial to heart.

1)
I believe that the code can be wrapped inside the paragraph tags, so it should be possible to click on the image and then on the align button within the editor.
If not you could try to dive into the code (you know, there where you pasted the code) and put <div align="right"> before the code and </div> after it.

If that doesn't work than you will just have to have the text to wrap around it that way. If that was the wrong location, you should probably first type an Enter (hard return) before placing the code, so that you got the line to break at the right place.

2) Native ads are advertisements you could eventually place on your site. I wouldn't use it within the blog post that you are using to promote another product, unless its related things.
I tend to use Native ads on positions of posts that do not have any form of affiliate offer.

3) If a piece of text is underlined but not per sé blue, it might just be an underline (U).

If you prefer images, I can send you some help that way, but I had no way to do so right now.

I am considering to update the tutorial with that sort of alignment here today.

Steven
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jillxyz Premium
Hi Stephen, Thank you for the update. I have solved my problem by realising I needed to use text not visual! Always a simple answer. Cheers AJ
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ownonlboss Premium
oh yes, that's right!

Good that you figured it out!

Steven
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beginshere Premium
Steven, this is a GREAT post and you are an excellent teacher.
My question is aren't you supposed to put Amazon products or
Adsense products on the far right hand side of your site?
And if that's true isn't there a widget you're supposed to use?
I don't know the answer, I'm only asking. - If I am right will you do a post instructing everyone how to do that?

Thanks,

John
beginshere
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mistswitch Premium
You can put a widget with rotating ads or amazon products in the sidebar but that's not very targeted. To narrow things down, you can also create just a text link (as taught here) to a specific product and put it in a post or comment. For example, you can do a top 5 list, talk about each item for 200-300 words, and link to those products. Or you could write a long review of a specific item, targeting relevant keywords, and use your amazon affiliate link.
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ownonlboss Premium
Thank you for your compliments John!

I can definitely do a tutorial on how to use widgets to show for example the native ads of Amazon sometime soon.

When you are writing affiliate posts, you should generally be promoting one product at a time and so are the links and images better within your post.

Other ads would distract. The only other way you could use native ads or any other form of displaying different products, is to link related products.

For example, you promote a certain type of shoe and also commercialize for socks, extra soles and a shoe cleaner.

Steven
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Andrey57 Premium
Dear friends.
Would you be so kind as to explain how to join Amazon Associate of China https://associates.amazon.cn/ and India http://affiliate-program.amazon.in/ , please?
I have tried but China doesn`t give a country`s option-only China.
India doesn`t give a foreign bank`s option-only India and no option of cheques.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Kind regards,
Andrey
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Robert-A Premium
Not sure about India but you need to open a bank account in China and you actually have to do it in person so I would give up on that unless you live there just now.

India
https://tinyurl.com/amazonindiaone

https://tinyurl.com/amazonindiaontwo

https://tinyurl.com/amazonindiathree

Hope this helps you out.
Robert-A
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Andrey57 Premium
Dear Robert.
Thank you very much for your message.
It is very kind of you.
Kind regards,
Andrey
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Robert-A Premium
No probs and happy to help if and when I can.
Hope you get something sorted out.
Robert
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Andrey57 Premium
Dear friends.
Would you be so kind as to explain how to join Amazon Associate of China https://associates.amazon.cn/ and India http://affiliate-program.amazon.in/ , please?
I have tried but China doesn`t give a country`s option-only China.
India doesn`t give a foreign bank`s option-only India and no option of cheques.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Kind regards,
Andrey
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Andrey57 Premium
Dear friends.
Would you be so kind as to explain how to join Amazon Associate of China https://associates.amazon.cn/ and India http://affiliate-program.amazon.in/ , please?
I have tried but China doesn`t give a country`s option-only China.
India doesn`t give a foreign bank`s option-only India and no option of cheques.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Kind regards,
Andrey
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mlisbona Premium
I would love some help with this, but no one seems to be able to. I have no issue linking amazon products with amazon, If I simply link text to the product.
When I use sitestripe and link an image, I followed your instructions. When I switch from text to image on the last step, It just says some words. No pic. When I click on the words, it says address not found.
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Andrey57 Premium
Dear friends
I am in a process of creating my first Amazon website and I insert images with URL. I am UK based and have the same account with amazon.co.uk and amazon.com. I don`t have any Azon plugins at the moment because firstly I want to be Amazon approved. I want to promote the products Worldwide, not only in UK. If I insert URL of my product from amazon.co.uk now and after buy Azon plugin for International access will this URL of my product from amazon.co.uk work in the future Worldwide? Or if I insert URL of my product from amazon.com
now and after buy Azon plugin for International access will this URL of my product from amazon.com work in the future Worldwide?
Thank you very much.
Kind regards, Andrey
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newmarketpro Premium
It should be working but you need to get the Azon setting to include both of your tracking ID , the uk and the .com.

Joe
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Andrey57 Premium
Thank you very much, Joe.
It is very kind of you.
Kind regards,
Andrey
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ownonlboss Premium
You enter the affiliate id for each country on the plugin. Sometimes you are also required to make custom productids per country.
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Andrey57 Premium
Dear Steven.
Thank you very much for your reply. It is very kind of you.
Kind regards,
Andrey
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Andrey57 Premium
Dear Steven.
Would you be so kind as to explain how to join Amazon Associate of China https://associates.amazon.cn/ and India http://affiliate-program.amazon.in/ , please?
I have tried but China doesn`t give a country`s option-only China.
India doesn`t give a foreign bank`s option-only India and no option of cheques.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Kind regards,
Andrey
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Taresa Premium
I have been using the Custom Ad tool and love it. It all looks good on my site and is easy to use. I have no problem seeing the items and clicking on the links from my computer or my phone, but I had others today who told me they were unable to click on the links and it take them anywhere.

Apparently ad blockers are blocking these folks.

This is driving me crazy.

I rebuild the page with images and text links and now they are going to test it out.

What can we do about the ad blockers?

What good are the vendors tools they supply us with, if they get blocked all over the place?
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DarrinB Premium
It is a pain, I have been taking a look at this myself. A lot of browsers have adblockers built in, and I am guilty of using one. You can go down two routes which helped my ad displays. Firstly check your ad inserter settings, sometimes they have options to bypass or popup a message when adblockers are detected. Secondly and most work is to not use ad codes and just insert linked images. But that takes some doing, I would certainly try the first option before looking at others. Hope that helps! :)
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Taresa Premium
Thank you. I haven't seen any adinserter settings with the Custom ad tool on Amazon affiliates central site. I will look to see if there is anything.
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ownonlboss Premium
Another great premium plugin is ASA2. It does all the work for you.
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davehayes Premium
Steve!... Wow, some awesome information here my friend, comes at the right time as I am about to insert Amazon into my site, but as you say, some of the info is slightly out of date, so on behalf of others reading this, I appreicate you doing this tutorial, which is very detailed and has been bookmarked and scheduled for a time to do this.
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cliffstarks Premium
Great information thanks! Will you ever be doing a video on how to make a link to go to an amazon shop?
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ownonlboss Premium
Great idea. When I got myself a new mic I will
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cliffstarks Premium
I was curious is the store ID, and tracking ID suppose to be the same?
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ownonlboss Premium
no, it doesn't need to be.

I made a tracker for every website that uses the same Amazon Associates account.
The associates account is linked to the storeID, while the different trackingID's I made can be selected from the TrackingID dropdown list.

You can basically also create trackers for different reviews, but I haven't gone into that yet. The trackingID makes it easier for you to track which page, website or post is making you money.

Steven
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cliffstarks Premium
Ok thanks Steven, but they can be the same though? I was asking because that is how mine is appearing.
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MJL71 Premium
Hi, I have a question. Site Stripe contains text, text+image, or image, right? I'm just wondering, what is the difference? I've used Site Stripe a couple times, and in doing that I just grab the code from that. So, I'm just a little confused. Thanks for any help.
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ownonlboss Premium
Text is a hyperlink BN like any link within your content. Image&text; is the product image plus some text and pricing info. Image is just the image.
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MJL71 Premium
Thanks. So, why is it I can copy from Site Stripe itself, and copy from the other two options as well? Is there any difference between them, that was my point? Not sure if I'm making sense; I don't always.
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MJL71 Premium
I better read the tutorial first. Thanks.
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ownonlboss Premium
SiteStripe just gives you different options with different codes for whatever you want to display on your site, whether that be images, text or both.
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sierranowl Premium
Great work! My main issue is just how to format in a different position. I have a text+image link and it's automatically aligned to the left, whereas I would like to align it to the center. How would one go about doing that? Also, if I had two text+image links, how would I go about changing the HTML format so they're displayed next to each other? Thank you!
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Robert-A Premium
To center a text link is easy using a simple piece of code.
See my example here

<centre>[removed][removed]<g:plus action="share"></g:plus><center>

All I have done is put this <center> at the beginning and at the end.

Perhaps you can do the same for the others but one under the other.
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sierranowl Premium
Thank you so much! I kept trying to do it as no wonder it wouldn't work. I'll have to see if I can figure out how to place them next to each other. Once again, thank you!
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Robert-A Premium
No probs but why do you want the images next to each other?
Just place them one under the other at the right or left of a block of text.
The best person to ask if you do want them side by side is Loes

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/loes

I'm off for the night now so bye for now.
Robert
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ownonlboss Premium
To put it next to each other you probably should use the custom native ads option. You can select multiple products to be displayed.
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CarlosGusts1 Premium
I followed the instructions and linked a product to my text.But when I click on the selected text after updating the post all I see is a blank page.What could be the probem?
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onmyownterms Premium
Make sure you have cleared the cache on your browser so that it is reloading the page. Also check the link using an incognito session, which will emulate what a visitor to your site would see. The final thing is to type the link in Notepad, follow it from there to validate that the link works.
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CarlosGusts1 Premium
Thanks a lot.The problem was the security settings on my desktop.It was blocking pop-ups.
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KMrwashu1 Premium
Thank you so much for the post, I've been struggling and finally, I got it!!! You are a star:-)
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ownonlboss Premium
Hi Kelebogile,

Glad to have helped you out!

Steven
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MJL71 Premium
Thanks for the info. It makes the process straightforward. Thanks.
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ownonlboss Premium
Hi Mike,

Happy to hear that this tutorial has helped you out!

Steven
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Taresa Premium
Thank you for this post. This helped a lot.
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ownonlboss Premium
Hi Taresa,

Happy to hear that this tutorial has helped you out!

Steven
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KalliBoleman Premium
my site stripe is not showing up on amazon
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Dunvant Premium
Need more information on what you are trying to do
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Dunvant Premium
Need more information on what you are trying to do
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ownonlboss Premium
are you absolutely sure that you:
1) have signed up for the affiliate program
2) are signed into your affiliate account before going to amazon.com (or the other amazon websites, depending on the program you are on)

Steven
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AlenkaV Premium
Thank you so much for this training! Really easy to follow, and super-useful.
Best,
Alenka
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ownonlboss Premium
awesome to hear! all the best with it!
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NemiraB Premium
Do you see any differences between your showed techniques as the promoter of items on Amazon? I mean using Native ads, affiliate links inside buttons, or something else.
P.S. Thanks for the training:)
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ownonlboss Premium
Hi Nemira,

I have not done any testing yet on the effectiveness on the different type of ads. You might find tests of other WA members though.

You are most welcome, glad to have helped out with the training part of it at least!

Steven
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celiacman Premium
With so many members promoting Amazon this training is important for the majority of new members to be sure to learn

Jeff
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ownonlboss Premium
Thanks Jeff!

Feel free to share among new and old members as well as using the affiliate link on your own site if that would apply for you.

Steven
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3dandelions Premium
Thank you for this, Steven!
I have been learning my way around Amazon and this will be very helpful! As I am sure it will be for many WA members, as well!
A lot of time went into this tutorial and it will be much appreciated by many!
Emily
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ownonlboss Premium
Hi Emily,

Yes indeed, it took some time to put it together. Instead of 1 day, it took me a whole 3 days to put it together. Not too bad actually, right? There are some tutorials that take me more time to write than others, simply depending on how much research I need to do. This one was stuff that I do daily and so already know.

Great that you enjoyed it and I hope indeed that it will be used by many!

Steven
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Dunvant Premium
Hi Steve tried all your tutorials the text one worked fin
The image and text and image I only get an oblong empty box , saved, went to preview and nothing can you help
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ownonlboss Premium
I've replied on the one below/above of you here.
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Dunvant Premium
I just tried it with image and then text and image but they didn’t work . Is the process different. ??
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ownonlboss Premium
There are some differences between text and image or text+image.

With text links, you can just use the WordPress interface for adding links to your content.

When you want to use the image or text+image option on Amazon SiteStripe, you need to go into the HTML version of your content, which you get by clicking on text tab next to the visual tab in the top right corner of your content writing window.

Steven
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Dunvant Premium
Sorry I did that I get a box on my website but not the picture is there something I else I should do
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ownonlboss Premium
Hmm strange. May I have a look at your site? Then you need to post the URL here or on a PM.
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Dunvant Premium
http://myipsisearch.com/wp-admin/

it does say or perhaps they all say site not secure
I did get a message which said
'Request to the server have been blocked by an extension'

Hope you can help
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Dunvant Premium
I have solved the mystery it is my desktop I took the adblocker off still didn't work so I used my laptop and it worked first time so thanks for all your assistance
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ownonlboss Premium
I had a hunch it was an adblocker. I wanted to reply that to you today but I was on an unstable mobile connection and didn't reach you in time.

Great to hear that you have found out about it. Now you can apply what you have learned here and check out whether everything is in good working order afterwards with the adblocker either disabled or by allowing your site's ads to be shown (often configurable within the adblocker options).

Steven
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Dunvant Premium
That was really great I have struggling you made so easy thanks
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ownonlboss Premium
I am happy that my tutorial was of help to you.
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jared247 Premium
Great training Steve! Thanks for the help using site stripe.
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ownonlboss Premium
Thanks Jared!

Hope you can use it on your own site.

Steven
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Steven-A Premium
Steve,
This is good. I just added some Amazon image links yesterday and today and I think my menus were a little different. I think the UX was maybe a little more graphic.
Anyway, it was pretty intuitive to work with.
Keeping this for a good reference.

Thanks for the work it took to pulling this together.
Good job. Will help a lot of WA people.
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ownonlboss Premium
Thank you Steven,

Which UX are you referring to? The menu's of SiteStripe or the ones of your WordPress?

I took the screenshots this week of SiteStripe, so I doubt they have already changed.

I gladly clear that up if you don't mind. I gladly look into your version and help you out where possible. Just reply and I will see what I can do.

It should essentially be looking pretty much the same as on what I used in the tutorial, unless you are using a visual editor that replaces big parts of the entire WordPress interface.

Glad you like it - feel free to share it.

Steven
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Steven-A Premium
I'll have to take a look. I am using Elementor. Makes great looking pages but brings a whole new level of challenges.
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ownonlboss Premium
that's right.
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alexjysmith Premium
This was extremely helpful, thank you :)

AJ
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JulietAA Premium
Thanks for this training Steve.
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ownonlboss Premium
Thanks Juliet!

Glad I could help out! Feel free to share it.

Steven
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celiacman Premium
This is a great training for anyone promoting Amazon products, I learned something new about how to use the SiteStripe which I have never used before
Jeff
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ownonlboss Premium
Awesome, thank you. You may freely share it with anyone else struggling.

Steven
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TRPEng Premium
Thanks Steve . That’s good information.
Trevor
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ownonlboss Premium
Thanks for your appreciation!
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Steven-A Premium
Thanks. Very timely as I am just adding some Amazon links to my sites.
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ownonlboss Premium
Haha, glad to help out in the right moment! I feel now like a firefighter saving those in need haha.

Steven
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buffetearns Premium
Thanks Steven

Wayne
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ownonlboss Premium
Thanks Wayne!

Steven
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ChrisBarr Premium
Hi Steven, Great... Great... You nailed it. Great Job.
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bonzo124 Premium
Nice training Steven.
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ownonlboss Premium
Thank you Ilias!

Bookmark it for later use if you have the need to go back to it later. Bookmarks also work for quickly finding resources to link to others in chat or question & answers.

Steven
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ChrisShouse Premium
This will be helpful when I get to this point. Thank you
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ownonlboss Premium
You are most welcome. You can bookmark tutorials by clicking the Star icon on the top left of the tutorial. Save it with a certain tag so that you can remember to find it back again.

You can find bookmarks on the right of the search bar when you there (again) click on the star icon to see all the bookmarks listed.

Glad to be of help if anything else comes up.

Steven
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