- How does AmazonFeed decide which keywords to use?
The first thing that AmazonFeed checks is whether or not the post has any specific AmazonFeed keywords configured. These can be set on an individual post basis in the Amazon Products Feed configuration area below the post content. If no custom keywords are found there, it will look next at the categories or tags associated with the post itself, depending on which one it was set to look at in the plugin configuration options. If no categories or tags are found, it will then fall back to using the default keywords that were set in the plugin configuration options.
- Why are there no products showing up related to my posts?
It is possible that there are no products in Amazon related to the Categories or Tags you have selected. Try adding a few “Default Tags” on the management page, which you would like to have used in the event nothing is found related to your posts.
- Why don’t any products show up when I select “All” as the search index?
According to the Amazon documentation, the “All” search index is currently only supported in the United States locale.
- I’ve chosen Canada as my locale but products show up when I select “Electronics” as the search index?
According to the Amazon documentation, the “Electronics” search index is not currently available in Canada.
- Is there a template tag I can use to put the related Amazon products directly on the template?
Yes, to display a list of related products on a given template you would add code like the following to your WordPress template.
$aFeed = new AmazonFeed();
$aFeed->display('keyword, another keyword', true);
- How do I adjust the CSS to look like “this…”?
There are a great many WordPress themes out there, some more well designed than others, but without doubt there are going to be some themes that don’t show the products in the way you would like them to. My best recommendation (other than hiring a CSS guru to hack your theme) is to use the FireFox web browser and install the FireBug addon. This excellent utility will allow you to see exactly how the CSS is acting on the code of your theme. Using the “Inspect” tool, you simply need to point to and click on the element of your page that you want to check, and FireBug will show you exactly what CSS is acting on that element.
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