wet_amazonassoc: Build “Amazon Associates” links with Textpattern

13. August 2005

wet_amazonassoc is a plugin for Textpattern designed to create all the necessary markup to link to a single Amazon merchandise designated by its ASIN. Both the <a> tag and the Ad Impression tracking <img> tag are created.


<txp:wet_amazonassoc asin="0123456789"
associd="myassocid" tld="com"

Required attributes

attribute description
asin Amazon Standard Identification Number

Optional attributes

attribute description
associd Your Amazon Associate ID. Defaults to “notslippethou-21”.
tld Top level domain of the local amazon site you are associated with (e. g. “com”, “co.uk”, “at”). Defaults to “de”. The plugin was tested with “amazon.com”, “amazon.de”, and “amazon.at”
class CSS class which will be applied to the <a> tag. Defaults to “wet_amazonassoc”.

Sample usage

This markup

asin="B0007KX4TC" tld="com" 
DRM(Digital Restrictions Management) Device

and that styling

a.wet_amazonassoc {
 background-image: url(/style/amazon-icon.gif);
 background-repeat: no-repeat;
 background-position: right center;
 padding-right: 14px;

will produce this output:

DRM Device

Licence and Disclaimer

This plugin is released under the Gnu General Public Licence. Use at own risk. Share your revenues.


Get it here: wet_amazonassoc.txt.

Resources and Relateds

Express your suggestions, report bugs and discuss enhancements in this thread in the Textpattern forum.

Change log

Date Version Notes
2005-08-13 0.1 First public release
2006-06-11 0.2 Fix small HTML validation error
2006-09-29 0.3 Redirect via HTTP status 302 (Temporarily Moved), thus avoid donating free link love to Amazon and gain a tracking server log entry for every associate link click through


  1. tested with co.uk . Works fine!