August 21, 2023

Create an Amazon WordPress Affiliate Website with Astra, Elementor and Gizzmo

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Kickstart your WordPress affiliate website journey with Astra, Elementor, and Gizzmo. Come along and learn the setup process, from theme installation to product integration, and design your site for your liking.

Setting Up Your WordPress Affiliate Website

Setting up your WordPress affiliate store requires a few essential plugins: Astra, Elementor, and Gizzmo. Here’s how you can install and activate them:

Installing the Astra Theme:

  1. In your WordPress dashboard, navigate to Appearance > Themes > Add New.
  2. In the search bar, type “Astra” and hit enter.
  3. You’ll see the Astra theme pop up. Click on Install and then Activate.

Setting Up Elementor:

  1. From your WordPress dashboard, go to Plugins > Add New.
  2. Search for “Elementor”.
  3. Once you see the Elementor Page Builder in the results, click on Install Now and then Activate.

Getting Started with Gizzmo:

  1. Navigate to the Gizzmo Website and select a plan.
  2. Once purchased, Gizzmo will give you the possibility to download their plugin.

Essential Settings for Your WordPress Affiliate Store

Before diving into the fun stuff, let’s ensure your WordPress settings are spot on:

  • Site Title & Tagline
    Give your site a catchy name and a cool tagline (Settings > General).
  • Admin Email
    Ensure you have the correct email set up for notifications (Settings > General).
  • Reading Settings
    Here, you can choose your main homepage (Settings > Reading).
  • Media Settings
    Adjust the thumbnail size for optimal visuals (Settings > Media).

Importing Astra Starter Templates

Astra comes with a variety of pre-designed templates that can give you a head start:

Installing the Astra Starter Templates Plugin:

  1. From your WordPress dashboard, navigate to Plugins > Add New.
  2. Search for “Astra Starter Templates”.
  3. Click on Install Now and then Activate.

Choosing and Importing a Template:

  1. Once activated, you’ll find the Astra Starter Templates option in your WordPress dashboard.
  2. Browse through the templates and find one that suits your vision for your WordPress affiliate site.
  3. Click on the template and then on Import Complete Site. This will bring in all the design elements of the template to your site.

Use Gizzmo for Your WordPress Affiliate Site

Gizzmo is the tool that will help you pull in reviews, comparisons, and affiliate links with ease.

Getting Started with Gizzmo:

  1. Install the Gizzmo plugin if not already done.
  2. Once installed, Gizzmo will ask for your Amazon tracking ID. You can find this in your Amazon Associates account.

Adding Products to Your WordPress Affiliate Store with Gizzmo

This is where your site starts to take shape:

Gizzmo Chrome Extension

  1. Install the extension to easily add products from Amazon.

Adding Products

  1. Visit Amazon and find a product you’d like to feature.
  2. Click on the Gizzmo extension and hit the plus sign. The product is now added to your site.
  3. Go to your WordPress site > Gizzmo AI and let your blog post be generated including your affiliate link.

Creating Roundup Posts with Gizzmo

Roundup posts are a great way to showcase multiple products:

  1. In Gizzmo, select a minimum of three products.
  2. Gizzmo will then create a post that highlights the features of each product.

Designing Your Blog Page with Elementor

This is where you can let your creativity shine:

  1. Open the page you want to design in Elementor.
  2. Customize the design elements, add images, text, and more to make it uniquely yours.

Wrapping Up

Setting up an affiliate website on WordPress might seem challenging at first, but with Astra, Elementor, and Gizzmo, it becomes a breeze. Remember to keep experimenting and tweaking until you’re satisfied with the look and feel of your site. Good luck, and happy designing!

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Credit to Web Squadron
Web Squadron is a popular YouTube channel dedicated to providing informative tutorials, tips, and insights on web development and design. With a strong focus on WordPress and website builders like Bricks Builder, the channel aims to help users of all skill levels, from beginners to advanced developers, create and optimize their websites. By offering easy-to-understand, step-by-step guidance, Web Squadron provides practical and valuable content.
Create an Amazon WordPress Affiliate Website with Astra, Elementor and Gizzmo
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