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How to switch from a Amazon aStore to a website

Did you hear the news? Amazon is pulling the plug on it’s aStores as of October 2017. Amazon affiliates are wondering what the next step is for their aStore(s) and if it’s worth it to explore switching from having an aStore to a website.

aStore to a Website

 

Here are a couple of things you can do to convert your aStore to a website:

If you have your own self-hosted site, or if you pay for web hosting, all you need to do is create a page with all your aStore picks and recommendations, install the images and links, and you will be good to go. See examples of my aStore page and bookstore page on my site.

Steph Cockerl - before aStore to website
Steph Cockerl – before aStore to website
Steph Cockerl - after aStore to Website
Steph Cockerl – after aStore to Website

Displaying your aStore recommendations on a WordPress.com site.

For a site that is not self-hosted such as WordPress.com, the process is the same. Just create a new page with all your aStore picks, install the images and the links. Make sure you copy and page the code into the HTML editor area of your page.

See this example on an aStore site and the links on a WordPress.com site.

Non-profit - aStore to a website before
Non-profit – aStore to a website before
Non-profit - aStore to a website after
Non-profit – aStore to a website after

 

For other websites, such as Blogger, TypePad, Wix, Weebly, etc., it’s best to do a test post with an image and the title of the book.

With these tips, your Amazon aStore to website migration should be smooth sailing.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us.

Saturday Afternoon WordPress Jazz Sessions

Saturday Afternoon WordPress Jazz Sessions

In honor of the recent WordPress Release, I present Saturday Afternoon WordPress Jazz Sessions. Here are all the WordPress Versions. You can hear all the artists on Spotify. Since the names are not all listed in the screen grab, I’ll list them here. 4.8 – Bill Evans 4.7 – Sarah Vaughan 4.6 – Pepper Adams… Continue Reading

WordPress & Daylight Savings Time

WordPress & Daylight Savings Time

It’s that most wonderful time of the year. For the folks that have are a WordPress.org site, don’t forget to go into your “General Settings” and set up your appropriate timezone, else you will be wondering why you posts are posting an hour earlier or later than scheduled. Continue Reading

Declutter Your Inactive WordPress Plugins

Declutter Your Inactive WordPress Plugins

One of the main reasons while some WordPress installations go south is due to lack of maintenance. (Shameless plug, check out our WordPress Backup & Maintenance Packages.) If you have some WordPress plugins that have been inactive for a while (more than a month) unless the plugin is seasonal, the best thing to do is… Continue Reading

WordPress Jazz Day Playlist

WordPress Jazz Day Playlist

In honor of International Jazz Day, I am paying homage to the Jazz greats who inspire nearly with every new WordPress release with a playlist.   Click on the image or go to WordPress Jazz Day Playlist. Since the names are not all listed in the screen grab, I’ll list them here. 3.9 – Jimmy… Continue Reading

How do I make by blog mobile?

How do I make by blog mobile?

This question came from my other site. “Do you know how to make your site mobile friendly? My blog looks weird when browsing from my iphone. I’m trying to find a theme or plugin that might be able to fix this issue. If you have any suggestions, please share. Appreciate it!” It depends on what… Continue Reading

Winter Olympic Athletes Using WordPress

Winter Olympic Athletes Using WordPress

I’ve chosen to highlight the winter olympic athletes using WordPress on their official site, in the spirit of the closing of the 2014 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXII Olympic Winter Games, For the purpose of this post, I am focusing on sites that are using self-hosted WordPress as their CMS platform. In no… Continue Reading