Product Picker

The Product Picker lets you easily embed single items, collections or smart collections in your pages without having to write the Shortcodes. Just click the ASA 2 editor button in the editor toolbar and the Product Picker window will open up.

ASA 2 editor button

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Collection

The Product Picker also makes it easy to embed a Collections. Click the tab “Collections” and select the collection you want to embed from the dropdown menu. Then click the button “Proceed”.

productpicker collection

You will be forwarded to the “Shortcode” settings tab:

productpicker collection settings

Here you can select which template to use, insert a custom Associate ID and decide wheter to use AJAX mode and caching. Additionally you may adjust the collection’s sorting and limitation. Click the option “Use name” if you want to you the collection name as shortcode value instead of the collection ID.

Note

It is recommended to use the collection ID instead of the name, because the shortcode will not brake if you change the collection name afterwards.

Finally click the button “Insert shortcode” and the automatically generated [asa2_collection] shortcode will be inserted in the page.

Smart Collection

The Product Picker also helps you with entering [asa2_smart_collection] shortcodes.

Click the Product Picker tab “Smart Coll.” and enter the options to use with the shortcode and/or a search string. Learn more about the smart collection options here: [asa2_smart_collection].

Then click the button “Proceed”.

productpicker smart collection

You will be forwarded to the “Shortcode” settings tab:

productpicker smart collection settings

Here you can select which template to use, insert a custom Associate ID and decide wheter to use AJAX mode and caching. Additionally you may adjust the smart collection’s sorting and limitation.

Finally click the button “Insert shortcode” and the automatically generated [asa2_smart_collection] shortcode will be inserted in the page.

Single Image

With ASA2 you can integrate single images from all available product pictures into your pages. Simply select the option “Image only” in the tab “Shortcode” in the product picker after selecting a product.

productpicker single image

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Watch this video to see the feature in action.



In addition, you can select one of the available image sizes that best fits your content. Width and height can even be adjusted individually with the short code options width and height. Together with the align option, the images can be optimally integrated into the page’s body text.

The presentation of the image is taken over by special image templates, two of which are delivered as new managed templates:

Of course you can also create your own templates for the single image feature.

Optionally, the product title as well as a shop or buy button can be displayed. A mouse-over effect shows price and rating stars (if available) above the image. This effect can be turned on or off, as well as a random, slight rotation of the Polaroid layout.

This new single image feature makes it possible to easily integrate a product image with Amazon link into a text, which often seems more accessible to the reader than overloading it with many product details.

Check the details page about the shortcode related with the single image feature [asa2_img].