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Typepad 101: Adding Amazon Items to Your Sidebar

Welcome to Typepad 101! Whether you want to add some new features to your blog's design, or simply make your blog more functional, Typepad 101 has you covered.

Media.  We all consume it and we all love it.  The books we read, the games we play, the music we listen to - they're all a part of us and sharing these parts of ourselves on our blogs are both easy and fun.

The simplest way to share these items is by adding a Books or Albums Typelist to your sidebar. The great thing about either of these Typelists is that you're not limited to adding just books or albums - you can add any item at Amazon.

First, go to Library > Typelists and create a new Books or Albums Typelist.  The next step is to add items to your Typelists. The Quick Add box will allow you to search for books and albums to add to your Typelist.

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However, if you want to add something other than a book or an album, you can use the Quick Add box in a slightly different manner. Go to Amazon and find the item you're looking for.  For each item, under the Product Details, you should see either an ASIN or ISBN number. Copy this number and enter it in the Quick Add box. The item should then be listed so that you can add it to your Typelist. Once you've added all the items you want to your Typelist, you can use the Publish tab or Design > Content to add it to your sidebar.

Additionally, if you have an Amazon Affiliate account, you can add your Affiliate ID at Account > Other Accounts so that if anyone makes a purchase through your blog, you'll receive credit for it.

Your new Typelist!

You can read more about adding a new Typelist in our Knowledge Base.

And if you like the spiffy design in the image above, try out the new Heartbeats theme on your own blog!

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