wordpress widget

Online shopping as to be one of my vices. We all have them! My worst offense other than supplements is books. Ever since I discovered Fishpond my addiction has gotten worse. I love Fishpond because they’re Australian (and Kiwi), there shipping is fast and much better priced than Amazon. Visiting their website the other day I noticed they now have an affiliates program, so I thought to myself, it wouldn’t be too hard to develop a WordPress widget for my sidebar.

For the past few weeks I’ve been playing around with developing a widgets and redesigning Stephen’s website . I developed a little bug for widget building . So without further ado, here’s my widget.

This plugin is designed to show links to using your fishpond affiliate id.
Here’s how it works

To discover your affiliate id.
Your affiliate id is the part of the address after the ref=
For example:
<a href=”″ target=”_blank”>Fishpond</a>
The Affliate ID is: 2349

The product ID is
for DVDs, toys and music use the UPC code near the bottom of the page, for books, stationary and electronics the EAN. You can also find a product’s ID buy examining the address of the product.

The title and author/artist are optional .

You can choose which whether you show the  cover, title and author within the widget.

Here, I’ve included some css which will help you style the plugin within your theme.

img.fishpond-cover {




width: 85px;



display: inline-block;

 width: 90px;

margin:5px 5px;





 font-weight: bolder;



font-size: small;


Download the Fishpond widget

Header photo by Way Opening on Flickr

About Michelle

Michelle is passionate about showing people how easy it is to prepare food that is healthy and packed full of flavour. She has just completed her first recipe book, Healthy Helpings: fast food for fit physiques. She began sharing her love of food in 2007, when she produced two series of the online cooking show ‘Healthy Helpings TV’, making fast food healthy and healthy food fast. In 2008 she competed in bodybuilding as a novice figure shaping competitor and she remains passionate about physique sports. She was a 2009 Australian Masterchef semi-finalist, and contributes articles to Oxygen Magazine Australia. Michelle lives with her husband on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, where she loves to search out new ingredients and food ideas from local farmers markets, health food shops and ethnic grocers, and take her two dogs on long rambles through the vineyards. Find out more about Michelle's book