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Adding big "Security Risk" widget - Amazon.com??

  1. Forgive my newbie ignorance, but I've looked around and can't seem to find an answer for this.

    I want to add an Amazon.com referral link, and it seemed logical to place it in a text widget. The code vanishes, however, and I gather from other discussions that it's because wordpress considers it a security risk.

    But I know I've seen other wordpress blogs with clickthru stuff like that... So what am I missing?

    Thanks in advance!

    - Tiffany (tiffanyblitz)

  2. defrostindoors
    Member

  3. Posting the actual text here would help a great deal otherwise all we can do is guess. Use the backticks next to your number one key on the keyboard:
    like this
    and you may want to read the terms of service for WordPress.com blogs.

  4. Might help us help you if you gave us the code you were trying to place within your blog. Please copy it here inbetween backticks. That's the key to the left of the '1' key on a standard keyboard. All we can do if make guesses without it.

  5. Please note that affiliate links are not allowed at WordPress.com blogs except for "one discreet text link" meaning no widgets, no clickable images, etc.

  6. Agreed. I do believe Wishlists from Amazon are allowed as long as they do not contain the affliate portion of the link as well.

  7. /<iframe src="http://rcm-uk.amazon.co.uk/e/cm?t=hombutnotalo-21&o=2&p=8&l=as1&asins=0851518125&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr" style="width:120px;height:240px;" scrolling="no" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" frameborder="0"></iframe>/

  8. That's what I'm trying to post? can anyone help with this.

    Thanks.

  9. Yup. You can't do it.

    iframes are stripped (along with embeds and javascript) due to security concerns.

  10. She's a spammer. Jeez.

  11. @atthe404
    There are spammers and sploggers everywhere since Matt made his future adsense widget announcement. Gone are the days when there was a clear cut lines between wordpress.com and blogspot. One of the reasons I chose to get a web host and my own wp install was because I anticipated this would happen. Another was that the idea of paying to have the wordpress.com adsense ads removed from my blog was repugnant to me.

    The advantages of having your own wp install are numerous and one benefit is the ability to choose whether or not ads appear on your blog at all. Another major benefit is being able to get a theme that really suits your taste and reflects your personality and blog contents. There are people such as yourself who can help with the set-up and maintenance/update issues as well as plugins. Now that I've made the move I've found that it's not that expensive at all to get good hosting and a knowledgeable web developer to work with you.

  12. timethief - "There are spammers and sploggers everywhere since Matt made his future adsense widget announcement. Gone are the days when there was a clear cut lines between wordpress.com and blogspot."

    evidence?

  13. 41 thousand sploggers nuked last month is what Matt said here http://wordpress.com/blog/2007/09/06/august-wrap-up-2/
    I assumed this was an increase - isn't it?
    I seem to be running into a lot of slogs and a lot of bloggers with commercial wp.com blogs who are advertising, despite the policy against doing so and despite the ToS.

  14. Please don't assume anything like that.
    The fact is that we have always nailed spam blogs fast and will continue to do so. Do you think we want to turn into a spam haven?

    If you have concerns, report them. Talking about them here doesn't get them removed.

  15. I'm sorry I offended by being presumptuous.

  16. hello elainewallace,

    sorry, you can't paste 'Text and Image (Enhanced Display)' link type HTML code in your post, but you can use an Image or Text Only (Basic Display) link types instead.

    Image Only link has to be modified so that it contain an actual image address. there are several images of different sizes, you need to copy desired image address into apropriate place of your code.

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