Affiliate unique click in multi site not working

Hi,

I found my Affiliates plugin did not work correctly in multi sites, I had a site named xxx.abc.com , when i click the link generated (the one with ?ref=something) , the clicks did not tracked at xxx.abc.com , and tracked in abc.com instead.

Please help.

  • Kimberly

    mlb_jon,

    Hi and Welcome to WPMUdev forums :slight_smile:

    I had a site named xxx.abc.com , when i click the link generated (the one with ?ref=something) , the clicks did not tracked at xxx.abc.com , and tracked in abc.com instead.

    Your subdomains are affiliates of your main site. Therefore if you create a link xxx.abc.com then it will be tracked on and viewed by the affiliate at abc.com
    The same will happen if you make yyy.abc.com your affiliate.

    If that doesn't help to clarify then perhaps you can supply a bit more detail about the above? Maybe where you are clicking on this link and what you are expecting to see tracked?

    Because I found that sometime the clicks is not increasing even I click for several times.

    The tracking keeps record of referrals and signups. It will tell you if you're link generated a click but only once from that particular IP. Multiple clicks from the same computer open up the main affiliate account holder to abuse of their affiliate system.

    I hope this helps :slight_smile:
    Please let me know if you have any further questions.

    Best,

    Kimberly

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  • imssarl

    Thanks. Is there a way then to get it to work on a per subsite basis independantly of the main multisite.
    What I am basically trying to do is:
    - setup a multisite with all core content, pages, graphics... that will be used as a new blog template
    - get users / customers to join and when doing so they get a replica of the main site they can map to their domain. But it will also have the membership and affiliate plugin (+ ad sharing and so on) installed so that they can recruit affiliates and sell membership accesses to the content...

    Is that somehow possible, or should I just create single WP install with all these plugins and then get a script to clone those for my members? I would then lose the domain mapping and easy setup...

    Thanks for your insights!

    JP

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