Getting started with Affiliates

How do affiliates sign-up?

  • Jack Kitterhing

    Hi there @d3csmarketing

    I hope you are well today.

    Affiliates uses WordPress's default sign-up process, they then actually become an affiliate from the admin/dashboard panel. Or you can optionally use these shortcodes for displaying on the front-end of your website.

    Detail
    Usage

    For help with installing plugins please see our Plugin installation guide

    Once the Affiliates plugin has been installed, log into your WordPress Admin Panel, visit Network Admin » Plugins and Network Activate the plugin.
    Getting Started

    Once installed, navigate to Dashboard » Affiliates for Single WordPress sites, or Network Admin » Dashboard » Affiliates for Multisite WordPress installations, and there you can configure the settings to suit your needs, manage your affiliates, and view reports.

    Once on the Affiliate System Administration Panel, you will see 4 option below the heading.

    These are:

    Affiliate reports
    Manage affiliates
    Affiliate settings
    Manage add-ons

    Affiliate reports

    Here you have the option of exporting payments and marking transactions as paid.

    affiliate-reports
    Manage affiliates

    Here you can search through the affiliate users to pull up reports on each affiliate and their performance.

    Underneath the affiliate’s username you will be able to click on ‘Manage Affiliate’ which will pull up the reports for the affiliate.

    In the reporting module you would also be able to debit and credit the user account, and set payment on account.

    Affiliate settings

    Here you have 3 options:

    Column settings
    Profile page text
    Banner settings

    Manage add-ons

    You have the following add-ons available:

    Directory add-on
    Membership add-on
    Pro Sites add-on
    MarketPress add-on

    Affiliate Cookie Days

    To set the amount of days that you want affiliate tracking to take place, you can do so by adding the following code to your wp-config.php file within your root WordPress install.

    define('AFFILIATE_COOKIE_DAYS',45);

    Shortcodes

    Besides full access to the Affiliates Plugin features in the Admin Panel, you can use any of the following shortcodes within your posts or pages to provide front-end access as well.

    [affiliatelogincheck] – place this at the top of the page that you are planning on using the rest of the shortcodes on and it will display a login message if the user isn’t logged in.
    [affiliateuserdetails] – mirrors the affiliate details form from the admin area (yellow box)
    [affiliatestatstable] – mirrors the large click statistics table
    [affiliatevisitstable] – mirrors the referrers this month table
    [affiliatetopvisitstable] – mirrors the top referrers table
    [affiliatestatschart] – mirrors the main statistics charts
    [affiliatevisitschart] – mirrors the referrers charts
    [affiliatebanners] – displays the banners you add to your affiliate settings

    If the user isn’t logged in then none of the shortcodes will output anything (except for the top one).

    Thank you for being a WPMU DEV member!

    Kind Regards
    Jack.

Thank NAME, for their help.

Let NAME know exactly why they deserved these points.

Gift a custom amount of points.