looking for comprehensive instructions for Affiliates plugin

I have looked at the Affiliates usage page and some of the questions others have asked about the use of the Affiliates plugin. Can you point me to any comprehensive threads of how to set up this plugin? I have too many questions, so I don't want to bother you if these are answered already. Here are some of my questions:

1. Where are the banner (and button) image URLs? Or do we make our own?
2. I am using Marketpress. Where is the setting to designate the percentage of the product that will be shared?
3. What is the signup page for non-users and stand-alone installs?

Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

Joe.

  • Vaughan

    hiya

    thanks for posting.

    #1 you make your own banners and upload them.

    #2 in Dashboard > products > store options > payment settings tab

    scroll down, you'll see affiliate settings. (see screenshot)

    #3 you have to create a page for affiliates in your pages.

    then use the shortcodes from the usage guide.

    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).

    there should also be affiliate details when you visit the profile page, you can choose to sign up as an affiliate from the profile page, or from the page above (using the shortcodes)

    hope this helps.

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