Marketpress add-on for Affiliates plugin either not working or my brain isn't working - probabl

Marketpress is set up on and we have made successful transactions through paypay paflow pro.

The Affiliate plugin has also been installed and configured. I registered two fake test affiliates and fleshed them out.

I then had some people click through their tracking codes and sign up, but the email signups did not track nore did the unique clicks (when I lock into them as a user an click the affiliate tab OR in my own admin dashboard)

an example here:

Please help! happy to provide screenshots, code, whatever details you need.