May 5, 2011 at 7:12 am #3327saraphisMember
I signed up as an affiliate for my own site (and sigend up my partner too) and the link that’s generated goes to ‘page not found’. Here’s how the link looks and this works [www.asprinklingofmagic.com?ap_id=saraphis] but when I look down in the left hand corner the website name has been duplictaed in the url so it looks like this [http://asprinklingofmagic.com/www.asprinklingofmagic.com?ap_id=saraphis] . I don’t know what to do as I believe it’s a system generated url. Please help as I have a number of affiliates signing up. THANKSMay 5, 2011 at 7:36 am #32042
When I go to the following URL I don’t get a 404 error. I can go to that page fine:
However I did notice that you may have a slightly mis-configured server type issue. This page will explain this in more details:
Remember, you can also change the base URL of that system generated link by specifying the value in the “Default Landing Page” field of your affiliate settings page.July 17, 2011 at 8:41 pm #32043
The reason why you can go to “http://www.asprinklingofmagic.com/?ap_id=saraphis” just fine is because if you don’t add the “/” after the domain name, it doesn’t autopopulate when the affiliate link is created.
Also, in the affiliate center, if an affiliate clicks on their affiliate link it doesn’t open correctly. – Can you please address this?
These are much easier fixes than all of the apache stuff you mentioned and it would have saved me a lot of time.
Adam.July 18, 2011 at 12:46 am #32044
I am not sure what you are going on about… the apache stuff is to fix the server where people are mixing up the “www” and “non-www” URLs which is treated as two different sites. How is this related to appending a “/” at the end of a URL??
When you create a link or a banner have complete control over what target URL you specify. If you need to specify a URL with a “/” at the end then simply use a URL with a forward slash when you create the link or in your default landing page URL settings.July 20, 2011 at 9:41 pm #32045
Well, the problem I’m running into is that the URL being generated isn’t correct.
It is generating: [http://www.texastacticalhats.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-affiliate-platform/affiliates/www.TexasTacticalHats.com/?ap_id=test999]
The this doesn’t seem to be a conflict between “www” or “non-www” urls.
But it’s generating a link that includes: [http://www.texastacticalhats.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-affiliate-platform/affiliates/]
instead of just [www.TexasTacticalHats.com/?ap_id=test999]
I thought that adding the “/” into the url manually would make a difference but it didn’t.July 21, 2011 at 2:12 am #32046
This is because you are specifying a URL without the keyword “http”.
A VALID URL MUST CONTAIN THE KEYWORD "http://"
Yes, in the browser you can just type in “www.example.com” and it will understand because browsers will automatically fill in the “http” keyword but WordPress won’t understand that when you are manually configuring things. Please use URL value with the “http” keyword when you specify it in the settings or ads (you can copy and paste a URL value from the browser’s address bar if you need).July 21, 2011 at 3:48 am #32047
I think that when someone is wrong they should admit it. Amin, I was wrong. I really appreciate the help, that fixed the problem….I can’t believe I overlooked something like that. Thanks for all the prompt responses.
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