May 5, 2011 at 11:52 pm #3333
Hi, I’m installing the affiliate platform on my multisite network. Is there a good way for my affiliate accounst for one site to be available to all the other sites? The workaround is to create a duplicate account on all sites once someone signs up for any site, but that’s not ideal for a number of reasons.
Thanks!May 6, 2011 at 12:55 am #32071wpCommerceModerator
This is how WP Multisite works – You install one plugin but each individual sub-site will have it’s own database and settings and admin area so the admin of the sub-site can configure it the way he wants for his sub-site.
The following post is a good read for this topic:May 6, 2011 at 1:22 am #32072amin007Participant
If you want to have one affiliate area on the main install but want to track clicks and sales from all the sub-sites then there is one other technique that might work. What are you using to sale your products? Are you selling products from all the sub-sites or just the main site?May 14, 2011 at 11:38 pm #32073
Thanks for the prompt reply. I’m using your eStore plugin to sell my products. Each sub-site has its own product (one site per product). I’m using the subdirectory configuration of wordpress, but using a the multisite domain plugin so that each sub-site has its own domain.
My goal is to have one affiliate be able to promote two or more products (that reside on different sub-sites) with just one affiliate id.
WeiMay 15, 2011 at 6:32 am #32074amin007Participant
The cookie from one domain cannot be accessed from another domain for security reasons. If you want to track clicks and commissions from all your other WordPress installs (from different domains) using one install of the affiliate plugin you can do the following:
We have developed a small helper plugin that you place on your sub-domain/other wordpress installs and it will communicate with the main plugin installed on the main site to track clicks and sales remotely.
Let me know if the above solution will help you. If it does contact us using the contact form on our site and mention this forum thread and someone will email you the plugin.May 18, 2011 at 8:54 pm #32075
Hi Amin, I would like to use the helper plugin, sending you an email.June 21, 2014 at 4:21 pm #32076hao360Member
I need the helper plugin,too. Can you email to me?
Thank a lot!June 21, 2014 at 11:40 pm #32077
Done.November 11, 2014 at 10:21 pm #32078inetdxMember
Please send me the helper plugin also!!!November 13, 2014 at 6:00 pm #32079inetdxMember
I need a plugin that I can place on my sub-domain/other wordpress installs that can communicate with the main plugin installed on the main site to track clicks and sales remotely.
Please send this to me!!! Thank you!!December 7, 2014 at 1:59 pm #32080BookBizMember
I need the helper plugin. I am emailing you. Is this something that will be made widely available via the forums, along with updates?December 8, 2014 at 1:54 am #32081
The helper plugin is not something that will work for all kinds of different setups. So we like to know about your setup before we give you the addon plugin. Otherwise if you just get it and try to use it for a scenario that won’t work, it can be very confusing.
I have asked you a question via email.December 9, 2014 at 3:46 pm #32082BookBizMember
I have responded to your email twice and haven’t heard anything back. I suspect my emails aren’t coming through, so I’ll add my comment here.
I have a new multisite install, so I’m flexible on how this could be set up. I am using eStore and WP Affiliate. Basically, customers pay to post content to the subsites (pay-per-post). I would like to avoid having multiple WP installations and multiple accounts per affiliate. Referrals could come in through any site in the network (main and subsites) and the affiliate referrals are recorded. I am considering either of the following situations:
a) Orders Placed Through Main Site – eStore directs customers to a form that is protected by APR. This form could either be on the main site, or the subsites (if possible). If cross-domain APR links are possible on multisite (maybe using subdomain w/o mapping), that would be very helpful. Either way, customers select the subsite where they want their content displayed. Main site uses SSL, allowing for Paypal Pro (?).
b) Orders Placed Through Subsites – eStore directs customers to a form on subsite where order is purchased, again using APR link. I suspect that it won’t be possible to use SSL and Paypal Pro for these orders, which is fine. However, the affiliate program can still track purchases across entire network of subsites.
Lastly, I do have a few separate single site installs of WP that use eStore and WP Affiliate. If possible, I would like to migrate the affiliate accounts for one or two of these sites to this network. If I understood previous comments here, this should be possible.
Which of the above options is possible / easiest to implement?
Thanks for your helpDecember 10, 2014 at 1:02 am #32083
What you are trying to do should be doable (both options that you explained are valid). I have emailed you for it so you can reply to my email.
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