August 11, 2011 at 4:24 pm #22719StiddyMember
In a wpmu set up, if the affiliate plugin is running on a seperate site inside the wpmu set up, can I still send people to the main site and trigger the affiliate? Since they are on the same domain? Or does it have to go to the site that has the plugin installed. I’ve experienced conflicts with your plugin, so I have it running on its own sub-site in a wpmu set up for payments only.August 12, 2011 at 1:06 am #22720amin007Participant
When you create your add you can use the pass thru link as the target page URL and the plugin will create an ad that is by default a pass thru link. A WPMU install works just like separate WordPress install except you can control everything from one admin (network admin). It doesn’t mean that if a plugin is installed on a sub-domain only it will affect the main site too.
The following might be an easier example for you understand:
Can you only activate the “Akismet” plugin in a sub-domain of your WPMU plugin and expect it to block spam comments on all of your sites? The answer is no. Any WordPress plugin will work in this same manner.
In your case, using the satellite affiliate plugin AddOn might be an easier solution. The satellite affiliate plugin is a small helper plugin that we developed. You can add this plugin to your other wordpress installs (where the main affiliate plugin is not installed) and it will communicate with the main affiliate plugin to track clicks.August 17, 2011 at 9:32 pm #22721infogeniuzMember
any update on subid’s?August 18, 2011 at 2:12 am #22722
The latest build of the affiliate plugin can take an extra custom ID in the URL as a parameter. For example:
&c_id=source1at the end of the URL? the string “source1” can be any string.
You can get the latest build from here:October 27, 2011 at 11:29 pm #22723rickymitchMember
Hi – Having read this thread i have successfully setup the redirect to my subdomain that contains a non-WP landing page. On this page I have a button with a link (the email one generated by PayPal) to my PayPal payment page. I have setup the PayPal PDT Identity Token in the WP Affiliate settings and would like to know if the payment will be tracked from this page. Basically in the example at the beginning of this thread it said given the example to send an visitor to a video hosted elsewhere and then directed back to the WP page to take payment, so my question is whether the visitor would need to be redirected back to the WP site or if the payment would be tracked if it was also taken on the external site.
Sorry for the long winded explanation and hope this made sense.
RickyOctober 27, 2011 at 11:40 pm #22724
The actual page with the payment button needs to be in WordPress (this way the affiliate plugin can hook into things). A WordPress plugin cannot control anything on a stand alone HTML page.April 25, 2012 at 4:50 pm #22725Business CoachMember
The post RickyMitch asked about is along the lines to my question, dealing with Paypal.
We have the eStore and eMember plugins (and love them, thank you!). As part of our Silver membership we provide discounts to our members on our products and products of other vendors/partners. One of our vendors would like to include the Silver Subscribe link used from our page which links includes the Paypal link.
Our page being mimicked on their site:
They are using our Silver Member Subscribe button from our site and the link from our site. However, when someone clicks that Subscribe button from their site (go ahead and try it on their page to reproduce what I’m discussing), users receive a page from Paypal “Sorry — your last action could not be completed”.
What we’re wondering is if the Affiliate Plugin provides the functionality so our partners(affiliates) would be able to provide the Subscribe Silver link on their site, linking to our Paypal purchase page as it does from our site (i/e: just like when clicking the Subscribe Silver from our site at http://www.homecarehowto.com/member-benefits/)?
I’ve read the posts above that discuss the redirect within the link and it sounds like that would work. Please advise.
Thank you!April 26, 2012 at 6:46 am #22726
The button that they put up on their site is not valid. There are security restrictions when going cross domain that limits what you can do.
This is what your partner can do…
He can use the “text link” approach to create a subscribe button that lets their users subscribe via your site. So your partner will need to link the current subscribe button to the following URL:
You will need to keep the eStore extra shortcodes plugin active on your site (homecarehowto.com). You can find the extra eStore shortcode plugin here:April 26, 2012 at 8:05 am #22727Business CoachMember
Thank you! So purchasing the Affiliate Plug In won’t be necessary right now? We may still purchase it to help us grow more, but for now this looks like it solves our issue at hand.October 6, 2012 at 5:54 am #22728
I just read this page (3) of this thread, I believe there is hope that this affiliate plugin will work for me!
I use wp estore. My main site is WP and is [http://melissafostercook.com]
I use an outside service to create my landing pages, and must do so on a subdomain (flow.melissafostercook.com).
I use the wp-estore shortcodes on my subdomain landing pages so that when they click to buy it brings them to the checkout page on my main site! (I don’t use paypal, I have a merchant account through authorize.net)
Here is an example link to purchase from the subdomain:
My question: Since I am using my wpestore shortcodes on the landing pages, can I use the subdomain as the target url for my text and banner ads? Will it hold the tracking through the purchase? I’m guessing the answer is no because the wp affiliate banner configuration won’t allow me to enter a subdomain as the target url.October 6, 2012 at 9:47 pm #22729
Correction on the last sentence of my post:
“I’m guessing the answer is no because the wp affiliate banner configuration won’t allow me to enter a subdomain as the target url.”
It actually did let me create the ad but it gave red warning message that the url wasn’t okay.October 7, 2012 at 1:39 am #22730
If you know for sure that the URL is correct then go ahead and use it. There should be no issue using a sub-domain URL.
Given your setup (where you are using a sub-domain) I think you can also use the satellite affiliate plugin option too. Read the following posts for more info on it:October 8, 2012 at 2:32 am #22731
Hi! Thanks for the response!
1) My subdomain (flow.melissafostercook.com) is pointed at unbounce.com. (Unbounce is a self-serve hosted service that provides an easy way to create, publish & test specific landing pages.)
From what I’ve read, it seems that the satellite plugin must be installed under the subdomain url to function correctly; not my main url where estore + affiliate plugins are installed. Is this correct? I’m just trying to figure out if I install the satellite plugin in my WP account (running my main url) if it will function the way I need it to. Does this make sense?
2) Where do I get the satellite plugin?? I can’t find it on tipsandtricks.October 8, 2012 at 2:51 pm #22732
Also…I’m trying to figure out exactly how the affiliate program works. If an affiliate sends a visitor to my site – that doesn’t count for them, correct? Only if they send them to the page where the visitor can purchase?
Just making sure I fully understand:)October 9, 2012 at 4:20 am #22733
WordPress plugin doesn’t work outside of WordPress environment. Since you are using an external hosted solution I don’t think you will be able to use the plugin on that so you will need to stick to your Plan A which is to use the pass thru links.
The affiliate plugin will count the referral as long as the affiliate sends the traffic to any post or page that you created in the WordPress install where this plugin is active.
So lets say..
1) You have a domain named: example.com
2) You have installed WordPress on this domain. Then added the affiliate plugin in this WP install.
3) Now, any post, page, custom post, category page etc that you create on this WordPress install is valid for the affiliate to send traffic to.
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