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January 4, 2012 at 3:06 pm #5181tjarkMember
I noticed wpAffiliate overwrites cookies, which is undesirable.
Is there a way to prevent that ?
What we need is cookie refreshing if the original referrer is used.
And that a cookie can only be overwritten when the lifetime has passed.
Please let me know what to do to realize that.January 5, 2012 at 9:45 am #40331
Open the “wp_aff_advanced_configs.php” file and look for the following line of code:
Once you find it change it to the following:
This will make it the affiliate plugin doesn’t override the referrer cookie if one already exists for that user.February 21, 2012 at 11:35 pm #40332tektMember
Thanks this was very helpful, exactly what I came online looking for.November 9, 2013 at 3:19 pm #40333
This particular modification…
In the case where affiliate 1 has cookied Customer A and customer A has bought a prior product, so that affiliate 1 is set in the db for Customer A.
Is affiliate 2 prevented from resetting cookie in the browser? (Yes/No)
Is affiliate 2 prevented from resetting the db entry (Yes/No)
So if customer A clears their cookies, then comes back to the site, via affiliate 2’s link… and buys a new product…during the liftime of affiliate 1’s cookie, does affiliate 1 or affiliate 2 get the sale.
I’ll be super happy if you tell me that this affects the referrer ID that’s stored in the DB, essentially giving me a locked referrer for the duration of the cookie, even if the cookie no longer exists… but I have my doubts that’s what this does.
What I’m trying to figure out how to accomplish is to “lock” a customer to their referrer for a specified time frame (in my case, 365 days). I’m trying to figure out how to make this happen.
KimNovember 9, 2013 at 10:47 pm #40334
Hi Kim, It works based on the cookie. So if the cookie is gone then the connection is gone too unfortunately.November 10, 2013 at 10:12 am #40335
What kind of financial investment would be needed to extend the code so we all have that sort of optional capability?November 19, 2013 at 7:02 pm #40336
any thoughts on this?November 20, 2013 at 12:35 am #40337
Hi Kim, Sorry I missed your last post. I should be able to create a custom addon for you to handle this. Please fill out the following post with as much details as you can I will give you a quote for it:
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