Checkout: Affiliates Tracking

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WordPress Shopping Cart Plugin: Affiliates Tracking extension

Installation

1. Make sure that you have the WordPress Shopping Cart plugin installed.

2. Download the Affiliates Tracking from the downloads management section in a ZIP archive (you may need to login to your Tribulant Software account in order to access your download).

3. Extract the ZIP archive named checkout-affiliates.zip in order to be presented with a single folder named checkout-affiliates.

4. Upload the checkout-affiliates folder to the wp-content/plugins/ directory of your WordPress installation,like seen in the example image below.

Activation

Once you have installed the Affiliates Tracking extension via FTP you need to activate it.

To activate it you need to go to the normal Plugins > Installed Plugins section via your admin sidebar. There you will see the extension as a plugin listed amongst other plugins, look at the screenshot below.

Once activated, you will notice that it is listed in the Checkout > Extensions section via the admin sidebar. As seen in this image below.

Configuration

Configuring the WordPress Shopping Cart plugin Affiliates Tracking extension to work with your affiliate tracking software is easy. Most (if not all) affiliate tracking software provides clicks and sales tracking code which you’ll paste into the Affiliates Tracking extension under Checkout > Configuration > Affiliates Tracking.

Clicks Tracking

1. Type Of Code

You can choose the type of code you will be use by ticking any one of the 3 radio buttons.

2.  Clicks Tracking Code

Javascript, PHP or HTML tracking code provided by your affiliate software provider which will be placed on each and every page of your site to log incoming clicks from affiliate links published by your affiliates to promote your products/services.

Sales Tracking

1. Type Of Code

You can choose the type of code you will be use by ticking any one of the 3 radio buttons.

Javascript, PHP or HTML tracking code provided by your affiliate software provider which will be placed on each and every page of your site to log incoming clicks from affiliate links published by your affiliates to promote your products/services.

2. Sales Tracking Code

Javascript, PHP or HTML sales/leads tracking code provided by your affiliate software provider which will be placed on the thank you/confirmation page of the checkout procedure to record that a sale/conversion has been made and log the commission to the referring affiliate accordingly.

3. Variable Tags In Tracking Code.

You can use the following variable tags to insert dynamic values into your tracking code.

Affiliates Tracking Integration

You can integrate any 3rd party affiliate tracking software with the WordPress Shopping Cart plugin and the Affiliates Tracking extension plugin. Here are some popular affiliate tracking software providers and instructions for them:

Release Notes

Release notes of the Affiliates Tracking extension plugin.