Direct Link Tracking - Managing direct links as a site administrator

Adding a direct link

A site admin can add a direct link from one of the following ways:

From the Edit Affiliate screen:

Go to Affiliates → Affiliates from within the WordPress admin

  1. Find the affiliate that you want to add a direct link to
  2. Click the affiliate's name to edit the affiliate
  3. Under the Direct Link Tracking section, add the direct link and then click the Update Affiliate button at the bottom of the screen to save your changes.

From the Direct Links screen:

Go to Affiliates → Direct Links from within the WordPress admin

  1. Click the Add New button
  2. Select an affiliate and enter the domain
  3. Click Add Direct Link to add the direct link

A direct link added by an admin is automatically to an Active status, though the status can be changed by editing the direct link.

Editing a direct link

A site admin can edit a direct link in one of the following ways:

From the Direct Links screen:

  1. Go to Affiliates Direct Links from within the WordPress admin
  2. Find the domain to edit and click the Edit link from the Actions column
  3. Make changes to the domain and click Update Direct Link to save

From the Edit Affiliate screen:

  1. Go to Affiliates Affiliates from within the WordPress admin
  2. Find the affiliate belonging to the direct link you want to edit
  3. Click the affiliate's name to edit the affiliate
  4. Under the Direct Link Tracking section, edit the direct link and then click the Update Affiliate button at the bottom of the screen to save your changes.

Reviewing a direct link

A site admin needs to review all direct links submitted by an affiliate. A site admin can review a direct link from one of the following ways:

From the Direct Links screen:

  1. Go to Affiliates Direct Links in the admin
  2. Find the domain to review
  3. Click either Accept or Reject from the Actions column

Note, clicking Accept or Reject will send the relevant email notification(s) to the affiliate if the emails are enabled from the settings. See: Email Notifications.

From the Direct Link edit screen:

  1. Go to Affiliates Direct Links in the admin
  2. Find the domain to review
  3. Click Edit from the Actions column
  4. Change the Status of the direct link to either Active or Rejected.

Note, changing a domain's status from  Pending to either Active or Rejected will send an email notification to the affiliate if the emails are enabled from the settings. See: Email Notifications.

From the Edit Affiliate screen:

  1. Go to Affiliates Affiliates from within the WordPress admin
  2. Find the affiliate you wish to review direct links for
  3. Click the affiliate's name to edit the affiliate
  4. Under the Direct Link Tracking section, click either the Accept or Reject radio button for the domain. Multiple domains can be accepted and rejected at once.
  5. When you're done reviewing the affiliate's domains, click the Update Affiliate button at the bottom of the screen to save your changes.

Note, choosing  Accept or Reject and updating the page will send the relevant email notification(s) to the affiliate if the emails are enabled from the settings. See: Email Notifications.