We are pleased to announce the release of WP Affiliate Manager version 1.3.
In version 1.3 we have added a handful of new functionality, modified the way affiliates will view their stats & creatives, and cleaned up a handful of bugs.
What’s new in 1.3
- Pay all affiliates at one time using Paypal MassPay
- System messaging is now editable from the admin screen
- Ability to add custom fields to the affiliate registration form
- Terms and Conditions added to the affiliate registration form
- Affiliate reporting is displayed on the front end rather than in the dashboard
- Updated affiliate decline process to allow for permanent deletion
- Declined affiliates are hidden from affiliate list
Notes about upgrading
There are two significant changes that you should be aware of if you are upgrading from a previous version.
#1 Directory name change
In version 1.3 we changed the name of the plugin directory from ‘wp-ecommerce-affiliate-plugin’ to ‘wpaffiliatemanager’ to match the plugin’s official name. You do not need to change your directory structure, but can simply unzip the file to your local machine and open the ‘wpaffilatemanager’ folder and upload the files to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/wp-ecommerce-affiliate-plugin’ folder on your server. If you are unsure how to do this or have any questions, feel free to contact us.
#2 Affiliate stats and creatives
One of the most frequent requests we’ve received has been to move the affiliate pages to the front end so affiliates don’t need to visit the WordPress dashboard to see their stats and get creatives, etc. In version 1.3, we have made that change which means, once you upgrade, if your affiliates log in to the WordPress dashboard, they will no longer see the ‘Affilite CP’ sidebar menu item. Instead, they will need to access the “Store Affiliates” page on the front end of your site. To avoid confusion, you may want to contact your affiliates prior to the upgrade.
As excited as we are about this release, we’ve just as excited about what we’ve got planned for version 1.4. Plus, we’re adding a new set of hands to the development team to help speed up the production.
Stick around, we’ve got exciting things in store!