Customizing affiliate panel

How to replace affiliate manager info with parent affiliate's info

Some of our customers ask about possibility to display information about parent affiliate for sub-affiliates instead of Information about Affiliate manager which is available by default in Home screen of an Affiliate panel dashboard. You are able to display information about parent affiliate by customizing affiliate panel theme templates. Note: If you want to change information about Affiliate Manager, you can proceed using How to change the information about affiliate manager (https://support....

How to change the URL of the subaffiliate signup link?

When an affiliate clicks in the home page of the affiliate panel the 'Signup Subaffiliates' link, then they get to the particular page called "Signup Subaffiliates": The "http://localhost/pap/affiliates/signup.php (http://localhost/pap/affiliates/signup.php?a_aid=testaff)" part of the link is automatically generated by the system, since it points to the built-in signup page of Post Affiliate Pro. But what if the merchant (or network owner in case of Post Affiliate Network) uses the ...

I want to have affiliate panel in more languages. Is it possible?

Yes, it is possible. Import all languages which you need (Merchant panel: Configuration>Languages>Import language). Then your affiliates will see on the login screen also the list of languages which they can use.

How to change the default size of campaign's Long Description window?

The default size of campaign's Long Description window that shows in the affiliate panel is 450 x 150 pixels. Of course, the window is resizable by the affiliate. The merchant can change the default size of that window easily: Navigate in the merchant panel to _Configuration > Affiliate panel > Menus & screens (tab)_ and there lick _Edit_ next to the _Campaigns_ page _ In the next screen choose the Campaigns grid settings_ tab and there you can set the desired default size of Long ...

How to modify the Traffic Overview in the Home screen of the affiliate panel?

You will need to edit the template called period_stats.stpl that you can find at Configuration > Design > Affiliate panel theme > click Edit Theme on the currently active theme. (For merchant panel use template name: home_panel_content.stpl) Prefixes: $last30Days $today $thisMonth $allTime <== only for affiliate panel, works after activating the 'Affiliate Home Screen additional data' plugin: http://support.qualityunit.com/920975-Affiliate-panel---Home-screen-additional-d...

How to add News content to the old themes?

The news content can be added to any other theme as well. You need to add {widget id="newsContent"} into the "period_stats.stpl" file of the particular theme. However, so far we do not have styling in other themes for the news manager, therefore it is not available by default in other themes, only in the Dash.

How to create Custom Page/URL Page

You will need to log into your merchant panel, click configuration > affiliate panel > menu & screens. Then you should see Add New Custom Page and Add New URL Page button. You will need to decide, what you want to create. In case, that you are creating URL Page, there will be possibility to choose, where should be the page displayed. Just click Add Page, and the page will be created and accessible in the Affiliate Panel. If you want to translate texts on custom pages, enclose...

Add 'Average commissions per click' and 'Conversion ratio' values to campaigns grid

You can displayAverage commissions per clickandConversion ratiovalues to your affiliates in the campaigns grid in affiliate panel. How to do it ? You have to change the view in campaigns grid in affiliate panel. You can set default view which will be automatically displayed to affiliates this way: http://support.qualityunit.com/356960-Change-default-view-in-affiliate-grids and also you can set which values affiliate can see if he edit the view. The view can be changed this way: http://support.q...

How to remove some or all of the "Quick navigation icons"

Sometimes when you are not using some reports or screens you might want to remove their reference from Quick Navigation Icons which are displayed on a few pages of the affiliate panel. These pages are Home, Campaigns and Banners & Links. To remove all of these icons or some of them you need to log in to your merchant panel and go to Configuration->Design->Affiliate panel theme tab. Here you need to click at Edit theme button next to the theme which you wish your affiliates to use. If the ...

Changing contents

In PAP, the contents of affiliate panel is fully up to you. You can build any menu structure you want, and even write your own contents or link to external pages. The affiliate panel menu and contents can be managed in merchant panel in Configuration -> Affiliate panel in Menu & screens tab. This screen is divided into two parts. On the left you define your menu structure. On the right you have a choice of screens (pages) you can use, and you can add your own custom pages. There are two t...

Customize affiliate panel menu

Post Affiliate Pro allows you to customize the affiliate panel menu in an easy way.If you wish to add or remove some menu item, then you have to navigate in the Post Affiliate Pro merchant panel to: _Configuration > Affiliate panel > Menus & Screens_ As the image above shows, on the left side you see the menu. Of course, you can expand the collapsed menu items (Promotion, Reports). On the right side you see the availableCustom Pages (http://support.qualityunit.com/023779-How-to-create-...

Changing design

Changing logoChanging logo for affiliate panel is simple, just open your merchant panel, go to Configuration ->Design and there you can upload your new logo. If your logo image is bigger than default read here (http://support.qualityunit.com/knowledgebase/post-affiliate-pro/customizations/customizing-signup-form-and-mini-site/resizing-place-for-logo-image-in-post-affiliate-pro.html). Changing designYou can change design of affiliate panel by editing its templates. PAP uses Smarty template...

Customizing Traffic Overview in the Home screen

http://support.qualityunit.com/624501-How-to-modify-the-Traffic-Overview-in-the-Home-screen-of-the-affiliate-panel (http://support.qualityunit.com/624501-How-to-modify-the-Traffic-Overview-in-the-Home-screen-of-the-affiliate-panel)

Welcome message of Home screen of affiliate panel

When you log in to any affiliate panel, the home dashboard is shown by default and you can see the first message "Welcome to our affiliate program". If you wish to edit the text of this message you can do so in merchant panel when you navigate to: Configuration > Affiliate panel > Menus & Screens > click edit on "HOME" (you need to scroll DOWN the list on the right side) > Welcome message field If you are wondering about the information about affiliate manager, which app...

How to center the logo in the Affiliate Login page?

In case you wish the logo in the affiliate login page to be centered, then you can do it the following way: In the merchant panel navigate to Configuration > Design > _Affiliate panel theme_> click 'Edit theme' at the current theme. If it claims to create a 'Copy of .... theme', then click yes. Now you can look up the custom.css file and place there the following code. .Logo { top: 0px; left: 0px; position: relative; float: none; margin:10px auto;} Then exit the theme editor and clic...

How to show more details about sub-affiliates

If you want to show more details about affiliates in the tree of subaffiliates, you need to edit the tree_affiliate_widget.tpl file. You can access this file by the Theme editor which is located in the merchant panel at Configuration > Design > Affiliate panel theme. You have to click the "Edit Theme" button on the currently active theme and then use the search field to look up the above mentioned file. You will see the code as follows. You can add new lines with the same code, change...

How to delete the option "Theme settings" in the affiliate menu ?

If you want to remove the 'Theme settings' option from the affiliate panel menu and 'Themes' from 'My profile', you should follow this description: At Merchant panel > Configuration > Design > Affiliate panel theme > click 'Edit theme' at the Active theme (if it claims to create a new 'Copy of...' theme, just click Yes), look up the file named "system_menu.tpl" and remove the following line: {widget id="PanelSettings"} Then if you want to remove 'Themes' item also from 'M...

Changing the icon of a custom page

To change the icon of your custom page (http://support.qualityunit.com/023779-How-to-create-Custom-PageURL-Page) you can do the following: * navigate in the merchant panel to _Configuration > Affiliate Panel > Menus&Screens_> click _Edit_next to the desired custom page. * click the icon image of the custom page in the 'Header' section and choose the desired icon from the available set of icon images. In case you wish to _add your own icon image_,then do the following: * upl...

General Affiliate Link

* What is General Affiliate Link? (https://support.qualityunit.com/689339-General-Affiliate-Link#what) * How to change it? (https://support.qualityunit.com/689339-General-Affiliate-Link#change) * How to remove it? (https://support.qualityunit.com/689339-General-Affiliate-Link#remove) * How to add another one? (https://support.qualityunit.com/689339-General-Affiliate-Link#another) What is General Affiliate Link? General Affiliate Link is the link displayed to affiliates at the top o...

How to add sub-affiliates count at home screen

If you want to add sub-affiliates count at affiliate panel home screen, you need to edit the fileperiod_stats.stpl. In the Theme editor(Merchant panel > Configuration > Design) in the "Affiliate panel theme" find and edit: 'period_stats.stpl' You can add here subaffiliates counts by elements: Number of subaffiliates on visible tiers for affiliate: {$todaySubaffiliatesCount|number_span} - today subaffiliates count {$thisMonthSubaffiliatesCount|number_span} - this month subaffiliates coun...

Change default view in affiliate grids

The affiliate panel menu and menu contents can be managed in the merchant panel from Configuration> Affiliate panel in Menu & screens tab.On the right side you can see menu items which can be used in the affiliate panel. Each screen which contains a grid (Subaffiliates sales,Top referrer URL,Channel stats report,Subaffiliate Sale Stats,Commissions,Raw Clicks,Payouts to me) has its own view (number of columns shown, type etc...) and you can edit it (Edit button) in the tab for editing the defa...

How to prevent changing the default view in affiliate grids

If you do not want to allow your affiliates to change default views in their grids, you can do it by editing the affiliate panel theme 1. for all affiliate grids (by removing the 'views' widget): in theTheme editor in the "Affiliate panel theme" find and edit: 'grid_topbuttons.tpl' remove div "TopRightButtons" with widget id "views". grid_topbuttons.tpl will look like this: <!-- grid_topbuttons --><div class="TopLeftButtons"> {widget id="ActionButtons"} {widget id="MassActionButt...

How to disable dynamic link option

If you do not want your affiliates to use Dynamic link option, you can modify the template to hide the option. You can do it pretty easy. Use the template manager (Configuration> Design> Affiliate panel> Edit theme). Find the file banner_widget_code.tpl and remove this line: {widget id="dynamicLinkButton"} Save your modification, make sure your duplicate theme is set as default and from now on the option for dynamic links is hidden for the affiliates. To prevent from changing the t...

Remove tutorial video from the Affiliate panel

If you want to remove the tutorial video button from Quick navigation icons of Affiliate panel's Home page, you would need to edit the home.tpltemplate file. You would find it at Configuration > Design > Affiliate panel theme > click "Edit theme" on the currently active theme > and look up home.tpl Click the 'home.tpl' and you will see its code on the right side. From its code remove: {widget id="Tutorial"} and click Save. Refresh the affiliate panel. NOTE: if you are trying to ed...

Remove Subaffiliate option from Affiliate panel

Sometimes the merchants do not want affiliates to have their own sub-affiliates. In this point, the merchant needs to realize whether he really doesn't want the affiliates to have sub-affiliates or he simply does not want them to get multi tier commissions. If you wish to achieve the latter of the above mentioned scenarios please scroll to the very bottom. How to prevent affiliates to get their sub-affiliates You need to disable signing up under parent affiliate. To disable it, you have t...