Coupon Affiliate Notifications

I just purchased and installed coupons. I am having a number of difficulties understanding how the plugin works, but when I create a coupon for an individual affiliate to use, how are they notified of the coupon code to use?

I created a trial affiliate ID and have my affiliate login/infomation page setup and running, but it does not show and coupons avaialble.

Sorry if this is a simple question, but I am lost.


5 Responses to Coupon Affiliate Notifications

  1. Bob March 14, 2019 at 11:13 am #

    Thank you.

    To your knowledge, is the theme functions.php file immune or is a safe harbor for theme updates.  Meaning, if I update the theme, will it overwrite the functions.php file?


    • Denitsa March 14, 2019 at 11:53 am #

      Hello again, Bob!
      I wouldn’t recommend making any changes to your parent theme’s files, they all get overridden on update, including functions.php. It’s strongly advisable that any theme-related custom coding is done through a child theme instead, so you’d insert those lines I mentioned in your child theme’s functions.php file.
      Another way to go about code changes in general, is by writing up a plugin. This way your customizations won’t be lost even if the theme is changed altogether.

  2. Bob March 13, 2019 at 8:41 pm #

    Great, That worked. I would like to have the amount of the coupon show as well.

    Also, can you point me to these coupon shortcodes. I looked in the documentation, but could not find ones that zi can insert into a page.


    • Denitsa March 14, 2019 at 10:43 am #

      Hi Bob,
      Currently, the plugin does not offer coupon shortcodes out of the box, we have it as a feature request, and you’re quite likely to see it in a future release.
      Meanwhile, as a workaround, try pasting this code snippet in your theme’s functions.php file ->
      Then, you can use the [affiliates_attributes_coupons] shortcode to render a list of the coupons attributes for the affiliate, alongside with the discount amount and type for each coupon.
      Let me know if this works for you!

  3. Denitsa March 13, 2019 at 4:23 pm #

    Hello Bob,
    Thank you for using our plugins and don’t worry about any kind of questions you might ask about them!
    To show information about coupons on your Affiliate Area page, you can use the following shortcode:
    [affiliates_affiliate_profile show_name="" show_email="" show_attributes="coupons"]
    The shortcode provides further options for customization that can be found on the documentation page here ->
    Hope this helps!

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