Affiliate Attributes

Adding Attributes

In the Affiliates system, you may define attributes that determine certain advanced characteristics of an affiliate. Please note that the registration fields are different from attributes.

Manage Affiliates - Add Attributes

To add an attribute:

  1. Go to Affiliates > Manage Affiliates.
  2. Click the affiliate or its Edit link.
  3. Click New Attribute.

Add new Attribute

Now you can define a new attribute for the affiliate from a selection of available attributes*:

  • Paypal Email : Used to set a PayPal email address for the affiliate different from the one used for the affiliate’s user account.
  • Coupons : This is used to indicate one or more coupons related to the affiliate. Transactions for which the coupon codes are used are credited with referrals for the corresponding affiliate.
  • Cookie Expiration : This allows to specify a cookie expiration different from the referral timeout for individual affiliates

Editing Attributes

To edit an attribute, go to Affiliates > Manage Affiliates and click the entry of the desired affiliate. Under Affiliate Attributes click the Edit icon to update the attribute’s Value.

Edit Attributes

Removing Attributes

To remove an attribute go to Affiliates > Manage Affiliates, click the entry for the desired affiliate and under Affiliate Attributes click the Remove icon for the attribute to remove. Confirm your decision by clicking Remove.

*  The following attributes were deprecated from version 3.0.0.

Add new Attribute - Options

  • Referral Amount : Determine an individual commission per affiliate.
  • Referral Amount Method : To use a specific method (the related value must be the name of a function or class::method).
  • Referral Rate : To determine an individual commission rate per affiliate, for example 0.25 for 25% commissions.

From version 3.0.0 of the Affiliates system, these are handled through Rates.