Affiliate/Configure

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Introduction

aMember includes a built-in, highly configurable, 2-tier affiliate program. The marketing assets available to affiliates are image banners, text links, and light boxes.

How to Activate and Configure the Affiliate Module

To activate the Affiliate Module, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the "Configuration" bar in the left panel
  2. Click on the "Setup / Configuration" button in the left panel
  3. Click on the "Plugins" button in the top menu
  4. From the Enabled Modules drop down menu, click on "aff-This module handles management of affiliate program"


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The Plugins Setup/Configuration Page will then show the affiliate module as activated.

  1. To deactivate the affiliate module click on the "X"
  2. Click on the "Save" button to complete the activation of the affiliate module.


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To configure the affiliate module follow these steps:

  1. Click on the "Affiliates" button in the top menu to open the Affiliates Setup/Configuration Page
  2. Accepted Payout Methods - Set the affiliate payout method. In the example PayPal will be used. The choices for this field are:
    • PayPal
    • Offline Check
    • Ikobo
    • Moneybookers
    • SafePaySolutions
  1. Affiliate Cookie Lifetime -


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How to Add a New Affiliate Banners

Choose the Banners button. Then, click the New Record button and a form will open. You will be asked to input the following:

  • Title
  • Redirect URL
  • Description
  • Image
  • Size

The Title, Redirect URL, and Image are required parameters. The Description and Size are optional. After you have entered the necessary information, make sure that you click the Save button.

How to Add a New Affiliate Text Links

Choose the Text Links button. Then, click the New Record button and a form will open. You will be asked to input the following:

  • Title
  • Redirect URL
  • Description

The Title and Redirect URL are required parameters. The Description is optional. After you have entered the necessary information, make sure that you click the Save button.

How to Add a New Affiliate Light Boxes

Choose the Light Boxes button. Then, click the New Record button and a form will open. You will be asked to input the following:

  • Title
  • Redirect URL
  • Description
  • Lightbox Thumbnail Image
  • Lightbox Main Image

The Title, Redirect URL, Lightbox Thumbnail Image, and Lightbox Main Image are required parameters. The Description is optional. After you have entered the necessary information, make sure that you click the Save button.

How to Edit an Existing Affiliate Banner

To edit an existing affiliate, you need to click on the Edit Record button as seen below. Then, the corresponding forms will appear depending if you are editing banners, text links, or light boxes. Again, make sure that you click the Save button after editing.

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If you want to remove the existing affiliate permanently, click on the Delete Record button which is right beside the Edit Record button.