I’ve been asked this question a few times, and after answering it for what seems like the 400th time I figured it was time to make a little wordpress plugin to help vendors create hoplinks that point to specific sales pages on their site.
NOTE: ClickBank won’t like it if you are using this to bypass their approval process for sales pages – so make sure you’re linking to opt-in pages or content that leads TO your approved sales pages…
Download the plugin, upload to your wordpress plugins directory and enable ClickBonk Protools.
The ClickBonk Protools plugin gives WordPress administrators a new item on their WordPress admin bar, it looks like this:
Clicking on this menu brings up a mini-menu:
If you don’t see the HopLink menu item, it probably means that you
A – Haven’t visited the Options page yet to setup your Vendor Name.
B – Are on your blog’s homepage or some other page that cannot be linked to using this method.
Step 1: Configure the plugin (ClickBonk -> Options) with your Vendor Name and save.
Step 2: Browse to the page you would like affiliates to link to – this could be a specific offer (reduced price, different presentation for a different market.. whatever. Please ensure that if this page is being used to SELL a product that it complies with ClickBank’s terms and has been approved by their product approval team.
Step 3: Click the ClickBonk menu and if you can see the HopLink menu item, RIGHT CLICK on it and choose COPY LINK ADDRESS. The URL that link points to is the url that affiliates can use to link to the specific page on your site.
NOTE: the ClickBonk plugin doesn’t need to remain activated for the links to work, but the links themselves rely on WordPress’s internal ID numbers for pages and posts – if you move hosting providers, backup and restore a database or if the ID of the destination page/post changes the link will stop working.
If this plugin saves your hours of time, money and frustration please feel free to send me a few bucks (email is in the options screen) or create a JV contract (account is also in the options page) and give me a few bucks – whatever you feel it’s worth ($5 – $50 ?)
Add a comment if you need help, or find me on Skype: e.schwarzer (mention ClickBonk or AllSpun in your contact request).
Enjoy – Eric.