This plugin will allow you to build from scratch an affiliate marketing referral website for GearBest Marketplaces.
This plugin provides one solution to the ongoing search for new referral content. It not only provides a steady stream of rich, searchable content, it also helps to keep your website up to date with the latest news from the GearBest Markets. You can build rules that will generate posts that are near to unique in website crawlers's eyes. They require none to very little customization.
The goal is to achieve the following:
Gearomatic GearBest Affiliate Plugin will import items from GearBest Marketplaces you define to your blog. Resulting blog posts are fully customizable and rich in content. List of customizable stuff for each post:
import vouchers to WordPress posts
import promotional products to WordPress posts
import hot deals to WordPress posts
import hot products to WordPress posts
post author user name
post status (published, draft, pending, private, trash)
automatically generate post categories or tags from marketplace items
manually add post categories or tags to items
generate post or page
automatically generate a featured image for the post
enable/disable comments for the generated post
customize post title and content (with the included wide variaty of relevant post shortcodes)
Other plugin features:
Supports all GearBest Markeplaces
Using GearBest Market API
Link hiding using Goo.gl link shortener
Automatically update generated posts
Keyword Replacer (replace relevant keywords with referral links)
Random sentence generator (relevant sentences - as you define them)
detailed plugin activity logging
scheduled rule runs
'grouped post' creation (more items are grouped in one post -> 'Check out these 5 interesting plugins on GearBest Market')
PHP DOM -> how to install it (if you don't have it, but probably you already have it): http://php.net/manual/en/dom.setup.php
To make this plugin work, first, you'll need to install the plugin. The easiest method is to take the .zip file you've downloaded and upload it via Plugins > Add New > Upload Plugin in the WordPress Dashboard. Once the plugin is installed, be sure to Activate it.
Now that you've installed and activated the plugin, you'll see a new menu item created inside WordPress called 'Gearomatic GearBest Affiliate'. First thing first, let's head over to Settings > Gearomatic Post Generator and take a look at what options are available.
Registering for GearBest Affiliate Program
To register for a greatbest associate new account, follow these simple steps.
Click 'I WANT TO JOIN' and within no time you will be redirected to the registration page. Now enter your email address and set a password for your new account.
Please read the GearBest Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies! If you agree to them, check/tick 'I agree to Gearbest Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policies'. Then click 'Continue' to proceed.
On the next page, please provide your basic information: first name, last name, country/region, contact number, your website(s), website type, and any other information. When you have finished, click 'Create your Account'!
Note: The website(s) can be your qualified online media channels, e.g. your website(s), blog, forum, social media account(s), etc.
4. You will receive a message stating, 'Your Account has been successfully created, please activate it!' Please check your email inbox to verify your new account. Note: If the verification email is not visible in your inbox, please follow the reminder message and make sure you can activate your account.
5. Once you have created your gearbest associate new account, you may need to wait up to 1-2 business days during which we will review your account details.
6A. If you received our confirmation email for your new Associate account, log in with your Email Address and password.
6B. If you received an email stating your application was not approved (see image below), there may be a slight issue or insufficient information. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please follow the above steps and apply again with more detailed information.
If you encounter any other issues while applying for your Associate Account, don't hesitate to contact us.
API and DeepLink Settings
Our GearBest Associate Program API provides an incredibly wide range of functionality for our Associates to manage order information. Click 'API Key' for instructions on how to use the GearBest Associate Program API Key. Simply follow them. More information is available under 'API Documents'
Copy the API key and API Secret into the plugin settings!
Click 'Custom Link Generator', and you'll see the following image. This page allows you to create your very own custom promotion links: either a Text Link or an Image Link!
8.1 Click 'Text Link' to display the following page. Simply enter the Site/Product/Category Link and Link Name in to the corresponding text fields. Click 'Create Code' or 'Create Link', then click 'Copy Code' or 'Copy Link' and start sharing them to promote! To save even more time and generate groups of promotion links, be sure to use the 'Batch Add Links' option: click the Download button to obtain an Excel sheet with a Text Link template. Add all of your product links to it, save the file, then Upload it to this page. Finally, you will receive a new Excel file with newly created links ready for use.
There is also a handy shortcut to create promo links using your unique Associate identifier code (lkid) at the end of each link.
For example, you created an Associate link of our website and get the identifier code (lkid), as shown in the the following picture.
Now you can just add '?lkid=10699429' as a fixed parameter at the end of any product/Category links directly. Examples:
Refreshingly, Gearomatic GearBest Affiliate plugin has a super-simple settings screen. Let's look at first at the settings panel:
Here you can find the steps needed in configuring your plugin even if you have no HTML knowledge at all. You can find options for:
HINT! Don't forget to click the Save button every time you modified your settings, otherwise the modifications will be lost!
Gearomatic GearBest Affiliate Plugin Main Switch: Enable or disable the Gearomatic GearBest Affiliate Plugin. This acts like a main switch.
GearBest DeepLink ID Insert your GearBest Associate ID. Learn how to get one here. After you signed up (and you account was approved - may take 1-2 working days), go to -> your 'Affiliate Account Dashboard' -> 'Ad Center' -> 'Custom Link Generator'. Here you can get a deeplink code. Enter a valid 'GearBest' link in the 'Site/Product/Category Link' field and enter a valid name in the 'Link Name' field. Click 'Create Link'. Copy the number from the end of the URL that resulted, into the 'GearBest DeepLink ID' settings field.
GearBest APP ID: Insert your GearBest Access Key ID.
GearBest APP Secret: Insert your GearBest Secret Access Key.
Show Extended Item Information Metabox in Post: Choose if you want to show an extended information metabox under every plugin generated post.
Automatically Shorten URLs: Choose if you want to cloak URLs with goo.gl link shortener. To lean more about this, please visit this link.
Goo.gl API key: Insert your goo.gl api key. To lean more about this, please visit this link.
Strip Links From Generated Post Content: Choose if you want to strip links from the generated post content.
Enable Logging for Rules: Do you want to enable logging for rules?
Enable Detailed Logging for Rules: Do you want to enable detailed logging for rules? Note that this will dramatically increase the size of the log this plugin generates.
Automatically Clear Logs After: Choose if you want to automatically clear logs after a period of time.
Timeout for Rule Running (seconds): Set the timeout (in seconds) for every rule running. I recommend that you leave this field at it's default value (3600).
Send Rule Running Summary in Email: Choose if you want to receive a summary of the rule running in an email.
Minimum Title Word Count: Set the minimum word count for post titles. Items that have less than this count will not be published. To disable this feature, leave this field blank.
Maximum Title Word Count: Set the maximum word count for post titles. Items that have more than this count will not be published. To disable this feature, leave this field blank.
Minimum Content Word Count: Set the minimum word count for post content. Items that have less than this count will not be published. To disable this feature, leave this field blank.
Maximum Content Word Count: Set the maximum word count for post content. Items that have more than this count will not be published. To disable this feature, leave this field blank.
Banned Words List: Do not include posts that's title or content contains at least one of these words. Separate words by comma. To disable this feature, leave this field blank.
Required Words List: Do not include posts that's title or content does not contain at least one of these words. Separate words by comma. To disable this feature, leave this field blank.
Featured Image Resize Width: Resize the image that was assigned to be the featured image to the width specified in this text field (in pixels). If you want to disable this feature, leave this field blank.
Featured Image Resize Height: Resize the image that was assigned to be the featured image to the height specified in this text field (in pixels). If you want to disable this feature, leave this field blank.
Strip HTML Elements from Final Content by ID: Strip HTML elements from final content that have this IDs. You can insert more IDs, separeted by comma. To disable this feature, leave this field blank.
Strip HTML Elements from Final Content by Class: Strip HTML elements from final content that have this class. You can insert more classes, separeted by comma. To disable this feature, leave this field blank.
Skip Posts That Do Not Have Images: Choose if you want to skip posts that do not have images.
Automatically Translate Content To: Do you want to automatically translate generated content using Google Translate?
Hide Google Translate Popup: Do you want to hide the Google Translate Popup that shows when hovering on the resulting translated text, containing the original text before translation?
Spin Text Using Word Synonyms: Do you want to randomize text by changing words of a text with synonyms using one of the listed methods? Note that this is an experimental feature and can in some instances drastically increase the rule running time!
'The Best Spinner' User Name: Insert your user name on 'The Best Spinner'.
'The Best Spinner' Password: Insert your password on 'The Best Spinner'.
First List of Possible Sentences (%%random_sentence%%): Insert some sentences from which you want to get one at random. You can also use variables defined below. %something ==> is a variable. Each sentence must be sepparated by a new line.
Second List of Possible Sentences (%%random_sentence2%%): Insert some sentences from which you want to get one at random. You can also use variables defined below. %something ==> is a variable. Each sentence must be sepparated by a new line.
List of Possible Variables: Insert some variables you wish to be exchanged for different instances of one sentence. Please format this list as follows:Variablename => Variables (seperated by semicolon)Example:adjective => clever;interesting;smart;huge;astonishing;unbelievable;nice;adorable;beautiful;elegant;fancy;glamorous;magnificent;helpful;awesome
Custom HTML Code #1: Insert a custom HTML code that will replace the %%custom_html%% variable. This can be anything, even an Ad code.
Custom HTML Code #2: Insert a custom HTML code that will replace the %%custom_html2%% variable. This can be anything, even an Ad code.
Search Keyword This keyword will be replaced with a link you define.
Replacement Keyword This keyword will replace the search keyword you define. Leave this field blank if you only want to add an URL to the specified keyword.
Link to Add Define the link you want to appear the defined keyword. Leave this field blank if you only want to replace the specified keyword without linking from it.
Each Rule Type has the following settings in it's own settings screen:
ID: This is the ID of the rule.
Search Currency Input your queried currency to get promotional products from.
Schedule (Hours) Select the interval in hours after which you want this rule to run.
Max Posts At A Time Select the maximum number of posts that this rule can create at once. 0-50 interval allowed..
Post Status Select the status that you want for the automatically generated posts to have.
Item Type Select the type (post/page) for your automatically generated item.
Post Author Select the author that you want to assign for the automatically generated posts.
Del: Do you want to delete this rule?
Active: Do you want to enable this rule? You can deactivate any rule (you don't have to delete them to deactivate them).
Info: The number of items (posts, pages) this rule has generated so far.
Actions: Do you want to run this rule now? Note that only one instance of a rule is allowed at once.
From here on, each rule type will have an advanced settings panel. Each rule type will have the following advanced settings:
Generated Posts Title: Set the title of the generated posts for user rules. You can use the following shortcodes: %%random_sentence%%, %%random_sentence2%%, %%item_title%%, %%item_description%%, %%item_content%%, %%item_cat%%, %%item_tags%%
Generated Posts Content: Set the content of the generated posts for user rules. You can use the following shortcodes: %%item_get_intro%%, %%item_binding_category%%, %%item_brand%%, %%item_features%%, %%item_color%%, %%item_is_adult_product%%, %%item_height%%, %%item_length%%, %%item_weight%%, %%item_width%%, %%item_price%%, %%item_offer_availability%%, %%item_offer_is_free_shipping%%, %%item_offer_is_prime%%, %%item_manufacturer%%, %%item_product_group%%, %%item_product_type_name%%, %%item_size%%, %%item_studio%%, %%item_publisher%%, %%item_offer_price%%, %%item_customer_reviews%%, %%item_label%%, %%item_technical_details_button%%, %%item_add_baby_registry_button%%, %%item_add_wedding_registry_button%%, %%item_add_wishlist_button%%, %%item_tell_a_friend_button%%, %%item_all_reviews_button%%, %%item_all_offers_button%%, %%author%%, %%author_link%%, %%item_show_image%%, %%item_buy_now_button%%, %%item_all_images%%, %%item_sales_rank%%, %%item_media%%, %%custom_html%%, %%custom_html2%%, %%random_sentence%%, %%random_sentence2%%, %%item_title%%, %%item_description%%, %%item_content%%, %%item_content_plain_text%%, %%item_img_url%%, %%item_url%%, %%item_cat%%, %%item_tags%%
Remember Last Posted Item And Continue Search From It: Do you want to remember last posted item and continue search from it the next time the importing rule runs?
Generated Post Format: If your template supports "Post Formats", than you can select one here. If not, leave this at it's default value.
Additional Post Category: Select the post category that you want for the automatically generated posts to have.
Automatically Add Post Categories From Items: Do you want to automatically add post categories from the GearBest items?
Automatically Add Post Tags From Items: Do you want to automatically add post tags from the GearBest items?
Additional Post Tags: Select the post tags that you want for the automatically generated posts to have.
Automatically Add Post Featured Image: Do you want to automatically add post featured image from the GearBest item?
Default Featured Image if No Image Available for Item: Insert a link to a valid image that will be set for the featured image for the posts that do not have a valid image attached or if you disabled automatical featured image generation. To disable this feature, leave this field blank.
Enable Comments For Generated Posts: Do you want to enable comments for the generated posts?
How to customize resulting posts with built in shortcodes?
You can use the following shortcodes in post title and content editing:
%%item_get_intro%% - generates an item intro card, with the item main image and some relevant links with your affiliate account name added
%%item_title%% - the item title
%%item_content%% - the item content
%%item_url%% - the item url
%%item_images%% - images displayed for the item
%%item_currency%% - the currency of the item
%%item_price%% - the price of the item
%%item_offer_price%% - the offer price of the item
%%item_label%% - category for the item
%%author_link%% - author link
%%author%% - author name
%%item_brand%% - item brand name
%%item_description%% - item description
%%item_image_URL%% - item image url
%%item_show_image%% - display the item image
%%item_buy_now_button%% - display the buy now button
%%item_content_plain_text%% - display the plain text content
%%item_coupon_code%% - display the coupon code (only the code)
%%item_promotion_start%% - display the start of the item promotion
%%item_promotion_end%% - display the end of the item promotion
%%custom_html%% - custom html generator
%%custom_html2%% - custom html generator 2
%%random_sentence%% - random sentece generator
%%random_sentence2%% - random sentece generator 2
%%item_tags%% - item tags
%%item_cat%% - item categories
How to work with 'Random Sentence Generator'?
You can use the Random Sentence Generator by inserting list of sentences to the 'First List of Possible Sentences (%%random_sentence%%)' text field. Here, you can add full sentences, or sentences with variables. Variables are structured as: %something. A possible list of sentences can be:
Meet this %adjective %noun %sentence_ending
This is the %adjective %noun ever%sentence_ending
I %love_it %nouns , because they are the %adjective %sentence_ending
My %family says this plugin is very %adjective %sentence_ending
These %nouns are quite %adjective %sentence_ending
You can define variables in the 'List of Possible Variables:' textfield. Here you can define values to variables, values which will be used in the random sentence forming. Variables can be defined as follows:
These random sentences can be used in post titles or post content, by adding the %%random_sentence%% or %%random_sentence2%% shortcode.
Results: If everything is configured well, you can go to plugin administration page, and you can wait to see it's results in your posts admin page (and in plugin control panel where you can see logs of your user submitted posts)!
Here are some examples of Gearomatic GearBest Affiliate plugin features:
Gearomatic GearBest Affiliate plugin is a simple, yet powerful tool you can use to create a profitable affiliate marketing webpage. The setup and settings of the plugin couldn't have been easier. Now, let's go and enjoy the results of this great plugin! Have fun using it!