“Hand of Midas Envato Affiliate Plugin for WordPress” Help by CodeRevolution

Hand of Midas Envato Affiliate Plugin for WordPress Help

Created: 29/01/2017
By: CodeRevolution
Email: [email protected]

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Table of Contents

  1. About the plugin
  2. Wordpress installation
  3. Plugin Settings
  4. Summary
  5. Sources and Credits

Take just a moment please before we begin - top

Before we begin, please read the Envato Affiliate Program quick introduction and the Envato Affiliate Program Terms of Service.
Other useful links: I also added in the zip file you just downloaded a folder named "ref_banners", which is full of referral banners to Envato Marketplaces. Use them wisely!

So... let's begin!

This plugin will allow you to build from scratch an affiliate marketing referral website for Envato 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 Envato 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:
Hand of Midas Envato Affiliate Plugin will import items from Envato Marketplaces you define to your blog. Resulting blog posts are fully customizable and rich in content. List of customizable stuff for each post:

Other plugin features:

Plugin requirements:

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

Wordpress installation - top

Youtube video tutorial:

I also provided a Quick Install Guide to feature an easy plugin installation for everyone.

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 'Hand of Midas Envato Affiliate'. First thing first, let's head over to Settings > Hand of Midas Envato Affiliate and take a look at what options are available.

Plugin Settings - top

Refreshingly, Hand of Midas Envato 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!

Main Settings:

From here on, each rule type will have an advanced settings panel. Each rule type will have the following advanced settings:

Each Rule Type has the following settings in it's own settings screen:

How to customize resulting posts with built in shortcodes?

You can use the following shortcodes in post title and content editing:

How to add 'Grouped Item Posts'?

You can add grouped item post by navigating to the 'Grouped Item Posts' admin menu page and: - inserting the item IDs, separated by commas in the 'Post IDs to Add' field. Inserting the desired post title in the 'Post Title' field (you can use %%random_sentence%%, %%random_sentence2%%, %%total_item_count%% shortcodes). Insert the post content in the 'Post Content' text field (you can use the following shortcodes: %%random_sentence%%, %%random_sentence2%%, %%list_items) The %%list_items%% shortcode will add the content of all the items (as you define in the next text field). In the 'Each Item Entry Content' text field you can define the content of each item that you have inserted. Here, you can use the full list of shortcodes available in this plugin (%%random_sentence%%, %%random_sentence2%%, %%total_item_count%%, %%current_counter%%, %%see_more_button%%, %%buy_now_button%%, %%video_preview%%, %%video_preview_button%%, %%item_screenshots_button%%, %%live_preview_button%%, %%generate_item_intro%%, %%generate_item_thumbnail%%, %%item_preview%%, %%item_title%%, %%item_description%%, %%item_description_plain_text%%, %%item_id%%, %%item_media_url%%, %%item_img_url%%, %%item_video_url%%, %%item_thumb_url%%, %%item_url%%, %%item_user%%, %%item_cost%%, %%item_cat%%, %%item_tags%%, %%item_uploaded%%, %%item_last_update%%, %%item_sales%%, %%item_rating%%)

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:

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:
variable_name1 => variable_value1;variable_value2;variable_value3

variable_name2 => variable2_value1;variable2_value2;variable2_value3
You can also use variables in variable definition. Example:
noun_with_adjective => %noun;%adjective %noun
An example of variable definition:
adjective_very => %adjective;very %adjective;

adjective => clever;interesting;smart;huge;astonishing;unbelievable;nice;adorable;beautiful;elegant;fancy;glamorous;magnificent;helpful;awesome

noun_with_adjective => %noun;%adjective %noun

noun => plugin;WordPress plugin;item;ingredient;component;constituent;module;add-on;plug-in;addon;extension

nouns => plugins;WordPress plugins;items;ingredients;components;constituents;modules;add-ons;plug-ins;addons;extensions

love_it => love;adore;like;be mad for;be wild about;be nuts about;be crazy about

family => %adjective %family_members;%family_members

family_members => grandpa;brother;sister;mom;dad;grandma

sentence_ending => .;!;!!
These random sentences can be used in post titles or post content, by adding the %%random_sentence%% or %%random_sentence2%% shortcode.

What are WordPress shortcodes?

Shortcodes in WordPress are little bits of code that allow you to do various things with little effort. They were introduced in WordPress 2.5, and the reason to introduce them was to allow people to execute code inside WordPress posts, pages, and widgets without writing any code directly. This allows you to embed files or create objects that would normally require a lot of code in just one single line. For example, a shortcode for embedding information about the user's browser looks like this:


Sometimes you may want to use the text of a shortcode in a post. To do this you have to escape it using double brackets. For example, if you want to add the user submission form to a page, you can use midas_author shortcode to add the form, by using the following shortcode:


Shortcodes simplify the addition of features to a WordPress site. By using shortcodes the HTML and other markup is added dynamically directly into the post or page where the user wants them to appear.

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)! You can also include the following shortcode to your website:

[midas_author] - this shortcode will display relevant information about an author you enter. Example: [midas_author user=coderevolution followers=on image=on thumbnail=on country=on location=on sales=on]. Followers=on will show information about the number of followers of the selected user. image=on will display the user's profile image. Thumbnail=on will display the user's thumbnail. Country=on will display the user's country, Location=on will display the user's location and Sales=on will display the users sales number.
[midas_item] - this shortcode will display relevant information about an item you enter. Example [midas_item item="19200046" image=on thumbnail=on sales=on author=on rating=on cost=on tags=on category=on uploaded_on=on last_update=on]. Each flag=on will display relevant information about the selected item.
[midas_item_card] - this shortcode will display a card with information about the item which ID you entered. Example: [midas_item_card item="19200046"]
[midas_item_thumbnail] - this shortcode will display the entered item's thumbnail with an Envato style popup on mouse over with the item's relevant information. Example: [midas_item_thumbnail item="19200046"].

Where to get the item's ID? To get one Envato Marketplace item's ID, simply go to the item's URL and copy the number from the end of the item's URL. Exemple: https://codecanyon.net/item/silencer-comment-management-plugin-for-wordpress/19274824 -> this item's ID is 19274824.

Here are some examples of Hand of Midas Envato Affiliate plugin features:

A generated item post with the featured image card:

Grouped post example 1:

Grouped post example 2:

Featured author shortcode example [midas_author]:

Item thumbnail popup example [midas_item_thumbnail]:

Another basic example:

Featured item shortcode example [midas_item]:

Example list of plugin generated posts:

Summary - top

Hand of Midas Envato 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!

Sources and Credits - top

This component was made by Szabi CodeRevolution, for more information and support contact us at [email protected]

Once again, thank you so much for purchasing this item. As I said at the beginning, I'd be glad to help you if you have any questions regarding this plugin and I'll do my best to assist.