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How To Directly Sign-up Affiliates

Now please note that every member is automatically enrolled as an affiliate. Which means, that the moment they become a member, they are also an affiliate by default. So your members are all automatic affiliates, and if you wish to create a page for them where they can get their own unique affiliate link and affiliate stats, then you can create an “Affiliate Info” page as explained here.

However, there may be times when you wish to directly sign up affiliates – those who may not be or become actual members, or those who you do not expect to buy anything just to become an affiliate (like your JV partners or super-affiliates), or simply those whose help you want in promoting your site, but don’t wish to give them any content access.

In those cases, here’s how you can create a direct affiliate sign-up form for JV partners and super-affiliates.

Using an “Affiliate Signup Page”

1) Create a new DAP Product called “Affiliates”

2) Select the product in DAP products page and set “Allow Free Signup?” to “Yes“.

In the price&recurring tab (DAP products page), set “Is this a FREE product (that has FREE content)?”  to “Yes”.

3) Use the product’s “Generate “Free Signup” Form Code“, and publish it on any page of your web site. Let’s call this the “Affiliate Signup Page”

4) Now this form has 2 fields: First name & Email. Anyone can sign up via this form by entering their first name and email id, and DAP will create an account for them, and they will have access to one product, which is “Affiliates”

It’s then up to you whether you want to publicly link to this “Affiliate Signup Page” from your home page (using text that says “Affiliates, Click here to sign-up”). Or if you don’t wish to allow anyone and everyone to be able to sign up as an affiliate – and subsequently signing up through their own affiliate link (of course, they’ll use someone else’s name during the purchase 😉 – then don’t make this page public. And email the link only to your future partners or affiliates.

Manually adding Affiliates from the backend

1) Log in to DAP Admin Dashboard

2) Go to Users > Add

3) In the “Add New User” table, enter the affiliate’s first name, last name (optional), select the product “Affiliates” (which you must have created previously), and add them to that product.


Creating Member Profile, My Content & Affiliate Sections within WordPress

Creating Your “Member’s Area”

DAP has 4 main Member-facing pages (the rest of your content is all standard WordPress pages and posts and categories, along with your media – like Videos, PDF reports, etc.):

  • Login page: This is where your members would log in at. (You, the DAP Admin don’t have to log in from here – you can log in to DAP admin when you log in to the WordPress admin dashboard.) This member login page can be either a stand-alone log in page (if you put the tag on a separate page), or it can be a a login form on the sidebar (that turns in to a logout button once they log in).
  • My Content: This section shows all the products that the member has purchased or signed up for. This is the page that shows the links newly appearing as and when they are dripped on the member.
  • My Profile: This shows all of the user profile fields – like first name, last name, email, password, address, etc. They can change all of their contact information on this page.
  • Affiliate Info: This shows members their own personalized affiliate link, their link-referral stats, commissions earned, commissions paid, etc. If you want to make this page even more useful, you can add banners and emails and promo copy that the affiliate can simply copy/paste and send to their list.

So basically, only 4 “member” pages as far as DAP is concerned.

And all of these can be created right within your WordPress site, within a WP Page, so that they take on the exact same look & feel as your web site.

  • Login” page: Use [DAPLoginForm] (responsive)
    (used to be %%LOGIN_FORM%%)
  • My Content” (shows the user’s own products): Use [DAPMyContent] (responsive)
    (instead of the old [DAPUserLinks] or %%USERLINKS%%)
  • “My Profile” (username/password): Use [DAPUserProfile] (responsive version coming soon)
    (used to be %%USERPROFILE%%)
  • “Affiliate Info” Section: Use %%AFFDETAILS%% (responsive version coming soon)

Login Page within WordPress

Now DAP already provides you with a built-in, out-of-the-box login form, at . But if you want to put this form “within” your WordPress blog, so as to give your login form the same Look & Feel as the rest of your blog, then do this…

1) Create a WordPress Page (not “Post”) with the text [DAPLoginForm] in the body of the page, and a title of say, Login, and save the new page. If you used the text “Login” for the title, then the actual link to this page would be

2) This page now shows up as “Login” along with the rest of your “pages” on your blog.

3) Go to DAP Admin > Setup > Config . Scroll down to the field Login URL.

In the text box, enter the full link to your login page from Step 1:

Or if your blog is in the root, then…

That’s it! When someone clicks on the “Login” link that now shows in your “Pages” menu, they will now see a nicely formatted login form.

Related: Where is the Logout Link?

Creating The Member’s Area

  • My Content” section – use the merge tag [DAPMyContent]
  • “My Profile” (username/password) – merge tag [DAPUserProfile]
  • “Affiliate Info” Section – merge tag %%AFFDETAILS%%

Create a separate page for each of the tags.

Creating a “My Content” Page within WordPress

This is the page that shows all of a member’s content details – like what products the user has purchased, what are the access start and end dates for that purchase, and all of the content within each product – all separately organized.

To create such a page, simply create a WordPress “Page” (not ‘post’) with the title “My Content”  (for example) and within the body of the page, enter the text [DAPMyContent] and save the new page. Now if you visit the page, and you are logged in, it will show you something similar to the image below.

And if you gave this page the title of “My Content”, then the actual link to this page would be

Starting DAP 4.8, this tag generates a responsive template. See the full details at

Creating a “My Profile” Page within WordPress

This is the section that shows the user’s profile information, where they can change their name, email id, address and other details.

For this, create a WordPress Page (not ‘post’) with the text [DAPUserProfile] in the body of the page, and a title of say, User Profile (or) My Profile and save the new page.

If you used the text “User Profile” for the title, then the actual link to this page would be

Creating an “My Affiliate Info” Page within WordPress

This is the page that shows your users their affiliate link (which is instantly created for them upon purchasing any product on your site), link clicks, referrer details, earnings and payments.

For this, create a WordPress Page (not ‘post’) with the text %%AFFDETAILS%% in the body of the page, and a title of say, Affiliate, and save the new page.

If you used the text “Affiliates” for the title, then the actual link to this page would be

That’s it!

Now if you want to make the affiliate page more powerful by creating a “ready-made affiliate toolbox” for your affiliates, then see this: Creating an Affiliate Toolbox