[DAPUpline] is basically a WordPress shortcode that you can insert into WordPress pages and posts. It allows you (DAP admin) to display the member’s upline affiliate’s data to the member.
In simple terms, it shows a user their referring Affiliate’s (a.k.a Sponsor’s) information. It could also be called a downline builder.
And you can display any data from the member’s affiliate profile, on a page.
So when a user visits the page that has this shortcode, it will determine who the visitor/member’s affiliate is, from…
1) Affiliate Cookie (if it exists), or
2) If they’re already a member, and have logged in to DAP, then it will show their current Affiliate’s information. Or,
3) If neither the cookie is set, nor the user has an Affiliate attached to their account already in DAP, then it will show the info of the DAP Admin.
So you can use it to show the user information of the person (affiliate) who referred them to the page.
Think of it as a “Your Sponsor” tag.
Consider this example:
1) John joins your site
2) John fills out his profile with (say) his ClickBank nickname
3) John later refers Adam
4) When Adam logs in, he sees affiliate link to some third-party product, but CB nickname in the affiliate link is replaced with John’s CB nickname. So if Adam goes on to purchase that third-party CB product, then John will get the affiliate commissions for that purchase.
5) Now Adam fills out his profile with his own CB nickname
6) Adam refers Jill
7) When Jill logs in, she sees affiliate link to same third party product, except this time, the CB nickname is replaced with Adam’s CB affiliate nickname.
This can be done with any number of third-party programs, as long as the nickname can be easily replaced with the info provided by the upline affiliate. And it’s not just one field – you can create multiple profile fields for the affiliate to fill out – like ClickBankNick, CommissionJunctionNick, JVZooId, GoogleAnalyticsId, etc.
DAP actually even takes this one step further.
When Jill joins through Adam’s DAP affiliate link, if Adam has not filled out his CB nickname in his profile, then the third-party CB link shows CB Nickname of Site Admin in its place.
So if an affiliate fails to claim his affiliate link, then site admin gets credit for it (and all such links).
Hope this helps.
For eg., to show affiliate’s first name on a page, insert this into page:
Full list of available fields from sponsor’s or affiliate’s profile:
Showing Custom fields:
Eg: To show affiliate’s/sponsor’s custom SSN field (say “ssn”):
NOTE: You should’ve already created the custom field “ssn” before you can do this, of course.