Testing the WP Affiliate Platform is very easy. Do the following steps:
Step 1) Make sure you have setup this plugin following the Usage instruction from our documentation page.
Step 2) Visit your affiliate signup page and register for an affiliate account.
Step 3) Navigate to the Banners/Links page after you log into the affiliate portal using the account you just created. Get a banner/link code from this page and put it on any of your other WordPress page (if you have any) or just put it in the same site.
You can simply make a link that looks similar to the following if you don’t want to get the full banner/link code:
Step 4) Now, click on that link. In your affiliate portal, go to Stats -> Referrals page to make sure that the click was tracked.
Step 5) Next, we are going to test the commission tracking. It is a good idea to enable the debug option in the plugin settings before doing the transaction test. The debug log file can tell you if everything worked correctly or not. So go ahead and enable the debug logging option from the settings menu of the plugin.
Step 6) Make a purchase using a Buy button that you have on your site. Visit the Stats -> Sales page to make sure the sale has been registered.
Step 7) Verify all these data from the WP Affiliate Admin panel inside the WordPress dashboard. You can also check the log file to see if everything was a success.
If something is not working as expected, review the plugin testing checklist. If you need help tracking down an issue, just contact us and we will provide help.
Testing the Affiliate Plugin with WP eStore Plugin
If you are using the WP Affiliate Platform with WP eStore plugin then watch the following video to learn how you can test the affiliate tracking: