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README.md

Affiliate

Affiliate is a platform agnostic link affiliator. Simplify affiliating links with automatic affiliation in the browser. Affiliate works with libraries that mutate the DOM after the page loads, including React.

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Installation

Use NPM or Yarn

$ npm install --save affiliate
$ yarn add affiliate

Or use a CDN (check out the codeless setup)

<!-- Replace 3.0.0 with your intended version -->
<script src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/affiliate@3.0.0/dist/affiliate.js"></script>

What It Can Do

Affiliate can modify query tags (e.g. setting ?tag=my-tag, which is the most common method for affiliate tags), modify URL paths, and modify host names.

<a href="https://example.com/shop/product/item-id">Original</a>
<a href="https://example.com/shop/product/item-id?ref=my-tag">New Query Tags</a>
<a href="https://example.com/shop/product/item-id/ref/my-tag">Modified URL Path</a>
<a href="https://my-tag.example.com/shop/product/item-id">Modified Host Name</a>

Affiliate has easy plugins, including one for Amazon, which simplify adding affiliate links even more.

Basic Setup

Read the documentation for more advanced usage.

const Affiliate = require('affiliate');
const aff = Affiliate.create({
    tags: [
        {
            hosts: ['example.com', 'www.example.com'],
            query: {
                ref: 'my-tag' // This means ?ref=my-tag
            }
        },
        {
            hosts: ['example.org', 'shop.example.org'],
            query: {
                tag: 'my-tag2' // This means ?tag=my-tag2
            }
        }
    ]
});
aff.attach();

Documentation

Affiliate is simple and quick to set up, even for more complex usage. Read the docs at: affiliate.js.org.

Blogs and Related Sites

A simplified codeless solution might better suit some blogging-style sites.

Insert this code within the HTML <head>...</head> tag. The contents of the data-aff attribute will tell Affiliate what to do.

<!-- Replace 2.0 with your intended version -->
<script data-aff="amazon.com, www.amazon.com : tag = MY-AMAZON-TAG" src="https://cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/affiliate@3.0/dist/affiliate.js" async id="aff-js"></script>

data-aff Syntax

The syntax for data-aff is a comma separated list of domains, a colon, and then comma separated list of url queries in the format key=value. Multiple website groups can be separated by an exclamation mark.

amazon.com, www.amazon.com : tag = MY-AMAZON-TAG ! example.com, shop.example.com : ref = MY-OTHER-TAG

Left with Questions?

If for any reason you feel that this documentation is unclear or incomplete, add an issue detailing what needs to be improved. It will be addressed quickly.

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License

MIT (C) Russell Steadman. Learn more in the LICENSE file.