We’re continually improving MaxBlogPress Ninja Affiliate, and this time around, we’ve come up with a version that has greater capabilities for letting you manage your affiliate marketing campaigns with as little effort as possible.
In the previous version, we’ve added several effort-saving features such as a search option, the ability to mass edit, disable or delete links, and a custom field for excluding Ninja links per post. With our latest Ninja Affiliate version 1.7.1, you’ll have even more control by the addition of 3 new features that expand on these functionalities.
To access them, simply log on to your WordPress dashboard, go to Manage > then go to the MBP Ninja Affiliate control panel:
Now if you’re an existing user, you’ll be quick to notice these new options on the Control Panel. Among them is the new Backup & Restore link which you’ll see immediately. The other 2 new features can be found under the Keywords to Ninja Links Options.
We’ll now discuss the functions and benefits of each feature, beginning with those that give you better control over Ninja Affiliate’s powerful ability to automatically convert keywords into links.
New feature #1: Exclude pages from automatically converting keywords into links
For one reason or another, you may not want to put affiliate links on your WordPress pages, such as your About and Contact Me pages. In the past version update, an option to disable automatic keywords-to-links conversion for individual posts or pages was added to the write post editor. This time, we simplify this task even more that all you need to do is to check a box to make Ninja Affiliate exclude all those pages.
To enable this feature, go to Keywords to Ninja Links Options. On the next page, you’ll see two new checkboxes. The first one is for the global option for excluding automatic linking on pages:
New feature #2: Exclude a whole category from converting keywords into links
The second checkbox is for excluding categories. This is a great time-saving feature that lets you choose which kinds of posts not to insert affiliate links in, all in just a single mouse click.
An example are paid reviews where you are often not allowed to put in any affiliate links. Let’s say you have a ‘Paid Reviews’ category for these kinds of posts. So instead of excluding your paid review posts one by one, a time-consuming effort especially if you already have dozens of posts, our updated Ninja Affiliate version 1.7.1 lets you mass-exclude those posts by letting you exclude the ‘Paid Reviews’ category. Anything you label with this category will not have automatic linking.
To do this, go to Keywords to Ninja Links Options > look for the Exclude Selected Categories checkbox > and click on Save Options:
New feature #3: Ninja Affiliate Tables Backup and Restore
Another new feature that you’d surely appreciate is an option to backup and restore your Ninja Affiliate database. It’s always wise to back up your work, and the restore feature comes a lot in handy in case your server breaks down or something else untoward happens. Version 1.7 makes it even easier to protect all your hard work.
To access this feature, go back to the MBP Ninja Affiliate control panel > then click on Backup & Restore. As mentioned, this wasn’t present in the previous version, so if you’ve used this plugin before, this feature is hard to miss.
Clicking on the link above will take you to the page below:
The Backup option lets you download a copy of your Ninja Affiliate database to your local drive. Should you lose your current database or want to replace it, the Restore function lets you upload that backup copy so you need not start from scratch.
Managing and tracking your affiliate marketing campaigns can’t get any easier than this!