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[SolidMean] Comprehensive URL Parser 1.2.2

Monetize your site with referral income automagically!

Feature Summary

  • Replace user affiliates with YOUR affiliate referrals!
  • XenForo Link Proxy Support!
  • Multiple affiliate program support!
  • No additional database queries, set it and forget it!
  • No Branding!

Product Details

If you use this add-on for more than just eBay and Amazon, please let me know in this forum so that I can document that it's compatible with those programs. Thanks
MORE INFO

FAQ

DESCRIPTION

The ComprehensiveURLParser Addon is a great add-on for sites that want to monetize their content with affiliate programs and links.

This add-on (similar to the SolidMean Amazon/eBay URL Parser) allows admins to specify which domains to look for, and then either: 1) add tags/fields to the URL's with those domain names, or 2) replace the URL to the domain name with their own affiliate link. This add-on extends the Amazon/eBay URL Parser addon to include any referral or affiliate program the site participates in. The addon can be applied to all subdomain properties of a web site, or specific subdomains can be ignored or separately targeted. It also has the capability to only apply the addon to guests viewing your forum.

When the add-on appends a tag/field to the query string of a URL, it will first check to see if the field already exists, and replace it if it does.

When the "Replace Affiliate" option is chosen, domains listed will be replaced by affiliate links (a'la eBay's Partner Network). Affiliate links also have the option of including the original URL in the message in the link, an encoded version of the URL (required for eBay), and a "cachebuster" type of option.

This add-on is fully compatible with XenForo's link proxy, and in theory, should be faster than the Amazon/Ebay URL Parser, because it rebuilds the hash to the link proxy, rather than jumping through hoops to disable the error generated by incorrect hash.

This add-on will process any link generated through the bbcode formatter, including messages, signatures, and conversations. It doesn't store the contents in the database, it simply renders the page with the modified URLs.

If your affiliate programs or referral links change in the future, just change the options. There is no need to go back and change URL's in old messages, or update database posts.

DOWNLOADING
NOTE
: You will not receive an email containing an attached add-on, or other download. Once purchased, the add-on is available immediately. Read this thread on how to update your license, and download the add-on.
http://sneakydave.com/community/threads/faq-downloading-products.1346/


USAGE
1) Upload the "library" folder to your xenforo root folder on your server.

2) Install the add-on with the included addon-SolidMean_ComprehensiveURLParser.xml file via the XenForo admin interface.

3) Visit the options and look for the "ComprehensiveURLParser" option, and click on it.

4) If you want to simply add tags/fields to URL's choose the "Append Affiliate" option (similar to how Amazon Affiliates work). Enter a list of domains, separated by line breaks, in the first input box area.

5) Enter the matching fields/tags you want to add to those domains in the second input box area. See the example for more information.

6) Use the "Replace Affiliates" tab to enter domains that you'd like to replace with an affiliate link. Enter the domains you'd like to change in the first input box, and the full link URL you'd like to replace URL's that match the domain in the second input box. You can use the {url} tag to have the original URL from the post inserted, and {encoded_url} to have the encoded URL added. You can also use the {cachebuster} tag (useful for image links) to insert a random integer. See the examples for more information.

PERFORMANCE & MEMORY
This add-on adds no queries, but it will add a little bit of processing to render these links, but not noticeable from my tests. Code optimization is a primary focus of this addon.

CREDITS
fEaRz originally suggested this idea to me, to expand the functionality of the original Amazon/eBay URL Parser. Others credits include Azhria Lilu, Daniel Hood for the information on how this should work, and Jeremy for his his BbCode Formatting Thread


LICENSE
License Information


TL;DR
One license allowed per web site.
You will get 12 months of support and downloads with this purchase.
No guarantees are given as to the usefulness of this add-on
Refunds will be given on a case by case basis.


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