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Multiple keyword links, other minor updates would make it nearly pe (4 posts)

  1. Tevya
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This looks like a very-near perfect plugin for anyone wanting to use affiliate links in their posts/articles. However, it is lacking 1 major feature, and needs a few minor fixes.

    It needs to allow the user to enter multiple keywords, separated by a comma. Rather than only one "Search Text" keyword as the plugin calls it, that is auto-linked in the content of posts. For example I might want "Amazon.com", "Amazon", and "Online Shopping" to all link, using the cloaked URL, to my Amazon affiliate account.

    The other think I think could be improved, is the way the plugin works: when you add a new link, you have to hit "save" and see some error messages in order to get the field for the link to appear. This should appear from the start. Also, it would be very helpful if the "Add New" button were on the individual link options page, so that once you've saved a new link, you can quickly click the button to add another. Rather than having to go to Settings>Link Cloaker to get back to the main settings page, then click "add new" button to start a new one.

    I want the authors to know that I very much like the plugin. It looks like it may become the perfect solution for cloaking and auto insertion of affiliate links. But right now it has one major and a few minor issues that need to be resolved first.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/alc/

  2. joebrewer
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi.

    Thanks very much for taking the time to post some constructive criticism.

    Version 1.00.02 adds support for multiple keywords/phrases per link. I wasn't sure about adding an "add new" button to the page that adds new links - this doesnt seem to be the standard way that wordpress works, and also I thought it might be confusing for an "add new" button on the same page that adds new links. Instead I have added a link back to the main page which should make life easier.

    Joe

  3. Tevya
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Awesome Joe! This is great news. I'm excited to install and move all my links over from existing solutions. I'll also be posting about it on one of my business' blogs soon, as well as letting people know about it in other ways.

  4. Tevya
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I’m still loving this plugin. I have several ideas that could improve it, if you’re not overwhelmed with them already. However, I just have one that I think is very important that you should consider: search text should not be case sensetive. Currently it is, so if I put in “Amazon” but not “amazon” and then one of the authors on my site happens to not capitalize it, it doesn’t get linked. This would be a super nice (and I would imagine minor) update.

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