Commission Junction Publisher

Jump start your Clipper coupon site with coupon and promotional data from CJ Affiliate by Conversant (formerly Commission Junction), the number one affiliate marketer in the world. Thousands of advertisers post coupons and promotions on the CJ network and now you can have this data imported to your Clipper site. No more complicated CSV imports! The CJ Publisher Plugin does all the work for you.

Features

  • Import coupons from joined advertisers and non-joined advertisers
  • Automatically create stores or define store relations
  • Automatically create categories or define category relations
  • Import coupons on demand or schedule hourly, twice daily or daily updates
  • Define number of coupons to import
  • Choose from promotion types: Coupons, Sweepstakes, Hot Product, Sale/Discount, Free Shipping, Seasonal Link

Requirements

  • You must have a CJ Affiliate publisher account. Sign up for a free account at cj.com.
  • The CJ Affiliate Publisher Plugin requires Clipper 1.4 or newer.
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What themes does this work with?

Commission Junction Publisher will only work with Clipper (our WordPress coupon theme), version 1.4 or later.

Full install instructions can be found in the Commission Junction plugin tutorial.

Please visit the dedicated support forum.

Version 1.4

  • Added pagination to stores relations tab
  • Added validating terms before returning relation
  • Fixed setting stores relations for not joined merchants

Version 1.3

  • Added displaying API response errors
  • Added displaying quantity of imported coupons

Version 1.2

  • Changed API keys test into manual, on user demand
  • Clearing dynamic transients on plugin deactivation

Version 1.1

  • Checking for coupons all possible result pages
  • Added option to choose state of imported coupons
  • Added API keys test and notice if keys are invalid
  • Suppressed XML parse errors
  • Removed unnecessary query args from admin settings page

Version 1.0

  • Initial release

4 reviews of “Commission Junction Publisher

2.5 stars
Needs improvement
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This plugin does okay… It does what it asked to do automatically.. just not too good. My main concerns are as follows:

– In CJ, almost all coupons have an image. this plugin does not include those images. I doubt also purchasing the coupon image plugin would do this either
– Many times I find that the store URL does not include my affiliate link and has to be manually added. If its not there, it defaults to just the regular link without my affiliate link
– Most things are not considered coupons but promotions even if it has a coupon code in the text. But I am assuming that has more to do with how the company classifies the promo

It really has saved me time and made me some money. I just feel like the plugin could do a better job.

3 stars
OK plugin
By -

It seems to work ok but there are very few coupons on the site.

5 stars
Review
By -

Great plugin, if you want an easy way to build your coupon site. This is it!

2 stars
Commission Junction Publisher plugin review
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This plugin is ok, seems to work. However, there is still a lot of additional manual tweaking required to get coupons right. I don’t think this tool is adding much value, as it only works for one Affiliate program. I’ve only managed to get about 100 coupons added from CJ, and that’s after applying to hundreds of merchandisers – and most of these have missing or bad data, including missing images, coupon codes, inadequate descriptions.
Perhaps if it interfaced to a broader selection of Affiliate programs, and resulted in a better quality coupon, it may be worth paying for.

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 Comments (79)

  • Yumiko

    @Eston Swaby & @Andy Martin, you are welcome to submit your suggestions to the AppThemes Ideas Exchange. Thanks.

    • Eston Swaby

      Hi i would love to but i haven’t bought the script as yet, just ensuring that when i buy i have things to mke me fjncyion how i want to

  • Eston Swaby

    If i purchase this plugin, can i have specific coupons and deals loaded to it automatically in differet menus? Eg having a menu for free shipping, webhosting etc and coupons or deals that are free shipping etf will automatically be loaded to this area while all others go to the regular coupon area? Would also want deals/promotions offers to go to a specific menu, tht is all offers that don’t have a coupon code

  • Eston Swaby

    Thanks just read it. I was eager to buy the cj plugin but think i will reconsider. reason being is of the coupons codes not being where it should be but in the description. WOuld buy linkshare as base on what I see with linkshare when I click on the code I will see the code but there merchants are much less than cj.

    can you tell me when you guys will have shareasale? also if I buy the framer for clipper will it show cj codes in the frame?

  • akoetsier

    The shops and coupons are automaically imported but i dont see any store images in the coupons? Please fix asap! http://Coupagram.com

    • meloniq

      CJ plugin not importing a store images. This feature has the iCodes Publisher plugin because their API offer that information, CJ don’t.

  • mgermade

    Does each coupon get automatically posted, or is there an option to put them in a draft so I can tweak before uploading? I’d rather avoid all of the duplicate content.

    • meloniq

      There is an ‘Immediate publish’ option, so you can choose, and disable it if you want to review each coupon before publish.

  • ZAHID

    Comission Junction plugin for Clipper should have an option. It support to import only specific category. for example if someone wants to import TRAVEL cstegory so only TRAVEL category coupons import.

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  • ishmamjt

    Hi the plugin is not currently importing coupons from CJ though last year it worked with my other site on test basis. I tried this now with Clipper 1.6 and later with 1.5. Then I tried the ‘import coupons now’ option and getting this message – CJ 0 coupons have been imported.
    I have also tested API access and seems it is valid – Your CJ developer API access keys are valid.

    Would you please advise.

  • happylife

    this plugin no longer imports coupon code or include coupons in the description of the offers. If there is no update in the future, the plugin can help import offers only.

  • Kasir

    Need Some help! CJ plugin Store Relation option Setting can,t update or saved?

  • Ulterios

    Hi, I have a pre-purchase question regarding this plugin.

    I wanted to know if it can be set to only allow coupons to be posted for joined advertisers and block/not allow non-joined advertisers coupons?

    I only want to have coupons that are for programs that I am part of and not advertisers I do not deal with.

    Any information will be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

    • meloniq

      Hi,
      Yes, both plugins “Commission Junction Publisher” & “CJ Affiliate Coupons” has an option to refine importing offers to only from joined advertisers… so only offers that you will receive commission will be imported.

      • Ulterios

        Awesome, Thanks so much for your help.

        What is the difference between the two? I’m just trying to figure out which would be best to buy for my needs.

        Thanks again

        • meloniq

          Generally plugins are very similar, so please compare features list… sorry for being not too specific, but I’m the owner of one of this plugins, so saying that one or the other is better would be unfair 😉

  • sirfaheem

    Hi can you update your plugin with option for unreliable coupon ? 1 option with make unreliable copuon auto update with reliable

  • 9themescool

    This plugin was working with my coupon clipper site and it now no longer works? Are you making any updates to the plugin? 1 star at this point, doesn’t work.

    • meloniq

      Hi @9themescool,

      You have left the same comment of few different plugins… don’t you think it’s strange all of them stopped to work at the same time?!
      Have you changed something recently on your website, or maybe you changed hosting provider, or something else?
      Have you reported problem on support forum describing issue, and your current environment in which it isn’t working?

  • Prosper Noah

    Hi meloniq,

    Great Plugin!
    would definitely check it out as I joined CJ recently!

  • 9themescool

    Here are some issues I found. Think it applies to the ShareASale coupon plugin too. The issue was fixed though with some help. #1 “There was issue in Language filter. plugin checking with “en” as language and imported data has “English”. as language.” #2 “Plugin was importing whole bunch of data from CJ website. Due to that our database/wordpress was not able to handle all data at one time.”

  • onegoodman25

    hi, the plugin stopped working on my site too, i have no change made. the API test pass fine, the loading doesn’t work just sping forever even for 5 coupons

  • dthardy

    DO NOT PURCHASE THIS PLUGIN. NOT WORKING. This plugin stopped working on my site several weeks ago also. I didn’t realize it had stopped importing coupons for a week or two. It has been 2 plus weeks since I reported the problem. Support has only responded with we will look at it.

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