LinkShare Publisher

Jump start your Clipper coupon site with coupon and promotional deals from Rakuten Marketing (previously LinkShare).

Rakuten Marketing has a huge database of affiliate program partners so you can choose the from the best for your Clipper site. Forget the complicated CSV imports!

Get the LinkShare Publisher Plugin and import a truckload of coupon data in seconds!


  • Import coupons from 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 categories, 32 available
  • Choose from networks: Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, United States
  • Choose from promotion types: Black Friday, Buy One/Get One, Clearance, Combination Savings, Cyber Monday, Deal of the Day/Week, Dollar off, Free Delivery, Free Shipping, Free Trial/Usage, Friends and Family, General Promotion, Gift with Purchase, Other, Percentage off, Pound Amount off


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What themes does this work with?

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

Full install instructions can be found in the LinkShare plugin tutorial.

Please visit the dedicated support forum.

Version 1.5

  • Fixed issues with saving stores relations

Version 1.4

  • Added pagination to stores relations tab
  • Added validating terms before returning relation
  • Fixed setting stores relations

Version 1.3

  • Added email notification when plugin couldn’t create stores
  • Added displaying API response errors
  • Added displaying quantity of imported coupons
  • Added check to omit coupons that missing category or promotion type
  • Limited displayed stores on stores relations tab to 50

Version 1.2

  • Changed API keys test into manual, on user demand
  • Added option to control imported coupon title length
  • Clearing dynamic transients on plugin deactivation

Version 1.1

  • Checking for coupons all possible result pages
  • Added validation of API token
  • Suppressed XML parse errors

Version 1.0

  • Initial release

5 reviews of “LinkShare Publisher

1 star
Not importing stores
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I have the same problem than kasirkiani:

“LinkShare plugin while importing coupons has failed to create some stores.
Please manually create stores and stores relations for listed below advertisers”

Somebody knows who to fix it?


5 stars
Problems with Linkshare plugin
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When I first installed it, it would’t work.
Then it suddenly started working. Now it won’t work again. My key is valid, but it imports 0 coupons. I created the stores manually- still will not work.

5 stars
This is a Great Plugin from Appthemes
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Worked great ! Will you be coming out with other affiliate network plugins?

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5 stars
Linkshare Plugin with Clipper Theme! Having a Problem!
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Hello, recently i have purchase Linkshare Plugin for Clipper theme 1.5
Linkshare can,t worked fine! show me error.

(LinkShare plugin while importing coupons has failed to create some stores. Please manually create stores and stores relations for listed below advertisers)

Even i have create some shore and stores relations manually, no effect! still having a same problem.

Need Help! urgent…

2 people like this.
5 stars
Thanks for great plugin
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Thank you appthemes for this great plugin,its working great for me. plugin is also working very well but i need to edit every coupon post because this plugin not put codes in right place like linkshare.

Thank you very much 🙂

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 Comments (59)

  • jentaylorsc

    I keep getting an error message when trying to install the plugin.

    LinkShare coupons import failed. Error: 20 Access Denied Token ID Is Invalid or Not Approved for Coupon Feed

    Followed the directions. Any ideas?

  • amaxon2000

    1. Check to make sure you are entering the “Your Web Services Token” not the “Security Token”.
    2. If problem persists, I suggest you reset the Token from LS>WebServices and retry. You may have to wait an hour or so after you reset the key.

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  • Mike

    This plugin had a lot of potential. I should have paid attention to the recent negative reviews that it doesn’t pull coupons over more than half the time.

    Mine has never worked no matter what I try. 🙁

  • Bruno Carreço

    @mike, we’ve contacted Rakuten to provide some information on why coupons are not being retrieved.

    As soon as we get a reply we’ll update the plugin as necessary.

    Our apologies for the inconvenience.

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  • Lee

    Hi I am constantly getting this error please help
    LinkShare 0 coupons have been imported.

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  • shop2world

    Can you support linkshare japan?
    Just change coutry code..


  • directgp

    There are two Linkshare plugin available in the marketplace. One is called Linkshare publisher , another is called Linkshare coupon. Which one should I choose for the better service?

    Any one can give me a hint?

  • Joao

    Can you support linkshare Brazil?
    Just change coutry code..


    • meloniq

      Thanks! I have created a ticket for this task, it should be added to the next version.

      • nikisuri

        Hi Meloniq,
        Why does the link share plug in import coupons sometimes and sometimes it doesn’t?
        Now it is not creating stores. I have created them manually. my API is valid but 0 coupons imported.
        So disappointing.
        Nobody is available to even help with issues like this.

  • suri

    linkshare has stopped creating stores and no one can get in touch with me to tell me how to solve the problem.

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