Simpler page link to site ?

k_graham

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I was hoping to use your program for a City information directory, but am having troubles understanding the customer linking, if I have troubles then I can't expect others to understand and use it.

I have a link to the site Tapachula.info

from PlayaLindaHotelTapachula.com

Using https://tapachula.info/category/Puntos-de-Interés-Points-of-Interest/

Which works but I assume does not show how many people came from the PlayaLindaHotel website via that method.

Your link creation for a text link suggests

from <a href="https://tapachula.info/">Tapachula.info<img src="https://tapachula.info/button.php?u=PlayaLindaHotel" alt="Tapachula.info" style="display: none;" width="1px" height="1px" /></a>

I would like to have the link on a Title Link in Wordpress and don't understand how to add that link. In addition I was actually pointing it to a category Points of Interest to show the non commercial areas as preference. I want people to realize there are many natural wonders in the area and with that if they stay an extra 2 or 3 days then the businesses naturally get a higher revenue, Is it possible to incorporate that category in the link creation code?

Thanks, Ken Graham
 

Mark

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Hi Ken, pretty much any link from the "customers" website to your Visiolist website will work to count votes.

The way these lists have worked for the past 20 years or so is to link from your customers website to the homepage of your topsite list. That way, they visitors go back "out" to the top ranked sites.

In your case I am not seeing any link on PlayaLindaHotelTapachula.com pointing to Tapachula.info

For the default behavior, all you need to do is paste this code

Code:
<a href="https://tapachula.info/">Tapachula.info<img src="https://tapachula.info/button.php?u=PlayaLindaHotel" alt="Tapachula.info" style="display: none;" width="1px" height="1px" /></a>
into a template or widget on your wordpress site and you are done.

However, if you want to point them direct to a category page instead of the home page, you will need to modify some part of the script to make this happen.

Option 1) detect the category the members site is listed in, once the vote has been tallied, then redirect the user to the category page instead of the home page.

Option 2) modify the link code so your users are given the category link to copy/paste and make sure the user is redirected to the category page after vote.

Option 1 is probably the best way to handle this.

Modifications *(plugins) affecting in.php should be all you need. If you are not familiar with PHP, we can offer custom development service, this would likley be 1 maybe 2 hours work.

Hope that helps
 

k_graham

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Thank you Mark and Basti, so I installed the plugin you linked to. Does this mean that from the web site www.PlayaLindaHotelTapachula.com just using the link Tapachula.info which points to
https://tapachula.info/category/Puntos-de-Interés-Points-of-Interest/ should work so I can just request people use this link from their web page and their site will be counted and moved up the list?

And thus if other hotel and restaurant sites that have joined do the same they will likewise move up the list in order of popularity?

It is primarily a group of hotel members for this town, no one wants to advertise each other but my thought is if they link to the scenic locations anyone using the list will also see that hotels and restaurants are listed and choose what is appropriate to their lifestyle and location. In addition by visiting the attractions they may increase by a day or 2 their stay in the area.
 

Basti

Administrator
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Does this mean that from the web site www.PlayaLindaHotelTapachula.com just using the link Tapachula.info
Correct, they keep using the link code they already have ( the one they get after registering or insnde user panel )
Once someone clicks it, the system will try to get the reffering site the user came from and checks that against the db to get the member with that website url, that way we can link the vote to a specific user. Then it redirects to the category

And thus if other hotel and restaurant sites that have joined do the same they will likewise move up the list in order of popularity?
Yes, if you rank by hits in , a.k.a votes, the more votes, the higher up the rankings for the current period ( daily, weekly, or monthly, whatever you have choosen )

I also suggest this plugin, this gives a bit of visual feedback to the user who voted
 
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