By default, most of the ready made affiliate blogs comes preloaded with Clickbank and Amazon offers. Now, if you don’t want to use Clickbank/Amazon and want to replace it with other offers then here’s how you can easily do that.
There are two options: Option 1) Change ad codes in the Widgets area and Option 2) Change banners and links in the Theme Panel options.
Let’s start with Option 1
Option 1. Change ad codes in the Widgets area. The widgets area is a built-in function for WordPress. The advantage for this is that your settings are preserved even if you change to another theme.
2 Go to the Widgets area by hovering your mouse over the “Appearance” (left side) then click on Widgets submenu.
Here’s how the Widgets area should look like.
3 Start changing ad codes inside the Sidebar Full Width widgets box. This ads appear on the Sidebar area of your site.
4 Open the first sub-widget box. It should be obvious that the sub-widget box has ad codes in it because of the label “Ad Codes“.
5 You can now copy and paste your own ad codes replacing the default codes.
Default Ad Codes
New Ad Codes
6 Do the same with other ad codes. Just open those little nifty boxes. This part should be very obvious now. I don’t want to spoil you with too much handholding here… 🙂
7 You can also remove the Amazon store if you like. See insruction below.
Do not be afraid to explore. Test. Mess it up once in a while… and that’s how you will learn.
TIP: Notice that the default codes are actually in “shortcodes” form. This is because the theme was designed with shortcodes. Those shortcodes relay whatever banner and affiliate link that has been set in the Theme Panel area.
If you want to take advantage of this feature, this leads us to Option 2.
Here is Option 2
Option 2. Change banners and links in the Theme Panel options. The theme panel is hard coded with the theme so if you change to another theme you will lose your affiliate settings. The advantage of this is that the original website setup is completely preserved.
2 Go to the Theme Panel area by hovering your mouse over the “Theme Panel” then click on Theme Options submenu.
3 Change ALL pre-loaded affiliate links and banners within the site by opening these two items: “Replace AFFILIATE Links” and “Advert Options“.
4 Let’s start with the first item “Replace AFFILIATE Links“. Simply click that menu.
5 Scroll down till you see this.
6 Now, change those default links to yours. If you have only one affiliate link, simply delete the second link.
7 Change banner images. Delete old banner and replace it with your own. See image below.
8 Do the same with other banners then click “Save All Changes” button.
9 Now, click “Advert Options” sub menu.
Here you will change the ads embedded within the blog posts. This is ideal for text ads like adsense.
10 Change the other ad code then click “Save All Changes” button.
11 Change the header banner ad by going to the Widgets area. Hover your mouse over the “Appearance” (left side) then click on Widgets submenu.
12 On the Widgets area, open the widgets box “Header Ad“. If the theme comes with homepage ad, replace the ad code using the “Home Ad” widgets box.
13 You may also replace ad codes on the footer of your website by opening the widget boxes called “Footer 1“, “Footer 2″, and so on.
14 Finally, you may remove the Amazon Clickbank page by going to “Pages” then delete “Store” page.
Delete the Amazon Store page.
15 That’s it! If you are familiar with WordPress everything should be simple and easy.
Just don’t be afraid to test. Explore. Test again. Mess it up once in a while… and you will learn.