Are you lucky enough to have been approved for Rewardstyle, also known as liketoknowit? If so, you might have some questions about how to add the popular Shop the Post widget that can appear in a blog post or widget. My step by step tutorial shows you how to create a Shop the Post widget where you can add affiliate links and earn commissions from purchased products. This tutorial assumes that you already have a Rewardstyle account, and also that you have installed and activated the Rewardstyle plugin on your WordPress blog. If you need help installing the plugin, you can click to view my tutorial here.
Once you go to rewardstyle.com and log in, navigate to Apps > Shop the Post. This will take you to the Shop the Post widget setup.
First, you must add products to your folders so that you can add them to your Shop the Post and other widgets:
You can go to the Products tab to choose products you want to add to your widget. You an also use the menu on this page to group your products into folders.
Once you have added Products to your folders, you can go to Tools > Shop the Post in the top navigation menu. This will now take you to a page with all of your Products. Using the menu on the left, you can choose a folder if you created one in Step 1, select the currency and also set the widget and image width. If you paste your code into your post or widget area and the widget or images are too small, you can resize them here.
Finally, all you have to do is to select WordPress as your platform, and click the gray Copy Code button. Use Cmd + C or CTRL + C to copy your code. Then, just navigate to your blog post or widget, and paste the code you want to appear as HTML.
When you publish your post, your widget will appear where you have pasted the code.
You can also go to Appearance > Widgets in your dashboard or follow my tutorial here if you want to add your Shop the Post code in a widget area. This tutorial will work for either Shopstyle or Rewardstyle.
I don’t have that plus sign in the top left hand corner.. so I don’t know where I”m supposed to paste my html code. Can you please help?
Does this mean that my plugin did not install correctly?
Sure thing, so if you’re not using the Gutenberg post editor your post editor might look a little different, if you’re using the Classic Editor you go to Step 8 on the tutorial here:
which shows you how to click over to the Text, not Visual tab, which is where you would paste your HTML code from Rewardstyle. This works the same for Shopstyle or Rewardstyle, you just have to be on the text tab to correctly add HTML code.
Hi. Do you need to make the images in the widget no follow or sponsored? Also is there a way to make the images no pin? Does it matter if someone else pins one of the images and it goes to your site?
Hey Erin thanks for reading! I do not think you need to nor am I sure you actually can, make the images nofollow, as a rule it’s good to have a sponsorship/affiliate disclaimer somewhere on your blog if you’re making any kind of commission I usually put something in my blog footer so it appears on every page. And then the affiliate commissions are from people clicking from the widget itself, I don’t think you can pin one of the images say on Pinterest, since it then won’t be incorporated into the widget but pinned separately, you would not earn commission off a pinned image but if the static image is linked back to your site and someone clicked off the widget in your site then you would get the commission. I hope this all makes sense this is to the best of my knowledge thank you for reading!
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Thank you so much for reading Ijiola I really appreciate it!
Hi there, I have this widget on the homepage of a site, but have noticed that it takes quite a while (5-10 seconds) to load. While it is trying to load, it also prevents the rest of the elements below it on the page from loading. I’m wondering if there is tech support for this plugin where I can inquire further about this?
So sorry, I thought I was still on the RewardStyle site when I added this comment!
That’s okay! They do take some time to load I’ve noticed, just dependent on how many widgets the user has usually. If they have a lot of RS widgets, often very slow, agree!