In this tutorial, we will be building a Konga.com powered affiliate shop using the affiliate shop plugin for Konga.

I assume you have WordPress, WooCommerce plugin, and a WooCommerce supported theme preferably Storefront together with a SEO plugin (WordPress SEO by Yoast and SEO Ultimate are currently only supported) installed.

Setting up WooCommerce and Storefront Theme

Firstly, let’s do some WooCommerce configuration.

  • Click on settings in WooCommerce menu link and navigate to the General tab.
    WooCommerce admin menu

    WooCommerce admin menu

  • Select Nigeria as your Base Location and Nigerian Naira as Currency beneath Currency Options.
    WooCommerce currency settings

    WooCommerce currency settings

  • Navigate to the Products tab, click the “Display” sub menu link and ensure the product’s image dimension conforms to that which is shown in the image below.
    WooCommerce product feature image dimension

    WooCommerce product feature image dimension

Let’s go over the few steps in setting up Storefront theme by WooTheme, makers of WooCommerce.

  • Create a page with name “Welcome to [your site name here]” (or whatever name you deem fit), and be sure to select Homepage as the page attribute from the right-hand side metabox.
    WordPress page template selection

    WordPress page template selection

  • Still in WordPress dashboard, click “Reading” under Settings menu.
  • Select the page you created earlier as the website front page and save.
    WordPress front page and post page settings

    WordPress front page and post page settings

We are pretty much done setting up WooCommerce and the storefront theme.

Configuring the Konga Affiliate Shop Plugin

Before we go over to the plugin setup, we first have to create WooCommerce categories for the products we wish to promote and grab our affiliate ID from Konga affiliate dashboard.

Creating WooCommerce Categories

  • Click the “Categories” link beneath the WooCommerce Products menu.
    WooCommerce category menu link

    WooCommerce category menu link

  • Create the categories for the Konga products as you would for WordPress articles.
    WooCommerce product category setup

    WooCommerce product category setup

Getting your Affiliate Account ID

  • Login to your Konga Affiliate account
  • At the top of the dasboard, you should see your affiliate link as shown in the image below where w3guy is my account ID. Therefore, the text that preceeds k_id= is your affiliate ID.Konga Affiliate Dashboard

Configuring Konga Affiliate Shop Plugin

When the Konga shop plugin is installed and activated, a new “Konga Shop” admin menu will be added to WordPress.

Click the menu to go to the plugin settings page.

The plugin settings is divided into Configuration and Product Setup.

The configuration section is intuitive and pretty easy to do. See screenshot below.

Affiliate shop plugin configuration

Affiliate shop plugin configuration

The product setup section is also pretty straight-forward and easy. Select a category and input the corresponding Konga category link.

For example, say you created a Watches category for your Affiliate shop. The corresponding Konga link is http://www.konga.com/watches. Copy and paste the link to the Product Sources textarea for the category.

Product setup of a Konga affiliate shop

Product setup of a Konga affiliate shop

Say you want to include Unisex watches to the “Watches” category, separate the URLs with a comma like so:
http://www.konga.com/watches, http://www.konga.com/unisex

Once done, save the changes.

At this juncture, we are pretty much done setting up the plugin. To import products immediately from Konga.com without having to wait for the plugin cron job to run, click the “Force Sync” button.

Preview your website and you will see the products belong to the various categories being displayed.

Konga9ja.com is an example of an affiliate shop built with the Konga affiliate shop plugin.

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