You may remember from back in late April that I wrote a review of the WordPress plugin WordPress Link Cloak. I gave it a favourable review at the time and recommended purchasing it. In fact, I used it myself until just recently.
Unfortunately, the original owner of the plugin sold the rights to the whole WordPress Link Cloak company, and it was then sold since then, I believe. Because of this, support for the plugin became non-existent, and some of the bugs I came across were never fixed.
Fortunately, Pawan from MaxBlogPress contacted me the other day to tell me about his latest WordPress plugin called: Ninja Affiliate Plugin. You may be familiar with MaxBlogPress as they turn out a number of WordPress plugins; you probably heard of or seen the MaxBlogPress Stripe Ad plugin before.
The Ninja Affiliate plugin automatically links certain keywords to predefined URLs as well as gives you the ability to cloak, or mask, them (hence "Ninja"). For bloggers such as us in the "make money online" genre especially, where we often post affiliate and referral links, there is a great need for this type of plugin.
The WordPress Link Cloak plugin I previously used had one major bug which was the main thing I was looking for in Pawan’s new plugin. Basically, it would break existing links which had a predefined word within that link. Thus, many of my links in my archive would break since I had a keywords such as "BlogWorld" in the title which would then be parsed into a separate affiliate link. Fortunately, the Ninja Affiliate Plugin resolves this issue.
(Note: Please disregard the first 30-seconds or so of the video. I was apparently not looking at the official site when I was stating those prices!)
Special Discount for TylerCruz.com Readers
If you purchase the Ninja Affiliate Plugin by clicking on one of the links in this post between the morning of October 15th and October 18th at midnight, you’ll get a special $20 discount on the plugin!
The plugin is normally $97 so that’s a 20% discount. While $77 can still seem pricey for a WordPress plugin, I believe that in the long term it will definitely pay for itself from the time it saves you.
Update: I just noticed after logging into WordPress that version 1.5.9 is already out. The version I currently have and the one that I reviewed in the screencast above was 1.5.8. It just goes to prove that this plugin is actively being supported with new versions and features, which you get to upgrade to at no added cost.
It’d be nice to be able to see the version changelog somewhere though, as I’m curious what v1.5.9 has. Hopefully it fixes that MSIE 7.0 status bar bug.