In the previous article, the settings used to retrieve project with affiliate
links from the freelancer.com was discussed. Customization of the project
listing retrieval method was explained in detail.
How WordPress Freelancer Affiliate Widget should display projects
In this article, how each component of a retrieved project can be optionally
turned on/off is discussed. Visit the WordPress Freelancer Plugin dashboard.
Then select the ‘Affiliate Tab’. The first settings section was discussed in
the previous article. The second settings section contains eight check-boxes
which you can use to customize the appearance of the components in the
WordPress Freelancer Affiliate Widget.
Project Name: The name of the project. This will be displayed at the top of
each listed project if enabled. Project name is denoted by the ‘name’
element in the api response. Project name will be linked to the project page
Project Description: The description of the project can be turned on/off
using this setting. ‘short_descr’ and ‘short_descr_html’ elements represent
the project description snippets in the freelancer.com api response.
Project Start Date: The project posted date. Projects can be marked as
‘Urgent’ to end the bidding period after 24 hours. This helps to draw more
attention from the freelancers for an additional service charge.
Project End Date: The date when the bidding ends. Employer usually chooses a
bidder as a winner after bidding period ends. You can turn on/off this
information using this setting.
Days Left for Bidding: This is the number of days from today to project end
Bid Count: Current number of bids for a project. You can view updated
information by refreshing the browser. However this is only possible if the
project ordering is not set to ‘rand’. See previous article for an
Project Budget: This value is the employer estimation of the project value.
This information is given by the project poster/employer upon posting the
Average Bid Value: Eventhough the employer already given his estimation upon
project posting, you can bid on the project with your estimation, using a
different value. That is bidding. The average of the bid values can be
turned on/off using this setting.
WordPress Freelancer Affiliate Widget - Example API Call
The parameters used in an api call for affiliate listing was discussed in the
previous article. The typical freelancer.com api call for a project listing is
Note: Try the same query without ‘aff’ parameter. You will notice the urls are
changed significantly. To participate in the affiliate program you need to
specify a referrer using ‘aff’ parameter value.
Below is an example response obtained by querying freelancer.com affiliate api.
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