Who are you?
Portions of the original codebase were designed by Mark Jaquith. WP Commission was conceived, designed, and is administered by a small team of dedicated bibliophiles in Northern California. You can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why require use of your hosted web service?
There were a number of reasons to build a web service alongside WP Commission. Here are a few of the most important:
- Many WordPress sites are on grid, shared, or some other form of cloud hosting. As such, the relatively complex API exchanges with Amazon that we have developed could push some sites beyond their compute, memory, or network resources
- We can free our customers from the need to request and maintain an API key with Amazon, including keeping up to date with relevant limits and throttling needs
- By maintaining central product metadata, links, and image assets, we can help you keep your WordPress database lean and performant, while also making your WP Commission installation portable
- The list of products you recommend stays backed up
- Over time, we are able to see how affiliate links perform in different contexts; using this insight, we are able to improve WP Commission, helping you to earn more revenue
Why do I need an email address in order to set up an account? Why not just a username?
We require an email for password resets. People forget their passwords all the time. (Nothing is stopping you from entering a fake address, but if you forget your password, we will not be able to help.)
We have no interest in spamming you. See our Privacy Notice. To date, WP Commission has never sent a single automated email to any customers except transactional emails directly related to your account.
How do you make money?
Use of WP Commission requires a license, which we sell here. We renew your license annually. That’s it. We do not slyly insert ads into your website, the way many other web companies might try to do. And WP Commission only uses your Amazon affiliate ID, not ours. Your data is not shared with anyone (by us, at least).