This WordPress plugin gives you an easy way to add a Smart App Banner for your app (or any iOS app) to any of your pages. What sets this plugin above the others out there is that it makes it easy to add your app, affiliate identifier, affiliate campaign name and deep link app arguments. You can change any of these parameters for each page on your WordPress site.e
It is really easy to get up and running! Just download and install the plugin, then edit any page that you would like to have a Smart App Banner displayed for and enter the App Store ID for the app.
- Upload the plugin files to the
/wp-content/plugins/plugin-namedirectory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
- Add your App ID, optional affiliate code, campaign and app argument for each page that you’d like to display a Smart App Banner on
- I can’t see the banner when viewing my post. What’s wrong?
Smart App Banners are only available on iPhones and iPads running iOS 6 and above. If you are still having issues with seeing the Smart App Banner then it can be helpful to “View Source” of the actual post/page and search for “apple-itunes-app”. If you can find “apple-itunes-app” in your page source code then there is a tag there and you might have entered in your App ID incorrectly. If you can’t find “apple-itunes-app” in your page source then something else might be wrong.
- The banner stopped displaying on my phone
Your phone remembers if you have already dismissed the banner. Just clear Safari’s cookies on your phone and you should be good to go.
- Where do I find the App ID for the app that I want to display?
Use the iTunes Link Maker, type the name of your app in the Search field, and select the appropriate country and media type. In the results, find your app and select iPhone App Link in the column on the right. Your app ID is the nine-digit number in between id and ?mt.
- Where do I find my PHG Affiliate Code?
Becoming a PHG affiliate is optional but it is a great way to track and monetize iTunes purchases. Once you have become a PHG affiliate just login to the affiliate portal and copy your Affiliate Token from the upper right-hand corner of the portal.
- What is the PHG Affiliate Campaign?
This is the optional campaign text that you can add to your iOS Smart App Banner which lets you track your affiliate sales from a specific marketing campaign. You can see these purchases in the affiliate portal
- What is this App Argument about?
The App Argument lets you pass codes for deep linking to your app. This would allow you to open a different section of your app instead of just launching it. An example would be if you wanted to open a special view in the app for users coming from your WordPress blog. For more info see Apple’s Inter-App Communication
Contributors & Developers
“iOS Smart App Banner For Safari” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Interested in development?
- Initial version