STEP1 - Installing the WordPress
It is very important that you need to have your own web host to install WordPress.
This where you're going to upload the files you will be downloading so that it can be made viewable to the internet.
If you don't have web hosting yet, we suggest Hostgator as
it is still the best webhost that accommodates this type of blog packages and allows unlimited WordPress
installation as well. Besides, it is one of the cheapest and yet reliable web hosting out there.
You also need to have a domain name ready for it (or can be purchased latter).
Domain name refers to the www thing of your new website. Ex. freebags.info, moviesfb.com etc.
For those asking where to buy domain name, we recommend Namecheap ( It is only $3.99/ year)
For WordPress beginners, we have set up step by step and fully illustrated tutorials here:
STEP2 - Choosing the WordPress theme
STEP3 - Installing our CB Storefront WordPress Plugin
- You can download the plugin from the link below.
In case, if you have already installed the previous version of this plugin, you may deactivate it from your WP-admin control
and then delete,
and upload this new version of plugin.
After installing this plugin, please go to the settings page of the plugin.
Place your CBproAds account ID here.
- You may create two pages through your blog/domain's WP admin control panel.
- Store Home Page (or label as you wish)
- Clickbank Products - category wise (or lable as you wish)
As the Store Home Page content, you may add the following 3 shortcodes
You have the freedom of adding your own content/store description
above these 3 lines of short code.
This is the page you need to link as the entrance page of the store
in your menu links, if required.
If you would like to make this page as the entrance page of your blog too,
Go to Settings -> Reading -> Front page displays -> A static page (for "Front page" select the page been created in step above)
Now go to Widgets area of your domain's WP-admin panel.
You may place the CB Search widget to your theme.
Now, you may add the category widget.
We provide 3 type of widgets which lists the categories of products.
1) CB categories Widget (vertical-text)
2) CB categories widget (horizontal-text)
3) CB categories widget (horizontal-thumbnail)
1. CB categories Widget (Vertical)
2. CB categories Widget (Horizontal)
You may add/drag any one of the categories widget to your theme.
As per your theme's preferences place this widget on a prominent place of your
side bar/header. We prefer you to choose/use a three column based themes, if you haven chosen for the vertical category widget.
The main advantage of using three column based theme is that you can
keep your existing side bar widget position as it is and at the same time,
'CB categories' widget can be placed on left/right side bar as a stand-alone widget.
3. CB categories Widget (thumbnail horizontal)
You can search for 'three column' based themes in WP-admin control panel using the link below.
Alternatively, you can go to install themes option and searching for 'three column' themes.
If you are going for the thumbnail widget option, you can set your preferences through it's widget settings as shown below.
As we have developed the storefront's product categories as a Wordpress 'widget', it is normal
that the category widget sidebar would be visible on all pages of the blog. While some users prefer to show this widget on all pages and
some prefer to shown it only on the 2 pages that we created in step 2, we recommend you to download a third party
free plugin WP Page Widget from
Using this plugin you can select widgets to show specifically for one page / post / or custom post type.
(You need to download the 'WP Page Widget' plugin only if you are very particular about to showing CB category widget only for the above 2 pages created. You can ignore this step if you have no worries on showing categories widget bar on all of your pages.)
Now as the content of page Clickbank Products - category wise we created in step 2, please add the shortcode
as below. This is the page we needed to create to output results when a category is selected through CB category widget.
Now go to the settings area of the plugin for further configurations.
Go to the option CB category widget output page and select the page name you configured in the above step.
If you would like to configure the store home page, please go to those options.
Here there are 3 types of sections in the store home page.
If you would like to add the clickbank products of choice on to the home page, it can be added through featured section.
You may append clickbank vendor IDs separated by commas in 'Featured Product IDs' option.
- Best Selling products
- Featured (custom products)
- Top (Popular) products
Example: mikegeary1, 1free, go4buck