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WP Coupons Open Graph Tags

When working with generated archive pages, it can be difficult to get all the Open Graph tags that you want added to a specific archive page.

Specifically when using a plugin like Yoast SEO to manage Open Graph tags, there is no way to set custom Facebook and Twitter Open Graph image tags to appear on an archive page like the one we use for our main Coupon Archive Template.

That’s why we have two display options to set custom images for both Facebook and Twitter that will be printed out as Open Graph tags specifically on the Coupon Archive Template.

This is only relevant when using our Coupon Archive Template and does not apply when using the archive shortcode on a regular page.

How to Install and Activate WP Coupons on a Staging Site

You can install and activate the WP Coupons plugin on your local development or staging environment without impacting your activation count. In order for this to work, your environment needs to be running on the following:

  • localhost
  • *.dev
  • .*local
  • dev.*
  • staging.*

Can’t Pay with PayPal Balance? Here’s Why

We have found that some customers simply can’t pay with their PayPal balance, even though they have plenty of money in their PayPal accounts. Unfortunately, this is an issue with PayPal and therefore we have no control over this.

Typically, PayPal doesn’t allow recurring payments unless you have a credit card or bank account linked to it. It doesn’t matter how much money you have in your PayPal balance.

Troubleshooting this with PayPal can be a little frustrating, as we’ve found that this applies to some people and not others. Sometimes this is due to your physical location/region or the PayPal account needing extra verification. We are based in the United States.

How Do I Cancel My Subscription(s)?

You can cancel your subscription at any time from the WP Coupons account page. You will retain access to support and updates until your license key expires.

If you paid with PayPal you can cancel your automatic payment by following these steps in your PayPal account:

  1. Click the Settings icon next to “Log out.”
  2. Click the Payments tab, then click Manage automatic payments under “Automatic payments.”
  3. Select the payment you’d like to cancel, then click Cancel.

Translating WP Coupons

WP Coupons translation files are located in the wp-coupons/languages directory. In the languages folder, you’ll find any existing translation files along with our wp_coupons.pot translation template file, which you can use as a template for your translation. We suggest using Poedit to help create your translation files.

Please submit both .po and .mo translation files once you have done the translation work from the provided template and name them in the following format.

  • wp_coupons-en_US.po
  • wp_coupons-en_US.mo

If you are interested in helping with the translation, please contact us first.

How to Perform a Clean Uninstall of WP Coupons

Want to do a clean uninstall? No problem. 😉

Perform a Clean Uninstall of WP Coupons

When enabled, this will cause all WP Coupons options data to be removed from your database when the plugin is uninstalled. Follow the steps below.

Step 1

Click into “Settings → WP Coupons.” Then click on the “Extras” tab. Enable the “Clean Uninstall” option and click “Save Changes.”

WP Coupons clean uninstall
WP Coupons clean uninstall

Step 2

Click into “Plugins → Installed Plugins.” Deactivate the WP Coupons plugin and then click “Delete.” All the database options, settings, etc. will then be removed.

Delete WP Coupons
Delete WP Coupons

How to Enable and Use the Tag Sub-Navigation Menu

Many of you have a lot of coupons and have requested the ability to add a sub-navigation menu which would allow for additional filtering. This has been added to the WP Coupons plugin as of version 1.4.0. Follow the instructions below on how to enable and use the tag sub-navigation menu.

Enable the Tag Sub-Navigation Menu

To enable the sub-navigation menu, click into the WP Coupons settings. Scroll down and select the option “Enable Tag Subnav.”

Enable tag sub-navigation menu
Enable tag sub-navigation menu

Add Tags to Your Coupons

You can then click into each of your coupons and add a tag to it, or multiple tags.

Add tag to coupon
Add tag to coupon

You can also browse or add tags from the “Tags” section in the WP Coupons plugin.

Coupon tags
Coupon tags

This will then make a sub-navigation menu appear for plugins that have tags associated with them. Visitors can then filter down further into your coupons based on the tags (See it in action).

How to Load style.css in the Footer

While loading CSS in your header is generally best practice to avoid any flashes of unstyled elements, some of you may prefer to load the CSS of WP Coupons in the footer.


To do this, simply add the following code to your functions.php file or add it in a free plugin like Code Snippets.

An error occurred while updating. Download failed. Unauthorized

When you try to update the WP Coupons plugin you might get the following error:

An error occurred while updating wpcoupons: Download failed. Unauthorized.

There are a couple reasons why this might be happening.

  1. You haven’t activated the plugin yet. Follow our tutorial on how to install WP Coupons and activate it using your license key.
  2. If your license key is already activated, but you’re getting an “Unauthorized” message, you most likely need to remove your license key and save – then re-add it and save. This happens when your URL has changed since your license key was activated or perhaps it was being used on a staging site/dev site.
  3. Your license has expired and will need to be renewed. All of our licenses include 1 year of updates & support.

If none of the above options work, you can also update the plugin manually via SFTP. You can grab the latest version (.zip) from your WP Coupons’ account.

How to Enable Click to Reveal Coupons

Due to popular demand, we now have a “click to reveal coupons” option. This works just like it does on popular coupon sites like RetailMeNot. To enable this feature, simply click into the WP Coupons options and enable “Click to Reveal.”

Click to reveal coupon options
Click to reveal coupon options

There are two options for the behavior:

  • New tab + Popup (this behavior is similar to RetailMeNot)
  • Popup Only

You can also change the default text that is displayed by adding your own in the Click to Reveal Text option.

When enabled it will show a “Click to Reveal” on the following four locations:

Enable click to reveal
Enable click to reveal

And below is an example of what the popup looks like. A visitor can click “Copy” to copy the code to their clipboard. If you have the new tab option enabled, it also opens up the location in a new tab.

Click to reveal
Click to reveal