First of all sorry if I have posted this question on the wrong forum.
I own a website. I want to build a software for this. Software description is something like this :
The website is on wordpress. Its a simple blogging website. But I want to keep track of the visitor's activity, the only activity I want to keep track is : suppose I am having a link in my website, which points to an e-commerce(small/not known) website. Now if a visitor of my website hits that link and goes to that website and complete a payment of their product. I want to keep record of that visitor.
Can I achieve this ? I yes then how ?
Any help would be heartily appreciated.
I don't know what "my Java software" is, so I can't speak to that.
The usual approach to affiliate e-commerce tracking is that the link from your site to the e-commerce site would contain a tracking parameter (TP), which the target site would use for their reporting of all transactions and inbound links concerning your site. So you would need a contract with them that spells out the details.
I'm sure there is a WordPress plugin that adds TPs to outbound links and creates reports about their usage.
Typo in last line : contract with whom ? The wordpress or the e-commerce website peoples ?
Yes one more question i have, since wordpress uses PHP for development, how java program will interact with that ?
It means exactly what it says: the e-commerce site would have to add your tracking stuff to their site (in addition to whatever tracking they use for their own purposes). If you aren't familiar with Google Analytics, this would be a good time to familiarize yourself with it, so you know what's involved in using it, and what it can do for you.