I found out a while ago that WordPress does not like the BinPress affiliate widget, so instead of fighting with it, I created this easy to use plugin that allows you to place the widget anywhere, and use any of the options from the actual Widget.
To use the shortcode you simply write:
[binpress ad="YOUR ID"]
This is the simplest way to use the shortcode, and it will show a random component.
That's easy, just type:
[binpress ad="YOUR ID" component="COMPONENT ID"]
You know, that awesome little number up top at the end of the URL?
Here is a full list of options for the shortcode:
The second shortcode is [binpress_banner]. This will show the static image banners for the BinPress affiliate IDs.
Valid width / height combinations:
200x200, 250x250, 280x58, 300x250, 336x280, 468x60, 728x90.
As this is a WordPress plugin, installation is as simple as uploading the file through their form. WordPress will automatically install the plugin for you.
But, that sometimes isn't a possibility, so here are the manual instructions, just in case you need them:
Now, after you've done either method from above, you will need to activate the plugin from the plugins menu. Once that is done, you can move on to using the shortcode, or setting up the widget.