Affiliates

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The Affiliates WordPress Plugin

Features

Also refer to the Affiliates Plugins Feature Comparison.

  • Real-time reporting

    Referrals and affiliate link statistics are recorded and available instantly, as transactions are processed.

    Information for affiliates on the front end: show affiliates information about their referrals including totals by currency and referral status.

  • Integration with virtually any E-Commerce platform

    Affiliates provides an API which makes it compatible to use with virtually any E-Commerce and Membership system.

    Affiliates Pro Integration packs are available for several platforms. More integrations are added constantly on request.

  • Unlimited Affiliates

    Simply have as many affiliates as you can get.

  • Easy affiliate recruitment

    Affiliates can sign up automatically and can also be added manually with or without user accounts.

  • Feedback is welcome

    Do you have feature requests or want to provide feedback? Please get in touch, the Affiliates plugins evolve with your needs.

  • Free or contribution based

    The Affiliates plugin is free and Open Source. If you want to use it, simply install it from your WordPress Dashboard or download it from WordPress.org.

    Affiliates Pro and Enterprise are contributor releases with additional features. Contributions help to make the plugins even more awesome. Thanks!

  • Quick & Easy Installation

    Upload/install and activate the plugin from your WordPress Dashboard.

Affiliates Pro & Enterprise

  • Banner Management
  • Notifications
  • Videos : A collection of videos showing features available in the free Affiliates plugin and additional features available in Affiliates Pro and Enterprise.
  • Screenshots : Some sample pages set up with Affiliates Pro.
  • Fixed, percentage or formula based commissions

    Referral amounts can be flat rates, percentage of net sales amounts and based on custom formulas.

    These can be set in general and per affiliate.

  • Flexible affiliate areas

    Create as many pages as you need showing affiliates their stats, banners, links, profile, …

  • Mass Payments and Enhanced Totals

    Export totals and generate PayPal mass payment files. Simply pay your affiliates all at once. Pay-outs can be based on accumulated totals.

  • Custom features

    The Affiliates system provides an extensive API for developers which allows to customize it to any client’s requirements.

The Affiliates plugin provides the right tools to maintain an Affiliate Marketing Program.

Important features include automated affiliate registration, an unlimited affiliate management section and the ability to integrate Affiliates with virtually any E-Commerce platform. Free and premium integrations are available.

The Affiliates plugin provides an ideal affiliate system for sellers, shops and developers who want to get started with their affiliate program right “out of the box”.

It also provides a solid framework for developers, who wish to build customized solutions based on a sound data model. With unlimited affiliate program management tools available on the back end and a set of shortcodes to provide Affiliates information on their performance on the front end, there is everything you need to start an affiliate program.

Affiliates Pro and Enterprise provide additional features for sellers, shops and developers.

If you need to manage an Affiliate Marketing Program, track visits to your site with affiliate links, the affiliates plugin is right for you. It provides the tools to maintain a partner referral program.

Simply put, the affiliates plugin is used to manage affiliates, create referrals and track visits to your site through affiliate links.
Referrals are stored and attributed to an affiliate, for example if clients place orders on your site and you need to credit your affiliates.

Integrations

Free and premium integrations are available.

Pro & Enterprise

These integrations are included with Affiliates Pro and Affiliates Enterprise:

Light Integrations

These integrations are freely available to be used with any of the Affiliates plugins.

Documentation

Please refer to the Documentation pages.

What this plugin is not

It is not intended to keep track of links to other sites that you as a member of an affiliate program may have. For that, please try the Affiliate toolbox.

1,137 Responses to Affiliates

  1. REFA August 25, 2016 at 10:08 am #

    Ohh Yes now i can see that, Thank you so much for such a great plugin with nice customer support….cheers..!!

    • antonio August 25, 2016 at 10:18 am #

      Perfect,
      your rating is welcome !
      Thanks,
      Antonio B.

  2. Leonardo Villella September 1, 2016 at 3:35 pm #

    Hello I am a your affiliate,can I use my earning from your affiliate program to buy some your plugins?
    when will you make your plugings Affilates, Affiliates WooCommerce Integration Light and Affiliates Contact Form 7 Integration compatible with wordpress 4.6 beause now is hard to sell your products to my customer because your product are not comptible with last wordpress’s versione.
    whe can I found “Affiliates Ready! Ecommerce Integration Light”?
    thanks
    Regards
    Leonardo

    • antonio September 1, 2016 at 4:50 pm #

      Hi Leonardo,
      sorry you can not pay directly with the earning.
      Our plugins are compatible with latest WordPress version.
      The Ready Ecommerce Integration Light is available from the WordPress repository.
      Kind Regards,
      Antonio B.

  3. Leonardo Villella September 2, 2016 at 7:42 am #

    Hello Antonio,
    thanks for your replay,
    but this plugin https://wordpress.org/plugins/affiliates-woocommerce-light/ is Compatible up to: 4.5.3
    and this Affiliates Contact Form 7 Integration is Compatible up to: 4.2.9)

    Now do your affiliates program allow auto-referrals? I would use your plugin also in my website http://www.happynewlife.it/it/

    Affiliates Contact Form 7 Integration now don’t sent email to the new affiliate after registration, does it send the email to the new affiliate at the registration with plugin “Affiliate Enterprise”?
    Thanks
    Regards
    leonardo

    • antonio September 3, 2016 at 5:04 am #

      Hi Leonardo,
      Both integrations need to update the readme.txt file, but don’t worry, both are compatible with the latest version.
      You can enable/disable auto-referrals from Affiliates->Settings:Referrals.
      If you need that the affiliates get email when a new referral is added (when someone buys something, or a new form is recorded), you need the Pro or Enterprise, that includes notifications.
      Kind Regards,
      Antonio B.

  4. Leonardo Villella September 2, 2016 at 10:31 am #

    Hello Antonio,
    Today I have update the plugin affiliates and I have lost all data, what I can do to avoid this for each pluging’s update?
    Thanks
    Leonardo

    • antonio September 2, 2016 at 10:44 am #

      Hi Leonardo,
      Please be sure you have NOT selected the ‘Delete all plugin data on deactivation’ option in Affiliates->Settings:General.
      Kind Regards,
      Antonio B.

      • Leonardo Villella September 2, 2016 at 11:00 am #

        Yes, I am sure,
        is there an way to export the data?
        [edited]
        Thanks
        Regards
        leonardo

        • antonio September 3, 2016 at 5:08 am #

          Hi,
          Sorry, right now this option is not available.
          You could export the database affiliates tables and import to the new database.
          The affiliates tables like as wp_aff_xxxxx if “wp_”is your tables prefix.
          Kind regards,
          Antonio B.

  5. Adam September 8, 2016 at 10:51 am #

    Hi there,

    I’ve just got a quick question.

    I use your affiliates plugin as well as the WooCommerce integration…it’s great – thank you. I’ll definitely be upgrading to the pro version once I’m getting more traffic.

    My question is in regards to what the affiliate gets paid for. I currently have one product which is a subscription/membership. I also made another product, which is the same as the other one but it is a 7 day free trial rather than a paid subscription. I know I could have used the trial function on the original product but I wanted to keep them separate to stop the requirement for billing details before the trial.

    So, my question is…if my referral timeout is 30 days…does the affiliate get paid for any purchases made within that period…or just the first? Does the affiliate get paid for EVERY month that the user is subscribed…or just the first purchase? How does this work?

    Also, how does this work with the free trial? Technically, the free trial is a purchase but for £0 – the membership just expires after 7 days. In the instance that the referral gets paid for the first purchase only, would a free trial prevent them from getting paid if the user went on to purchase 7 days later (after the trial)?

    I look forward to your response 🙂

    Thanks.

    • Kento September 8, 2016 at 1:27 pm #

      Hi Adam,

      Thanks for your kind feedback on the system, I’ll try to explain how you could fit this to your requirements. Just to mention this ahead, the free version will allow you to credit the referring affiliate also for a subscription but only for the initial payment if any. You will need Pro or Enterprise if the affiliates should get commissions on recurring payments out of a subscription they have referred. The advanced integration allows you to specify for how long that will hold.

      Now regarding the free trial, if the customer who was referred orders the paid subscription and it’s within the validity for referring an affiliate (i.e. within your 30-day referral timeout), then the referrer will be credited with the commission for the subscription and if enabled, also for subsequent payments related to it. So to answer your question, the free trial would not prevent them from getting paid, as long as the referrer is still recognized.

      I hope that helps you to get a better picture of how this would work. Don’t hesitate to ask if you have further questions please.

      Cheers

  6. Seba September 11, 2016 at 7:14 am #

    Is there shothcode that generate for logged in affiliat, account delete button?

    • antonio September 12, 2016 at 10:24 am #

      Hi Seba,
      now there is no such shortcode. But it sounds interesting, write it down for possible improvements.
      You can ‘delete’ the affiliates from the dashboard.
      Kind Regards,
      Antonio B.

  7. davina October 9, 2016 at 4:09 pm #

    Hi

    Thanks for the plugin. I’m testing the registration page. When I press sign up, it brings me back to the same screen. How can I fix this?

    Thanks

    • antonio October 11, 2016 at 4:33 am #

      Hi Davina,
      you can use the ‘redirect_url’ parameter of the [affiliates_login_redirect] shortcode.
      Kind Regards,
      Antonio B.

  8. Paul October 12, 2016 at 2:31 pm #

    Hi there,

    Whenever I enable the registration form and test it, it always requires for a Phone Number. Is this a bug?

    • antonio October 13, 2016 at 8:00 am #

      Hi Paul,
      please check if your Phone Number field is set as required in Affiliates->Settings:Registration
      Kind Regards,
      Antonio B.

  9. Rami Wazni October 13, 2016 at 3:57 pm #

    I just have a question about shortcodes.

    We are trying to show the # of hits for every month and this is what we have used:

    Monthly Hits

    Current Month [affiliates_hits for="month"]

    September [affiliates_hits from="2016-09-01 to 2016-09-30 "]
    August [affiliates_hits from="2016-08-01 to 2016-8-31 "]
    July [affiliates_hits from="2016-07-01 until 2016-07-31 "]
    June [affiliates_hits from="2016-06-01 until 2016-06-30 "]

    It is not working. Maybe I am not doing the shortcode correctly. Please any help.

    • antonio October 13, 2016 at 6:48 pm #

      Hi Rami,
      the correct form is: [affiliates_hits from="2016-09-01" until="2016-09-30"]. Please have a look at the shortcode documentation.
      Remember that only the affiliates can see the result.
      Kind Regards,
      Antonio B.

  10. om October 18, 2016 at 8:39 pm #

    i want to add more currencies . i want to add INR in it , Please tell me how i can do it.

    • antonio October 19, 2016 at 7:36 am #

      Hi om,
      please have a look at this comment.
      Kind Regards,
      Antonio B.

  11. Kenny Kiernan October 18, 2016 at 11:24 pm #

    Hi, I installed this and tested Affiliates and it’s not working, can you help please?

    I set up myself as a test affiliate and that shows up properly in the plugin’s data. But I bought something through the affiliate link and the purchase wasn’t recorded in the data. (I don’t understand “Use the browser’s Development tools (or Firebug) to check that there is a cookie wp_affiliates which records the referring affiliate’s ID.” in your testing documentation, please clarify how I do this)

    Also, your documentation doesn’t explain at all where I set a commission rate, and how I’m supposed to have funds transferred to Affiliates. Where is all of this done?

    Your promo copy says this works right out of the box, but I am stuck here – please explain and clarify ASAP, thank you!

    • antonio October 19, 2016 at 7:53 am #

      Hi Kenny,
      I assume that you are using Woocommerce. Do you have installed the Woocommerce Integration?
      If the integration is installed, then from Affiliates->Woocommerce Integration Light you can set the referral rate.
      Kind Regards,
      Antonio B.

  12. om October 19, 2016 at 9:52 am #

    I want to add INR Currency in affiliate’s user registration where we choose amount and currency .

    • antonio October 19, 2016 at 2:32 pm #

      Hi,
      Adding this comment code (changing HRK to INR) in your functions.php theme file you will have your INR currency.
      Kind Regards,
      Antonio B.

  13. Mms October 25, 2016 at 11:09 pm #

    I am using paypal button for payment in my directory wordpress website. I want to integrate it with affiliate programthat after successful payment it will be reflected in referral account. Not using any cart etc.

    • antonio October 26, 2016 at 6:47 am #

      Hi Mms,
      The Affiliates Pro plugin includes the Paypal Integration, so you can use Paypal’s button with Affiliates.
      Kind Regards,
      Antonio B.

  14. Leonardo October 27, 2016 at 10:24 am #

    Hello Antonio, how I can fix the problem with Single And Double Opt-In plus privacy checkbox for EU laws compliance?
    and
    I’m testing the registration page. When I press sign up, it brings me back to the same screen also if I use you can use the ‘redirect_url’ parameter of the [affiliates_login_redirect] . How can I fix this?
    Thanks
    Leonardo

  15. Leonardo October 27, 2016 at 10:47 am #

    Hi Antonio,
    I meant the registration page and not the login page.
    Do you have anything like this [affiliates_registration_redirect] ?
    Now my code is:
    [affiliates_is_not_affiliate]

    Se sei già affiliato cortesemente inserisci i tuoi dati di registrazione per accedere all’area affiliati.

    [affiliates_login_redirect redirect_url="http://www.xxxxx.com/it/area-affiliato/"]
    Se non sei già affiliato, registati ora
    [affiliates_registration]

    [/affiliates_is_not_affiliate]

    Thanks
    Leonardo

    • antonio October 27, 2016 at 8:26 pm #

      Hi Leonardo,
      you could use the ‘redirect’ and ‘redirect_to’ attributes of the [affiliates_registration] shortcode.
      Kind Regards,
      Antonio B.

  16. Leonardo November 2, 2016 at 6:47 pm #

    Hello Antonio, how can add a link to specific page for each banner?
    how can add in registration form a checkbox for default settings for Opt-in / Opt-out for european privacy law?
    Thanks a lot
    Leonardo

    • antonio November 3, 2016 at 6:34 am #

      Hi Leonardo,
      You can use the ‘url’ param if the [affiliates_banner] shortcode.
      You could use the ‘terms_post_id’ param as the european privacy law post/page.
      Kind Regards,
      Antonio B.

  17. Leonardo November 2, 2016 at 6:49 pm #

    Hello Antonio,
    is it correct [affiliates_registration redirect="true" redirect_to="http://www.phitaly.com/it/area-affiliato/"]
    to redirect a new webpage after registration?
    Thanks a lot
    Leonardo

    • antonio November 3, 2016 at 6:28 am #

      Hi Leonardo,
      This seems correct.
      Kind Regards,
      Antonio B.

  18. Alexandra November 4, 2016 at 1:22 am #

    I just installed your plugin to my WordPress site, it looks good so far. I am interested in potentially upgrading to your Affiliate Pro account however, I want to make sure this is a good fit for our website.

    I have a few questions for you. I was able to configure the page so potential affiliates can generate their own affiliate link at this page [edited] . I noticed that it creates the affiliate id at the end of the URL, what I am not seeing is once the people go there and they click on another page their affiliate id disappears. Where do I go to make that an option?

    Thank you in advance for your help!

    • antonio November 4, 2016 at 11:26 am #

      Hi Alexandra,
      When an user visits the affiiate’s link, the the parameter is in the url. After visit the website, if he visits another link, then the param is not added in the url, but the information about the affiliate is already recordered (in a cookie), so there isn’t problem with this.
      If you want directly that your affiliates share a link to a specific page, you can use the ‘url’ param of the [affiliates_url] shortcode.
      Kind regards,
      Antonio B.

  19. Kenny Kiernan November 4, 2016 at 9:50 pm #

    Hi Antonio, please forgive me if I seem dumb here, but I need your help getting the whole system of interdependent plugins necessary to achieve a functioning Affiliate Program, using all FREE plugins – how do I do this?

    Using your plugins I got it to a certain point where I set up an affiliate link and the affiliate sale was recorded, but PLEASE explain exactly what I need to do so that my Affiliates are automatically notified and allowed to retrieve their money once a sale is made. How do they receive their money? Is money deposited into an account they have to set up? Are their earnings sent to them via Paypal? Where do they specify how they’d like to get paid? You don’t explain this anywhere. I don’t understand how this is done, and I didn’t get a reply from you when I asked about this previously – please explain this time so I can get this working.

    My site is http://www.clipartman.com – I will gladly set you up as an administrator if you need to go in and inspect the back end to tell me what I’m missing.

    I would LOVE to be able to use your plugins and set up my own Affiliate program but I can only do this if this works with the FREE versions of your plugins. I have WooCommerce, Affiliates Light and Affiliates but already gave up once out of frustration because you didn’t reply to my similar question several weeks back. But now I’m trying one more time to do this before giving up completely – please help.

    Please explain what is required so that affiliate earnings are calculated and deposited into the Affliliates’s accounts – or explain whatever particular method this system uses; this is the part I don’t understand. Please reply ASAP and show me how to get the whole system working so that Affiliates receive their money using FREE plugins.

    I look forward to your prompt reply.

    If I can get this set up properly,I will gladly give you a stellar review – thank you!!!

    Kenny Kiernan
    Clipartman.com

    • antonio November 5, 2016 at 8:17 am #

      Hi Kenny,
      Affiliates doesn’t process the payments. The affiliates can see their commissions from the affiliates-area page, with their status (accepted, pending, closed).
      When you update the status of the referrals to ‘closed’, then this means that the referrals is paid. You need to do this manually, for example once a month, you count the referrals accepted, pay these referrals with Paypal, and close these referrals (from Affiliates->Totals using the filter you can close the referrals easily)
      If you need to send notifications to the affiliates when a new referral is generated, you can do it using the Affiliates Pro version.
      With this Pro version, in the Totals section you can generate a file to process the mass payment with Paypal.
      Kind Regards,
      Antonio B.

  20. Emmanuel November 5, 2016 at 5:01 pm #

    Mr. Antonio please i need to know some thing, i want to put a level system in my referral dashboard like level 1, level 2, level 3, level 4 and level 5. When the use refer someone it will be place in level 1 with commission then the level 1 person will refer another person and it will be place in level 2 for the use that refer level member with commission for him. Continues like that.

    What i mean is that can Affiliate plugin be use to create a level system for Direct referral and in-Direct referral program.

    For Example
    level 1 – 10 members – direct referral
    level 2 – 100 members – in-direct referral
    level 3 – 1000 members – in-direct referral

    Till any level i want, please i want quick reply, thatnks in Advance.

    • antonio November 6, 2016 at 11:55 am #

      Hi Emmanuel,
      please have a look at the multi-level feature available on the Affiliates Enterprise version.
      Kind Regards,
      Antonio B.

  21. Alexandra Harbushka November 6, 2016 at 4:55 pm #

    Hi Antonio,

    Thank you for the follow-up, it is much appreciated.

    I am still seeing that the affiliate is not getting credit for the optin, perhaps I am reading this incorrectly? I created a new affiliate name, Joe Smith and sent it to a friend to test. He used the link that was created for the Joe Affiliate, http://fallinlovewithfoodsexandmoney.com/?friends=5 which took him to the landing page where he clicked on the purple button named “Save My Spot.” Then the next page is the registration page where he clicked on the green button called “let me in” entered his information to register for the summit. I am assuming that that is the point of service where it would be considered an affiliate referral. When I go to the dashboard {see attached screenshot} I do not see that there was a referral from Joe Smith. From your previous email, you said that the “cookies” would record the affiliate information. Am I missing something along the way?

    Thank you again, Antonio, for all of your support!

    • antonio November 9, 2016 at 3:41 pm #

      Hi Alexandra,
      The “Let me in” form seems that is not a registration form, this seems another form type.
      If I visit your /wp-login page, the registration option is not available, so I suppose that you have not enable the “Anyone can register” option from Settings->General.
      Kind Regards,
      Antonio B.

      • Alexandra Harbushka November 9, 2016 at 8:23 pm #

        Thank you for your follow-up. One more question…do you have a shortcode that can be used to wrap content that would place the affiliates identifier on options???

        Thank you again for your help.

        • antonio November 10, 2016 at 8:42 pm #

          Hi,
          please have a look at the shortcodes documentation page.
          Kind Regards,
          Antonio B.

  22. Kenny Kiernan November 7, 2016 at 7:06 pm #

    Antonio, thank you so much for your reply, this has clarified the issue for me. I have set it up and tested it and it appears to be working – HOORAY! I cannot wait to use this. i am going to leave you a great review right now!

    I have one further question that you can probably answer:

    I want to promote the fact that I am now running an affiliate program to lots of people who are looking for various affiliate programs to join make a living. Can you recommend some reputable websites or lists to do this? There seem to be a lot of shady sites out there where spammers might try to take advantage. I am looking for legitimate resources that are seen and trusted by the many people who are looking for diverse kinds of affiliate programs to be a part of; this will help me reach people outside of my usual customers and give me more exposure. Can you please provide suggestions??

    thanks very much, Antonio!!

    • antonio November 8, 2016 at 7:48 pm #

      Thanks Kenny,
      I really do not know any sites for it.
      Try to advertise the affiliate program on your site, and perhaps social networks.
      Kind Regards,
      Antonio B.

  23. Emmanuel November 8, 2016 at 3:43 pm #

    If i want to purchase the Affiliate Enterprise is there a trial version.

    My project is not to sell any product but just to refer and sign up then pay for membership fee, thats why i only need the Multiple Tiers in levels, payment intergretion, sign up bonus option. So please i need i dont want to purchase what i cant use, is your plugin a perfect plugin for my project?

    • antonio November 8, 2016 at 7:41 pm #

      Hi Emmanuel,
      Enterprise version has multi-level feature and generates commission when a new user is registered. So it seems the correct version that you need.
      With the Enterprise version you have a lot of integration included (Event Manager, Woocommerce …) You can use them or not, that depends on each project (normally not all are used).
      Kind Regards,
      Antonio B.

  24. Emmanuel November 8, 2016 at 11:27 pm #

    Ok thanks i reside in Nigeria and my currency is in Naira. So how do i purchase it in dollars

    • antonio November 9, 2016 at 2:56 pm #

      Hi Emmanuel,
      Your bank and/or Paypal directly convert currency.
      Kind Regards,
      Antonio B.

  25. Nicole November 21, 2016 at 4:50 am #

    Hi,

    I purchase the affiliate pro wordpress plugin mid last week, #19298 November 17, 2016 Completed $59.00 for 1 item

    But there is nothing in the downloads section of my account. How do I install it?

    Thanks Nicole

  26. Patrick November 21, 2016 at 1:26 pm #

    Hi, I am running Affiliate Pro Version 2.4.0

    I updated to a newer version of WordPress and woo-commerce.
    Now visits via an affiliate link are still tracked, but referrals do not take place 🙁
    I tried it several times, always the same result.
    Could it be necessary to update the plugin?
    If so, how to?

    Greetings Paul

    • antonio November 22, 2016 at 11:00 am #

      Hi Patrick,
      Be sure that you have installed the Itthinx Updates plugin and the service-key set for get the latest integration versions.
      Please for get premium support submit a new topic with the question.
      Kind Regards,
      Antonio B.

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