Affiliates WooCommerce Light

This WordPress plugin integrates Affiliates with WooCommerce:

  • WooCommerce delivers enterprise-level quality and features to your online store.
  • Affiliates is an outstanding platform that helps to boost sales through your affiliate program.

With this integration plugin, referrals are created automatically for your affiliates when sales are made.

The plugin allows you to set a referral (commission) rate so that your affiliates get credited with a referral based on a percentage of each sale’s total net amount.

What you need to use this is all free and ready to go:

Affiliates WooCommerce Integration Light

Install these, set up your shop, decide how much you want to pay your affiliates and start selling!

Installation & Setup

1. Install and activate the WooCommerce plugin. Configure your shop and create products.
2. Install and activate the Affiliates plugin. Use the default settings or configure it to your needs.
3. Upload and activate the Affiliates WooCommerce Integration Light plugin to your WordPress installation.
4. A new WooCommerce Integration Light menu item will appear under the Affiliates menu in WordPress. Set the referral rate for your affiliates there.

Note that you can install the plugins from your WordPress installation directly: use the Add new option found in the Plugins menu.

You can also upload and extract them in your site’s /wp-content/plugins/ directory or use the Upload option.

Frequently Asked Questions

What features does this integration provide?

When a sale is made through WooCommerce, a referral is recorded for the affiliate that referred the sale.

How can I set the amount that affiliates earn on each sale?

Go to Affiliates > WooCommerce Integration Light and set the rate there.

Example: If you want to give an affiliate 10% of each net total sales amount, set the rate to 0.1.

I need more features, is there an advanced version?

See Affiliates WooCommerce for more details.

Affiliates Pro and Affiliates Enterprise come with additional integration features for WooCommerce.

297 Responses to Affiliates WooCommerce Light

  1. Leonardo February 15, 2022 at 10:25 pm #

    Hi, I’ve installed affiliates, woocommerce and woocommerce integrations light, I’ve done all the setup explained in the document, and through an incognito mode window I’ve tried to do some orders, but even if it shows visits and clicks generated by an affiliated user’s link it doesn’t show referrals, which is the most relevant statistic and the order doesn’t result like it’s done through an affiliate link.
    So I have no way to know how many orders were generated by affiliates and I can’t pay them.
    I’m interested in buying the pro version but I wanted to try the free version first and… it doesn’t work! If someone can help me with this problem let me know or I’ll be forced to use another plugin.

    • Kento February 18, 2022 at 9:42 pm #

      Hi Leonardo, based on what you describe, it seems that when you placed the order the cookie that tracks the visit to the affiliate link was not present (you mention using incognito mode). If you want to test it like that, make sure that after visiting the affiliate link, you place the test order in the same browser tab as you have used to visit the link. Depending on the browser, if you place the order in another tab, the cookie wouldn’t be there (even if the tab is in the same window). Please give that a try.

      • Leonardo February 19, 2022 at 12:34 pm #

        I tried to send the affiliate link to my sister, and then she clicked on it and she placed an order on her phone, simulating someone external who received the link and it’s interested to buy.
        Referrals still don’t work.
        I even tried to see if the cookie was registered and it was. I clicked on inspect and searched for cookies on my pc on a tab opened through an affiliate link.
        How I can solve this problem?

        • Kento February 21, 2022 at 10:24 pm #

          Thanks for explaining what you tried. My guess is that when you sent that link, the added affiliate tracking info got lost when she visited it. There’s no other plausible explanation I can think of, as the system is certain to work as long as the tracking cookies are intact at the place where the order is made. Of course, also take into account that you seeing the cookie on your side has no relation to what she had on her phone when she placed the order.

  2. Kento February 8, 2022 at 12:25 am #

    Version 1.13.0 just released!

    • Leonardo February 22, 2022 at 8:32 am #

      Thanks for the answer, but what should I do? Is it possible to solve? If this plugin isn’t able to track the affiliates I can’t use it.

      • Kento February 22, 2022 at 10:51 am #

        Hi Leonardo, you’re very welcome.

        There’s nothing in particular that you would need to do to make it work, as the system works appropriately. Take into account that the case that you have described, reflects what would happen when someone does not want to be tracked, and that’s perfectly fine. When cookie-based tracking is used and the system is able to relate an order back to the referring affiliate, it will do so.

        An alternative or in addition to cookie-based tracking, you could use coupons that are assigned to affiliates. If coupons related to affiliates are used, they can always end up in referrals for the affiliates, as the system does not need to rely on cookies and their persistence.

        That approach would require our Affiliates Pro and is documented here. The automatic generation of coupons can also be handled via our Affiliates Coupons extension which is documented here.


  3. Kim February 13, 2021 at 8:54 pm #

    I noticed in the Affiliates Plug-in it has a set amount for commissions under the User Registration section. Then, in the WooCommerce Light Add-On, it has me set a percentage amount for commissions. Can you please let me know if I’m supposed to set up both of these, since they seem to contradict one another? This is my first time trying to do an affiliate program so I just want to make sure I’m doing it correctly. Thanks!

    • Kento February 16, 2021 at 12:22 am #

      Hi Kim, these are different cases, you probably only want to use the WooCommerce commission rate based on the referred order. You should not enable the User Registration part. Cheers!

    • Idy March 23, 2021 at 2:26 pm #

      Hi sir, i would like that my affiliates will get commissions after order set completed, instead of counting commissions in checkout.

  4. Piotr Tomkowski November 29, 2020 at 5:47 pm #

    attribution model is first or last click?

    • Kento November 30, 2020 at 5:06 pm #

      Hi Piotr, last click.

  5. Kevin September 9, 2020 at 2:00 am #


    Is Affiliates WooCommerce Light compatible with Woo Commerce 4.4.1 ?

    Thank you!

    • Kento September 9, 2020 at 11:39 am #

      Hi Kevin,

      Yes it is, thanks for asking 🙂


  6. Mike August 9, 2020 at 3:39 am #

    How to change currency ?

    • Kento August 10, 2020 at 2:50 pm #

      Hi Mike,

      The currency is determined by the transaction and is according to the currency of the order, the Integration obtains that automatically.

      If you need to change it for a particular referral, see Managing Referrals for details please.


  7. Reza Najafzadeh April 23, 2020 at 5:10 am #

    I used this plugin . but nothing showing in the page, I wonder if this plugin still active ?
    I am getting this message =>
    Showing up to 20 orders.

  8. Godswill Inyang July 21, 2019 at 2:35 pm #

    Please any guide on how to set up Affiliates Woocommerce Lite? I have downloaded the plugins and I dont know how to create a form for new users to sign up for my affiliates and I don’t know how to test the URLs if they actually work. Please I will appreciate detailed procedures on how to set up.

    • Kento July 29, 2019 at 6:33 pm #


      The documentation page here provides details. You will find details on every other aspect of the system in the documentation tree.


  9. Eike April 24, 2019 at 4:34 pm #


    the plugin tracks referrals to our homepage, but not to our product pages.

    Our affiliate mostly links from her affiliate shop to our products. She added /?affiliates=3 to the product-urls we provided. The referral works but doesn’t get tracked. Whereas the tracking works if she adds /?affiliates=3 to the homepage.

    What do I have to do to have all her referrals tracked?

    Thank you!

    • Kento April 25, 2019 at 8:10 am #

      Hi Eike,

      I have checked this for a product page and the system is working fine there – I could verify that the tracking cookies are created when visiting e.g.

      There is essentially no difference between tracking a link to the home or any other page, so in the case you describe, the link used was probably malformed.

      From this, there is nothing else you need to do as it seems to be working fine. I hope this helps!


  10. Damir April 3, 2019 at 3:27 pm #


    sales for affiliates aren’t being tracked anywhere, I checked dashboard and I can’t see it anywhere. So my question is where can I contact support for this plugin to try to resolve this, I’m also interested for PRO version?


  11. Jon January 30, 2019 at 8:04 pm #

    I installed affiliates and affiliate light to work with woocommerce. While setup and adding affiliates went well Report doesn’t seem to show sales for affiliates. it does show a referral and visits.

    Also looking for comparison for what features are available in paid version.

  12. Nanette Yocum November 25, 2018 at 3:14 pm #

    Hi, where do I find a link to share so I can attract potential affiliates? I think I have everything set and ready to go but can’t find a share?

    • Kento November 26, 2018 at 11:28 am #

      Hi Nanette,

      I see that you have the affiliate area set up on this page which could be an entry point to share with your potential affiliates.

      But if you would like to provide some preliminary information about your affiliate program, outlining the benefits of joining, commission rate, … then I would set up an additional page explaining that, maybe with a choice of product highlights. Make sure to place a link to the affiliate registration page on that one so they know where they can sign up if they are convinced.

      You could then share the link to such a page with potential affiliates and they would be able to read about the benefits and proceed to the registration page.

      I would also recommend to set up a page that holds the terms and conditions of the affiliate program and choose it so it comes up on the registration page – for this you can add the parameter terms_post_id as shown on this documentation page:

      I hope this helps you to get it started …

  13. zamora October 26, 2018 at 1:40 pm #

    Thank you very much, what you tell me is manually, is not it automatic? manually, I found the Woowallet plugin is the same as you tell me, you would have to do it periodically add the value to the wallet,
    I want to buy the enterprice version, but I would like to know if it has any option similar to wallet automatically?
    Thanks for your time

    • Kento November 10, 2018 at 12:08 pm #


      Thanks for asking, unfortunately at current it does not support an option like WooWallet directly. If you decide to use the system, it would have to be based on the Totals at least for now. I would highly recommend to try to use the free version first in this case, I don’t see any direct advantage of using Enterprise for now. I hope this helps you a bit.


  14. zamora October 24, 2018 at 4:52 pm #

    good day, is a very good plugin, can I instead of paying the commission to the affiliate put a wallet to spend that money on future purchases? How can this be done?
    they have Spanish support?
    Thank you

    • Kento October 25, 2018 at 9:42 pm #


      One solution would be to use the totals generated by the plugin and issue coupons periodically. This can be done with the free version and would not require any additional free or premium plugins.

      We provide support in English only but I hope this helps!


    • JSilva October 31, 2018 at 6:03 pm #

      Zamora, te saludo, aun no logro hacer que me muestre la comisión al realizar la compra, me puedes ayudar con eso, gracias de antemano.

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