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.

1,270 Responses to Affiliates

  1. Lydia Persson October 17, 2017 at 12:28 am #

    Hi, I want to set my affiliates commission to 10% bit I can not get it to work. I’ve tried .1 but i only gives them 1c

    • Kento October 17, 2017 at 2:04 pm #

      Hi Lydia,

      To grant 10% it would be correct to input .1 – the commission amount is calculated by multiplying the net order amount by the commission rate. What’s the price of the product and net order amount where you see this 1c commission?

      Cheers

      • Lydia Persson October 18, 2017 at 12:02 am #

        I have entered .1
        the product is $7.20

        • Kento October 18, 2017 at 9:10 am #

          Thanks Lydia, the rate you have entered seems correct and the net product commission (without taxes, shipping and coupons) should be $0.72. Would you like us to have a quick look at your configuration? If yes, please email temporary admin credentials to support at itthinx dot com and include a link to your site and this comment.

  2. christian October 25, 2017 at 2:50 pm #

    I cannot register as a new affiliate, I will just say ERROR: This email is already registered, please choose another one.
    Suspected bot. and when I change the email it will just say Suspected bot. Please help I am planning on getting the pro version but the free is not working fine with me. Thanks.

    • antonio October 26, 2017 at 6:46 am #

      Hi Christian,
      Remember that if you are an user, then you don’t need to register from the affiliate-area page, you need to login as user, and sign up the the affiliate program from the affiliate-area page ( I guess you’re trying to register with an existing user )
      Related to the ‘Suspected bot’ message, maybe another anti-spam plugin is generating this message.
      Kind Regards,
      Antonio B.

      • christian October 27, 2017 at 4:26 am #

        So how do I be able to make the registration form, work even with anti-spam security active? or is there a way to be able to add affiliates manually and also add there username and password so they could be able to login in the affiliates area because the only thing I could do is add affiliates but that new affiliate could not log in to the affiliates area.

        • antonio October 27, 2017 at 8:04 am #

          Hi,
          You can use the Affiliates reCaptcha plugin.
          Related to register affiliates manually you can do it from Affiliates->Manager Affiliates. From this section, if you indicate an username of an existing wordpress user, then this user can access to the affiliates-area page.
          Kind Regards,
          Antonio B.

          • christian October 27, 2017 at 8:14 am #

            yes, I tried using you recaptcha plugin but it is using the old version 1 recaptcha that is already deprecated and not supported by google anymore for new sites. I can’t get a site and secret .key for this anymore.

      • christian October 27, 2017 at 4:56 am #

        I tried using you recaptcha plugin but it is the old version 1 recaptcha that is already deprecated

  3. Tom November 13, 2017 at 10:08 pm #

    I have a large number of independent salespeople (affiliates) bringing customers to shop/buy on my WordPress website (WooCommerce Storefront theme). I want to provide each of these salespeople with their own unique and specialized link to my Home Page, which they will provide to their customers. If any of their visitors/customers purchase a product on my website, I want to track and attribute that customer to the salesperson/affiliate responsible for sending them to my website. Can I accomplish this with your Affiliates WordPress Plugin?

    • antonio November 14, 2017 at 11:13 am #

      Hi Tom,
      Sure, this is exactly that the plugin does. If you work with Woocommerce, you need the Woocommerce Integration.
      If you need advanced features, like your commissions are synchronized with the status of the orders, you have Affiliates Pro / Enterprise.
      Here you have available a video how to configure the plugin. If you need help, please let me know.
      Kind Regards,
      Antonio B.

    • Kento November 14, 2017 at 3:23 pm #

      Hi Tom,

      In addition to what @antonio suggested and based on what you said:

      I want to track and attribute that customer to the salesperson/affiliate responsible for sending them to my website

      As an addition to Affiliates Pro or Affiliates Enterprise and to cover permanent assignment and commissions, you might also want to have a look at Affiliates Permanent.

      Cheers

      • Leslie September 19, 2018 at 11:52 pm #

        Hi Kento – I am looking at Affiliates Permanent BUT I only want to give commission for 3 months, not on the customers orders forever. Can I do this with Affiliates Permanent?

        • Kento September 25, 2018 at 9:58 am #

          Hi Leslie,

          At the current version it does not provide an option to limit the duration of the permanent assignment. But it’s a good suggestion, we can add this option to the next release – I can’t promise an exact release date for this feature but I have already added it to the todo list.

          Cheers

  4. Tom November 14, 2017 at 6:24 pm #

    Howdy Antonio & Kento, you guys just became my new best friends.
    I’ll begin with Affiliates, and anticipate a move to Affiliates Pro / Enterprise and/or Affiliates Permanent.

    The next round of martinis is on me!
    Best regards,
    Tom in Texas

    • antonio November 15, 2017 at 9:57 am #

      hahaha perfect, here we are for what you need.
      Kind Regards,
      Antonio B.

  5. Ali Syed November 18, 2017 at 10:37 pm #

    Hi,

    I am developing a listing website where businesses are allowed to place free ads with there website links.. But I want to charge them commission only if visitor from my website goes to their website and buy a product . Is this plugin for me? If yes how i have to convert partner website url,s into affiliates links?

    Kind Regards

    • antonio November 20, 2017 at 3:46 pm #

      Hi Ali Syed,
      I think that is not what you are looking for.
      With our plugin:
      You need to have the Affiliates plugin installed in the website where the order is processed. Your clients should install the Affiliates plugin in their website. Then you register as an affiliate in the different websites of your clients, and you can share your custom links. So when an user visits once of your custom links, and buys something, then you get commission.
      Kind Regards,
      Antonio B.

  6. Victor November 29, 2017 at 7:30 pm #

    Affiliates on WP 4.9 breaks SSL on the affiliates page. This element is loaded over http: /wp-content/plugins/affiliates/images/affiliates-throbber.gif

    • antonio December 1, 2017 at 3:43 pm #

      Hi Victor,
      Please use the forums for support questions.
      Can you give me the Affiliates version that you are using and an url to have a look at this ?
      Kind Regards,
      Antonio B.

  7. Victor December 1, 2017 at 3:57 pm #

    OK sorry. I was actually clicking around trying to find a support location, and I kept coming back to this page.

    I will post in the forum.

    Victor

    • Victor December 1, 2017 at 6:05 pm #

      It turns out that I cannot post on the forum as I need to be a member. I am not a member.

      The version is 3.0.0

      Cheers,

      Victor

      • antonio December 4, 2017 at 5:31 pm #

        Hi Victor,
        don’t worry. Please check if you have set the ‘https’ in ‘WordPress Address’ and ‘Site Address’ option ( in Settings->General section ).
        Kind regards,
        Antonio B.

  8. Victor December 4, 2017 at 5:49 pm #

    Yes it is set. This is the only page that serves any non https content, and it is only that image that is being served over http.

    • Kento December 13, 2017 at 2:32 pm #

      Hi Victor,

      I’ve checked if there is a possible bug in our plugin that would use http:// instead of https:// for the image but it’s correct. Have you tried to empty all caches? Is there any plugin or an option in your theme that might affect image URLs or interfere with plugin URLs?

      Cheers

  9. Guy Madison December 7, 2017 at 8:39 pm #

    Im trying to make an affiliate program where the member gets 90-95% of the invitee’s monthly membership fee payment automatically. Is that possible here?

    • Kento December 13, 2017 at 2:47 pm #

      Hi Guy,

      Basically you can grant commissions on membership fees but I’m not sure if what you want to do is to pass on the funds to the referrer directly – that wouldn’t be possible. What our system can do is register the referred memberships and grant commissions automatically on referred revenue and then you can manage payments to the affiliates through our system. You’d need to use Affiliates Enterprise or Affiliates Pro with WooCommerce to support referrals on recurring payments.

      Cheers

  10. Ian Charles January 6, 2018 at 9:27 pm #

    How The Hell Do I contact you directly? I have bought a copy of Enterprise and Tho’ it seems to work your entire website is closed with no “contact us” address.

    I need an upgrade but can’t contact anybody.

    I am currently very pissed off.

    Ian

    • antonio January 8, 2018 at 8:18 am #

      Hi Ian,
      You can use the Forums if you need support help. If you want, you can send me an email to antonio[at]itthinx[dot]com indicating your question and order id.
      Kind Regards,
      Antonio B.

  11. Autumn January 24, 2018 at 7:28 pm #

    So far, love this plugin. I may upgrade eventually, but right now it does what I need except for one thing. Or at least I haven’t figured out how to do it. Under the FAQ, the answer to “can I create an affiliate link to any page on my site” is Yes. But under the documentation, I haven’t figured out how to set the affiliate link to something other than the landing page of my site. I want it to go to a specific sales page. Help would be appreciated!

    • antonio January 30, 2018 at 8:45 am #

      Hi Autummn,
      You can modify the [affiliates_url] shortcode in the affiliate-area page.
      Kind Regards,
      Antonio B.

  12. Olufemi January 25, 2018 at 5:26 pm #

    Hi,

    Can your affiliate plugin automatically register users.If it can, where exactly can I do that. Currently testing your free version. I want members to automatically have an affiliate account when wordpress registers them as users

    Thank you

    • antonio January 29, 2018 at 5:41 pm #

      Hi Olufemi,
      If a gues uses the Affiliates registration form from the affiliate-area page, he will be registered as WordPress user too.
      But if you want that your WordPress users will be automatically registered as affiliate, then you need the Affiliates Users addons.
      Kind Regards,
      Antonio B.

  13. Silvia January 27, 2018 at 7:18 pm #

    Hi,

    I installed the Affiliates plugin for Woocommerce. When testing registering an affiliate – they get assigned “administrator” role in my site users database. This results in a link to the WP site login that’s sent in the affiliate registration email (through which they go straight to the backend of my WP site – so no good!). If they go to the affiliates area and login from there – all works fine – they just end on their affiliate page. Can I change the link in the registration email to take them to the affiliates area page? Or ideally – how do I manage the affiliates permissions so they’re automatically assigned some non-admin user role?

    Under “Settings>Permissions” you instruct not to assign permissions to open access for affiliates there (I tried it and it locked me out of the plugin – it stopped showing altogether for me so I had to uninstall and reinstall it). Is there a way that I change user permissions and do this with just the “Affiliates” plugin, or do I need to purchase Pro and the the Users plugin – which I was reading on your forums has a level of assigning roles?

    Another question – in my affiliate registration form I added address fields. Information filled in these shows fine in the user record in your plugin – Affiliates>Manage Affiliates, however doesn’t show in my site users’ database. This address is used for shipping purchases, and because my site database misses the affiliates address – when they make a purchase they’ll have to enter it again. Is there a way that it gets populated automatically?

    Appreciate!

  14. Silvia January 27, 2018 at 7:45 pm #

    One more issue that I’m having using the Affiliates plugin for Woocommerce – it doesn’t display Terms with the registration form. I tried both creating a widget and putting the Terms post ID – as soon as I save this filed becomes empty. I also tried the code you have here http://docs.itthinx.com/document/affiliates/setup/settings/pages/ – [affiliates_registration terms_post_id="5" /] – added it to my affiliate registration page. Nothing showed. Any idea why this is happening?

    Thanx!

    • antonio January 29, 2018 at 4:35 pm #

      Hi Silvia,
      I have tested exactly your shortcode, and it seems to work fine, I can see a ‘By signing up, you indicate that you have read and agree to the …’ text.
      Please give us your url to test this, maybe your css is hiding this text.
      Kind Regards,
      Antonio B.

  15. Silvia January 29, 2018 at 4:41 pm #

    Thanx for the follow-up, Antonio. Because of the other issue that I had inquired about – that affiliates get automatically registered as admins, which presents great vulnerability and risk – I decided to go with a different plug-in.

    • antonio January 29, 2018 at 5:29 pm #

      Hi Silvia,
      I’m sorry to hear it.
      Probably there is some conflict with another plugin, because the new affiliates have the role indicated by default in wordpress.
      If you decide to return, we will be waiting for you.
      Kind Regards,
      Antonio B.

  16. Syauqi February 12, 2018 at 9:45 am #

    Hi,

    Is it possible to attach affiliate id parameter to the pdf invoice of each customer checkout?

    I would love to know that because it will greatly help me on managing the order.

    Thank You.

    • antonio February 13, 2018 at 4:34 pm #

      Hi Syauqi,
      What plugin are you using to create the invoices ?
      Kind Regards,
      Antonio B.

  17. Muztir February 19, 2018 at 11:18 am #

    Hello guys, please i need some help with setting up the affiliate plugin.How can i track the refferals of each affiliate user? Is there some sort of youtube video or a documentation i can read?
    Thanks guys

    • Kento February 19, 2018 at 2:14 pm #

      Hi Muztir,

      Certainly, please have a look at the documentation pages here.

      Cheers

  18. Muztirs February 24, 2018 at 5:44 am #

    Thanks Kento.

    But now I’ve set the affiliate up, however I can’t seem to be able to track a referral. I have a couple of affiliates who registered on my website but I can’t track who referred who and this makes it difficult to grant commissions! Please I need help!
    Thanks

    • antonio February 27, 2018 at 9:50 am #

      Hi Muztirs,
      Your affiliates have their custom links in the affiliates-area page, where can see their referrals (commissions)
      As administrator, if you need to see all the referrals, you can see them from Affiliates->Referrals.
      If you have more support questions, please use the forums, we’ll be happy to help you.
      Kind Referrals,
      Antonio B.

  19. sunday February 26, 2018 at 2:51 pm #

    Hi Kento. Please I am still unable to track the referrals of each of my affiliates. What can I do to fix this.
    Thanks

    • antonio February 27, 2018 at 8:54 am #

      Hi sunday,
      I’m Antonio. Could you tell me the problem? I will try to help you with it.
      Kind Regards,
      Antonio B.

  20. sunday February 27, 2018 at 10:45 am #

    Hi Antonio. The problem is that my registered affiliates complained that when people they’ve referred clicks on their link and registers on the website. It doesn’t reflect on their dashboard that they have referred anybody – the referrals section doesn’t count.

    • antonio March 1, 2018 at 8:59 am #

      Hi sunday,
      Please check if from Affiliates->User Registration you have enabled this feature and set an amount.
      Kind Regards,
      Antonio B.

  21. Jessica April 2, 2018 at 5:53 pm #

    Is it possible to prevent one affiliate from “stealing” a referral from another affiliate for a short time, without locking that customer to that affiliate for life?

    I’d like to set up a scenario where if a customer clicks on multiple affiliate links, the first affiliate gets credit for all purchases within 30 days, but does NOT get a commission on all future purchases.

    For example, if the customer clicks on Affiliate X’s link on January 1st:
    – I want Affiliate X to get credit for any purchase the customer makes through January 30th, even if they click on Affiliate Y’s link during that period.
    – After January 30th, that association ends, and Affiliate X does not automatically get credit for any further purchases the customer makes
    – If the customer clicks on another affiliate link after January 30th, the customer will be locked to that affiliate for the next 30 days. (So they could be re-associated with Affiliate X, or associated with Affiliate Y, depending on whose link they click on first.)

    Is that possible? If so, which combination of your products would I need?

    Thanks!
    Jess

    • Kento April 2, 2018 at 6:50 pm #

      Hi Jessica,

      This could almost be done with our Affiliates Permanent except that it doesn’t currently allow to restrict the permanent assignment to a period of time. Sounds like an interesting idea though, mayne we should take the suggestion into account as a possible addition for the plugin. Can’t promise on an ETA but we’ll look into it.

      Cheers

  22. MIlos April 10, 2018 at 2:54 pm #

    Is it possible to create such a system that when one user registers he has the ability to enter another three email and if one of the three users who entered the three email receive a discount?

  23. Chrys June 12, 2018 at 5:03 pm #

    If an affiliate sale is removed, will the affiliate receive a notification about it?

    • Kento June 13, 2018 at 2:49 pm #

      No normally not, it could be done by customization using the API but IMO it would rather be annoying for an affiliate to receive notifications like that.

  24. Neville Greenwood June 28, 2018 at 7:57 am #

    I have a web design team. we want to ad this plugin for a client.
    I want it to record a successful affiliate event when someone signs up. I have the success page. Where do I configure that in the plugin for all affiliates?

    • Kento August 1, 2018 at 12:43 pm #

      Hi Neville,

      I’m not quite sure if this is 100% suitable for your case, but the plugin already comes with a section where you can enable referrals for user registrations. Here’s the documentation page for that part, please have a look.

      Cheers

  25. Peter Daly-Dickson July 12, 2018 at 2:26 pm #

    Does ‘Affiliates’ have the ability to create different links for affiliates, that go to different pages on the site? Or is it just the one link, which goes to the home page?

  26. Jonathan Ketterman August 8, 2018 at 2:42 pm #

    Hi. Is there a way to make it to where an affiliate can sell something in person and he just inputs his affiliate number into the sale in order to get the credit? Rather than sending the person the link. Basically like I have a sales staff and I want them to sell this product in person and still get credit for their sales. Thank you

    • Kento August 9, 2018 at 6:14 am #

      Hi,

      One solution would be based on Affiliates Pro or Affiliates Enterprise which allow you to relate a coupon code to an affiliate. You can create a coupon code and assign it to an affiliate, when the coupon is used on an order, the affiliate is credited with a referral for the order – the coupon doesn’t need to grant a discount, it can also be 0%. Furthermore it’s also possible to have coupons generated automatically for affiliates using Affiliates Coupons.

      Cheers

  27. Jonathan Ketterman August 9, 2018 at 1:46 pm #

    Yes I have affiliates enterprise with woocommerce. Is there anyway to make this coupon mandatory? And I’m assuming I can create the name of the coupon as well?

    • Kento August 11, 2018 at 9:50 am #

      You can’t make the coupon mandatory but you can choose the name of the coupon as usual if you create it manually. For those generated with Affiliates Coupons, there is a setting that allows to configure the names of the coupons – you can see details in its documentation.

  28. Hosam September 6, 2018 at 5:11 am #

    The Plugin does not work! i followed all instructions but when i test it as a user i can’t access registration form it gives me the page is not working error 500 i have enabled Affiliate Area, subscription in my WordPress dashboard and added [affiliates_registration] shortcode but still not working can you help me please

    • Kento September 13, 2018 at 8:38 am #

      A 500 Internal Server Error is indicative of issues with your setup, not with the plugin itself. This can be due to a range of issues, from syntax errors in templates or other plugins to issues related to insufficient PHP memory limits. Recommended action is to enable debugging and check the errors that come up in the logs.

  29. Matthew Wilson September 20, 2018 at 5:00 am #

    Hi. I’m trying to understand how the Cookies work with this plugin. Here’s what my affiliate guy asked:

    “will this plugin show everything and automate for you… will you be able to double check with the system you got right now that can do that for you or you already know for sure they don’t have sticky cookie system”

    Can you let me know? I’m new and not sure how to answer this.

    Thank you.

    • Kento September 25, 2018 at 10:13 am #

      Hi,

      On the free version you have a seting called referral timeout. This determines for how long referrals are granted, after the initial visit to an affiliate link. You can see details on that on this documentation page.

      The premium versions also support commissions based on coupons, which makes it independent from affiliate links. The Coupons documentation page for Affiliates Pro has info on that. There is also an add on called Affiliates Coupons which automates the creation and assignment of coupons to affiliates.

      Cheers

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