Affiliate New Sign-Up And PayPal Email


I had set-up the whole of Affiliate Enterprise plugin on mine client (Mr. ROB Davidson) website and all are working fine, except, I have few questions:

1. Whenever a new affiliate sign-up, s/he will be assigned the role as an Administrator, what can be done so that a new Affiliate or an existing Affiliate role will be pre-fixed as a subscriber.

2. At the time of sign-up, what if I want to add a field name PayPal Address – also, in case, if its not possible to have the filed at the place of sign-up, what other ways by which I can ask the Affiliate to add their paypal email address.

Please help with both the questions above.


Karan Chopra

42 Responses to Affiliate New Sign-Up And PayPal Email

  1. ferky June 10, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

    Also is there a way for an affiliate to log in, then redirect to an affiliate registration form, in order to sign up another affiliate who then becomes a their referral? Or is it done simply via URL?

    • kento June 11, 2013 at 1:28 pm #

      Just to clarify: Affiliates should sign up themselves, not for another person or an entity which they don’t legally represent. If you just want to record that a new affiliate was referred by an existing one, see – or if you want to use it for multiple tiers, then Affiliates Enterprise would be an option.

  2. ferky June 10, 2013 at 9:33 am #

    Hi there again, I have just bought ‘affiliates by username’ that says I can have the affiliate URL as , but it doesnt allow that? Any ideas?

    • antonio June 11, 2013 at 8:11 am #

      Are you using [affiliates_by_username] shortcode? For example: [affiliates_by_username][affiliates_url][/affiliates_by_username]

      • ferky June 13, 2013 at 10:55 am #

        Yeah I can use the shortcode, however the URL still renders as, however the tutorial suggests we can replace the ? and = with /, to make a pretty URL, however when used, a 404 error not found comes up? Any ideas?

        • kento June 14, 2013 at 9:09 pm #

          Can you give an example of how you’re using it? Note that if you use a pretty URL for that, it will only work with the base URL but not with links to certain pages.

          • ferky June 18, 2013 at 10:44 am #

            Hi there…

            Yeah I know the pretty URL only works with base URL. My normal affiliate link is as follows:


            I am the admin, so I wanted to change it to:


            However it wont recognise that pretty URL, even though software tutorial suggests that it should….any ideas?

            • kento June 18, 2013 at 11:21 am #

              It looks like something’s in conflict with those URLs. Do you have any rewrite rules in place that might affect the link?

          • ferky June 18, 2013 at 1:15 pm #

            Could it be the rewrite settings in wordpress itself??

            • kento June 19, 2013 at 6:43 pm #

              It could be, can you check with Rewrite Rules Inspector if there is anything that looks like it might interfere?

          • ferky June 18, 2013 at 2:26 pm #

            Here are the rewrite rules in the .htaccess…

            # BEGIN WordPress

            RewriteEngine On
            RewriteBase /
            RewriteRule ^index\.php$ – [L]
            RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-f
            RewriteCond %{REQUEST_FILENAME} !-d
            RewriteRule . /index.php [L]

            # END WordPress

            • kento June 19, 2013 at 6:46 pm #

              These look ok.

          • ferky June 19, 2013 at 9:13 am #

            Hi there…

            I have sent you an email, but I also tested the software on a simple test site that I have, with no other plugins, and I had the same problem. In fact even the pretty URLs types, with the affiliate number only, refused to work…

            I really need help here, is it possible there is an error in the plugin?

            • kento June 19, 2013 at 7:08 pm #

              Certainly not an error in the plugin. This works fine unless there’s some conflict, which we’ll need to identify. Please post the results from the Rewrite Rules Inspector (these will be large, please use pastebin).

          • ferky June 20, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

            Here are some rewrite rules from the software for URL:


            (.?.+?)(/[0-9]+)?/?$ index.php?pagename=$matches[1]&page=$matches[2] page
            [^/]+/([^/]+)/?$ index.php?attachment=$matches[1] post

            Does that help? I think I have found a possible conflict with another plugin too, based on a test site I use…

            • kento June 21, 2013 at 8:31 pm #

              I don’t think these would interfere, which plugin have you identified that might cause a conflict? I’d like to try that out.

  3. ferky June 4, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

    Thank you! Just tested it myself, it all seems to be fine and working!!!

    Thank you for the help, will get back to you if I need any more 🙂

  4. ferky June 4, 2013 at 12:03 pm #

    Hi there…

    I have just sent the login, let me know if u need anything else…

    Thank you

    • kento June 4, 2013 at 12:23 pm #

      Thanks, got it. Works fine, see the referral for order #50 – this has been recorded automatically after visiting the affiliate’s link and placing the order.

  5. ferky June 3, 2013 at 7:40 am #

    I have replied to the email, where do I send the login details, as I dont really want to post them here on a public forum!

    • kento June 4, 2013 at 11:48 am #

      Sure, please send them to support at itthinx dot com.

  6. ferky May 31, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    Hi there…

    I have installed the software, set the new settings, but no commission is appearing in the results….?????

    • antonio June 3, 2013 at 7:27 am #

      you can send us login access to support at itthinx dot com, and we can take a look.

  7. ferky May 31, 2013 at 11:11 am #

    Many thanks, will U post the link or will it just be in the download lists?

    • kento May 31, 2013 at 11:29 am #

      Pleasure 🙂 You will be able to download it from this page:

      • ferky May 31, 2013 at 11:49 am #

        Brilliant!! HUGE thanks…will check it later 🙂

        • kento May 31, 2013 at 1:03 pm #

          You can download it from the plugin page now Affiliates Ready Light.

          I’m going to get in touch with the developers to see if they can add a hook we need to synchronize the order payment and referral status.

          Thanks for suggesting the integration, I hope you’ll find it useful 🙂

          • ferky May 31, 2013 at 1:27 pm #

            Thank you for the help too, and yes good idea! Ready Ecommerce seems to be getting very popular, one reason why I used it!!

  8. ferky May 30, 2013 at 10:41 am #

    Hi There…

    Have you had any luck?

  9. ferky May 28, 2013 at 11:51 pm #

    Ok cool…

    But I am a little confused here. I was told that the software would integrate with any ecommerce, but now I find not Ready ecommerce.

    I have gone to the API page, but again I am told very little. I need a little more help here, all i need is for any purchase to apply the relevant commission to the affiliate, but now realise that I cannot….this is important, I do love the software, but its not working for my purpose atm after I have actually purchased it, can u help a little more?

    Thank you

    • kento May 29, 2013 at 10:23 am #

      Hi ferky, sure – do you need help or guidance on how to do the integration yourself or are you looking for a ready integration? In case you’re looking for the latter, I’ll be happy to take a look and provide a basic integration (their solution looks promising). Let me know in either case what you need.

      • ferky May 29, 2013 at 10:36 am #

        Hi there..

        Yes please! I am looking for integration to Ready Ecommerce. If u can do that for me, brilliant. I can then install as with any other ecommerce…..

        Please help!!!

        • kento May 31, 2013 at 10:57 am #

          Surprise, the light integration plugin’s ready and will be published today 🙂

  10. ferky May 28, 2013 at 5:10 pm #

    Hi there..

    Thats great, but it suggests that it wont work on Affiliates Enterprise, just pro? I have enterprise…

    • antonio May 28, 2013 at 7:52 pm #

      Hi, This should work well in enterprise.

  11. ferky May 28, 2013 at 2:43 pm #

    Hi there…

    I installed Ready ecommerce before we found Affiliates Enterprise, and was assured that it would integrate, is there a way of doing it?

    • antonio May 28, 2013 at 4:33 pm #

      sure, you can use API for this purpose.
      You should look for hooks that have ecommerce, and use the api to create the referrals.

  12. ferky May 28, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

    Hi there…

    I cannot find the Ecommerce Integration, I have found some files relating to specific Ecommerce Plugins, but nothing about Ready Ecommerce??

    • antonio May 28, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

      sorry, I think you are using WP Ecommerce.
      There isn’t an integration to Ready Ecommerce, therefore referrals are not recorded.

  13. ferky May 28, 2013 at 1:14 pm #

    Hi there….

    I have Ready Ecommerce installed, and Affiliates Enterprise. When a referral purchases a product, the %commission is not assigned to the affiliate, despite the purchase being made through the affiliate URL, and the % levels set correctly? Any ideas?

    • antonio May 28, 2013 at 2:26 pm #

      have you installed the Affiliates Ecommerce Integration ? that file is within the enterprise version.

  14. antonio April 8, 2013 at 7:52 am #


    1.- Affiliates use wordpress registration, you can setup this in Settings->General->”New User Default Role”

    2.- See Setting up an affiliate profile page – note that they don’t need to set a PayPal email address explicitly if it is the same as the one they used to register on the site, as that will be taken by default.

    In affiliates profile, you can show paypal email with:
    [affiliates_affiliate_profile show_attributes="paypal_email" edit_attributes="paypal_email"]


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