Jul 202018

WordPress Affiliates Manager General Settings Setup shows you how to manage and setup the plugins general settings in the admin panel and much more.

Last Updated: May 11, 2023

Latest News: Updated the documentation.

The following instructions help you set up the plugins general settings area in the admin dashboard. These are very simple instructions for anyone to follow. Make sure you read each step carefully before you enable or add any entries in the field.

What You Need:

WordPress Affiliates Manager General Settings Setup

Step 1 ) Go to Affiliates -> Settings -> General as illustrated in the following image to set up the following options.

General Settings Part 1

  • Minimum Payout Amount = Note: This setting only applies to the actual payment that you send to an affiliate (not the commission that they earn after each sale).
  • Cookie Duration (days) = Important read the following documentation about cookies duration.
  • Email name = The Affiliate Manager sends emails to new affiliates notifying them of their approval status. By default, WordPress sends these messages as: WordPress <wordpress@[sitename].com>. You may choose to override the name & address with something more suitable. These addresses will only affect emails going to affiliates regarding their approval status.
  • Email address = The same applies to this field as stated in the field above Email name.
  • Automatically approve a new affiliate = (Note: If you have the “Automatically approve a new affiliate” feature enabled in the settings, newly registered affiliates won’t have to accept the terms and conditions.)


Step 2 ) The following image allows you to set up the following options.

General Settings Part 2

  • Bounty Type
  • Bounty Rate (% of Sale) / Amount = If it is set to 25%, new affiliates will have their commission rates set to 25%. Note: Editing this value in the settings will not change the commission rate of an existing affiliate. If you want to change the commission rate of an existing affiliate you will need to edit their profile (My Affiliates > View > Information).
  • Currency Symbol
  • Currency Code
  • Do Not Record Zero Amount Commission = Note: The plugin may still reward a commission if you have this option unchecked in the General settings. Click the following link forum post to learn more.
  • Enable Impressions


Enable Debug Mode Settings

Step 3 ) The following image allows you to set up the following options.

Enable Debug General Settings

  • Enable Debug
  • Read the log file wpam-log.txt
  • Reset Debug Log file
  • Click on Save Settings button when you complete configuring your settings.



That is how simple it is to configure the Affiliates Manager general settings.

If you have any questions please let me know.


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