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WordPress Affiliates Manager Settings shows you how to create an Affiliate tracking system and payout service on your website.

Last Updated: August 11, 2019

Latest News: I updated FAQ below.

WordPress Affiliate Manager plugin can help you make more money by sharing commission with your affiliates. At the same time, it also helps you get more online status. This will improve your sales substantially and generate more traffic to your website. This makes search engines like Google very happy. This will improve your SEO and Google page ranking.


Simple Membership 2.6.6 Changelog

  • Affiliate Registration notification email can now be sent to a different email address.
  • Updated the security checks in the plugin settings.

Currently Not Supported:

  • Lead tracking is not currently supported. – Read the following forum post.
  • Discount for customers referred by affiliates. – Read the following forum post.
  • We want to set up an affiliate program on our website where people can share a post on any social media and they earn points/credits every time they share. Does Affiliates Manager plugin do this? – Read the following forum post.

Not Possible:

  • Could I use Credit Points instead of Money? This is not possible because affiliates manager plugin doesn’t really process sales for you. It needs to be integrated with an e-commerce plugin to award a commission to an affiliate:
  • Is it possible to make all members (and future members) of my website automatic affiliates without them ever needing to “Register as affiliates”? – Unfortunately this is not possible at the moment. Read the following forum post.

To Do List:

  • The developers are planning to add an option that allows you to unsubscribe the Affiliate from the MailChimp and Aweber list if they unsubscribe from the site and they wish to be removed from the mailing list.
  • The developers have plans to allow HTML tags in the e-mails submitted. Currently only the messages displayed in the site allow HTML tags.

Quick Tips:

  • Is there any way we can use Wechat payment gateway?  Manual Payout allows you to make payments to your affiliates with your own payment method. Check the following URL How Affiliate Payout Works to learn more.

What You Need:

WordPress Affiliates Manager Settings

WordPress Affiliates Manager Tutorials

  1. General Settings
  2. Registration Form Fields
  3. Customize Messaging System
  4. Pages And Forms Settings
  5. Add-ons
  6. Commissions
  7. Admin Functions
  8. Create New Affiliate
  9. Create New Affiliated Links
  10. How Logged In WP Users Register To Become Affiliates
  11. How Affiliates Link To Your Site Using HTML Snippets
  12. Signup New Affiliates To Your MailChimp List
  13. Troubleshooting



Q1 Can I send visitors to one site, and track the sales on a different site? 

Answer: No. You can check the following support thread for an example. 


Q2 Are custom parameters supported in the affiliate links?

Answer: No.


Q3 Can the plugin track form submissions?

Answer: No.


Q4 How do I change the default landing page URL?

Answer: You can check the following URL how-to-customize-the-default-affiliate-landing-page-url/


Q5 When the plugin is activated on a multisite network, does each individual site have its own affiliate system or would it be one central system?

Answer: Each individual site should have it’s own affiliate system since the databases are separated. This is how WordPress multisite works.


Q6 What is the difference in the paid version?

Answer: There is no difference in the functionality. You can purchase the premium version if you need technical support (where one of our support staff will login to your site to troubleshoot an issue related to the affiliates manager plugin).


Q7 How do you delete any adjustment made to the commission paid to an affiliate?

Answer: This is not possible at the moment. You can try adding a negative commission amount to balance it out.


Q8 Is there a way to export all the click tracking history from all the affiliates?

Answer: Hi, Unfortunately this is not possible at the moment. Check the following support thread.


Q9 I have read the documentation for cookie duration but it will work only if the affiliate link is clicked. I want a expiry date for the affiliate link from the date of creation of the affiliate link.

Answer: Unfortunately this is not possible at the moment. Check the following forum post.


Q10 Can my website users be awarded a commission upon performing a particular task in my website? For example: If they open any page on my site, their earnings is increased. If they share any of my posts on social media, their earnings is increased.

Answer: Unfortunately this is not possible at the moment. Check the following forum post.


Q11 Can I customize the affiliate URL with custom text?

Answer: The plugin does not currently have this feature. However you can use a redirecting type plugin. Check the following forum post.


Q12 Using a membership plugin. I want to pay commission for referrals based on their own membership level. For instance: I have 3 levels; 1, 2, and 3 and I want to pay members on each level 25%, 50% and 75% respectively for referrals of a new paid member. Can your plugin achieve this?

Answer: Unfortunately no. Check the following forum post.


Q13 Does the commission for sales include shipping?

Answer: The plugin excludes shipping, tax, fees, and discount when calculating a commission. Check the following forum post.


I will be updating this post from time to time, so make sure you keep coming back for the latest.

If you have any questions please let me know.


Manuel Ballesta Ruiz is a web developer, Blogger and WordPress Enthusiast.

  2 Responses to “WordPress Affiliates Manager Settings”

  1. I have installed the plugin and asked one of my friends to Signup. And I approved his Request but he is not able to receive the mail regarding the Password and User I’d

    Can I get a solution for this

    Waiting for your reply..

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