Affiliate For WooCommerce

Affiliate For WooCommerce helps add and manage affiliates and track performance from a single place – commissions, sales, payout, leaderboard, etc. Earn money without hard work. Increase your brand outreach, and get potential customers.

Installation ↑ Back to top

  1. Download the .zip file from your WooCommerce account.
  2. Go to: WordPress Admin > Plugins > Add New to upload the file you downloaded.
  3. Activate the extension.

More information at: Installing and Managing Plugins.

Enable plugin updates ↑ Back to top

Please follow steps listed here to enable plugin updates for Affiliate For WooCommerce.

Setup and Configuration ↑ Back to top

Upon activating Affiliate for WooCommerce, you will see a welcome page. It explains how to use the plugin.

Settings for Affiliate For WooCommerce ↑ Back to top

Find in detail from here.

Make a user as an affiliate ↑ Back to top

There are three ways in which you can make a user as an affiliate:

By individual user ↑ Back to top

You can make a user as an affiliate from All users > edit user. Check ‘Is Affiliate?’ and click on ‘update user’.

By user role ↑ Back to top

You can make users from a particular user role as affiliates. Go to WooCommerce > Settings > Affiliate > Affiliate Users Roles. Select user role and save settings to make them as an affiliate.

By registration form ↑ Back to top

You can use a shortcode [afwc_registration_form] on any page or post of your site. This will show the registration form to visitors on your site and they can request to join your affiliate program.
Read more: Create affiliate registration form to let users sign up for your affiliate program

Tracking for affiliates ↑ Back to top

Each affiliated user will see a new tab in their My Account > Affiliate:

a. Reports ↑ Back to top

It will show data how much traffic, referrals an affiliate has sent along with a few KPI’s.

Affiliate user reporting
Affiliate user dashboard
  • Total Commissions: It will show how much amount is paid and unpaid to an affiliate.
  • Product wise commission: This will show each product purchased with quantity and how much earned for that product purchased via an affiliate’s referral link.
  • Converted Referrals: This will show how much commission an affiliate has earned on each successful referral. It will show the date of a referral order, referral customer’s name, referral commission, payout status i.e. if the payout is accepted, rejected or unpaid.


  1. Gross Commission: Total revenue earned by affiliate along with number of orders.
  2. Refunds: Total amount refunded from the affiliate’s referrals along with number of orders.
  3. Net Commission: Total revenue affiliate is eligible for payout along with the number of orders less any amounts for discounts, refunds, reversals, payment processing fees, and Taxes.
  4. Sales: Total revenue earned by store from affiliate’s referrals.
  5. Clicks: Number of hits affiliate’s referrals have sent.
  6. Conversion: Conversion rate for the affiliate.

b. Profile ↑ Back to top

Here affiliate users will find all information about their affiliate i.e. affiliate id, their affiliate link. Affiliate user can also generate a custom affiliate link using ‘Referral URL Generator’. Just enter the path of the page and you will get custom referral URL.

Resources for Affiliate user
Resources for Affiliate user

Tracking for store admin ↑ Back to top

Store admin can see a detailed overview of each affiliate’s activity.

Admin Dashboard to view Affiliate activity
Admin Dashboard

Customize affiliate’s referral link ↑ Back to top

How to customize affiliate referral link

Create and assign coupons to affiliates ↑ Back to top

How to create and assign coupons to affiliates

Set different affiliate commission rates for affiliates ↑ Back to top

How to set different affiliate commission rates for affiliates

Assign / unassign an order to an affiliate ↑ Back to top

How to assign / unassign an order to an affiliate

Commission payout ↑ Back to top

How to payout commissions to affiliates

FAQ ↑ Back to top

Where can an Affiliate login? ↑ Back to top

An affiliate can log in from My Account area.

Where can an Affiliate get their statistics from? ↑ Back to top

An affiliate can get their statistics from My Account > Affiliate.

Where can an affiliate find their affiliate link? ↑ Back to top

An affiliate can find their affiliate link under My Account > Affiliate > Profile.

How can store admin add/make a user as an affiliate? ↑ Back to top

Please refer here: How to make a user as an affiliate?

Where can store admin find an affiliate link for an affiliate? ↑ Back to top

Store admin can see any affiliate’s ‘affiliate link’ under their name in the Affiliate For WooCommerce dashboard. Additionally, go to Users > All Users. Locate the user and click on edit. You will see their affiliate link on their profile page.

How are referrals tracked? ↑ Back to top

Referrals are tracked via cookies.

I’m using this plugin. What information I should write in my privacy policy to comply with GDPR? ↑ Back to top

Go to your WordPress admin > Settings > Privacy. There you will see an ‘Edit’ link. Click on it and it will take you to the edit privacy policy page. Once you open the privacy policy page for editing, you will see a notification on top with a link to the default WordPress privacy policy page guide. Click on that link. Here you will find the content to write in your privacy policy under the section => Source: Affiliate For WooCommerce

Where can store admin set cookie expiration to identify referrals? ↑ Back to top

A setting “Cookie Expiration” is provided under WooCommerce > Settings > Affiliate. Here the store admin can set the number of days for the cookie expiration.

Can affiliates earn commission on their purchase? ↑ Back to top

Yes. Currently, the affiliate system calculates commission for those orders which are placed by the affiliate himself. If the store admin doesn’t want to give the commission for such orders, they can mark such orders as “Rejected” from the affiliate dashboard in the admin panel.

I can’t find transaction id of the commission payout done via PayPal? ↑ Back to top

The transaction id should be visible under WooCommerce > Affiliate > Select an affiliate from left panel > Payout tab > Note. If it’s not appearing, make sure that PayPal IPN is configured correctly.

Is this plugin compatible with WooCommerce Subscriptions? ↑ Back to top


Using WooCommerce Subscriptions, can I control whether to pay recurring commission or one-time commission? ↑ Back to top

Yes, you can. Go to WooCommerce > Settings > Affiliate. If you want to allow commission on each renewal, then enable ‘Issue recurring commission?’ and click on save changes. This will issue the affiliate commission on each renewal. Leave it disabled to issue commission-only during sign up.

Feature request ↑ Back to top

Have a feature request for Affiliate For WooCommerce? Submit it from here: Submit a feature request

Questions and Support ↑ Back to top

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