Almost done and compatible with many official-free and pro add-ons.

We are excited to bring you the release candidate of the Affiliate Portal pro add-on. 🎉

Since our beta 1, beta 2, and beta 3 releases we have made many more improvements and bug fixes. More exciting, we have integrated four more pro add-ons.

  1. Lifetime Commissions 
  2. Direct Link Tracking
  3. Affiliate Landing Pages
  4. Pushover Notifications

Let’s take a look at the newly integrated pro add-ons.

Lifetime Commissions

Link an affiliate to the customer they refer for life so they also get commissions on the customer’s future purchases. This can be a huge incentive for your affiliates, increasing their effectiveness and loyalty. Learn more about Lifetime Commissions here.

Screenshot - Lifetime Customers
Lifetime Customers list
Referrals page – Lifetime Referral column
Statistics page – Lifetime Customers

Build trust and motivation with your affiliates by allowing them to easily see details about each of their lifetime customers. Enable or disable the Lifetime Customers screen globally or on a per-affiliate basis. You can also hide the customer emails from affiliates if you need to comply with GDPR, or just don’t want them showing.

On the Statistics page your affiliates can see their Lifetime Customer count. On the Referrals page Lifetime Referrals are noted within a dedicated column.

Direct Link Tracking

Some website visitors don’t like to click what they perceive as an affiliate link. With Direct Link Tracking you can allow your affiliates to link straight to your site and be credited for the referral. All without specially formatted URLs. Some of your affiliates will really want this option.

Affiliate Portal screenshot - Direct Links list
Direct link tracking list

Display your affiliate’s domain, or domains, in an intuitive interface. You can enable the Direct Link Tracking screen globally, or just for select affiliates. You might want to make it a feature only available for select or VIP affiliates 😉.

Affiliate Landing Pages

Assign a new or existing page or post to an affiliate. If a customer makes a purchase after landing on the assigned page, the affiliate will earn a commission.

This is another way your affiliates can promote your site without the use of a specially formatted URL. Learn more about Affiliate Landing Pages here.

This add-on works especially well with WooCommerce and Easy Digital Downloads allowing you to assign products or downloads to an affiliate.

Affiliate Portal screenshot - Landing Pages list
Affiliate Landing Pages list

Affiliates will see their pages in a new section under the Affiliates URLs page below the Referral URL Generator.

Pushover Notifications

You can let your affiliates know they made some money the instant they earn a commission. 

Using Pushover, your affiliates can get alerts on their phone or tablet. This can be very fun and exciting for affiliates. They’ll get instant encouragement each time they land a successful referral! It’s a good way to keep your affiliates engaged in promoting your site or products.

Your affiliates need to install the free Pushover app available for iOS or Android.

Affiliate Portal screenshot - Pushover User Key Entry
Pushover User Key entry

Improved Affiliate Portal experience

Each affiliate can enter their Pushover User Key under user settings, accessed on the top-right drop-down menu.

Thank you and get ready!

We are very grateful to so many of you who have contributed feedback. We are listening and putting it to work.

What’s next for you?👇🏾

🙏 Beta testers, thank you for your feedback, feel free to add more here.

🤩 The Affiliate Portal is a pro add-on. If you don’t have an AffiliateWP license, grab a Professional license here.

👉🏾 Like what you see? Log in to upgrade to a Professional license and get access to the Affiliate Portal pro add-on.

⬇️ Download the Affiliate Portal release candidate here. (Remember we don’t recommend you run this on a Live/Production site yet.)

Joe Wells

About the author: Joe is a Product Marketing Specialist at Sandhills Development. For years he’s been helping people and organizations kill it with WordPress. He is also the founder of a new alternative accounting solution for your side hustle or small biz called HustleBooks (powered by Easy Digital Downloads and AffiliateWP). He and his family live and play just outside Detroit. A busy dad, he enjoys running, watching and creating films.

6 comments

  1. Hi guys, can you explain further why should we use non secure domains with Direct Link Tracking? Please advise. Thanks!

    Everything is looking awesome though! Congrats

    1. Good spotting! The line of text in the screenshot only shows when the host site is using a non-SSL domain (the one with the Affiliate Portal and Direct Link Tracking add-ons installed). This is because HTTPS sites can’t send referrer data to HTTP sites. If the host site is HTTP, an affiliate would also need to enter a HTTP domain for the direct link tracking functionality to work.

      However it’s likely an affiliate would never see that message. Everyone now understands (hopefully) the importance of SSL so you can safely ignore it. I’d have to check with Joe, but I’m almost certain his local test site must have been set up as HTTP when he took the screenshots for this post 🙂

  2. Please put in the Tree View ASAP – This is a VERY key feature to our AffiliateWP + MLM site. Without it my test users said they liked the portal however without the Tree view they didnt like going between pages.

    1. Hey Lance! This will be something the third-party MLM add-on you are using will need to include in a future update to support the affiliate portal add-on. Which one are you using?

      We’re in the process of writing developer-focused documentation for the affiliate portal add-on. Hopefully your add-on’s developer can integrate with the portal add-on soon.

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