Affiliate Area Tabs Installation and Usage

How to Install and Use the Affiliate Area Tabs Add-on for AffiliateWP

Affiliate Area Tabs allows you to add custom tabs to AffiliateWP’s Affiliate Area. Each custom tab is linked to a WordPress page making it exceptionally easy to add and manage the tab’s content.

In this article, we’ll show you how to install and set up the Affiliate Area Tabs add-on for AffiliateWP.

  1. Installing the Affiliate Area Tabs Add-on
  2. Hiding a default tab
  3. Adding a custom tab
  4. Reording tabs
  5. Deleting a custom tab
  6. FAQs

1. Installing the Affiliate Area Tabs Add-on

Before we get started, be sure to install and activate AffiliateWP on your WordPress site.

Once you’ve got AffiliateWP installed and your license is verified, you’ll be able to quickly install and activate the Affiliate Area Tabs add-on.

After installing the Affiliate Area Tabs add-on, the next step is to manage the Affiliate Area Tabs. To do this, navigate to AffiliateWP » Settings and then click on the Affiliate Area Tabs tab.

2. Hiding a default tab

Default AffiliateWP tabs can be hidden from the Affiliate Area.

  1. Click the tab (anywhere in the white bar) to expand its options.
  2. Click the Hide tab in Affiliate Area checkbox.
  3. Click the Save Changes button.

3. Adding a custom tab

  1. Click the Add New Tab button.
  2. Enter a title for the tab in the Tab Title field.
  3. Select a page for the Tab Content. You’ll want to create this page first if you haven’t done so already from the WordPress pages section. Pages assigned to a tab are only visible to affiliates. If a non-affiliate tries to view this page on your website, they will be redirected to the affiliate login screen.
  4. To add more tabs, repeat steps 1-3 above.
  5. Click the Save Changes button.

Your custom tabs can be viewed in your Affiliate Area. This is the page defined as the “Affiliate Area” at
Affiliates » Settings » General.

Note: If you cannot see your Affiliate Area, make sure you have added yourself as an affiliate, or are logged in as an affiliate.

4. Reordering tabs

Tabs can be reordered by simply dragging and dropping them into a new location. Use the arrow icon next to each tab to reorder them. When you’re finished reordering your tabs, click Save Changes.

5. Deleting a custom tab

  1. Click the tab (anywhere in the white bar) to expand its options.
  2. Click the Delete tab link.
  3. Confirm the deletion in the pop up box.
  4. Click the Save Changes button.

Note: If you are integrating with WooCommerce, do not add the My Account page as a custom tab, otherwise, all traffic will be redirected to the affiliate area and required to login as an affiliate.

6. FAQs

Custom tabs are not being displayed in the Affiliate Area

Check to see if your theme has a  dashboard.php file in a folder called affiliatewp. If so, this template file inside your theme may need to be updated from the dashboard.php file located in AffiliateWP’s templates folder.

Read more on Modifying template files.

Affiliate Portal is installed

If you have the Affiliate Portal add-on installed and active, the Affiliate Area Tabs content won’t be visible.  You can read more on  Affiliate Portal FAQ

Tabs are not being shown in the correct language

If you have changed your site language at any point  after setting up Affiliate Area Tabs, the default tabs from AffiliateWP may still appear in the previously set language. This is simply because each tab’s title has already been saved to the database in the previous language.

To fix this, make sure you are on at least version 1.2.1 of Affiliate Area Tabs, then re-save the Affiliate Area Tabs settings screen. This will force the tab’s titles to be re-translated. Note, they will only be re-translated if a translation file exists for AffiliateWP in your new chosen language.