Affiliate Link Sharing

Do your affiliates ask how to share their affiliate links on social media, in emails, or how to generate QR codes? If so, this feature will show them how with a seamless sharing experience. Affiliate Link Sharing has the potential to increase affiliate engagement, which can lead to increased referral traffic, and potentially increased sales as well.

This guide will show how affiliates can share their unique links from the affiliate area dashboard with a single click to their preferred destination.

Enabling Affiliate Link Sharing

Before we get started, be sure to install and activate AffiliateWP on your WordPress site, and you’ve verified the license.

To enable Affiliate Link Sharing, go to AffiliateWP » Settings » Affiliates.

AffiliateWP admin settings

Next, scroll down to the Affiliate Link Sharing section and check the box of the sharing options you’d like to enable. These include Facebook, LinkedIn, X (Formerly Twitter), Email, and QR Codes.

Affiliate Link Sharing options

When the X or Email option is checked, additional settings will appear below.

Affiliate Link Sharing options expanded when all are checked

After saving your changes, the share icons will appear below the affiliate’s link.

Affiliate URLs section of the Affiliate Area showing the sharing options below the affiliate's link

Clicking on the individual share icon will open that target sharing platform, and automatically apply the link.

For the QR Code, the link in the QR Code link field is selectable to copy. Click on the Download QR Code button to download the QR code image.

Large, generated QR code image to click on to copy or a button to download the QR code image.

Sharing Links With Supported Addons

Custom Affiliate Slugs

When the Custom Affiliate Slugs addon is enabled, the slug is now integrated in the main Your Affiliate Link section. If the Default Referral Format in the Affiliate Links section is set to Custom Affiliate Slug, the main link shows the custom slug by default.

Default Referral Format setting set to Custom Affiliate Slug in AffiliateWP - Settings - Affiliates
Your Affiliate Link showing the custom affiliate slug by default

Otherwise, if the Id or Username is set for the Default Referral Format, a link appears that will toggle back and forth between Use standard link and Use link with custom slug.

Your Affiliate Link section showing the toggle link for Use standard link when the Default Referral Format is set to ID or Username
Your Affiliate Link section showing the toggle link for Use link with custom slug when the Default Referral Format is set to ID or Username

Multi-Tier Commissions

When the Multi-Tier Commissions addon is enabled, Your Network Link will have the same sharing options as your unique affiliate link.

Multi-Tier Commissions Network page in the affiliate area showing the shared options

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use these features in the Affiliate Portal?

While the Affiliate Portal does not currently use the specific settings above, it has its own sharing options for Twitter (now X), Facebook, and Email. You can view our Affiliate Portal setup document here for more details on how to enable these features in the Affiliate Portal.

To add the QR Code feature, Affiliate Portal users can install the Affiliate QR Codes addon by following the steps on the Affiliate QR Codes setup document.

How can I change the default link?

To set the default affiliate link that appears in the Affiliate URLs page, go to AffiliateWP » Settings » Advanced, scroll down to the Tracking section, and enter your preferred link in the Default Referral URL field.

Default Referral URL setting in AffiliateWP - Settings - Advanced

And that’s it! Enabling Affiliate Link Sharing options as part of your AffiliateWP site configuration not only simplifies the process for affiliates, but also boosts their engagement, and significantly enhances the potential for additional referral income.