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How to Install and Use the Affiliate Landing Pages Add-on for AffiliateWP
The Affiliate Portal is a premium alternative to the Affiliate Area. It provides a modern elegant interface for your affiliates.
Similar to the Affiliate Area, your affiliates can log into their account and view their referral stats, generate affiliate links, and view their earnings.
What is different about the Affiliate Portal is that it is a full-screen experience. It does not load within your WordPress theme. It has its own styling, works great on all devices, and works perfectly with any WordPress theme.
In this article, we’ll show you how to install and set up the Affiliate Portal add-on for AffiliateWP.
Requirements: You will need a Professional plan to access the Affiliate Portal add-on.
1. Installing the Affiliate Portal 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 Portal add-on.
After installing the Affiliate Portal add-on, the next step is to enable the Affiliate Portal. To do this, navigate to AffiliateWP » Settings and then click on the Affiliate Portal tab.
- Click on the checkbox to enable the Affiliate Portal.
- Click Save Changes.
2. Affiliate Portal – Admin settings
Once the Affiliate Portal add-on has been installed and activated, a new Affiliate Portal tab will be visible within AffiliateWP’s settings at AffiliateWP » Settings.
This screen has various settings specific to the Affiliate Portal:
Allow Affiliate Feedback
Enabling this option will allow your affiliates to submit anonymous feedback directly to us, from within the Affiliate Portal. We’ll use this feedback to improve the user experience for all affiliates.
Referral Link Sharing
By default, no sharing options are configured.
Once a sharing option is enabled, it will appear below the Referral URL generator on the Affiliate URLs screen of the Affiliate Portal. This allows an affiliate to quickly share their referral link via Twitter, Facebook or email.
The Menu Links option allows you to add additional links to the menu within the Affiliate Portal by adding a name for the link and selecting the page you want the link to be directed to.
Note: Menu links are only accessible by existing, approved affiliates. Any non-affiliate accessing a menu link added above will be redirected to the Affiliate Area.
3. Affiliate Portal – Compatible add-ons
Below is a list of compatible AffiliateWP add-ons. These add-ons interact with the Affiliate Area so are also integrated with the Affiliate Portal.
- Order Details for Affiliates
- Store Credit
- Affiliate Landing Pages
- Custom Affiliate Slugs
- Direct Link Tracking
- Pushover Notifications
- Lifetime Commissions
There are two add-ons not compatible with the Affiliate Portal:
Affiliate Area Tabs
The page content loaded by the Affiliate Area Tabs add-on is completely styled by the active WordPress theme. Since the Affiliate Portal has its own custom design, it doesn’t load any of the theme’s CSS. This provides a consistent interface for affiliates. We’ll be introducing portal-specific functionality to help with any custom links.
Affiliate Dashboard Sharing
The Affiliate Dashboard Sharing add-on shows sharing options after the Affiliate Area’s “Generate URL” button has been clicked. With the Affiliate Portal, an affiliate’s referral link is instantly shown, without the need for an extra click. As such, similar sharing functionality has been directly built into the Affiliate Portal. If you’re using the Affiliate Portal add-on, the Affiliate Dashboard Sharing add-on is no longer needed.
4. Affiliate Portal – FAQs
Will the Affiliate Portal add-on work with my current theme?
Yes, the Affiliate Portal add-on is designed to work with almost any theme. There are these exceptions for the way they handle document paths and rewrites:
- Oxygen Builder – https://oxygenbuilder.com/
- Jupiter X – https://jupiterx.com/
Are there any external plugins that conflict with the Affiliate Portal?
- Permalink Manager (Pro) – A workaround is to check the pages box in the exclude content types settings for that plugin. This will allow them to coexist.
Will the Affiliate Portal add-on work with the Affiliate Area Tabs add-on.
No, the Affiliate Area Tabs add-on is not compatible. Learn more here.
How can I view the Affiliate Portal?
The Affiliate Portal is only accessible by affiliates. To view the Affiliate Portal as an administrator you’ll first need to add your own user account as an affiliate.
Alternatively, install the User Switching plugin. AffiliateWP integrates with this plugin to add Switch To links in the action menu for every affiliate. You can find the Switch To link by hovering over any affiliate on the AffiliateWP » Affiliates screen. This is a great way to test what your affiliates see without needing to create your own affiliate account.