What happens when my subscription ends?

When your subscription ends, your AffiliateWP license expires and is no longer active. AffiliateWP’s full functionality is only available with an active subscription and license.

When your license expires, the following will happen:

Immediately on the day of expiration:

  • You enter a grace period where AffiliateWP will still operate as usual. We’ll notify you via an admin notice that your license has expired.
  • You’ll no longer have access to support if you encounter issues with AffiliateWP.
  • You won’t be able to download AffiliateWP from our website.
  • You’ll no longer receive updates to the AffiliateWP plugin, including security updates.
  • You won’t be able to activate your license on any new sites, and the activations on your current sites will expire.
  • You’ll no longer be able to download any AffiliateWP add-ons.

After the grace period ends:

You won’t have access to any of the AffiliateWP admin screens. Read more: AffiliateWP Backend Deactivated

Essentially, you can continue to use AffiliateWP on the front end of your site indefinitely when your subscription ends. However, you won’t be able to access the plugin’s admin screens or functions. Unless you renew, we’ll also no longer be able to support any changes or additions to your site.

Please also refer to our Terms and Conditions.

Active vs Inactive License Comparison

Active License/SubscriptionExpired/License Subscription
(During Grace Period)
Expired/License Subscription
(After Grace Period)

Installed Copies of AffiliateWP✔ 
(Front end only)
Installed Copies of Add-Ons 
(Front end only)

Front End Operations
Admin Screens and Functions
Pay Affiliates
Add New Affiliates
Manage Affiliates
Manage Referrals
Manage Creatives
View Reports
New Site Activations
Download AffiliateWP
Download Add-Ons
Update AffiliateWP
New Add-Ons
Security Updates