🎉 We have released the Affiliate Portal pro add-on!

The Affiliate Portal

The Affiliate Portal is an alternative to AffiliateWP’s standard Affiliate Area. Instead of being an area within the page on your site, the portal is a dedicated full-screen experience for your affiliates.

🚌 Let us show you around!


The Dashboard is an entirely new page for affiliates. Once logged in, they’re shown key performance metrics and can quickly access other pages of the portal to see the bigger picture.

Screenshot - Affiliate Portal: Dashboard
The dashboard is where affiliates can see important metrics

Affiliate URLs

Previously, affiliates needed to highlight referral links and manually copy them to the clipboard. Now they can copy any referral link with one satisfying click.

Generating and previewing referral links is also more intuitive. Changing any input field updates the Generated referral URL automatically. In other words, no more clicking a clunky button for every new preview!

And finally, the sharing options are always visible, allowing for quicker sharing. As a result, you no longer need the Affiliate Dashboard Sharing add-on.

Screenshot - Affiliate Portal: Affiliate URLs
The Affiliate URLs page of the portal.

Referrals, Visits & Payouts

The Referrals, Visits and Payouts pages now have sortable table columns. We’ve also added color-coded labels and icons, making statuses clearer.

Screenshot - Affiliate Portal: Referrals
The Referrals page of the portal.
Screenshot - Affiliate Portal: Visits
The Visits page of the portal.
Screenshot - Affiliate Portal: Payouts
The Payouts page of the portal.


The portal makes good use of the generous screen real estate. Thanks to the all-new grid design, more creatives can fit on-screen.

Clicking a creative will show its true preview, along with its description and HTML code.

Screenshot - Affiliate Portal: Creatives
Some of the creatives we use for our own affiliate portal.


Finally, we’d like to show you the Settings page. It provides beautiful form styling and naturally integrates with the Payouts Service.

Screenshot - Affiliate Portal: Settings
The Settings page of the portal.

Enhanced with AffiliateWP add-ons

As you would expect, all your favorite AffiliateWP add-ons that interact with the standard Affiliate Area also work with the Affiliate Portal. We have outlined two exceptions in our documentation.

Compatible pro add-ons:

  • Affiliate Landing Pages
  • Custom Affiliate Slugs
  • Direct Link Tracking
  • Pushover Notifications
  • Lifetime Commissions

Compatible official-free add-ons:

  • Store Credit
  • Order Details for Affiliates

Optimized for your affiliates

Built for speed

Because the portal is independent of your WordPress theme, unnecessary CSS and JavaScript files are blocked from being loaded. This keeps the portal loading fast for your affiliates.

For on-the-go affiliates

Affiliates can access the portal wherever they are. The responsive design ensures it can be comfortably viewed on phones, tablets and desktop computers.

The portal is optimized for mobile devices.

Give your affiliates a premium experience

There’s a lot to love with the new Affiliate Portal pro add-on. Later on we’ll be making many fine-tune adjustments to make your affiliates’ experience even better. If you have any questions or ideas we’d love to hear them. Drop a comment below!

If you already have a Professional license, head over to your account page to download the Affiliate Portal add-on.

Personal and Plus license holders can upgrade with a couple of clicks from your account page.

Don’t have a license yet? Visit our pricing page.

Andrew Munro

About the author: Andrew Munro co-founded AffiliateWP in early 2014. His trusty treadmill desk allows him to write code at an incredible 3 mph, making him the fastest developer around.


  1. Absolutely brilliant – customising the affiliate portal was always difficult, this just makes it slick and look extremely professional. Thanks AffiliateWP!

  2. Looks great, thanks! I just installed it on a clients english site. Is there German translation ready? I have a German client site that need the upgraded portal.

  3. Love this feature! We were struglling with the customization a lot and believed a visual improvement would help us out a lot!
    We would love to know if this addon also works with the official free addon “Affiliate Area Tabs” in which you are able to customize the tabs and add custom pages too.

    Thanks in advance!

    1. Hello Jair. Great! We are glad the plugin will help you. We’ve been hearing similarly from others.

      I’m bummed to say it, but the Affiliate Portal does not support ‘Affiliate Area Tabs’. This is because that plugin works with your WordPress theme, whereas the Portal “bypasses” your theme to give your affiliates these improved visuals.

      We are looking into ways to bring similar functionality to the Portal. We don’t have a timeline yet. We wanted to get this new Portal experience out for your affiliates as soon as we could. I hope I’ll be blogging about that feature soon.

      1. Would it also not be possible to just be able to add custom menu items and link to custom pages with links to it in a new tab. We offer our affiliates extra materials, news updates, trainings etc.

  4. What options do you provide so O don’t need to use the “payouts service” and pay an additional 3% “service fee”?


    1. Hi Tobias!

      The portal is very different to the Affiliate Area so third-party developers will need to update their add-ons to add support for it. We’ll be publishing some developer-focused documentation very soon and providing examples on how they can integrate.

    1. Hi Chris,

      Thanks for the screenshot! We’ll see if we can make the portal better accommodate longer site titles.

      It’s not possible to override styles (other CSS is blocked to avoid styling conflicts) and there are no template files to edit sorry.

  5. Hello,

    Do you have a “tiered” system for affiliates? Say, if in tier 1 the affiliate gets 20%, in tier 2 they get 30%, but in order to enter tier 2, they need to refer for x amount per month, year, etc.


    1. Found the “Tiered Affiliate Rates” add-on. However, can I set a timeframe & amount of sales they need to make the referrals in, so they can keep the tiered rate?


  6. After installation of this plugin I got following error.
    Fatal error: Uncaught Error: Call to a member function allow_affiliate_slugs() on null in ………/wp-content/plugins/affiliatewp-affiliate-portal/includes/integrations/class-custom-affiliate-slugs.php:54

    What could be the possible reasons.

  7. When my affiliates attempt to click the links on the side panel, they are redirected stating the page doesn’t exist. Are there short codes that I can use to create the necessary pages for my affiliates?

    1. Hi Ben,

      You might just need to flush your permalinks by visiting Settings > Permalinks in wp-admin. If that doesn’t solve the broken links issue and you require additional assistance, please contact our support team.

  8. Where do the affiliates sign in? I’m not interested in giving them access to wordpress. I was looking for a shortcode so I can make my own affiliate login screen…

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