After several weeks in beta, we are pleased to announce the release of AffiliateWP 2.0. With this new version we have introduced support for six new eCommerce, membership, and form builder integrations, made significant improvements to data handling, and added new options that help you more easily customize AffiliateWP to suit your exact needs.

There are a lot of significant improvements in version 2.0; let’s look at the highlights.

Affiliate Area form settings

With 2.0 we have included new settings that allow site admins to choose which forms (login, registration or none) should be shown on the Affiliate Area to non-registered affiliates and we have introduced options that permit site admins to control which fields in the registration form are required and optional.

Stripe Checkout integration through WP Simple Pay is one of the most popular merchant processors and are continually pushing innovations with their platform. With version 2.0, we’re thrilled to announce newly added support for Stripe Checkout through WP Simple Pay.

WP Simple Pay provides incredibly easy options for embedded Stripe Checkout purchase forms anywhere on your WordPress website. Now with the AffiliateWP integration, you can award your affiliates referral commissions for purchases made from their affiliate URLs.

Contact Form 7 integration

With over 1 million active installs, Contact Form 7 is one of the largest contact form builder plugins available. It has also been around longer than all or most of the other available options.

In version 2.0 we have added support for referral tracking for Contact Form 7 submissions. Along with basic referral tracking for contact submissions, we have also added support for payment tracking with the popular PayPal add-on.

WPForms integration

WPForms is one of the more recent contact form builder plugins available for WordPress and they’ve certainly made a splash. Version 2.0 of AffiliateWP now includes an integration with WPForms that allows you to track referrals for payments submitted through WPForms.

Integration with Give

Give is a great plugin that makes accepting donations easy. Whether you are raising money for a charity, a business expansion, medical bills, or any other cause, Give can help make it easy. AffiliateWP now supports tracking referral commissions for donations made through Give, providing you a great way to help grow your donations.

Integration with Paid Member Subscriptions

Paid Member Subscriptions, a plugin from Cozmoslabs, offers a complete membership solution, allowing you to accept member payments, manage members, create subscription plans and restrict access to premium content. In AffiliateWP 2.0, we have introduced a new integration that allows you to track affiliate referrals for membership and subscription purchases made through Paid Member Subscriptions.

Integration with Caldera Forms

Caldera Forms is a powerful form builder plugin. In version 2.0 of AffiliateWP we have introduced an integration that allows you to track referral commissions for payments submitted through Caldera Forms.

Improved data handling through batch processing

We have introduced a new batch processing system that allows AffiliateWP to easily handle much larger data sets than previously possible. This improvement will greatly benefit large sites that have experienced problems with timeouts and other issues when attempting to generate payout files or export CSVs of the affiliate databases. It will also benefit smaller sites by giving site admins a smoother, less disruptive experience.

Fine-tuned meta capabilities

In 2.0 we’ve introduced additional meta capabilities that allow site admins to more greatly fine-tune what privileges user roles have. This includes capabilities for determining not only if a user can “manage” an affiliate object (affiliate, referral, visit, payout, REST consumer) but also if they have permission to view, add, edit, and delete. Each of these meta capabilities are separate so it’s now possible to have user roles that can add / edit objects but not delete them, or a role that can view objects but not manipulate them in any way.

Additional improvements

Along with the highlights above, we’ve made a lot of other improvements, including:

  • Payout files can now be generated for individual affiliate accounts
  • The conversion rate for affiliates is now shown on the Reports page
  • Affiliate first and last names are now included in the CSV export file
  • A new option to blacklist specific referring URLs has been added
  • Creative thumbnails are now shown on the Creatives list table
  • Admin-visible-only notes can now be added to affiliate accounts
  • Support for Pakistani PKR has been added
  • Text strings throughout the admin area have been improved and made more consistent
  • Affiliate login and registration forms no longer have fixed input or label widths
  • Referrals generated through PayPal Buttons can now be automatically revoked when refunds are processed, if the referral status is Unpaid
  • REST API routes now include a full schema
  • Account status is now shown on the Edit Affiliate screen
  • Gravity Forms integration now blocks referrals from an affiliate’s own email address
  • Affiliates database now includes a column for “unpaid_earnings”
  • Unpaid Earnings are now visible in a column on the main Affiliates screen
  • Added new debug tools to frontend Javascript.

Version 2.0 is available as a free update to all customers with a valid license key.  The update can be installed directly from your Plugins page inside your WordPress admin area or it can be downloaded from your account page. If you do not yet have a license key, check out our Pricing page and get one today!

Pippin Williamson

About the author: Pippin Williamson is the founder and CEO of Sandhills Development.


  1. Hey, thanks for the update, how can I do to update the plugin directly from WordPress? as I cant find any update link on the plugin.

    1. As long as you have a valid license key and have activated the license key, the update should show up in your Plugins page just like any other plugin.

  2. Hi 🙂 I have tried to install the “Show Affiliate Coupons” plugin. but no matter what i do it won’t activate. How get i get help with this. Thanks.

  3. Hello!
    Where can I get more information about the plugin? For example:
    The ability to assign a reward as a percentage of the value of the goods, and in USD
    The ability to assign different rewards for different products
    Ability to create affiliate links to any page of the site
    Promo codes for partners, which will be used to account for their clients


    1. Hi Michael!

      You can contact us from the support page if you have any pre-sale questions (, or you can view our documentation here:

      The ability to assign a reward as a percentage of the value of the goods, and in USD

      Yes that’s possible. You can choose a percentage for the referral rate type, see:

      The ability to assign different rewards for different products

      Are you wanting the ability to set a different commission amount for each product? See the “Setting a per-product referral rate” of the doc above.

      Ability to create affiliate links to any page of the site

      Yes, that’s how AffiliateWP works. An affiliate can link to any page of the site. A bit more information here:

      Promo codes for partners, which will be used to account for their clients

      It sounds like you’re wanting affiliate coupon tracking:

      Hope that helps!

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