Showing pretty URLs to your affiliates

A pretty URL is a website address or link that is easier for visitors to read, and includes words which describe the content of the webpage. Pretty URLs are free from query strings, and are considered to be more search engine friendly as they “describe” the content of each page to search engine crawlers.

AffiliateWP allows you and your affiliates to use various affiliate referral URL structures to direct potential customers or leads to your website. These URL types are based on WordPress’ standard URL structures. All affiliate URLs work out of the box, including pretty URLs. Below are some examples of pretty affiliate URLs:

  • site.com/ref/1
  • site.com/ref/john
  • site.com/page/ref/1
  • site.com/page/ref/john

Show pretty affiliate referral URLs in the Affiliate Area

If you would like to encourage your affiliates to use a pretty URL format when sharing their affiliate referral links, you can choose to show a pretty URL in the Affiliate Area. Simply enable the “Pretty Affiliate URLs” option in the Affiliates → Settings → General tab and save the changes.