Lifetime Commissions - setup

Note: This article relates to the Lifetime Commissions pro add-on.

The Lifetime Commissions add-on links a customer to an affiliate, allowing the linked affiliate to receive commission on all future purchases by the customer.

Setup

Once installed and activated, you’ll need to think about whether you’d like to enable lifetime commissions for all affiliates, or only for some.

Enabling Lifetime Commissions for all affiliates

  1. Go to Affiliates → Settings → Integrations
  2. Under the Lifetime Commissions header, click on the Enable For All Affiliates? checkbox
  3. Click Save Changes

Enabling Lifetime Commissions on a per-affiliate basis

  1. Go to Affiliates → Affiliates and click the Edit link from the Actions column on the affiliate you’d like to enable lifetime commissions for.
  2. On the edit screen, click the Enable Lifetime Commissions checkbox.
  3. Click Update Affiliate.

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Linking, de-linking and removing users from affiliates

Linking a user to an affiliate from within the admin

Customers are automatically linked when they make a purchase using an affiliate’s typical referral URL however there may be times when you’d like to link a customer to an affiliate from within the WordPress admin.

  1. Go to Users → All Users, and edit the user you’d like to link to an affiliate.
  2. On the user’s profile screen, enter an affiliate’s ID into the Linked Affiliate ID text field.
  3. Click Update User to save the user’s profile. The user is now linked to the affiliate.

De-linking a user from an affiliate

  1. Go to Users → All Users, and edit the user that is already linked to an affiliate.
  2. On the user’s profile screen, remove the affiliate’s ID from the Linked Affiliate ID text field.
  3. Click Update User to save the user’s profile. The user is now de-linked from the affiliate.

Changing the user’s linked affiliate

  1. Go to Users → All Users, and edit the user that is already linked to an affiliate.
  2. On the user’s profile screen, change the affiliate’s ID in the Linked Affiliate ID text field to another affiliate’s ID.
  3. Click Update User to save the user’s profile. The user is now linked to the new affiliate.

Note, Lifetime Commissions is not compatible with the free Checkout Referrals add-on.