Enabling affiliate registration

When AffiliateWP is installed and activated, it will automatically create a new page on your WordPress site titled Affiliate Area. The Affiliate Area is where your affiliates log into their account and view their referral stats, generate affiliate links, and view their earnings. 

On the Affiliate Area page, whilst existing affiliates can log in to view their statistics, potential affiliates can also register to become a new affiliate on your site. AffiliateWP ships with a useful affiliate registration form, so you can start recruiting affiliates as soon as you're ready to launch. This registration form is not enabled by default, so you can plan and set up your affiliate program before you start allowing affiliate registrations.

When you're ready, it's incredibly easy to enable the affiliate registration form and make it visible on your Affiliate Area page:

  1. Go to Affiliates → Settings → General.
  2. Click on the Misc tab.
  3. The first option on the Misc tab is Allow affiliate registration - tick the checkbox next to this option:

  4. Click Save Changes.

The default affiliate registration form will now be visible on your Affiliate Area page. 

Note: There is a Require Approval option that can be enabled in Affiliates → Settings → Misc that makes all affiliate registrations be created in a Pending status until someone clicks to Approve or Reject.