Setting the referral URL variable

The referral URL variable is the parameter that gets added to URLs on your site to identify them as referral URLs of a specific affiliate.

You can set the referral variable to anything you wish, though AffiliateWP will default to using ref.

Note: When setting your referral variable, make sure you do not use a reserved keyword or term in WordPress as it may conflict with core functionality. Example: "p" which is reserved for pages and posts.  View this link for the complete list: .

A URL that contains a referral var will look typically look like this:

In addition, your affiliates can use any of the following affiliate URLs.

422 is the ID of the affiliate the URL belongs to.

The referral variable can be set in  Affiliates > Settings:

Note: If you change your referral variable, don’t forget to let your affiliates know.