WordPress Affiliate Plugins Comparison

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Updated For 2015
This comparison is regularly updated to help you find the best plugins of 2015!
Last update on: 13.1.2015
Contents

  1. Search And Find
  2. Feature Comparison Chart
  3. Instructions And Suggestions
  4. Corrections And Comments

Welcome to the best comparison of the best affiliate plugins for WordPress! Let me help you find the cheapest WordPress affiliate plugin that is perfect for your specific requirements and budget!

To get started simply enter which features you will definitely need from your affiliate plugin in the form below. After pressing “Compare Now” you will instantly get your individual comparison results and can see the top alternatives that offer all the features you require at the best price! Go here for more details on how to use this comparison.

Search And Find A Great WordPress Affiliate Plugin

Get Individual Results

How many blogs do you own?
What features do you need?

Affiliate Program Features:
Payout Methods:
Supported eCommerce Plugins:
Supported Membership Plugins And Other Integrations:

Top Affiliate Plugins, ordered by

The Big Affiliate Plugin Feature Comparison Chart

The search form above is meant to give you a personalized comparison and let you compare prices of the different affiliate program plugins. The chart below on the other hand is meant to give you a quick overview over which kind of features you can find in all of the affiliate plugin alternatives. If you find this huge table too confusing you can also use my heads up comparisons between two specific WordPress affiliate plugins instead.

Features marked with free in the chart are available in the free version of the plugin. Features marked with addon are sold as a separate extension. Hover over the text to see the starting price of the extension.

AffiliateWP Affiliate Royale WP Affiliate Manager Magic Affiliate Affiliates Pro
Listing Data Verified?
Affiliate Program Features
Recurring Referrals
Tiered Affiliate Rates
Real Time Reporting (free) (free)
Per Affiliate Commission Rate (free)
Per Product Commission Rate
Upload Banners
Affiliate Management / Manual Approval (free)
Assign Coupon Codes To Affiliates
Import / Export Affiliates
Signup Bonus
AffiliateWP Affiliate Royale WP Affiliate Manager Magic Affiliate Affiliates Pro
Payment CSV Export (free)
Stripe Payouts
PayPal Adaptive Payments
AffiliateWP Affiliate Royale WP Affiliate Manager Magic Affiliate Affiliates Pro
WooCommerce (free) (free)
Easy Digital Downloads (free)
WP e-Commerce (free)
Shopp
iThemes Exchange (free)
Jigoshop (free) (free)
Cart66
MarketPress
AffiliateWP Affiliate Royale WP Affiliate Manager Magic Affiliate Affiliates Pro
Magic Members
Restrict Content Pro
Paid Memberships Pro
Membermouse
s2Member
Memberpress
Gravity Forms (free)
MailChimp (free)
Aweber

Instructions, Recommendations And Ressources

A Short Intro To Choosing A Affiliate Plugin

An affiliate program is a great marketing tool! It allows people to register as your affiliates to promote your products or services and in return they get a commission from you if they refer new customers. A classic win-win situation!

The WordPress affiliate plugins compared here make it very simple to start such an affiliate program directly inside your WordPress blog and for any products you are selling through your site.

With affiliate program plugins the most important feature you have to look out for is this: You need to make sure the plugin of your choice supports the e-Commerce plugin or membership plugin you are using on your blog to sell your products. If an affiliate plugin does not work together with your shop software it is essentially useless to you!

Other Factors To Consider In Your Choice

There are of course many other factors you should consider in your choice of a affiliate plugin which are not part of this comparison because they are either highly subjective or hard to track. For example:

  • Is the plugin easy to use? To answer this question download a demo or free version (if available) to get a closer feel for how the plugin works.
  • How good is the plugin interface? Try watching some Youtube videos of each WordPress affiliate plugin in action to get an idea what the admin area looks like.
  • Is the support fast and helpful? Consider just getting in touch and asking some questions before your purchase to see what kind of answer you get.
  • Is the plugin updated regularly? Check if they post about new version releases on their website. For products with a free version in the WP plugin directory you can browse the changelog there.

Links

In this spot I usually link out to some other good comparisons to help you continue your research, however quite frankly I could not find any good ones for affiliate plugins! Judging from where I link to in my other comparisons that mainly means that Chris Lema has not created a post on affiliate links yet.

Finally I want to stress that this affiliate plugin comparison only compares prices and features as reported by the developers. It can not tell you whether those features actually work or in which WordPress affiliate plugin they work better. I recommend you use my comparison as a starting point in your search for the best affiliate program plugin and then try some of the top choices yourself!

How To Use This Affiliate Plugin Comparison

My big WordPress affiliate plugin comparison

Using this comparison is very easy, certainly easier than actually choosing one of the affiliate plugins! In the form at the top of the page enter which features you will definitely need from the affiliate plugin of your choice by checking the boxes next to each feature. Because many WordPress affiliate plugins increase in price depending on your number of sites you should also select on how many blogs you intend to use the plugin with the dropdown box.

After clicking the “Compare Now” button the top affiliate plugins based on your requirements are shown on the right side. By default the results are ordered by how well they match the features you have searched for. You can change that with the “Order results by” dropdown, e.g. to display the cheapest affiliate program plugins in front.

What the results mean: Each compared product is shown in a blue box that contains the following information:

  • Features: This comparison tracks a number of features that are commonly found in the best WordPress affiliate plugins. The number next to each alternative shows you how many out of all those features you can find in this particular product. Features are listed as reported by the developers.
  • Missing Features: This will only show up if a WordPress affiliate plugin does not offer all the features you need (defined by your selection in the comparison search form). All products are displayed regardless of how many features they are missing with the best matches listed higher.
  • Price: The price as calculated for your number of blogs and required features. The goal is to show you the exact cost you can expect when deciding to purchase one of the alternatives in order to help you find the cheapest affiliate plugin possible.
    All prices are as listed on the developers websites. Bulk or automatic discounts are factored in if available. There can be minor variations due to rounding errors. If you find a product has changed their prices please report it so I can keep the list updated.
  • Reviews: This section lists the average rating of the plugin given by WPscoop users. If available the average rating from the WordPress.org plugin directory or the CodeCanyon marketplace is also listed.
  • Download / Order Link: Many of the products compared here offer you a way to test their service for free. Some offer a basic plugin for free, others a demo on their website or a refund period. You will find the details next to each plugin. If possible I recommend you try and test any WordPress affiliate plugin yourself before buying.

Suggestions And Corrections Welcome!

All the data about prices and features is coming directly from the developers. I want this comparison to be an objective starting point in your search for a great affiliate program plugin. Because of that it only contains hard facts and no subjective verdict by myself.

Since most WordPress products are regularly updated and prices get changed often I need your help to keep this comparison up to date! If you spot an outdated price, find an error or notice that a feature was added to one of the affiliate plugins please leave a comment so that I can update the article. Thank you!

Which affiliate plugin do you like best? Is there another plugin alternative I should add to this comparison? Feel free to leave your suggestions in the comments below. If you wish you can also contact me directly!

About Thomas Höfter

I am a WordPress plugin developer from Germany. Some might know me from my WP Robot plugin or one of my free plugins but most don't know me at all. To change that you can write me a message or find me on Google+.

8 Comments


  1. Thank you for the affiliate plugin comparisons. I’m looking for an affiliate plugin that will allow me to have 2nd and 3rd level commission structures. I see that AffiliateWP has extra plugins that allow for this.
    But do any WP affiliate plugins come with that function out of the box?
    Thanks for your help here!
    Barnaby

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  2. Hi guys. I just want to know that is this possible to change the woocommerce products price for different Affiliates members?

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  3. great comparison! i wish you can also include performance benchmark

    Thanks for usefull review

    Reply

  4. Hi Thomas! Thank you for this plugins comparison! It is helpful!

    Reply

  5. Hey bro.. Nice comparison.. But i think you just left Pretty Link Lite & ThristyAff. ??

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    1. Thanks! Compared here are plugins to build your own affiliate program, e.g. when selling products. Pretty Link Lite & ThristyAffiliate on the other hand are plugins to add affiliate links to your posts.

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  6. Astounding. Thomas, this is an extraordinary comparison system you have published. What a massive time saver. Thank you. Very impressed, and grateful for your attention to detail.
    And I see you have a lot of other comparison pages… I’ll be checking them out.
    Cheers…
    Jonathan

    Reply

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