Which affiliate plugin is the better alternative for my blog? With more and more competing premium WordPress plugins it gets harder and harder to answer that question. This article takes a look at two popular WordPress affiliate plugins: It compares AffiliateWP with Magic Affiliate in order to help you with your decision in choosing one.
There are several other alternatives to AffiliateWP and Magic Affiliate on the market which I have compared in separate articles. Go to my main WordPress Affiliate Plugins comparison to start your search.
Please note that this comparison only looks at the features on paper as reported by either plugin’s developers. It does not and can not tell you if or how well a certain feature will work for you. Because such a verdict would depend on too many variables, including your server setup and personal preference, I have decided to stick to the hard facts for this feature comparison between AffiliateWP and Magic Affiliate.
AffiliateWP And Magic Affiliate Feature Comparison
In my comparison I track 30 different features for all the affiliate plugins. In AffiliateWP you can find 22 out of 30 of those features. Magic Affiliate on the other hand offers 12 out of the 30 features in total.
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|Affiliate Program Features|
|Tiered Affiliate Rates|
|Real Time Reporting|
|Per Affiliate Commission Rate|
|Per Product Commission Rate|
|Affiliate Management / Manual Approval|
|Assign Coupon Codes To Affiliates|
|Import / Export Affiliates|
|Payment CSV Export|
|PayPal Adaptive Payments|
|Supported eCommerce Plugins|
|Easy Digital Downloads|
|Supported Membership Plugins And Other Integrations|
|Restrict Content Pro|
|Paid Memberships Pro|
Even if many of the features compared above overlap between the two competing products there is one very important difference: AffiliateWP as well as Magic Affiliate both provide a unique interface from which you will create an affiliate program for your products and pay out commission. Since it is hard to rate the quality of such an interface objectively I recommend that you try both products yourself before deciding for one.
AffiliateWP vs Magic Affiliate Price Comparison
WPscoop indexes the exact prixing plans of all compared plugins. Please refer to the table below for a quick overview of the prices of AffiliateWP and Magic Affiliate.
To find the cheaper affiliate plugin for your individual needs please go to my main comparison article. There you can search for the features you need and then see the exact price you would need to pay for AffiliateWP or Magic Affiliate (as well as other alternatives).
|Minimum (1 Site)||49.00 USD||89.00 USD|
|Maximum (1 Site)||199.00 USD||89.00 USD|
|Minimum (10 Sites)||199.00 USD||189.00 USD|
|Maximum (10 Sites)||199.00 USD||189.00 USD|
Explanations: The minimum price compared above is the lowest price a product is available for, e.g. the version with the least features. The maximum price listed is for a version of the product that includes all features. For plugins that charge per addon it factors in the cost of all available addons. For some products the price increases if you want to use it on more than 1 WordPress site – the listed price for 10 sites shows if that is the case.
Disclaimer: While we update this comparison regularly we can not guarantee the prices displayed above are still correct and take no responsibility if they changed.
Visit the developers website to learn more about each of the WordPress affiliate plugins and order or download the software.
Most WordPress plugins have an option to test their service for free, either thrhough a basic free version, a trial period or online demo. Check if such an offer exists for AffiliateWP and Magic Affiliate and if so: Make use of it! By doing so you can compare both plugins directly and find out which one is the better alternative in you situation.
Other Alternative Affiliate Plugins
But wait, there is more! Besides AffiliateWP and Magic Affiliate I have compared several other affiliate plugins on WPscoop. I recommend you start your search for AffiliateWP alternatives or Magic Affiliate alternatives in the main comparison article. There you can filter all different products and search for the features you need.
AffiliateWP vs. other WordPress affiliate plugins
- AffiliateWP vs Affiliate Royale Comparison
- AffiliateWP vs WP Affiliate Manager Comparison
- AffiliateWP vs Affiliates Pro Comparison
Magic Affiliate vs. other affiliate plugins
- Affiliate Royale vs Magic Affiliate Comparison
- WP Affiliate Manager vs Magic Affiliate Comparison
- Magic Affiliate vs Affiliates Pro Comparison
Did you spot a mistake in here? Is some feature in my comparison out of date? Please leave a comment below so I can update the article!
Which one is the better affiliate program plugin: AffiliateWP or Magic Affiliate? Please share your opinion or experience in the comments!
Last update on: 13.1.2015