WP Affiliate Platform is a good plugin and the only drawback would probably be that it doesn't have an API so custom integration tends to be a bit limited, they do have a couple of different custom functions though.
Another plugin that has similar features to WP Affiliate Platform is MagicAffiliate from the makers of the MagicMembers WordPress membership plugin, just like the WP Affiliate Platform, it doesn't have an API and even worst, no real custom functions.
So what you see is what you get. Apart from these two, there were no other options for running an affiliate program with WordPress without a third party tool.
AffiliateRoyale is the new guy on the block and came out swinging, it's from the makers of the popular PrettyLink WordPress plugin which I use on all my sites. From right out the gate these guys offer a full API that allows you to do deep custom integration to fit your needs, I find it ridiculous that so many premium plugin developers don't do this.
AffiliateRoyale automatically works with third-party payment processors like PayPal and Authorize.Net, as well as the most popular WordPress membership plugin WishlistMember.
It also automatically works with popular WordPress eCommerce plugins like Cart66 and Shopp.
AffiliateRoyale can also be manually integrated with the following:
- Cart Manager
- DL Guard
- eCommerce Templates
- Foxy Cart
- Plus More
Below are some screenshots from AffiliateRoyale demo.
I like the plugin, and it's the most feature-filled Affiliate Program plugin currently available for the WordPress platform. I've been in communication with
Blair Williams the creator of the plugin and about doing some integration with my in-house plugins that will be going public soon. One of the plugins will allow you to easily start a Pay Per Lead affiliate program using Affiliate Royale. My programmers are currently working on some cool tools that you'll see soon.
In the meantime, if you've been looking for a solution to run an affiliate program on WordPress then this is it.
Check out AffiliateRoyale