About a year ago I was looking for a WordPress plugin to run an affiliate program, I searched high and low without any luck, it just didn't exist.
I considered having one built but never got around to it, now that I'm working on my membership site that I will be launching in a few months, I need a tool to manage affiliates.
I was considering going with iDevAffiliate which is a great affiliate management tool but I really wanted something that worked within WordPress and didn't require extra integration and customization. Before making the decision to go with iDevAffiliate, I decided to search one last time for a plugin for WordPress to manage affiliates.
I was actually looking for a membership plugin for WordPress and accidentally ran into what I've been looking for over a year, WP Affiliate Platform is exactly what I've been looking for and I'm glad someone finally created it.
WP Affiliate Platform allows you to easily setup and launches your very own WordPress affiliate program plugin with just a few clicks.
It has all the standard features that most affiliate management tools have today.
It's built to be integrated with any shopping cart solution one of which includes Instinct’s WP-eCommerce plugin (the most popular and widely used shopping cart plugin for WordPress).
Even more importantly it can be integrated with Wishlist Member which is the WordPress membership plugin I'm using to build my membership website.
Check out some screenshots of the front end and back end of the plugin.
Affiliate view of WP Affiliate Platform plugin:
Admin view of WP Affiliate Platform plugin:
I gave the WP Affiliate Platform a run by testing out the demo and I gotta say it's a pretty solid plugin, and will be my choice for managing my affiliates not to mention it's only $35 bucks which are big difference from iDevAffiliate which puts you back $299.00 for a single site license and without any add-ons.
Depending on what you're looking for to manage your affiliate program, this may not be the best choice for you but if your using WordPress and don't want to be bothered with installations and customizing a solution to work with WordPress then this should be no brainer.