The Affiliate plugin is a toolbox for Affiliate Marketers.

It provides a set of tools that affiliate marketers can use to include marketing resources on their site.

Current Features

  • Keyword Linker : It’s purpose is to define keywords that are substituted automatically with your affiliate links, anywhere they appear in the content of your site.

    For example, you can define a keyword ‘dog food’ and have it substituted by a link to anywhere it appears in your site’s content.

Additional features that we might add in the future if there is interest (please let us know if you’re interested or have other suggestions):

  • Affiliate Link Index
  • Link Converter
  • Link Stats

Please note that this plugin is different from the Affiliates plugin,
that one allows to run an affiliate program on a site while this here doesn’t.

Documentation and Support

  • Please refer to the on-screen documentation and the Documentation pages.
  • If you need help or want to ask a question, please leave a comment on the Affiliate plugin page.

Feedback is welcome!
If you need help, have problems, want to leave feedback or want to provide constructive criticism, please do so here at the Affiliate plugin page.

Please try to solve problems there before you rate this plugin or say it doesn’t work. There goes a lot of work into providing you with free quality plugins! Please appreciate that and help with your feedback. Thanks!


  • Affiliate - main menu.
  • Explaining keywords.
  • List of defined keywords.
  • Editing a keyword.
  • Example text containing keywords.
  • Example text with keywords automatically substituted by links.


Please also refer to the Documentation pages.

  1. Upload or extract the affiliate folder to your site’s /wp-content/plugins/ directory. Or you could use the Add new option found in the Plugins menu in WordPress.
  2. Enable the plugin from the Plugins menu in WordPress.
  3. A new Affiliate menu will appear in WordPress, this is where you manage the plugin settings.


Where do I start?

The plugin provides a new Affiliate menu when it is activated. Click on the menu in your WordPress Dashboard.

Where is the documentation?

Here: Documentation

Where can I ask a question?

Here: Affiliate plugin page

Contributors & Developers

“Affiliate” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Interested in development?

Browse the code, check out the SVN repository, or subscribe to the development log by RSS.



  • WordPress 5.1 compatibility tested.
  • Added minimum PHP version requirement.


  • WordPress 5.1 compatibility tested.
  • Reduced tested up to tag from 5.2 to 5.1 to check if “hasn’t been tested” notice will go away.


  • WordPress 5.1 compatibility tested.
  • WordPress 5.2-alpha-44767 compatibility tested.
  • Updated the description and tags.


  • WordPress 4.4 tested.
  • Added keyword count info.
  • Improved performance on keyword substitution.
  • Added the option to indicate nofollow for keywords.


  • WordPress 4.3 tested.
  • Affiliate menu moved up closer to Posts and Pages.


  • Added the settings section to enable keyword substitution by post type.
  • Fixed administrator role is checked before assigning capabilities of the keyword custom post type.
  • Added a Settings link to the plugin entry.
  • Improved section headings.
  • Updated the translation template.
  • Corrected the path used to load translations.
  • WordPress 4.2 compatibility checked


  • Added help sections and documentation links.
  • WordPress 4.1.1 compatible.
  • Removed currently inactive Settings link in plugin links.
  • Added ABSPATH check to plugin main file.


  • WordPress 4.0 compatible.


  • Improved the Affiliate menu so that the Keywords menu item is shown active
    when adding or editing a keyword.


  • Fixed the edit_form_after_title filter to limit it to the affiliate_keyword post type.


  • Checking if the required Multibyte String PHP extension is enabled.
  • Translation template added.


  • Improved the keyword replacement algorithm, using a parser to make correct replacements.
  • Added excerpt filter.


  • WordPress 3.9 compatibility checked


Initial release.