Updates & Changelog

Version 5.12.6

Changelog:
  • Tweak: Small improvement to the “Coupon Orders” page query to improve performance.
  • Fix: Fixed an error on the “Coupons” admin page in some cases.

Version 5.12.5

Changelog:
  • Tweak: Small tweaks to the new QR code generator.
  • Fix: Fixed the “Name” column on the “Recent Orders” tab of the affiliate dashboard, sometimes being blank in certain cases.
  • Fix: Fixed some PHP errors that some users were experiencing on the coupons and coupon orders pages.
  • Other: Tested with WooCommerce 8.5.1

Version 5.12.4

Changelog:
  • New: (PRO) Added a color picker under the QR code generator, to allow affiliates to change the color of the QR code.
  • Tweak: (PRO) Update the QR code generator to no longer use the Google Charts API, and instead use a local QR code generator library with no dependencies.
  • Tweak: Made a few small optimisations to the code run when referral links are clicked. When the “Enable Click History Logs” option is disabled, it will no longer log the clicks in the database.
  • Fix: Fixed an issue with admin reports “only show coupons assigned to an affiliate user” option not working when disabled, to show coupons without an affiliate user assigned in the reports.
  • Fix: Fixed the “Name” column on the “Recent Orders” tab of the affiliate dashboard, sometimes being blank in certain cases. It will now show the username or “Guest” if name is empty.
  • Other: Updated to Freemius SDK 2.6.2

Version 5.12.3

Changelog:
  • Improvement: Admin reports will now load faster, especially when the “only show coupons assigned to an affiliate user” option is selected.
  • Improvement: On the Coupon Affiliate Users page, hovering over the username will now show a tooltip with all the affiliate user details that were submitted on the registration form.
  • Tweak: When the “Hide commission statistics for non-affiliate coupons” option is enabled, it will not give “unpaid commission” to coupons that do not have an affiliate user assigned to it.
  • Tweak: Made a few small tweaks/improvements to the code for setting the cookies when a referral link is clicked.
  • Fix: Fixed a few small bugs with admin reports.
  • Fix: Removed HTML tags from the notification emails if the {commission} merge tag is used.
  • Dev: Added some extra hooks for when affiliate registrations are created, accepted, and declined.

Version 5.12.2

Changelog:
  • New: (PRO) Added a “Quarterly” option to the “Scheduled Payout Requests” and “Affiliate Email Reports” features.
  • Tweak: On the affiliate dashboard, if the discount is 0% and free shipping is enabled, it will now say “Free Shipping” in the “Discount” box on the “Statistics” tab.
  • Tweak: Prevent duplicate affiliate registration submissions from the same user within a short time period.
  • Tweak: No longer send the admin “New Affiliate Application” email when the affiliate user was added by an admin.
  • Tweak: (PRO) Updated styling on the download qr code button to match the other buttons.
  • Tweak: Improved inconsistent spacing of certain content/sections on affiliate dashboard on certain themes.
  • Fix: Fixed the “Generate Dashboard Page” button on the setup wizard not working in certain cases.
  • Other: Added Freemius multi-site support.
  • Other: Tested with WooCommerce 8.4.0

Version 5.12.1

Changelog:
  • Tweak: Improved the speed/performance of loading the affiliate data on the WooCommerce orders page in some cases.
  • Tweak: On the “Product Commission Rates” table, the “Commission Rate” column will no longer show 0% if there is no percentage commission whilst there is a fixed commission.
  • Fix: (PRO) Fixed issue with the store credit option sometimes not showing on the cart for certain themes.

Version 5.12.0

Learn more about this update >


Changelog:
  • New: Added a new “Referred Order Cancelled” email notification, which is sent to the affiliate when an order is cancelled, refunded, or failed. This can be enabled in the “Emails” settings tab.
  • New: On the “Coupon Affiliate Users” the tooltip shown when hovering over the coupon code, will now show the default referral link for the affilaite coupon, along with a copy button.
  • New: On the “Coupons” page for the plugin, there is now a new “Default Referral Link” column, which shows the default referral link for the coupon, along with a copy button.
  • New: Added some new options to customise the affiliate dashboard tabs styling in the “Design” settings tab. There is now a new “full width” style available, along with the option to select a custom border radius.
  • New: Added an option to set a custom “Preferred Coupon Code” field label on the affiliate registration form.
  • Improvement: You can now easily include the default referral link in the “Affiliate Application Accepted” email by using the {referralurl}
  • Tweak: (PRO) Hidden the “MLA” dashboard link on the WordPress users page if MLA is set to invite only, and the user does not have access.
  • Tweak: (PRO) If MLA Dashboard is set to “Invite Only”, admins can now still view view the MLA Dashboard for any user if they themselves are not approved.
  • Tweak: (PRO) Added the “pointer” cursor style to the export buttons on the affiliate dashboard.
  • Tweak: Moved the “Affiliate” link on the “My Account” page to before the logout link.
  • Tweak: A few small improvements to the plugins “Coupons” admin page.
  • Fix: (PRO) Fixed a PHP warning when MLA is enabled but the MLA dashboard page has not been selected in the settings.
  • Fix: (PRO) Fixed the “Unpaid Commission” and “Pending Payouts” fields when editing a coupon, to allow you to enter decimal values.
  • Fix: (PRO) The store credit balance amount shown on the affiliate dashboard “payouts settings” is now formatted to show as a currency value.
  • Dev: Added a filter to programmatically change the page ID for the affiliate dashboard option, and MLA dashboard option.
  • Other: Added translations for “Italian”.
  • Other: Tested with WordPress 6.4.2
  • Other: Updated to Freemius SDK 2.6.1

Version 5.11.1

Changelog:
  • Tweak: Now show an error message on the affiliate dashboard if jQuery is not loaded, and ajax loading is enabled in the settings.
  • Fix: Added a fix for a conflict with the “FlyingPress” plugin, which was causing the affiliate dashboard to not load in certain cases.
  • Fix: Added a fix for conflicts with several other caching plugins, by defining DONOTCACHEPAGE constant on the affiliate dashboard page.

Version 5.11.0

Learn more about this update >


Changelog:
  • New: (PRO) Added a new admin “Create Payout Request” page, to allow you to manually submit payout requests for affiliates that have “unpaid commission” available.
  • Tweak: Updated the referral link “Default Page” setting to always check the domain matches the site URL.
  • Tweak: Made a few styling changes to the plugins admin pages.
  • Tweak: Made a few tweaks to the setup wizard, and also removed the “Style” step.
  • Other: Added translations for “Portuguese (Portugal)”.

Version 5.10.2

Changelog:
  • Tweak: Made a few tweaks to the settings page and setup wizard.
  • Tweak: Edited the labels for the “Commission Amounts” settings to be more clear.
  • Fix: Fixed an issue with the affiliate registration form captcha not working with allow_url_fopen disabled.
  • Fix: Fixed an issue with the affiliate registration form auto-login not working when Simple Cloudflare Turnstile plugin is enabled.
  • Other: Updated translations.

Version 5.10.1

Changelog:
  • Tweak: Increased the maximum file size for PDF invoice uploads to 400KB.
  • Tweak: Made a few small changes to the admin settings page.
  • Tweak: Made a few small changes to the setup wizard, with some new information on the final step.
  • Tweak: Added a simple new option to Show or Hide the “Recent Orders” tab on the affiliate dashboard.
  • Fix: Fixed a PHP error in certain occasions when generating admin reports.
  • Fix: Fixed some events not showing in the Activity Log in certain cases.
  • Fix: Fixed an issue with PDF invoice uploads not working in certain cases.
  • Fix: Show the “percent_per_product” discount type as a percentage on the affiliate dashboard.
  • Other: Updated to Freemius SDK 2.6.0
  • Other: Tested with WordPress 6.4.1

Version 5.10.0

We are excited to announce the release of Coupon Affiliates version 5.10.0, bringing one of the most requested features: Performance Bonuses

Additionally, we have also made several over notable improvements, tweaks and fixes.

Learn more about this update >


Changelog:
  • New: (PRO) Added new “Performance Rewards & Bonuses” module. This allows you to reward your affiliates with bonuses and rewards, based on their performance. Learn More.
  • Improvement: (PRO) Added 2 new “Extra Field” options for the “Bank Transfer” payout method. Also made the “Bank Transfer” details fields required on the affiliate dashboard settings tab, so they can not be left blank.
  • Improvement: Added some bulk actions to the admin “Affiliate Users” list page, to allow you to bulk delete users and their coupons, or bulk unassign users from coupons.
  • Improvement: Added an “Actions” column to the plugins admin “Coupons” list page, with links to edit or delete the coupon.
  • Tweak: (PRO) Changed the “Unpaid Commission” and “Pending Payments” fields when editing a coupon to number fields to prevent invalid values being entered.
  • Tweak: (PRO) Removed the “Coupon Code” field on the “Add New Affiliate” when the “Dynamic Code Generator” is enabled. Made the field required when it is shown.
  • Tweak: Modified the “Add New Affiliate” form to redirect to the “Affiliate Users” list page. It now also shows a “Custom Message” field to include a custom message in the email sent to the user. The checkbox to automatically accept has also been removed, and it will now always automatically accept the user.
  • Tweak: Made a few CSS tweaks/fixes to the affiliate dashboard on mobile.
  • Tweak: Switched the admin CSS styles to use the “wp_enqueue_style” function.
  • Tweak: Automatically unassign user ID from coupons if a user is deleted.
  • Tweak: Improved query for admin coupons list page, to no longer show coupons when the affiliate user has been deleted.
  • Tweak: The “Activity Log” will now only show “new order referral” logs when the order used a coupon that has an affiliate user assigned to it.
  • Fix: Fixed a PHP error in some cases when generating admin reports, causing the report to fail and show 0 for all values.
  • Fix: Added compatibility with the Wordfence login reCAPTCHA when submitting the affiliate registration form.
  • Fix: Fixed issue with affiliate registration form not submitting correctly when a CAPTCHA plugin is being used for login security.
  • Fix: The Turnstile and reCAPTCHA scripts are now enqueued using the “wp_enqueue_script” function, and should no longer conflict with the “Simple Cloudflare Turnstile” plugin.
  • Fix: Fixed a PHP warning in certain occasions when updating a user in the admin area.
  • Fix: Fixed an error on the admin “Referral Visits” page when clicking “View all visits for this referrer” link, if site is on a subdirectory.
  • Fix: Fixed a few instances where /wp-admin was being used instead of admin_url() causing issues on sites which are not installed in the root directory or using a custom /wp-admin path.
  • Fix: Fixed an issue with the admin manual “add new affiliate” form when the “Use the email address as username” option was enabled.
  • Fix: Fixed a rare PHP error occuring in some cases when manually adding a new affiliate user, in certain cases.
  • Fix: Fixed a few other PHP warnings.
  • Other: Tested with WordPress 6.4.0

Version 5.9.5

Changelog:
  • New (PRO): Added an option to creatives, to only show that creative for certain user roles.
  • Tweak: Added some extra sanitization and escaping to certain areas of the code, as an extra precaution.
  • Tweak: The commission values are now hidden on the coupons list when the “hide commission statistics for non-affiliate coupons” option is enabled, and the coupon does not have an affiliate assigned to it.
  • Tweak: Updated messaging shown when WooCommerce is not installed/activated.
  • Fix: Fixed a PHP warning in certain occasions when submitting the affiliate registration form.
  • Fix: Fixed a few small layout issues on the plugins settings page since the last update.
Version 5.9.6:
  • Fix: Fixed a few small content issues on the plugins setup wizard since the last update.

Version 5.9.4

Changelog:
  • New: (PRO) Added “APILayer” as an alternative to the “exchangeratesapi.io” for the “Automated Conversion Rates” feature. This better supports different base currencies in the free version of the API.
  • New: (PRO) Added a “Download QR Code” link for the QR codes generated in the “Referral URL” tab on the affiliate dashboard.
  • Tweak: Made some improvements to the registrations code, to be more reliable when the form is submitted. Previously, in some cases if there was a form error (captcha failed etc) it was still creating the user account.
  • Tweak: Made some fixes and tweaks to the total sales and commission values shown, on the “coupon orders” page, and “monthly summary” for multi-currency orders.
  • Tweak: Added some extra sanitization and escaping to certain areas of the code, as an extra precaution.
  • Tweak: Removed the “Unpaid Commission” column on the admin “Coupons” list page for the free version.
  • Tweak: Removed the “Taxes” step from setup wizard if “tax rates and calculations” are disabled in WooCommerce settings.
  • Tweak: (PRO) Added a “Total MLA Commission” column to the “Affiliate Users” admin list page, if the MLA module is enabled.
  • Tweak: (PRO) A few small tweaks to the PDF statements template.
  • Fix: (PRO) Fixed issue with the “Automated Conversion Rates” whn getting new rates.
  • Fix: (PRO) Fixed a PHP warning showing in some cases with the “Per User Role” commission rates option enabled.
  • Fix: (PRO) Fixed an issue with enqueuing a certain script within the new products rates table functionality.
  • Fix: (PRO) Fixed some occasional JS console errors with the line charts.

Version 5.9.3

Changelog:
  • Tweak: (PRO) The “Store Credit Balance” on affiliate dashboard (settings tab) will now show a formatted number (such as £0.00) when it is 0 or empty.
  • Fix: Properly format the amount shown in the activity log for “unpaid commission” updated events, to 2 decimal places.
  • Fix: Fixed the alignment and layout of the login and registration forms on the affiliate dashboard page, when logged out.
  • Fix: Fixed a PHP warning on the “Bulk Create: Affiliate Coupons” admin tool page.
  • Fix: Fixed a typo with the “Product Price” text on the “Product Commission Rates” table.
  • Fix: Fixed the “Coupon Type” column in the new “Coupons” admin list page, always showing “Fixed Cart Discount” instead of the actual coupon type.
  • Fix: Fixed a PHP warning with the “wcusage_is_domain_blacklisted” function.

Version 5.9.1

Changelog:
  • Improvement: (PRO) Added an option in the “Rates” tab settings to show a “Referral Link” column, which displays a “Copy” button, to copy the referral link for that product.
  • Tweak: Small design changes to the plugins admin dashboard page.
  • Tweak: Updated some text/details in the “Form CAPTCHA – Spam Protection” section of the settings page.
  • Tweak: Added a little extra spacing between the icon and text on the affiliate dashboard tabs.

Version 5.9.0

This update includes brand new per-affiliate product commission rate options, several improvements to the admin management pages for the plugin, an option to set the maximum commission per order, a few improvements to the recently added “Dynamic Creatives” functionality, and more.

Learn more about this update >


Changelog:
  • New: (PRO) Added “Per-Affiliate Product Commission Rates” feature, visible when editing products. These options allow you to set product-level commission rates on a per-affiliate basis. These rates can be set per coupon, user, or user role. If you set rates for a specific affiliate for a product, it will override the default rates that are set.
  • New: (PRO) Added an option to show a new “Rates” tab on the affiliate dashboard, which shows a table of the commission rates earned for that affiliate on each individual product.
  • New: Added an option to set the “Maximum commission per order”. This allows you to set the maximum commission amount that is calculated and can be earned per order referred by affiliates.
  • Improvement: Made some changes to the code that handles refunds to make it more consistent and reliable when deducting commission. Especially for partial refunds.
  • Improvement: (PRO) Added a “rotation” option to the text fields in the dynamic creatives feature, to allow you to rotate the text.
  • Improvement: Edited the “Coupons” link under “Coupon Affiliates” to link to a new custom page that lists all the coupons, with some extra columns.
  • Improvement: Edited the “Affiliate Users” link under “Coupon Affiliates” to link to a new custom page that lists all the affiliate users that are assigned to coupons.
  • Improvement: Edited the “Coupon Orders” link under “Coupon Affiliates” to link to a new custom page that lists all the orders that have been referred by an affiliate, with some extra columns.
  • Improvement: The “Other Information” column in the admin “Affiliate Registrations” page will now show the users first name and email address.
  • Improvement: The “New Affiliate Application” admin email now supports “name” and “email” merge tags.
  • Improvement: (PRO) Added a search field to the admin payouts page.
  • Improvement: (PRO) With the “Custom Affiliate Dashboard Tabs” feature, added a new option for each tab to set a custom “Tab Header” so you can have a different (longer) name for the tab header, than the actual tab button.
  • Tweak: The affiliate username will now be shown on the affiliate dashboard, next to the logout link.
  • Tweak: (PRO) Edited the layout of the dynamic creatives text fields slightly (2 columns).
  • Tweak: Removed the code that would no longer force refresh stats if the usage is 0, since there are cases where the usage would be 0 but it still needs to be refreshed.
  • Tweak: When assigned to multiple coupons the “Total Usage” shown for each coupon on the “Your Coupons” page, will not show the proper total usage from the all-time stats if available.
  • Tweak: Some small tweaks/improvements to styling on some admin pages.
  • Tweak: For the very first order for a coupon, the all-time statistics will now be updated automatically, if they are not already set (instead of waiting for the first time the dashboard is loaded).
  • Tweak: When multiple referral links are clicked, it will now apply the coupon code for the latest referral link clicked and replace any existing affiliate codes already applied to cart.
  • Tweak: Added a “Download CSV Template” link to the “Bulk Create: Affiliate Coupons” tool page.
  • Dev: Removed “commission_summary” from the “wcu_alltime_stats” meta since it’s not used.
  • Dev: Added a filter to modify the dashboard page title (defaults to the coupon code).
  • Fix: Fixed an issue with the all-time line graphs, when more than 100 orders within the 90 day date range.
  • Fix: Fixed issue with the all-time stats if an order is created with “payment pending” status.
  • Other: Tested with WordPress 6.3.1
  • Other: Tested with WooCommerce 8.1.1

Version 5.8.0

This update brings you 2 new exciting enhancements to the “creatives” module, including brand new “Dynamic Creatives” functionality, along with the option to schedule creatives to only show within a certain date range.

Learn more about this update >


Changelog:
  • New: (PRO) Added new “Dynamic Creatives” feature that allows you to build advanced creatives, which automatically generate unique image/banner for each of your affiliates based on certain merge tags. Learn More.
  • New: (PRO) Added new “Schedule Creatives” feature to the “Creatives” tab on the affiliate dashboard. This allows you to schedule creatives to be displayed on the affiliate dashboard, for a certain date range.
  • Tweak: (PRO) Added some additional columns to the “creatives” admin list such as “creative type”, “creative image” preview, and “creative description”.
  • Tweak: Swapped the “Total Usage” and “Discount” boxes around in the “Statistics” tab, under “Coupon Info”, on the affiliate dashboard.
  • Tweak: Made some design/layout improvements for the affiliate dashboard on mobile.
  • Fix: Fixed a potential error with the registration form when using login security plugins.
  • Fix: (PRO) Fixed a potential FPDF conflict error when using other plugins that use FPDF.

Version 5.7.1

Changelog:
  • Tweak: The affiliate dashboard stats will be automatically refreshed when changing the “required order status to show on affiliate dashboard” option.
  • Tweak: The affiliate dashboard stats will be automatically refreshed when saving options without ajax saving enabled, if certain options are changed (commission rates etc).
  • Tweak: The affiliate dashboard stats will no longer force refresh stats if the usage is 0, since it does not need to be refreshed.
  • Fix: Fixed an issue with the new “remove all tracking cookies when customer places an order” option causing clicks in the clicks logs to not show as converted when an order is placed. This did not affect the actual commissions.
  • Fix: Fixed an issue where the “Total Sales” on the “All-time” stats on the affiliate dashboard was sometimes not using/showing the correct decimal amounts, since the last update.
  • Fix: Fixed an issue if both “Pending payment” and “Processing” order statuses were set to display on the affiliate dashboard, the “All-time” stats would not update for new orders, on the affiliate dashboard.
  • Other: Tested with WooCommerce 7.9.0

Version 5.7.0

This update includes several new features, tweaks, and fixes, improves performance, adds additional functionality, and solves various issues, aiming to further streamline the management of affiliate programs.

Learn more about this update >


Changelog:
  • New: Added batch ajax loading when refreshing affiliate dashboard statistics (first load or manual refresh) to help prevent timeout/performance issues with coupons that have lots of orders. Should also help prevent certain rare situations that resulted in ajax errors.
  • New: Significant performance improvements for when refreshing statistics. Changed the way order meta is saved.
  • New: (PRO) Added “unpaid commission added” and “unpaid commission removed” to the activity log.
  • New: Added an option in “Referral Link Settings” to “remove all tracking cookies when customer places an order”.
  • New: Added a way to delete logs on the Activity Logs page, that are older than a certain number of days.
  • Tweak: (PRO) When editing an order, if the order is complete but still has not granted “unpaid commission”, a link will show to update this.
  • Tweak: Removed the spacing under the “No orders found” message on the affiliate dashboard.
  • Tweak: Hidden the order status totals for the latest orders in the “Statistics” tab on the affiliate dashboard.
  • Tweak: Improved the tooltip on the “Affiliate Coupons” column, in the admin users list.
  • Tweak: (PRO) MLA commission will now show on the tooltips in the admin orders list.
  • Tweak: Made a few small tweaks/improvements to admin settings page on mobile.
  • Tweak: The option to “track conversions via referral URL even if coupon was not used” will no longer track if “allow affiliate user to apply their own coupon code at cart / checkout” option is disabled, and the affiliate clicks their own link.
  • Tweak: (PRO) Updated the “Delay Commission” cron job to check twice per day instead of once per day.
  • Fix: Made the “New Customers Only” option for “Who can apply affiliate coupons to their cart?” now compatible with HPOS.
  • Fix: Allow “0” as the “Coupon Discount” in the quick generate form on the setup wizard for the template coupon.
  • Fix: Fixed the “Subtotal” not showing on the products list in the “Monthly Summary” tab on the affiliate dashboard.
  • Fix: Ensure certain values are always assigned as a “float” before using them in calculations. Helps prevent some issues with PHP 8+ in certain cases.

Version 5.6.0

We’re excited to introduce version 5.6.0 of Coupon Affiliates, which includes a brand new “Admin Tools” page.

We’ve also made several other tweaks and improvements, including an improved “Statistics” tab for the affiliate dashboard, with more customisation options.

Learn more about this update >


Changelog:
  • New: Added “Admin Tools” page to admin menu.
  • New: Added “Import/Export Custom Tables” tool to admin tools page. Import or export the custom tables used by the plugin.
  • New: Added “Bulk Create: Affiliate Coupons” tool to admin tools page. Bulk create or import a list of new affiliate coupons (and users) to be automatically created.
  • New: Added “Bulk Assign: Coupons to Orders” tool to admin tools page. Bulk assign affiliate coupons to orders for the affilaite to earn commission for that order.
  • New: (PRO) Added “Bulk Edit: Product Settings” tool to admin tools page. Bulk edit, import, or export the per-product commission settings.
  • New: Added “Bulk Edit: Coupon Settings” tool to admin tools page. Bulk edit, import, or export existing coupon commission rates and assigned user.
  • New: Added some new options to the “General” settings tab, under a new “Affiliate Dashboard Customisation” section under “Statistics” Tab, to customise what is shown on the “Statistics” tab on the affiliate dashboard.
  • New: Added a “Section Layout” option on the “Statistics” Tab customisation settings, to allow you to re-arrange the order of the sections on the “Statistics” tab on the affiliate dashboard.
  • New: Added 2 new options to show a “Commission Payouts” and “Latest Referrals” summary on the “Statistics” tab on the affiliate dashboard.
  • Tweak: Made some small adjustments to the styling of certain elements on the affiliate dashboard and admin area.
  • Tweak: Updated the “Help” tab on the admin settings page to now show all the links to the documentation pages.
  • Tweak: Changed the default colour/style of the table header/footer on the affiliate dashboard.
  • Tweak: In the settings page and setup wizard, added a way to quickly generate the “template coupon”. Also added an easy access “Edit Coupon” link, under it.
  • Tweak: Updated to allow HTML / links in the labels for custom registration fields.
  • Tweak: Only load the graphs script if the line graphs are enabled.
  • Tweak: If the per-coupon rates are edited for a single coupon, it will now refresh the stats automatically.
  • Tweak: In the “Referral Link Settings” adding some validation to make sure the “Default Page” being set is a valid URL.
  • Tweak: Updated the affiliate dashboard tabs to stay highlighted when selected and that tab is active.
  • Tweak: Improvement to percentage change amounts shown on the “Statistics” tab of affiliate dashboard.
  • Tweak: Updated the “Newest Affiliate Coupons” table on the admin dashboard to only show coupons with an affiliate user assigned.
  • Tweak: Some small tweaks/improvements to the line graphs.
  • Tweak: A few small tweaks/improvements to mobile version of affiliate dashboard.
  • Tweak: When refreshing the stats for an affiliate dashboard it will no longer temporarily disable all the other tabs on the dashboard.
  • Fix: Fixed an issue with the new option to set a custom “Affiliate Referrer Coupon” for orders, if the coupon was not in lowercase (since 5.5.0).
  • Fix: (PRO) Fixed a PHP warning with the “Dynamic Code Generator” feature in certain cases.
  • Fix: (PRO) Fix line graph occasionally not loading when ajax loading is disabled.
  • Fix: Fixed a “Undefined variable: lifetimeaffiliate” PHP notice on the single order page.

Version 5.5.1

Changelog:
  • New: Added [couponaffiliates-referral-urls] shortcode that displays the current users referral URL. If assigned to multiple coupons, it shows a list.
  • Tweak: Updated referral URLs to always have a trailing slash after the URL (before parameters) to solve some issues with the full link (with tracking parameters) not being clickable on certain sites, like in YouTube descriptions.
  • Tweak: Made a few small tweaks to the admin settings page.
  • Fix: Fixed a json_decode() error shown in some cases.

Version 5.5.0

We’re thrilled to introduce version 5.5.0 of Coupon Affiliates, which welcomes a huge variety of new features and improvements for the plugin. This is one of our biggest ever updates!

Learn more about this update >


Changelog:
  • New: Added support for WooCommerce’s new “High-Performance Order Storage” feature. When enabled this should make loading the affiliate dashboard even faster.
  • New: Significant performance improvements for when loading order affiliate data, such as on the affiliate dashboard and admin reports.
  • New: Added option to track conversions via referral URL even if coupon was not used. If enabled, if someone visits the site via the referral URL and places an order without using the coupon code, it will still be tracked and award the affiliate.
  • New: Added option to set a custom referrer for an order that has already been placed. This can be done via the “Edit Order” page in the admin area.
  • New: Added option to hide commission statistics for non-affiliate coupons. When enabled, commission statistics are disabled/hidden for coupons that are not assigned to an affiliate user.
  • New: (PRO) MLA: Added to also give fixed commission for MLA parents for sub-affiliate referrals, instead of just percentage commission. ou can pply these together, or just one or the other.
  • New: Added option to enable Cloudflare Turnstile captcha on the affiliate registration form.
  • New: Added {passwordurl} merge tag to “New Affiliate Account Created” email template, to show the user password reset URL.
  • New: (PRO) Payouts: Added an option to each payout method, to set a user role that can use that payout method. This is useful if you want to restrict certain payout methods to certain user roles.
  • New: (PRO) Payouts: Added option to add an extra field to the “bank transfer” payout method to collect some additional information from the affiliate.
  • New: (PRO) Added a new “Automated Conversion Rates” option to automatically update the multi-currency conversion rates every 12 hours.
  • Tweak: Updated the “Coupon Affiliates” admin submenu to be more organised, with some seperators splitting certain links up into sections.
  • Tweak: (PRO) The “Payouts” tab on the affiliate dashboard no longer loads via ajax since it’s not needed.
  • Tweak: All admin based roles will now be listed as an option in the “Admin Permissions” option, in the “Debug” settings tab.
  • Tweak: Changed the “Add New Affiliate” button to link to a dedicated page, instead of popup.
  • Tweak: The {amount} merge tag in payouts emails will now convert based on the website locale settings.
  • Tweak: (PRO) MLA: Made the affiliate network tree background transparent (instead of white).
  • Tweak: (PRO) MLA: A few small improvements to the MLA dashboard page on mobile.
  • Tweak: (PRO) Registration: If the “Enable Multiple Templates” option is enabled, the “Coupon Type” can now be selected when manually adding affiliates.
  • Fix: Fixed a conflict issue with the “wcusage_applied_coupon_check_allow_customer” function.
  • Fix: (PRO) Fix line graph occasionally not loading properly on the affiliate dashboard.
  • Fix: (PRO) Fixed a possible PHP error showing wcusage_get_credit_users_balance() function does not exist.
  • Fix: (PRO) Fixed a PHP warning showing when generating short URLs.
  • Fix: (PRO) Fixed a PHP warning showing when saving profile settings and “wcu_ml_access” is not set.
  • Fix: Fixed a PHP error sometimes caused after submitting affiliate registration, when “Dynamic Coupon Generator” is enabled.
  • Fix: Fixed issue with “Change to pending” button not working on the “Affiliate Payouts” page with manual payout methods.
  • Fix: (PRO) Lifetime: Fixed an error with lifetime commission expiry if “Lifetime Commission Expiry” was set to 0.
  • Fix: (PRO) Lifetime: Fixed issue with affiliate dashboard all-time statistics not refreshing instantly when an order was placed by customer with a “lifetime affiliate referrer” (no coupon used).
  • Fix: Fixed some issues with the commission summary (when clicking “more” on an order on the affiliate dashboard).
  • Fix: Fixed issue in free version, with the “This Month” and “Last Month” not always refreshing stats instantly on the affiliate dashboard for new orders placed.

Version 5.4.7

Changelog:
  • Fix: Fixed new “Uncaught TypeError: round()” error occasionally occuring on affiliate dashboard with PHP 8+.
  • Other: Updated to Freemius SDK 2.5.7

Version 5.4.6

Changelog:
  • Other: Security improvement.
  • Other: Tested with WooCommerce 7.5.1

Version 5.4.5

Changelog:
  • Other: Updated to Freemius SDK 2.5.6
  • Other: Tested with WordPress 6.2.0
  • Other: Small tweak & security improvement.

Version 5.4.4

Changelog:
  • Other: Security improvement.

Version 5.4.3

Changelog:
  • Other: Updated to Freemius SDK 2.5.5

Version 5.4.2

Changelog:
  • Tweak: On the admin dashboard, the user/affiliate column will now show the username, if the user does not have a first/last name set.
  • Tweak: On the admin dashboard, it will only show orders/referrals for order statuses selected in the settings.
  • Tweak: On the admin reports, the 3 statistics boxes will now align better on certain screen sizes.
  • Tweak: Updated the “Paid” button when PayPal/Stripe payout method is used for the payout, to work correctly if you want to mark it as paid manually.
  • Tweak: Payouts will now show the day/time in the websites set localised timezone.
  • Tweak: The “status” shown in PDF statements is now localized and translatable.
  • Tweak: Improved styling on the “View affiliate dashboard” button on the affiliate registration page, when user is already affiliate.
  • Tweak: Improved styling on the “Add New Domain” button on the affiliate dashboard (direct link tracking).
  • Tweak: Some styling changes/improvements to the plugins admin pages.
  • Tweak: The “Save Settings” button will now show by default on the admin settings page, and only hidden if ajax saving works correctly.
  • Tweak: The WooCommerce subscription renewal commissions setting will now work even without having the lifetime commission module enabled.
  • Tweak: When the reCAPTCHA fails, the forms fields will now be refilled with the data the user entered, so they don’t have to re-enter it.
  • Fix: Fixed an issue with reCAPTCHA on the affiliate registration form, causing accounts to still be created in some cases even if the reCAPTCHA was not completed.
  • Fix: Fixed issue with scheduled payouts sometimes not working correctly and not automatically completing the payout.
  • Fix: Fixed issue with the “Show order total” setting not hiding the “total” column when turned off.
  • Fix: Fixed issue with the “Allow affiliate user to apply their own coupon code at cart / checkout.” setting not working properly (when turned off) with coupons that included all capitals in some cases.
  • Fix: Fixed a few small PHP errors.
  • Other: Updated to Freemius SDK 2.5.4
  • Other: Tested with WooCommerce 7.4.1

Version 5.4.1

Changelog:
  • New: (PRO) Added new [couponaffiliates-creatives] shortcode to allow you to display the “creatives” tab content on any custom page, without the visitor needing access to the affiliate dashboard.
  • Improvement: Added new merge tags to the admin “New Affiliate Application” email template. You can now display all the custom field values in this email.
  • Tweak: When submitting affiliate application form, emoji characters will be encoded before adding to database to prevent issues on some sites.
  • Tweak: Updated the “wcusage_register” table “text” columns to use the “utf8mb4_unicode_ci” collation when the table is generated.
  • Tweak: Moved creatives without a category above brand colors on the affiliate dashboard.
  • Tweak: When a referral URL is clicked, the referrer coupon is now also stored as a session variable. Therefore, this should fix rare occassions where the “wcusage_referral” cookie was not set on the first visit, it will retry the next time a page is loaded.
  • Tweak: With the “Allow affiliate user to apply their own coupon code at cart / checkout” option disabled, resolved an issue where some users were able to get around this, and still apply their own coupons.
  • Fix: Fixed the “upload” file buttons when adding new creatives.
  • Fix: Fixed issue when “Automatically register all new users as an affiliate” option was enabled, and they fill out the registration form, it was submit the application twice and overrwrite.
  • Fix: Fixed “Undefined array key” PHP warning showing on the edit coupon page.
  • Other: Tested with WooCommerce 7.2.2

Version 5.4.0

This update includes some new features and improvements for the “creatives” module, along with a few other small tweaks and fixes.

Learn more about this update >


Changelog:
  • New: (PRO) Added categories to creatives. You can now assign a category to creatives, and creatives will be sorted into their own categories when displayed on the affiliate dashboard.
  • New: (PRO) Added YouTube Video, MP4 Video, and PDF as option to include in the creatives tab of affiliate dashboard.
  • New: (PRO) Added Brand Colors as option to include in the creatives tab of affiliate dashboard.
  • Tweak: (PRO) Updated the “Creatives Text” option to TinyMCE editor, so you can add more advanced custom text to the top of the creatives tab.
  • Tweak: (PRO) Added a light grid background to the creatives boxes on the affiliate dashboard, where there is any empty space.
  • Tweak: (PRO) The buttons on creatives tab now have the “pointer” cursor when hovered over.
  • Tweak: (PRO) Added more hooks to the “creatives” code, to allow developers to implement more advanced customizations.
  • Tweak: (PRO) Scheduled payout requests will now use the websites default timezone instead of UTC.
  • Tweak: (PRO) Changed the “Export to Excel” button text to just “Export”, and added a download icon to the button.
  • Tweak: (PRO) The “Add New” button for adding a campaign in the “Referral URL” tab will now display at the correct size on certain themes.
  • Tweak: (PRO) In PDF statements, changed the month to short version (in details and table), and added suffix to the day number (st/nd).
  • Tweak: The “Email address for receiving admin notifications” setting is now available in the free version.
  • Tweak: Added a slight border radius to tabs and buttons on the affiliate dashboard.
  • Fix: (PRO) Fixed issue causing some scheduled payout requests to not be submitted when they should.
  • Fix: (PRO) Fixed a few PHP warnings when viewing generated PDF statements.
  • Fix: Fixed affiliate registrations occassionally not being displayed on the admin registrations page, when the form is submitted.
  • Fix: Fixed issue with the affiliate dashboard for coupons not assigned to an affiliate user, sometimes being visible via the unique link for logged out users.
  • Other: (PRO) Updated stripe-php library to version 10.0.0.
  • Other: Updated to Freemius SDK 2.5.3

Version 5.3.1

Changelog:
  • New: Added option to also show “Surname” in the “Orders List” table on the affiliate dashboard.
  • Tweak: Edited a few of the admin settings labels to make them more clear.
  • Tweak: Added check to make sure duplicate payout requests can’t be made by same affiliate user.
  • Tweak: Added redirect to “Payouts” tab after a payout request is made, where it fails or there is an error with the request.
  • Tweak: Added plugin logo/icon to plugin opt-in page.
  • Fix: The new “status” filter on latest orders tab will now work properly with custom order status names.

Version 5.3.0

This update includes several new features and improvements for the MLA module.

We’ve also added some features to the “recent orders” tab on the affiliate dashboard, along with a few other small tweaks and fixes.

Learn more about this update >


Changelog:
  • New: Added a “Search” field at top of “Recents Orders” and “MLA Summary” table. Users can live search the results in the table to only show rows that include the search term.
  • New: Added option to show the total number of orders for each status, displayed below the “Recent Orders” table.
  • New: (PRO) Added new “Summary” tab to MLA dashboard to show a table with a summary of statistics for each of the users sub-affiliates.
  • New: (PRO) Added some shortcodes to show some sections of the MLA Dashboard elsewhere: [couponaffiliates-mla-subaffiliates] and [couponaffiliates-mla-payouts]
  • New: (PRO) Added an option to make the MLA Dashboard “Invite Only”, so you can choose which affiliate users have access to it.
  • New: (PRO) Added option to auto-assign normal affiliate coupon referrals as a sub-affiliate in the referrers MLA network.
  • New: (PRO) Added option to make MLA invite links also work as a normal referral link.
  • New: (PRO) Added options to allow you to customise which sections/tabs on the MLA Dashboard will be displayed.
  • Tweak: The “Add New Affiliate” button is now visible in free version on the “Users” page, and improved the notification displayed when a new affiliate is added by admin.
  • Fix: Added a check to prevent PHP error in the “wcusage_auto_apply_discount_coupon” function if WooCommerce is disabled on certain pages.
  • Fix: Fixed PHP warning on admin orders list, showing the first time it is loaded when there is a new order, if “per user role” commission was enabled.
  • Fix: Fixed issue with not being able to edit the “Template coupon code” with legacy “Save Settings” button enabled.
  • Fix: (PRO) Fixed issue with “payout has already been paid” message sometimes showing when trying to mark a manual payout as paid.
  • Fix: (PRO) Fixed issue with the landing pages section not showing on the affiliate dashboard “referral URL” tab.
  • Fix: (PRO) Fixed “Other Information” not displaying for manual registrations when “Automatically register all new users as an affiliate” option enabled.
  • Other: Updated to Freemius SDK 2.5.2
  • Other: Tested with WordPress 6.1.1
  • Other: Tested with WooCommerce 7.1.0

Version 5.2.0

This update provides some improvements to the registration system, including new custom fields, multiple template coupons, and more!

Learn more about this update >


Changelog:
  • New: (FREE) The affiliate registration system is now available in the free version. This includes all the main features, however few of the more advanced (and new) features still require the PRO version.
  • New: (PRO) Added new functionality to add your own custom fields to the affiliate registration form.
  • New: (PRO) Added new option to create multiple template coupons, which the user can then choose which one they want in the registration form.
  • New: (PRO) Added new option to automatically submit affiliate registration whenever a new user is created.
  • New: (PRO) Added new option to track user registrations as a lifetime referral, with the lifetime commission feature enabled.
  • Tweak: (PRO) All extra field and custom field data for new affiliate registrations will show in a single “Other Information” column on the admin registrations management page.
  • Tweak: (PRO) The “website” extra field from affiliate registrations will now save in the “website” user profile data.
  • Tweak: (PRO) Added option to add custom text to the “WhatsApp” social share link message.
  • Tweak: (PRO) Added option to Exclude/Remove taxes from “Store Credit” that is applied to cart.
  • Tweak: Added a toggle to enable/disable the Google reCAPTCHA on the registration form more easily.
  • Tweak: Updated so that the registration form will still work without a valid “template coupon” set in the settings. Instead it will just create a new coupon code without any other custom settings set (other than assigning the user etc).
  • Tweak: Made a few changes to the setup wizard.
  • Fix: (PRO) Fixed issue with some users not being able to add referral URL campaigns in the affiliate dashboard.
  • Fix: (PRO) Fixed/improved some of the spacing/alignment on the MLA Dashboard settings tab.
  • Fix: Fixed the “last 7 days” statistics on admin dashboard only showing for past 10 orders.
  • Fix: Fixed issue with bulk delete not working on the admin users list with the plugin enabled.
  • Fix: Fixed the “Delete” button not working on the admin affiliate registrations page.
  • Fix: Fixed a few minor PHP warnings.
  • Other: Added localized translations for German.
  • Other: Tested with WooCommerce 6.8.0

Version 5.1.2

Changelog:
  • Improvement: Referral URL conversions will now track the order ID, and display that in the admins “Referral Visits” page, in the “Converted” column, along with the order total for that conversion.
  • Improvement: The admins “Referral Visits” page now includes search options to filter visits by referrer URL, coupon code, campaign, and converted.
  • Improvement: (PRO) Added a small icon to show if the commission has been granted to the affiliate yet, in the admin orders affiliate info tooltip (on orders list), and in the “Coupon Affiliate” meta box for individual orders.
  • Improvement: (PRO) Added new settings in the “Statements” section to set custom text for “Subtotal”, “Tax”, and “Total” on the PDF statements.
  • Improvement: (PRO) Added a way to allow admins to link an existing affiliate user to a MLA parent. Simply edit a user and go to the “MLA Parent Users” section.
  • Improvement: (PRO) Added a way to allow admins to remove all MLA parents from a particular affiliate user. Simply edit a user, go to the “MLA Parent Users” section, set the “Tier 1” field to empty, and save.
  • Tweak: A few small tweaks to the setup wizard.
  • Tweak: Edited a few strings in the admin area to use localisation that were previously missing it.
  • Tweak: On the coupons list, edited style of the dashboard “copy link” button.
  • Fix: Fixed a javascript console warning displayed with the commission graphs enabled on the affiliate dashboard.
  • Fix: Fixed the “Support Ticket” button on the admin dashboard page not linking anywhere.
  • Fix: Fixed a PHP error showing on the admin dashboard if WooCommerce is not activated, instead showing a more user friendly message instructing to install WooCommerce.
  • Other: Tested with WordPress 6.0.1
  • Other: Tested with WooCommerce 6.7.0

Version 5.1.1

Changelog:
  • Improvement: Added option to hide the “Affiliate” menu link on the “My Account” page for non-affiliate users.
  • Improvement: (PRO) Added option to the “extras fields”, in the registration form settings, to choose if they should be required or not.
  • Tweak: Updated the “Latest Referrals” on admin dashboard to show existing/previous orders for new installs.
  • Tweak: Change date/time formats shown on affiliate dashboard to use format set in the WordPress “General” settings. They should now also be fully localised.
  • Tweak: Added capitalisation to some localised strings that were missing it.
  • Tweak: Added localisation to some strings that were missing it.
  • Tweak: Removed all older “translations” settings. The plugin is now just using normal localisation.
  • Fix: (PRO) Fixed the “Upload Image” button when adding a new creative.
  • Fix: (PRO) Fixed issue when “Use the email address as username” is enabled in registration settings, when admin uses “Add New Affiliate” form, and tries to add coupon for an existing user that does not have their email as their username.
  • Fix: (PRO) An empty “wcusage_mla_parents” order meta will no longer be created, if the MLA module is disabled.
  • Fix: (PRO) Fixed the apostrophe showing as HTML entitiy, in the “You don’t currently have any sub-affiliates.” message.
  • Fix: Fixed a few minor PHP warnings.
  • Other: Tested with WooCommerce 6.6.1

Version 5.1.0

This update includes some improvements to the payouts module, including automatic payouts, and the option to reverse payouts. Additionally, we have made lots of other small tweaks, improvements, and small bug fixes.

Learn more about this update >


Changelog:
  • New: (PRO) Added new option to automatically/instantly pay affiliates commission into their account, after a payout request is made.
  • New: (PRO) When payouts are paid via Stripe or Store Credit (built-in system), a new button is available in the admin payouts section, to automatically reverse and refund the payout. Only applies to new payout requests created after installing this update.
  • Tweak: (PRO) Edited styling of notifications and some buttons on admin pages.
  • Tweak: (PRO) In the user payout email, changed the “Payment method” merge tag to show the full payment method name instead of the universal method ID.
  • Tweak: (PRO) Added payout ID to payouts events in activity log.
  • Tweak: (PRO) Improved styling on mobile for add registration and add domain popups in admin area.
  • Tweak: (PRO) Improved style of text on the MLA network tree diagram.
  • Tweak: (PRO) Fixed the MLA commission values displayed in the admin orders list tooltips.
  • Tweak: (PRO) Edited the text shown when payment threshold is not met on the affiliate dashboard payouts tab. Now shows the required amount.
  • Tweak: (PRO) Removed administrator, editor, shop manager, and author from the list of options for the “Accepted Affiliate User Role” and “Pending Affiliate User Role” settings.
  • Tweak: (PRO) Changed the way MLA tier settings are saved. Copied over the old settings for existing sites.
  • Tweak: Made some small style changes to the setup wizard page.
  • Tweak: Another slight improvement to speed of the fetch orders query by around 5-10%;
  • Tweak: Added some translations that were missing for “dates” throughout the plugin.
  • Fix: (PRO) Fixed commission graph not always showing the full commission amount for a specific day when hovering over a point on the graph.
  • Fix: Fixed inconsistency in all-time stats “total sales” value. The “total sales” in all-time stats now shows the total after discounts applied.
  • Fix: Fixed issue with affiliate dashboard always full refreshing for new coupons (since 5.0.1).
  • Fix: Fixed issue since WordPress 6.0, causing admins to be unable to the page with affiliate dashboard shortcode on.
  • Fix: Fixed styling issue causing problems for websites that had a pre-loader using the class “loader”.
  • Fix: Fixed the “total usage” value when “all-time” statistics are disabled.
  • Fix: Properly clear saved meta data for orders/coupons when the “Saving Data” options are disabled in the plugin “Debug” settings tab.
  • Fix: Fixed some links in admin area when the plugin is installed on a multisite.
  • Other: Added localized translations for Japanese.

Version 5.0.1

Changelog:
  • New: Added brand new setup wizard which is accessible when first installing the plugin, or via a button in the settings page.
  • Improvement: Added a “REFRESH ALL DATA” button when editing individual coupons. This allows you to refresh the data/statistics for just one individual coupon dashboard if needed.
  • Improvement: Significantly improved initial affiliate dashboard loading speed when first visiting, or when data has been refreshed (especially for larger coupons). It will now load the page much faster, and show the “loading…” animation whilst it refreshes/saves the data for the first time.
  • Improvement: Via small optimisations, improved the speed of the fetch orders query by around 10%, which executes when first loading dashboard, refreshing data, and on the recent orders affiliate dashboard tab, when filtering orders.
  • Tweak: (FREE) Hidden the “Pending Affiliate Registrations” and “Pending Payout Requests” sections on the admin dashboard when using free version.
  • Fix: On the new admin dashboard, the text shown when no items are found in each of the sections has been fixed with the correct messages.
  • Fix: (PRO) Made sure the saved “monthly summary” data is now refreshed properly when the refresh data button is clicked, or commission settings change.
  • Dev: Re-structured the admin settings code, to be a bit more organised.
  • Dev: Switched back to using WordPress’ default jQuery library.
  • Other: Tested with WooCommerce 6.5.1

Version 5.0.0

This is one of our biggest ever updates. Including our most popular feature request, a “Multi-Level Affiliates” module, along with some significant performance improvements, a new dashboard page, activity log, and lots more improvements, tweaks and fixes.

Learn more about this update >


Changelog:
  • New: (PRO) Added a brand new full-featured Multi-Level Affiliates module to the plugin.
    –> New: (PRO) Added option for parent affiliates to invite people to become an affiliate. They will then become the parent affiliate for this user, and will gain extra commission from any sales that affiliate refers.
    –> New: (PRO) Added new shortcode to display brand new MLA dashboard page. The dashboard will show all sub-affiliates, affiliate network chart, invitation tools, payouts management, settings, and more.
  • New: Added a new dashboard page in the admin area which includes some general statistics, and other latest statistics/activity for referrals, visits, registrations, payouts, etc.
  • New: Added a new “Activity Log” to the admin area, to keep track of all the latest activity within the plugin and your affiliate programs.
  • Improvement: (PRO) The monthly summary table now saves data/totals for each month as meta data (after first load) instead of calculating every time, excluding the current month. This will significantly improve the loading speed for this tab and filters, especially for coupons with lots of orders.
  • Improvement: (PRO) The line graphs are now loaded via ajax which should significantly improve initial loading time of the page for coupons with lots of orders. The line graphs are now also limited to show a maximum of around 100 orders.
  • Improvement: (FREE) The “All-time | This Month | Last Month” statistics toggles are now available in the free version. This is now selected as default for new installs.
  • Improvement: Some extra meta data (“wcusage_stats”) is saved on orders to load order affiliate data faster in certain cases.
  • Improvement: Made some improvements to performance when generating admin reports. In general generating reports should now be around 2x faster.
  • Improvement: Made a few other small performance improvements to the affiliate dashboard and plugin in general.
  • Improvement: Greatly improved speed of query that checks if current page contains the plugins shortcodes, and made it so that it doesn’t always run on all pages.
  • Tweak: Added some extra sanitization to certain parts of the code, just for extra precautions.
  • Tweak: Changed the “filter by coupon code” option on the admin orders list to a text input instead of dropdown. Improves speed / performance of page for sites with lots of coupons.
  • Tweak: Font awesome icon styles are now hosted locally via the plugin.
  • Tweak: (PRO) When editing a user, it will now only show “Payment Settings” for payment methods that are enabled.
  • Tweak: (PRO) The coupon affiliate meta box on single orders now shows the affiliate info for lifetime referrers.
  • Tweak: (PRO) Even if PRO license expires, the “unpaid commission” will now continue to be tracked and updated for new orders.
  • Tweak: Affiliate dashboard tab icons are now enabled by default.
  • Tweak: Updated design of the plugin’s admin pages, with a new header on each page.
  • Fix: Resolved a few minor console warnings on affiliate dashboard, in certain occasions.
  • Fix: (FREE) Admins can properly generate reports in the free version for a specific date range (instead of exactly 1 month).
  • Fix: (PRO) Fixed the commission message shown in the “statistics” tab of affiliate dashboard when “per user role” commission is set for that affiliate.
  • Fix: (PRO) Fixed occasional issue with monthly summary tab not loading correctly with multi-currency enabled.
  • Fix: (PRO) Fixed occasional issue with payout button not working correctly.
  • Fix: Fixed occasional issue calculating the specific decimal commission with multi-currency enabled.
  • Fix: Fixed occasional issue causing PHP error when an admin was updating orders.
  • Other: Tested with WordPress 6.0.0
  • Other: Tested with WooCommerce 6.5.0

Version 4.16.6

Changelog:
  • Improvement: (PRO) Updated it so that users are logged in automatically after completing the affiliate registration form (if they were logged out).
  • Improvement: (PRO) Updated it so that if a user has a pending affiliate registration application, the form will be hidden for them.
  • Tweak: (PRO) Added option to set a custom title for the affiliate registration form.
  • Tweak: (PRO) Hidden the “Direct Link Tracking” email settings if it is disabled.
  • Tweak: (PRO) Slight tweak/fix alignment of “add new” campaign field on some themes.
  • Tweak: (PRO) Implemented a solution to direct link tracking not always working (setting cookies) with nginx caching enabled.
  • Tweak: (PRO) Added a check to make sure the same payout can not be paid twice accidently by an admin.
  • Tweak: Updated to make sure “Processing” orders are shown by default on new installs.
  • Tweak: Updated to make sure stats are force refreshed on first load of affiliate dashboard.
  • Fix: (PRO) Fixed a conflict via the “FPDF” class with some other plugins.
  • Dev: (PRO) Made some improvements/tweaks to the affiliate registration code.
  • Other: Tested with WordPress 5.9.2

Version 4.16.5.1

Changelog:
  • Tweak: Added new functionality to display an admin notice when there are plugin updates that may require cache to be cleared for some changes to apply properly.
  • Tweak: Declined domains will no longer show in the “Direct Link Tracking” section on the affiliate dashboard.
  • Fix: Fixed the “Direct Link Tracking” fraud option to only apply to affiliate coupons (not all coupons).
  • Other: Tested with WooCommerce 6.3.1

Version 4.16.5

This update includes some new options to help you prevent affiliate fraud, an improvement to the products list/summary for orders on the affiliate table, and more!

Learn more about this update >


Changelog:
  • New: Added a new/improved “product summary” section on the affiliate dashboard when “MORE” toggle is clicked on recent orders and monthly summary tables. Shows a detailed summary of all products including the quantity, total, commission for each individual product.
  • New: (PRO) Added a new “strict fraud prevention” option that can be enabled when using “direct link tracking” module. This option will only allow coupons to be applied when directly linked by an approved domain.
  • New: (PRO) Added a new “Domains Blacklist” option in plugin settings. Visitors referred directly from any of these domains will not have referrals tracked or coupons applied automatically.
  • New: Added a new “Visitors Blacklist” option in plugin settings to block visitor IDs or IP addresses from being able to use affiliate coupons or register as an affiliate.
  • New: In the “Referral Visits” admin page you can easily add/remove the visitor IP/ID for a certain click to the “Visitors Blacklist”.
  • Improvement: (PRO) Added option to enable a “2 Column Layout” for the registration form.
  • Improvement: The date/time for the referral link clicks log will now be saved using the “time zone” set in the WordPress general settings (instead of UTC).
  • Improvement: Improved styling/layout for the tables on affiliate dashboard for mobile devices, to fix them being squashed on some themes/sites.
  • Tweak: Moved all restrictions and fraud settings into their own tab on the plugin settings tab.
  • Tweak: (PRO) On the admin “Payouts” and “Registrations” pages, the date columns have been removed. The dates can still be seen by hovering over the ID (created date), and status (completed date).
  • Tweak: Made a few small styling tweaks/improvements to the login/registration forms. Both forms will now be more consistent with each other and a better layout on some themes.
  • Tweak: Updated it so that the “saved data” for orders on the affiliate dashboards will be refreshed automatically, whenever some of the settings in the “Commission” settings tab are changed.
  • Fix: Added a fix for direct link tracking when referrer domain uses “www.” in the domain.
  • Fix: Fixed custom email notifications not formatting the HTML if they were edited (on some websites since the last update).
  • Fix: Referral URLs functionality will now be fully disabled when toggled off in the settings.
  • Fix: (PRO) Added some extra checks to prevent a PHP error showing if “Pay via PayPal” is clicked, but the API keys are invalid.

Version 4.16.4

Learn more about this update >


Changelog:
  • Improvement: Added option in “Commission” settings tab to include or exclude “custom discounts” (negative fees etc) from commission calculations.
  • Improvement: Added option in “Commission” settings tab to include or exclude “fees” in commission calculations and in order subtotal/total stats.
  • Improvement: Added option in “Commission” settings tab to include or exclude “shipping costs” in commission calculations and in order subtotal/total stats.
  • Improvement: Added option in “Referral URLs” settings tab to show/hide the “Referral Link Generator” and “Referral Statistics” sections on the affiliate dashboard.
  • Improvement: Added an “Add New Affiliate” button to the admin users list, to easily add a new affiliate user on this page.
  • Improvement: Added an “Add New Domain” button to the admin domains (“domain link tracking”) page, to easily add a new domain to a coupon on this page.
  • Tweak: Fees are no longer included in the “totals” and “subtotals” for orders shown in the affiliate dashboard, unless the new option to include fees in calculations is enabled.
  • Tweak: Updated the “save” buttons on settings tab of affiliate dashboard to be more consistent styling on certain themes.
  • Tweak: Added CSS to prevent some themes forcing the “date” filter input fields on affiliate dashboard to be much larger than needed, therefore affecting the layout.
  • Tweak: Removed the extra spacing above “Commission Graph” since 4.16.3
  • Tweak: Disabled some plugin/theme preloaders on affiliate dashboard page.
  • Tweak: Improved the styling for toggles on the settings page.
  • Tweak: Added links on the admin “Registrations” page to edit user, edit the coupon, and view the coupon affiliate dashboard.
  • Tweak: Added links on the admin “Domains” page to edit the coupon, and view the coupon affiliate dashboard.
  • Tweak: The form shown when “Add New Affiliate” is selected can now only be submitted if a “template coupon” has been set.
  • Fix: Fixed issue where in some cases affiliate users could not add domains for domain link tracking.
  • Fix: Fixed some of the “totals” stats with “include tax in calculations” enabled, when the order includes shipping costs or extra fees.
  • Fix: The custom “form style” option will now apply to the registration form shortcode, and fixed alignment of the submit application form on some themes.
  • Fix: Fixed issue in some cases the “Create New Registration” form in admin area not submitting, when a certain option was enabled.
  • Fix: Fixed issue on PHP 8 with admin pay button for Stripe and PayPal occasionally showing an error when clicked.
  • Dev: Updated Freemius SDK.
  • Dev: Made some small code format tweaks/improvements, and added 3 new hooks.
  • Version 4.16.4.1:
  • Fix: Fixed issue with not being able to change the “Required order status to show on affiliate dashboard” (since the last update).
  • Version 4.16.4.2:
  • Fix: Fixed an error when affiliates try to add a domain via direct link tracking.

Version 4.16.3

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Changelog:
  • Improvement: Added an option to set the “default payout method” that is selected for all affiliates automatically.
  • Improvement: Added option for admins when editing user profiles to change the “Payout Method” for that user.
  • Improvement: Added an option to never update the saved “commission” value for past orders (option found in “Debug” tab).
  • Tweak: Updated the “Emails” settings tab, to be more compact and easier to navigate, and with toggles to show/hide the customizer for each email.
  • Tweak: Updated the “How To Use” tab on affiliate dashboard with up to date information.
  • Tweak: Updated to font awesome version 6.0.0 for icons used in the plugin.
  • Tweak: Small tweak to the design of the tables on the affiliate dashboard.
  • Tweak: Improved alignment of the “terms” acceptance checkbox on registration form, when the message includes links.
  • Tweak: Updated social sharing icons to use the button background color (and background hover color).
  • Fix: Fixed occasional issue with “Pay as Credit” payouts button not working when paying credit to empty wallet.
  • Fix: Fixed an issue with some websites/themes, where the affiliate dashboard would not load correctly with “ajax loading” enabled.

Version 4.16.2

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Changelog:
  • New: Added a new option to make it so affiliate coupons can only be used by new customers on their first order (Settings > General > Coupon Usage Restrictions).
  • Improvement: Added an option to change the style of the login/registration forms, with 3 available styles.
  • Tweak: The “Required order status to show on affiliate dashboard” option will now always have “Completed” enabled and can’t be disabled.
  • Tweak: (FREE) The “Referral Visits” section is now accessible via the admin menu in the free version (to view/manage all visits).
  • Tweak: A few small styling tweaks for the affiliate dashboard.
  • Tweak: When the PRO license is activated on the free version, it is now more clear that the PRO version needs to be installed to activate features.
  • Tweak: Rearranged a few of the plugin settings to be in more suitable locations.
  • Fix: Fixed issue in rare cases, on some sites the affiliate registration form was submitting multiple times creating duplicate submissions, or showing a “This username already exists” message.
  • Fix: Fixed an issue with apostrophes in usernames/emails when editing the assigned user on a coupon.
  • Fix: Fixed the embed code URL in creatives being blank, if a default URL is not set for the creative.

Version 4.16.1

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Changelog:
  • New: Added pagination to the “recent clicks” on the “referral URL” tab, so affiliates can now view their full referral click history. Only available with ajax loading enabled. Can be disabled in settings.
  • New: Added a “Converted Only” toggle to the “recent clicks” on the “referral URL” tab. It will then only show clicks that have converted. Only available with ajax loading enabled. Can be disabled in settings.
  • Improvement: Changed the way “all-time” stats are updated. This will improve speed/performance when orders are placed, or status is updated (when using coupons), especially for coupons that have a high usage.
  • Improvement: Added option to show small icons in the affiliate dashboard tabs that represent what each tab does.
  • Improvement: Added an option to enable/disable storing of the visitors IP address for new referral clicks, in the “wcusage_clicks” table. If disabled it will instead use a new cookie.
  • Tweak: The “Make all dashboard URLs private” option is now enabled by default on new sites.
  • Tweak: Slightly changed the layout/wording of the “Multi-Currency” settings to be easier to understand.
  • Fix: Fixed a conflict with the “WP Rocket” plugin, on the affiliate dashboard, when the “Load JavaScript deferred” option was enabled.
  • Fix: Fixed a conflict with the “Perfmatters” plugin, on the affiliate dashboard, when the “Defer Javascript” option was enabled.
  • Fix: When “Last 30 Days / This Month” graph is enabled instead of “Last 90 Days”, the next above the graph now shows this correctly.
  • Fix: Fixed the percentage change showing as +100% when both values are the same (when not 0).

Version 4.16.0.4

  • Tweak: Added a new option in “Referral URL” settings: Attempt to apply coupon instantly on first visit via referral URL.
  • Tweak: Changed it so only 1 referral URL click is “logged” per minute from the same visitor, to prevent the click log being spammed. Any clicks in the same minute will keep the same ID.
  • Tweak: Changed “Direct Link Tracking” domains list on affiliate dashboard to be in descending order (newest entries first).
  • Fix: Fixed “header already sent” PHP warning in some cases when referral links are clicked (since 4.16).
  • Fix: (PRO) Fixed error with short URL generator not working correctly (showing blank URL) in certain cases.
  • Fix: (PRO) Fixed PHP warning when “per user role” commission enabled and coupon is used but not assigned to a user.
  • Fix: Fixed a rare PHP warning in some cases, when order is refunded but no coupon was used.
  • Fix: Fixed a PHP error on orders pages with sites that have outdated WooCommerce version (version 3.7 and below).

Version 4.15.2

Version 4.15.2 of Coupon Affiliates for WooCommerce is now available!

This update includes some small improvements, including some new options for payouts, and a few other tweaks and fixes.

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Changelog:
  • Improvement: For each payout method, added an option to add custom text/information displayed when selecting the payout method in the dashboard settings tab.
  • Improvement: Added an option to either show or hide the “payment details” field for each of the custom payment methods.
  • Improvement: Added an option to choose whether payment details are required to request a payout.
  • Improvement: Added an option to change the default “Page URL” on the “Referral URL” tab.
  • Tweak: Added option to choose which line graph is shown for “All-time” stats toggle.
  • Fix: Fixed issue on plugin settings page, in some cases, some plugin tabs/settings were hidden when using old WooCommerce version.
  • Fix: Fixed line graphs not showing properly in some cases when “Last 30 Days | Last 7 Days” is selected as the toggles.
  • Dev: Added 3 new API routes/endpoints for the plugin (coupon-info, request-payout, users-coupons).
  • Dev: Added new hook for each payout method when a payout is marked as paid by admin.

Version 4.14.2.2

  • Tweak: A few small design improvements for the admin settings page.
  • Tweak: (PRO) Small improvements to the affiliate registration from styling to work better with more themes.
  • Fix: (PRO) Fixed the “Enable Email Reports” checkbox that was showing in affiliate dashboard settings even when email reports were disabled.
  • Fix: (PRO) Fixed the “This payment method is not available.” showing on rare occasions on the affiliate dashboard “settings” tab when it shouldn’t.