Updates & Changelog

New Fixed Tweak
20 days ago

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.

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  • 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.
New Improved Fixed Tweak
about 1 month ago

Version 5.0.1

  • 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
New Improved Fixed Tweak
about 2 months ago

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.

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  • 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
Improved Fixed Tweak
4 months ago

Version 4.16.6

  • 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
Fixed Tweak
4 months ago


  • 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
New Improved Fixed Tweak
4 months ago

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!

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  • 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.
Improved Fixed Tweak
4 months ago

Version 4.16.4

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  • 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
  • Fix: Fixed issue with not being able to change the “Required order status to show on affiliate dashboard” (since the last update).
  • Version
  • Fix: Fixed an error when affiliates try to add a domain via direct link tracking.
Improved Fixed Tweak
4 months ago

Version 4.16.3

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  • 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.
New Improved Fixed Tweak
5 months ago

Version 4.16.2

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  • 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.
New Improved Fixed Tweak
5 months ago

Version 4.16.1

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  • 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).
Fixed Tweak
5 months ago


  • 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).
Improved Fixed Tweak
5 months ago

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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  • 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.
Fixed Tweak
7 months ago


  • 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.