Affiliate Royale 1.4.4

Affiliate Royale 1.4.4 has been released. It is a maintenance release for the most part, but does contain a new feature for associating coupons with an Affiliate for those of you using our MemberPress plugin.

Change Log:

  • Added compatibility with WP 4.5.x
  • Added new icons/logo
  • Added basic coupon tracking capabilities for MemberPress (more to come)
  • Fixed PHP compatibility issues
  • Fixed small javascript bug
  • Fixed bug with AWeber integration on SSL enabled sites
  • Changed affiliate links to no longer include email addresses if their email address is their username

Affiliate Royale 1.4.3

Affiliate Royale 1.4.3 has been released. It is not a critical update, but does address two small affiliate link redirection bugs which were affecting a very small number of users.

Change Log:

  • Fixed /wp-admin/ improperly redirecting to home page of site
  • Fixed issue where links/banners with no slug defined were returning 404's

Affiliate Royale 1.4.2

Affiliate Royale 1.4.2 has been released and is a compatibility release for WordPress 4.3. We recommend that all users upgrade to Affiliate Royale 1.4.2 before upgrading to WordPress 4.3.

Change Log:

  • CRITICAL – Fixed bug introduced by WordPress 4.3
  • CRITICAL – Fixed issue with PayPal IPN validations

Affiliate Royale 1.4.1

Affiliate Royale 1.4.1 has been released. This is a critical update for anyone integrating directly with PayPal's Buy Now or Subscribe buttons. This also affects WishList Member + PayPal users. If you're integrating Affiliate Royale with PayPal buttons directly or via WishList Member we strongly recommend upgrading to this version right away and following the PayPal button conversion instructions below.

Version 1.4.1 also contains a new integration with Get Response, and a handful of other features/bug-fixes. The full list of changes is at the bottom of this post.

PayPal Button Conversion Instructions:

Due to unannounced changes to the way Shortcodes are allowed to be parsed in WordPress 4.2.3+ – we've had to issue a critical fix for anyone using PayPal buttons integration. This affects WishList Members + PayPal user's as well.

The fix is relatively simple, but will require you to modify all of your existing PayPal buttons HTML a bit after upgrading to Affiliate Royale 1.4.1 or newer.

You'll need to edit the HTML you copied onto your page and replace <input type=”hidden” name=”custom” value=”[wafp_custom_args]”> with just [wafp_custom_args] and <input type=”hidden” name=”notify_url” value=”[wafp_ipn]”> with just [wafp_ipn].

For WishList Member + PayPal, do the above for only the “[wafp_custom_args]” line as the “[wafp_ipn]” shortcode is not used.

Change Log:

  • CRITICAL – Changed PayPal button integration. This affects PayPal and WishList Member integration's.
  • Added GetResponse autoresponder
  • Added [wafp_show_if_is_affiliate] shortcode
  • Added nonce to signup form to help prevent XSS
  • Added ability to add buyer name and email when manually creating transactions
  • Changed TOS to show up on become affiliate page
  • Removed some vestigial DB upgrade code
  • Fixed Shopp integration
  • Fixed WooCommerce integration
  • Fixed an issue with blank Affiliate Royale signup form
  • Fixed conflict with Formidable Pro plugin
  • Fixed – more robust cookie checking on default affiliate links
  • Fixed issue with HTTPS sites
  • Fixed wp_signon issue

Affiliate Royale 1.4.0

We're proud to announce the release of Affiliate Royale version 1.4.0. We've added some cool new features to this version and its now included with MemberPress membership plugin users. Yes, you heard that right … Affiliate Royale is included with MemberPress! If you're a current MemberPress user or have been considering buying it — you should definitely read this blog post for more info. Below are the feature highlights for this release.


Block Affiliates

A new option in the users profile allows you to choose whether or not this affiliate should be blocked. When this setting is enabled, the affiliates commissions are still tracked, however they cannot access their affiliate dashboard and will see the message you specify instead. Because you may need to block affiliates for different reasons, you can specify the exact message to show on a per-affiliate basis. Blocked affiliates are also flagged on the Pay Affiliates page (see below) so you can quickly identify them to ensure they don't get paid.

Block Affiliates

Settings for blocking affiliates reside on their profile page in the dashboard.


Minimum Payout

Want to set a minimum commission payout amount? Now you can with Affiliate Royale 1.4.0! This new option will flag affiliates who have not yet met the minimum payout amount on the Pay Affiliates page (see below).

Minimum Payout

New setting allows you to set a minimum payout for affiliates.


Pay Affiliates Highlighting

As part of the two new features listed above, affiliates who are blocked, haven't met the minimum payout, or should not be paid for any other reason are now highlighted in red on the Pay Affiliates page. The highlighting and new Status column will allow you to quickly identify which affiliates to pay, and which need further follow-up. This is a very powerful, time-saving feature that we are sure you will appreciate!

Pay Affiliates Highlighting

Quickly see which affiliates should be paid, and which need further follow-up.



  • Now works as a MemberPress add-on. If you're already a MemberPress user, just use your MemberPress license key to activate.
  • Added a minimum payout option
  • Added ability to block affiliates (in their dashboard profile) — and show them a message when they're blocked
  • Added color coding on pay affiliates page to indicate blocked affiliates and below minimum payout affiliates
  • Added MailChimp email list integration
  • Fixed bug – affiliates getting commissions for own purchases
  • Various other bug fixes

Affiliate Royale 1.3.4

We've added some great stuff in this release:

  • Added ability to show affiliates their children (downline)
  • Added auto-integration with MarketPress, Easy Digital Downloads, and JigoShop
  • Added ability to set group based commissions in MemberPress
  • Added ability to manually enter commissions for affiliates
  • Added ability to edit transaction details
  • Updated integration with MemberPress, Shopp, and WooCommerce
  • Fixed bug causing some affiliates to get commission on their own purchases
  • Fixed several other small bugs