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Easy Affiliate Links

Easily manage and cloak all your affiliate links.

Easy Affiliate Links helps you manage all the affiliate links on your website.

See the plugin in action and find all documentation on our website!

Current features:

  • Create shortlinks to cloak your affiliate links
  • Easily access your links in the visual and html editor
  • Assign categories to your links
  • Tracking of monthly and lifetime clicks
  • Import affiliate links from XML
  • Ability to export your links to XML

Upcoming add-ons:

  • Link analytics
  • Geospecific links
  • A/B testing for link text
  • Broken links checker

This plugin is under active development, so just let us know if you have any requests at all!

Author Bootstrapped Ventures
Contributors BrechtVds
Tags affiliate, affiliate links, cloak, cloaking, link masking, pretty links, redirect, seo, shortlink
  1. easy-affiliate-links screenshot 1

    Manage all your affiliate links in one place with click statistics

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    Full control over each affiliate link's options

  3. easy-affiliate-links screenshot 3

    Easily add affiliate links to any post or page by clicking on the icon

  4. easy-affiliate-links screenshot 4

    Just search and select the link you want to use to insert it

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    Affiliate links are indicated with a blue line and can be edited with a simple click

  1. Upload the easy-affiliate-links directory (directory included) to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress


  • Feature: View details of last click data
  • Improvement: Better check for crawlers
  • Fix: Datatables errors on some other plugin pages
  • Fix: Prevent datatables errors from showing up as alert
  • Fix: EAFL Button when visual editor is disabled


  • Feature: Order by lifetime clicks on manage page
  • Improvement: Custom database for link clicks
  • Improvement: Max width for the description in the overview
  • Fix: Escaping for XML export
  • Fix: Wordfence compatibility issue


  • Improvement: Affiliate links show up when adding links
  • Improvement: Use selected text as default option for affiliate link
  • Improvement: Use selected text when creating new link
  • Improvement: Automatically flush permalinks
  • Fix: Problem with URLs containing encoded characters


  • Plugin built from the ground up with cleaner and leaner code
  • Performance improvements
  • Support for upcoming add-ons


  • Feature: Copy shortlink to clipboard button
  • Improvement: Use dashicon instead of image in menu
  • Fix: Prevent issue with other plugins or themes using Browser
  • Fix: PHP7 warnings caused by the VafPress library


  • Improvement: Streamline link selection process
  • Improvement: Setting to disable click counter
  • Improvement: Setting to decide what to show in the link column on the admin overview page
  • Improvement: Ability to filter link values via plugin hook before saving


  • Feature: Import affiliate links from XML
  • Feature: Export affiliate links to XML
  • Feature: Private description field for affiliate links
  • Improvement: Ability to reset click counters
  • Improvement: selected text in Visual Editor available as text variant
  • Fix: Cannot edit shortcode preview in Visual Editor anymore


  • Feature: Use custom link text in the shortcode
  • Feature: Define multiple link text variants
  • Setting: Set required capability for seeing the shortcode button
  • Fix: Exclude affiliate links from search to prevent redirect
  • Fix: A few unwanted PHP notices
  • Fix: Cache update after saving an affiliate link
  • Fix: @ sign in mailto urls
  • Fix: Removed trailing slash in URLs for consistency


  • Feature: Edit an affiliate link by clicking on it in the visual editor
  • Feature: Tracking of monthly and lifetime clicks


  • Very first version of this plugin

How can I add affiliate links?

Just click on the blue URL icon in the Visual Editor or on "easy affiliate link" in the HTML Editor.

Can I track affiliate links in Google Analytics?

We recommend using the free Google Analytics by Yoast plugin for this. You'll have to enable "Track outbound click and downloads" on its settings page and set the slug you're using for your affiliate links in the advanced "Set path for internal links to track as outbound links" setting as well.

Where can I find more information?

Version 2.2.0

Requires WordPress version: 3.5 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 31 Jan 2017

Date Added: 23 Mar 2015

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4.9 stars
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