AffiliateWP provides many different affiliate URL variations that your affiliates can use simultaneously.
Custom Affiliate Slugs takes this one step further, allowing affiliates to create their own custom “slug”. A slug is the piece of the referral URL where there would usually be the affiliate’s username or ID.
An affiliate can set a custom affiliate slug
For example, if an affiliate’s username is john and they have an affiliate ID of 123, they will be familiar with using any one of these referral URLs:
With a custom slug of mycustomslug123, the affiliate can now use either of these referral URLs in addition to the above variations:
Customized affiliate slugs can be more personal, more relevant to the affiliate’s business name, more relevant to the affiliate’s marketing efforts, or completely random. Or, if your affiliate has a WordPress username on your site they’d like to keep private, they can set a new custom slug which they can use in a professional manner for their affiliate links.
The admin settings for the Custom Affiliate Slugs add-on
In addition, the Auto-create Custom Slugs option can be enabled. When enabled, a custom slug will be generated for your affiliates when:
- An affiliate registers via the affiliate registration form
- The Auto Register New Users option is enabled from Affiliates → Settings → Misc and a user is automatically registered as an affiliate
- An affiliate is added manually via the Affiliates → Affiliates → Add New screen
The slug generated is based on the rules defined in the add-on’s settings.