Installation of affiliate-toolkit

Installation of affiliate-toolkit

There are several option for the installation of the plugin. You can download the plugin from the WordPress Directory or directly from our web page.
Currently the plugin in the WordPress directory is not v3. We will update this version shortly.

Download the base plugin from our web page

Our plugin is splitted into many parts. The base plugin is free and you can use it on as many sites you want. There are extensions avavilable for the base plugin. 
To download the base plugin go to our start page:

After that you need to click on "free download" - if you are not logged in, please create a user account:

A user account is required for getting also new updates into your backend.

Download a extension for the base plugin

After installation of the base plugin you want to install some extensions. It's very simple. 
Go to the extensions page of our plugin ( and search for the extension you want to install.

If you want a free extensions just click on "free download" - if you need a chargeable extension you can purchase that license by clicking on "Add to cart".

if you purchase a extension you will receive a confirmation mail and your license key. You can download your plugin at any time. You can also make upgrade. 
You don't need to purchase a "package" if you only need one extension. Packages are good if you need multipe extensions on multiple web sites.

Installation of the plugin

You need to install the base plugin and afterwards all extensions. 
Do not activate the old plugin (v2) or the old starter plugin with the current version in parallel. This will cause a major issue.

Installation via backend

The easiest way of installing is via the backend of WordPress.

As soon as you have downloaded the packet, log into your WordPress page in the backend and click on Plugins -> install. There click on uploading plugin and choose the previously downloaded zip file. Install will install the plugin. As soon as the plugin has been uploaded successfully, you need to activate it. And that’s it.

Some hosts may have issues with the size of the zip archive. In case you are experiencing problems, you better switch to installing via FTP.

Installation via FTP

Alternatively, you can upload the plugin via FTP.

Unzip the downloaded zipfile onto your computer. Copy the extracted “affiliate-tolkit”- folder in the FTP-folder /wp-content/plugins/.

As soon as you have uploaded the plugin, you can find it in WordPress at “Plugins” and you finally need to activate it.

Activation of the plugins

After you installed the base plugin and also the extension you should see all plugins in the backed. Activate all plugins.

Activate your license

For getting updates and support you need to activate your license in the backend.
Go to affiliate-toolkit -> Settings -> Licenses and enter your license key for every extension and also for the base plugin. Please verify that you use the currect license key for your extension.

Updates of the plugin

If you don't actvate your license you don't receive update notification for the extension. Also Updates via backend are not available. The plugin will also check  the license from time to time and show a warning message. 
We will not reduce functionality of a extension if you don't activate it but the base plugin can deactivate the extension if it's outdated.

Testing environemnt

Our license allows you to locally install the plugin within your environment as a demo version. You will still see the activated domain but it won’t count as an activation.

On the following installations, the installation will count as a test version:

  • localhost
  • *.dev
  • .*local
  • dev.*
  • staging.*

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