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Affiliate Program

Are you enjoying WPML? Tell the world about it and earn 30% affiliate commission for every new customer that you bring.

WPML’s affiliate program is open only to WPML clients. We truly believe that you can only recommend a product that you’re actually using.

Log in to your WPML account and click on the ‘Affiliate’ link.

WPML affiliate page

On that page, you will see:

  1. Your affiliate text link
  2. A collection of affiliate banners
  3. A place to enter your PayPal email, so that we can pay you
  4. Your affiliate balance

How it works

Whenever you refer to people to WPML, through your affiliate link, we create a cookie in their browsers. The cookie doesn’t expire. It will only be set if this is the first visit to WPML.org.

Then, when this visitor becomes a client, we detect the cookie and associate the new account with yours, remembering that you brought this new client. Your affiliate account is immediately credited with every new purchase.

Using text links

You can link to us using a regular text link. Your affiliate link is displayed at the top of your affiliate page.

You can include such links to any page in WPML.org. Remember to add the aid and affiliate_key arguments to the URL. For example, my own affiliate link to our ‘Purchase’ page would be:

http://wpml.org/purchase/?aid=2&affiliate_key=hkZY0cb9tCUA

From past experience, we know that the most conversions happen when linking to both the homepage and purchase page.

Using banners

If you have available banner space, you’re welcome to use the WPML banners we’ve prepared for you.

There are banners in six sizes and in fifteen languages (more coming soon). Just above the banners you’ll find a language switcher (not the top-right of the screen, the one over the banners). This language switcher controls the language of the banners.

The banner graphics comes from our CDN (content distribution network). It’s a high-speed network with no bandwidth cap and terrific uptime. You’re welcome to use the images from there, or download them and serve from your own server.

Below each banner, you’ll find a link that include your affiliate info, the localized ALT and TITLE attributes and a link to the image. If you want to link to anything else than the home-page, feel free to edit the HREF attribute.

Getting paid

We pay via PayPal mass payments once per month, at the beginning of the month. Mass-payments means that you’re getting the full amount without seeing any PayPal fees (we pay them).

Be sure to enter your PayPal email, so that we can actually send your payment. If we don’t have that email, we’ll keep holding your due payment, until we can send it.

At the table in the bottom of the affiliate page, you’ll see your current balance, your total earnings (from day one) and when you last got paid.

All set?

We hope that this is enough to get started. If you need anything else, please contact us.

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