6 Best Product Review Plugins for WordPress

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Are you looking for the best product review plugins for WordPress? If you regularly add detailed product reviews on your website, then you can use a product review plugin to make them more SEO friendly. In this article, we have hand-picked the best product review plugins for WordPress.

Best product review plugins for WordPress

Why Use Product Review Plugin in WordPress?

What do you do when you want to buy something? If you are like most people, then you probably check out product reviews to compare different options.

That’s why there are so many popular reviews websites like Yelp, TripAdvisor, Rotten Tomatoes, and more. Even Amazon, world’s largest online store features product reviews so prominently.

Many WordPress site owners write product reviews to make money online. Some get paid directly by the company for the review while others use affiliate marketing to earn revenue.

You can write a product review as a blog post. However, a plain blog post does not use product review format supported by search engines. This means your article will not be highlighted in search results as a review.

SEO Reviews Snippet

For better SEO, you need to write your reviews with schema.org rich snippets format. A product review plugin helps you easily write search engine friendly reviews that also look great on your website.

Let’s take a look at some of the best product review plugins for WordPress.

1. WP Product Review Pro

WP Product Review

WP Product Review is the best WordPress product review plugin. It comes with a detailed settings section allowing you to choose how you want to manage and display reviews on your website.

Adding a product review is quite easy. Simply select the product review option when writing a blog post and the plugin will show you all settings to write your review. You can break down your review into features, add images, pros and cons, and more.

It comes with sidebar widgets allowing you to showcase your reviews. You can also use it to collect user submitted reviews or allow your users to add their own rating and reviews in the comments. All reviews are displayed in schema.org rich snippet format for maximum SEO benefit.

For detailed instructions, see our guide on how to create a niche review website in WordPress.

2. All in One Schema Rich Snippets

All in One Schema Rich Snippets

As we mentioned earlier, your reviews need to be in a proper SEO friendly format. All in one Schema Rich Snippets plugin allows you to write different types of posts using the rich snippets format including product reviews.

Simply select ‘Item Review’ from a drop-down menu when writing a blog post, and the plugin will show review options like reviewer name, product name, and star rating. It will display this information below your blog post with the correct SEO friendly markup.

The plugin can also be used to add articles, products, recipes, software and more. For detailed instructions see our article on how to add rich snippets in WordPress.

3. WP Review Pro

WP Review

WP Review is another excellent option to add product reviews in WordPress. It is beginner friendly and quite easy to use. Upon activation, simply write a new post and select the review type.

It supports three types of review ratings stars, points, and percentage. You can also add different ratings for individual features if you want. It also supports user ratings which simply allows users to submit their own ratings for a product.

It also comes with styling options located under Settings » WP Review page. From here you can choose your own colors for the review box to match your theme colors.

4. Rich Reviews

Rich Reviews

Rich Reviews is a simple free plugin that allows you to add reviews of your own products, services, or website. You can also allow your users to submit reviews.

It uses shortcodes to display reviews, and you can display a review anywhere on your website including posts, pages, and sidebar widgets.

If you are collecting user-submitted reviews, then this plugin allows you to manually approve each review before publishing it. The plugin’s settings panel comes with detailed instructions on how to use it.

5. WP Customer Reviews

WP Customer Reviews

WP Customer Reviews plugin allows you to collect customers reviews as well as create your own product reviews. Upon activation, simply edit a blog post where you want to add a product review and check the reviews option.

Next, you need to go to the Reviews » All Reviews page and click on the add new button. After that, you can select the post and write your review. The plugin also allows you to enable user submitted reviews which you can then approve and publish to display on your website.

This plugin also allows you to customize the review form shown to users and comes with a how to use page with detailed instructions.

6. Site Reviews

Site Reviews

Site Reviews allows you to collect customer reviews for your products, services, or local business. It comes with a simple settings page allowing you to control how you want to gather reviews, and how you want to display them. You can customize the review form and display it anywhere on your website using a shortcode.

You can also display reviews using the shortcode. The plugin adds an easy to use shortcode inserter on the post edit screen to manually display reviews, review form, and review summary.

We hope this article helped you find the best product review plugins for WordPress. You may also want to see our list of the best testimonial plugins for WordPress.

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How to Create a Referral Program in WordPress

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Do you want to create a referral program in WordPress? Referral programs are a great way to get more people to promote your products to a larger audience. In this article, we will show you how to easily create a referral program in WordPress and get more customers.

Creating referral program in WordPress

Why Create a Referral Program in WordPress?

Referral program or affiliate program allows you to get more people to help you sell your products and services. In return, you pay them a small commission on each sale they make. For more details, see our ultimate affiliate marketing guide to see how it works.

In simple terms, it is like building your own sales army without paying them a salary.

These affiliate marketers use tools and plugins to create marketing content. They make money online by referring their users to right products and services.

To manage a referral or affiliate program, you will need a tool that can manage your affiliate program. It will allow affiliate marketers to join your referral program. It will also help you track sales and traffic sent by each affiliate partner.

Why Use AffiliateWP to a Create Referral Program in WordPress?

For this tutorial, we will be using AffiliateWP plugin to create a referral program in WordPress. It is one of the best affiliate management plugins for WordPress.

Like everything else in life, AffiliateWP has it’s own pros and cons that you should consider.

Pros of Using AffiliateWP

Following are some of the benefits of using AffiliateWP to manage your referral program in WordPress.

  • Very easy to use and blends in your WordPress site like a native app.
  • Very cost effective with plans starting from $99/year to $499 for a lifetime license.
  • Integrates with WooCommerce stores, Easy Digital Downloads, PayPal, Stripe, and more
  • Large number of addons including free, paid, and third-party add-ons to extend AffiliateWP
  • Real-time affiliate tracking with detailed reports for you and your affiliate partners

Cons of Using AffiliateWP

Here are some of the disadvantages of using AffiliateWP to manage your referral program.

  • It has limited reach compared to affiliate networks which already have thousands of affiliate marketers actively looking for products to promote
  • It does not come with advanced fraud detection features that are offered by popular affiliate networks.
  • There is no automatic payout system, and you will have to manually send payments each month
  • Does not calculate taxes and 1099 forms for payouts. As a business owner, you will have to manage it on your own.
  • It is less convenient for affiliate partners. They will have to create an account and login to view their reports, compared to affiliate networks where they can see all their earnings at one place.

A good alternative to AffiliateWP would be ShareASale, which is a large affiliate network with thousands of skilled affiliate marketers actively looking for new products to recommend.

For a more detailed comparison, you may want to see this article on setting up your own affiliate program by Syed Balkhi (Founder and CEO of WPBeginner).

With that being said, let’s take a look at how to create a referral program in WordPress using AffiliateWP.

Creating a Referral Program in WordPress

First thing you need to do is install and activate the AffiliateWP plugin. For more details, see our step by step guide on how to install a WordPress plugin.

Upon activation, you need to visit Affiliates » Settings page to enter your license key. You can find this information under your account on AffiliateWP website.

Enter your license key

After activating your license key, you need to select a page to be used for Affiliate Area. AffiliateWP automatically creates one for you, but if you want to use a different page, then you can select it here.

Next, you need to choose the terms of service page. You can check out affiliate program terms pages on other websites to create one for your own site. After creating the page you can select it here.

After that, you need to review other settings on the page and set them up based on your own referral program policies.

Don’t forget to click on the ‘Save Changes’ button to store your settings.

Next, you need to switch to the integrations tab on the Settings page. From here you need to select the integrations you want to enable. AffiliateWP supports most popular eCommerce, membership, contact form, and LMS plugins.

AffiliateWP integrations

Click on the save changes button and then switch to ‘Emails’ tab on the Settings page.

AffiliateWP allows you to edit emails sent out to your affiliates. You can also upload your business logo, create your own email templates, and choose the email address you want to use to send out affiliate emails.

Email notifications

Note: If you are unable to receive email notifications, then follow our guide on how to fix WordPess not sending email issue.

Lastly, switch to the Misc tab on the settings page to set up advanced settings for your affiliate program. The first option on the page is to allow affiliates to register themselves. You can check this if you want affiliates to be able to sign up for your referral program.

Misc settings

Next, you would also want to enable reCAPTCHA to prevent bots from registering as affiliates.

You will need to carefully review each setting and change them as needed. Don’t forget to click on the save changes button to store your settings.

Adding Links to Your Referral Program

Now that you have set up your referral program, the next step is to add links to it. For example, if you have enabled affiliate registration, then you may want to add a link to affiliate area so that interested marketers can register themselves.

Simply go to Appearance » Menus page and add your affiliate area page to a navigation menu. For detailed instructions, see our beginner’s guide to adding navigation menus in WordPress.

Add link to affiliate area

Clicking on the link will take users to the affiliate area where they can register to join as a new affiliate, or login to their account to see their reports.

Affiliate area

Managing Your Referral Program in AffiliateWP

AffiliateWP comes with powerful tools to manage your affiliates, view reports, and effectively run your affiliate program without leaving WordPress.

To view affiliates that have joined your referral program, simply go to Affiliates » Affiliates page.

Affiliates

On this page, you can see a list of all your affiliate partners, their earnings, unpaid earnings, referral visits, and more. You can edit any affiliate account individually.

To view each sale made through a referral partner, you need to visit Affiliates » Referrals page. Here you will see all referral sales, affiliate partner, amount, and more. You can also click on ‘Reject’ link if you suspect a referral to be fraudulent.

Referrals

Viewing Your Referral Program Reports in AffiliateWP

Reporting is crucial to run a successful referral program, and AffiliateWP comes with powerful reporting features. Head over to Affiliates » Affiliates page for a full overview.

Reports overview

You can filter the reporting period by time and specific affiliate partner name. You can also view reports for affiliates, referral visits, and campaigns.

Sending Payments to Your Affiliates

Unfortunately, AffiliateWP doesn’t come with automatic payouts, which means you will have to manually send payments. AffiliateWP makes it easy to manage your payouts.

Depending on when and how often you want to pay your referral partners, you can head over to the Affiliates » Referrals page and click on the ‘Generate Payout File’ button.

Generate payout file

This will generate a payout file which is compatible with PayPal’s mass payment system. The file also works with Skrill and other payment services that support mass payment feature. It contains the amount and payment email addresses for all your unpaid referrals.

We hope this article helped you learn how to create a referral program in WordPress. You may also want to see our ultimate step by step WordPress SEO guide for beginners.

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The Ultimate Affiliate Marketing Guide for Beginners – Step by Step

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Affiliate marketing is one of the most popular ways to make money online from your blog. It allows you to add a steady income stream to your blog’s monetization strategy. In this affiliate marketing guide for beginners, we will explain how affiliate marketing works, and how to get started right away.

Ultimate affiliate marketing guide for beginners

What is Affiliate Marketing?

By definition, affiliate marketing is a referral arrangement in which an online retailer (advertiser) pays you a commission when users purchase their product from your referral link.

Unlike other ad types which pays based on clicks or views, affiliate marketing works on a CPA (cost-per-acquisition), or CPL (cost-per-lead) basis. In other words, you only earn a commission when someone takes an action (i.e buys the product or signup for a free trial).

Because there is less risk for the advertiser, affiliate programs pay out much higher commissions to publishers compared to Google AdSense or other types of ads.

Affiliate marketing requires a more hands-on approach. You have to find a product or service that you believe will be helpful to your users. After that you have to strategically add it in your blog posts and other areas of your site, so users can purchase the product using your referral link.

How Does Affiliate Marketing / Tracking Work?

First, you have to find a company or product that you want to promote. You need to select a product or service that you believe will be relevant to your blog’s topic and useful for your audience. The product or company you choose will be called a ‘Merchant’.

Next, you have to partner up with the company by joining their partner program. This makes you their ‘Affiliate’. Some companies also use the terms associates, partners, etc.

Once you have joined their partner program (also called Affiliate Program), you will get a unique affiliate ID. You will need to use this affiliate ID in all affiliate links that you add in your website to promote the product.

You can promote the product by adding an in-depth product reviews, recommend it in your articles, display banner ads, sending an email newsletter, and more. All traffic you send to the merchant website with your unique ID will be tracked.

Once a user makes a purchase, you will earn a commission. Your payment is issued once your earnings reach a particular threshold typically 45 – 60 days.

How to Get Started with Affiliate Marketing

First, you need to make sure that you are using the right blogging platform, and you are allowed to run affiliate marketing campaigns on your website.

For example, if you are using WordPress.com, then there are some restrictions regarding the products and services you can link to. For more details see our comparison of WordPress.com vs WordPress.org.

On the other hand if you are on self-hosted WordPress.org website, then you can add any affiliate link you want and efficiently manage your affiliate campaigns.

If you haven’t created a website already, then you can get started right away. Simply follow the instructions in our step by step guide on how to start a blog, and you’ll be up and running in less than 30 minutes.

Next, you need to let your users know how you make money from your website by adding a disclosure page. See WPBeginner’s disclosure page and feel free to use it as a template.

You will also need to add a privacy policy and terms of service page to your blog.

These are amongst the must have pages for every WordPress blog. They not only save you from legal issues in the future, but they also help you build trust with your audience.

Finding Affiliate Products and Services to Promote

There are many ways to find products and companies that you can partner up with as an affiliate. Here are some of the easiest ways to find the products you can promote.

1. Become an affiliate for products you already use

First, you need to look at the products and services that you already use and find useful. This makes it easy for you to convince your users about the product since you already know the pros and cons.

Next, you need to go to the product’s website and search for terms like ‘Affiliate program’, ‘Partners’, or ‘Affiliates’. Many companies are actively looking for affiliate marketers to promote their products that’s why they add a link to their affiliate page in their website’s footer.

Finding affiliate programs to join

2. Look for products other blogs are recommending

Another way to find products is by looking at other blogs similar to yours. You will be able to find many similar blogs that are using affiliate marketing to make money.

But how do you know that they are promoting affiliate products?

First, look for the obvious and easily noticeable banner ads on their website. Take your mouse to the banner ad, and you will see a link in your browser’s status bar.

finding affiliate links

This link will usually have an affiliate ID. Affiliate ID helps merchants track which affiliate partner is sending them traffic / sales.

Sometimes these links may look like internal links, but when you click on them they will take you to a product website with affiliate marketer’s ID in the link. You will also find similar affiliate links through-out their content.

3. Join Bigger Affiliate Networks

Another way to find products to promote is by joining affiliate networks. These websites act as a middleman between affiliate marketers and merchants.

You will notice that many products and companies that you want to partner with already use an affiliate network. This helps you quickly find a lot of products that you can start promoting on your website.

4. Reach out to Companies

If you really want to promote a product but can’t find any information about their affiliate program, then you can simply ask them via email.

Some companies may not be actively promoting their affiliate program. If they have an affiliate program, then they can invite you to join.

What are Affiliate Networks? Why You Should Join Them?

Affiliate networks act as a middleman between you (the affiliate marketer) and merchants (companies that want to sell their products).

For merchants, they provide their platform as a service to list their products, track affiliate traffic, manage affiliates, and send payments.

For affiliate marketers, they offer an easy to use platform to search for products, sign up as an affiliate, track your campaign performance and earnings.

Following are some of the most popular affiliate networks that you can join.

  • ShareaSale – One of the largest affiliate networks with many high-paying affiliate products for almost every category imaginable. Popular WordPress hosting company, WPEngine, uses ShareASale to manage their affiliates. WPEngine’s Affiliate program offers a very generous payout to their affiliate partners.
  • CJ Affiliate (Formerly, Comission Junction) – Another top affiliate network with a huge number of merchants and products neatly organized in categories and easily searchable. Companies like GoDaddy, Expedia, and many others use CJ.
  • ClickBank – This is a large online marketplace for selling digital products in various categories from different vendors. It is easy to use and has tons of learning resources for new affiliate marketers.
  • Amazon Associates – Amazon is world’s largest ecommerce store with millions of products. You can sign up for their affiliate program and start earning by sending people to a website they already use for their online shopping.

Which affiliate networks should you join?

You should join affiliate networks that have the products you want to promote. You can join multiple affiliate networks for different products. We use all the above networks and few others.

Make sure that you always check the network program policies. You also need to review program policies of individual products and merchants. This will give you a clear idea about your earnings, payments, additional incentives, and more.

Affiliate Marketing Tips to Increase Earnings

Now that we have covered the basics, let’s dive into some more tips on how to actually make money from affiliate marketing.

1. Choose good products and companies to promote

As an affiliate marketer, you don’t have control over the future of products that you are recommending. That’s why you need to make sure that you are recommending the best products from reputable companies.

The best way to do this is by recommending the products and services that you have actually used. If you want to recommend a product that looks useful, then feel free to contact them to learn more.

If you ask nicely, most companies will gladly offer you a free account or copy to review / test their product or service.

2. Offer highly useful and valuable content

You can add affiliate links and banners anywhere on your WordPress site. However, simply adding links will not result in convincing your users to actually buy those products.

You need to convince your users by offering useful and valuable information about the product. Many affiliate marketers do that by writing in-depth product reviews, video reviews, product comparisons with pros and cons, and more.

3. Keep your audience in mind

Keep your website’s audience and their interests in mind when choosing the product. For example, if you run a fashion blog, then you would want to promote fashion accessories, clothing, and similar products that your audience would want to buy.

You also need to make sure that you are not just recommending products because they are offering higher commissions. If a user buys a product based on your recommendation, and it doesn’t turn out useful, then they will never trust your recommendations again.

Affiliate Marketing Plugins and Tools for WordPress

As your blog grows, you will be recommending a lot of different products. This will make it difficult for you to manage all the affiliate links, banners, and ads spread all over your website.

Luckily, there are excellent affiliate marketing tools and plugins for WordPress that you can use to help with management.

1. ThirstyAffiliates

Manually adding links to your content becomes quite difficult as your site grows. You will have to copy the URL with your affiliate ID every time you mention the product and paste it into WordPress.

This is where ThirstyAffiliates can help. It is an affiliate link management plugin that allows you to easily add affiliate links in WordPress.

It also lets you change lengthy affiliate links into cloaked pretty links which are more user-friendly.

ThirstyAffiliates also has the option to automatically replace keywords with affiliate links which can significantly help you boost your affiliate revenue.

2. AdSanity

AdSanity is the best WordPress ad management plugin and a must-have for every affiliate marketer’s toolbox. It allows you to create banner ads from your WordPress site and manage them from a single dashboard.

AdSanity also makes it easy to insert ads into your WordPress posts, pages, and sidebar widgets. You can use it to manage your third-party ads like Google AdSense ads and banners as well. For detailed instructions, see our guide on how to manage ads in WordPress with AdSanity.

3. MonsterInsights

MonsterInsights is the best Google Analytics plugin for WordPress. It allows you to see where your users are coming from and what they do when they are on your website.

It also helps you track your outbound affiliate links using Google Analytics. This enables you to find out which affiliate links are clicked more often and help you discover missed opportunities.

Need more tools? See our full list of top affiliate marketing tools and plugins for WordPress.

We hope this ultimate affiliate marketing guide for beginners helped you learn how to become an affiliate marketer. You may also want to see our ultimate WordPress SEO guide to bring more visitors to your website.

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How to Build an Amazon Affiliate Store Using WordPress

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Do you want to build an Amazon affiliate store using WordPress? An Amazon affiliate store allows you to sell products from Amazon.com as an affiliate and earn a commission. In this article, we will show you how to easily build an Amazon affiliate store using WordPress.

How to build an Amazon affiliate store using WordPress

Getting Started With Amazon Affiliate Store and WordPress

Amazon is the largest online store in the world. They also have an affiliate program which pays you a commission on every purchase made by a customer you referred.

You can recommend Amazon products on your existing website or create a new Amazon affiliate store to make money online.

WordPress with WooCommerce makes an excellent ecommerce platform to build your Amazon affiliate store. WooCommerce already powers millions of ecommerce websites all over the world.

To get started, you will need to be using WordPress.org platform (See WordPress.com vs WordPress.org).

You will also need a WordPress hosting account, a domain name, and an SSL certificate if you want to accept payments for other non-affiliate products on your website.

Typically, a domain name costs around $14.99 / year, web hosting costs around $7.99 / month, and SSL certificate costs around $69.99 / year.

If you are just starting out, then this is quite a lot.

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After purchasing hosting, follow the setup instructions in our how to start an online store article. It will walk you through sign up process, and setting up WooCommerce.

Once you have installed WordPress, you can come back here and follow the instructions below to setup your Amazon affiliate store.

Signing up for Amazon Affiliate Account

Now that you have installed WordPress and WooCommerce, you will need to sign up for an Amazon affiliate program to start adding products with your affiliate ID.

Head over to Amazon Affiliate program website and click on the ‘Join now for free’ button.

Join Amazon affiliate program

Next, you’ll be asked to login with your existing Amazon account or sign up for a new account.

Login or sign up

Once you are logged in, you’ll need to provide payee information and answer questions about your website. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your profile.

Affiliate program wizard

Upon completion, your application will be reviewed and approved by Amazon.

Adding Amazon Affiliate Products in WooCommerce

WooCommerce makes it very easy to add external affiliate products to your website. It allows you to offer a native user experience and integrate affiliate products seamlessly into your website.

To add a product go to Products » Add New page.

Adding a new affiliate product in WooCommerce

First you need to provide a title for the product you are adding and then add a detailed description in the post editor.

After that, scroll down to product data meta box and select ‘External/Affiliate Product’ under ‘Product type’ dropdown menu.

Product URL

Now you need to enter the product affiliate URL. You can get the URL from your Amazon Associates account dashboard. Simply search for the product and then click on the get link button.

Get product link

Copy the URL and paste it on your product edit page in WordPress. After that you need to add the product price. If there is a sale going on then, you can also add the sale price.

Below the product data, you can provide a short description for the product. This description will be displayed on the shop front page and in search results.

To your right, you can add a product image and product gallery images. You can find the product images from the product page on Amazon.

Product images

You can now click on the publish button to make the product go live on your website.

Repeat the process to add more affiliate products to your website. Once you have added a few products, you can go and visit the shop page on your website to see the products in action.

Shop page

Growing Your Amazon Affiliate Store

Now that you have set up your Amazon affiliate store, you can focus on growing your business.

Fortunately, there are many tools, plugins, and resources that will help you achieve those goals. You can start with SEO and optimize your store for search engines. Follow the step by step instructions in our WordPress SEO guide for beginners.

After that you can check out these useful tools and plugins for Affiliate marketing and the essential WordPress plugins for business websites.

Looking for a cool new design for your website? Check out our expert-pick of the best WordPress themes for affiliate marketers.

Above all, make sure that you are continuously adding useful products, helpful reviews, and targeted content to your website. In the end, that’s what your users are looking for and that’s what you should strive to offer them.

We hope this article helped you start an Amazon affiliate store using WordPress. You may also want to see our ultimate step by step WordPress security guide for beginners.

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25 Best WordPress Themes for Affiliate Marketing

Are you looking for the best WordPress themes for affiliate marketing? Most WordPress themes are designed for blogging or businesses which makes it difficult to choose the perfect theme for an affiliate marketing website. In this article, we will show you some of the best… Read More »

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Are you looking for the best WordPress themes for affiliate marketing? Most WordPress themes are designed for blogging or businesses which makes it difficult to choose the perfect theme for an affiliate marketing website. In this article, we will show you some of the best WordPress themes for affiliate marketing.

Best affiliate marketing themes for WordPress

Building an Affiliate Marketing Website with WordPress

WordPress is the perfect platform to build a website. Many affiliate marketers use WordPress because it’s easy to add features and customize.

First, you need to make sure that you are using the right platform. A self-hosted WordPress.org site gives you the freedom to use all WordPress features on your website.

Next, you will need a WordPress hosting account and a domain name.

We recommend using Bluehost. It is one of the largest hosting companies in the world and an official WordPress hosting partner. They’re giving our users 65% off + a free domain.

Once you have signed up for hosting, you are now ready to install WordPress. Follow the instructions in our complete step by step guide on how to start a WordPress blog, and you will be up and running in no time.

After installing WordPress, it is time to choose a WordPress theme. Select a theme from our expert pick below.

Need help installing the theme? See our beginner’s guide on how to install a WordPress theme.

Having said that, let’s take a look at some of the best WordPress themes for affiliate marketing. This list contains both paid and free themes and all of them are mobile responsive.

1. GeoDeo

GeoDeo

GeoDeo is a WordPress theme built specifically for deals and affiliate marketing websites. It includes a complete system to manage deals and coupons. It is also fully compatible with WooCommerce, MyCred, and many other popular plugins commonly used by affiliate marketers.

It ships with a drag and drop page builder plugin. It can be used to create multilingual websites using WPML and also includes support for right-to-left languages. Theme setup is easy, and it has its own theme options panel to setup everything.

2. Clipper

Clipper

Clipper is a WordPress coupons theme for affiliate marketers. It has a powerful built-in system to manage your coupons and deals. It also includes link cloaking and tracking, unlimited coupons store, coupon submission form, and many other useful features.

Clipper comes in five color schemes and have translations available in several languages. It is easy to setup and most features work out of the box, so you can just start adding coupons and deals. For detailed instructions, see our guide on how to easily create a coupon site in WordPress.

3. Binder Pro

Binder Pro

Binder Pro is a stylish WordPress theme with a magazine layout. It is suitable for content rich websites that utilize affiliate marketing for monetization. It uses a modular approach to design which allows you to simply drag and drop different modules to create your own layouts.

You get a demo content installer and 7 ready made websites that you can use as a starting point for your website. It is WooCommerce ready and can be used on multilingual websites as well.

4. Echo

Echo

Echo is a bold WordPress magazine theme for content rich affiliate marketing websites. The homepage features a masonry grid layout that utilizes images for a stunningly visual presentation of your site.

It includes dedicated areas to display advertisements, deals, and coupons. Article pages can have a two, three, or a single column layout. Among other features, it has a beautiful slider, mega menu, gallery template, and several custom widgets.

5. Atomic

Atomic

If you need an elegant but powerful theme for your affiliate marketing site, then check out Atomic. It is a multi-purpose WordPress theme with beautiful typography, gorgeous image display, and clutter free setup.

Atomic is WooCommerce ready and includes several sections to add portfolio, staff profiles, galleries, and testimonials. It comes with beautiful and fully customizable header and a getting started guide for quick setup.

6. Everly

Everly

Everly is a sophisticated WordPress theme ideal for content rich affiliate websites. It features a spacious minimalist design that makes your content and images standout. This includes 4 homepage and blog layouts, post templates, photo galleries, and icon fonts.

You can change theme colors using the customizer and make it uniquely yours. Inside you will also find a slider plugin, social media integration, dedicated ad blocks, and much more.

7. Games Zone

Games Zone

As the name suggests, Games Zone is a WordPress theme for game reviews website. It is ideal for affiliate marketers in the video gaming niche. It includes a reviews section allowing you to easily add game reviews. It also has multiple spots to display ads.

This theme comes with different page layouts, several custom widgets, and unlimited color choices. Inside you will also find custom sidebars, testimonials, 1-click demo installer, shortcodes, and an easy theme options panel.

8. Smart Passive Income

Smart Passive Income

Smart Passive Income is a WordPress business theme for affiliate marketers and entrepreneurs. This WooCommerce ready theme is built on top of the rock solid base of Genesis theme framework.

It has an easy to use theme options panel that helps you setup your website quickly. Using the theme customizer, you can change colors, background, and appearance of your theme with live preview. It includes 8 widget ready areas that you can customize to fit your brand.

9. Baseline

Baseline

Baseline is a magazine style WordPress theme for content rich affiliate marketing websites. It focuses on beautiful typography and gorgeous display of images to make your content more engaging.

Baseline includes a beautiful header category menu, featured content slider, multiple layout options and infinite scroll. It is easy to setup and includes a getting started page to help you setup the theme quickly.

10. It is a Wrap

It is a Wrap

Wrap is a WordPress magazine theme designed for affiliate marketing sites with a lot of video content. It includes three homepage layout, several content discovery features, and a beautiful media playback popup.

Wrap has 4 creative header styles, featured content carousel, social media integration, and a visual page builder. It has multiple post layouts for classic or full-width video posts. It also includes submit a video and contact forms, allowing your users to send you new ideas and videos.

11. Brittany

Brittany

Brittany is a WordPress blogging theme suitable for building a personal brand in the affiliate marketing industry. It’s homepage features an intro section at the top followed by your most important content like blog posts, portfolio, or anything else that you want.

It has several layout options and templates for different pages. You will also get multiple custom widgets to add social media integration and content discovery features throughout your website.

12. Locales

Locales

Locales is a WordPress directory theme that allows you to easily create local business directory. It is the perfect match for affiliate marketers in events and PR industries. It comes with complete directory management section, and a user submission form allowing you to easily accept content submitted by your users.

Locale has a one click demo install to help you quickly get started. You will also get a drag and drop page builder plugin to create your own page layouts if needed.

13. Ultra

Ultra

Ultra is a powerful multipurpose WordPress theme with a built-in drag and drop page builder. It ships with dozens of built-in designs, layouts, and templates that you can use as a starting point to build your own website.

Ultra is packed with awesome features like parallax scrolling, animations, counters, Google maps, slider, and much more. It is fully customizable, and you can change colors, logo, background, from an easy to use options panel. With integrated page builder, you can create beautiful page layouts whenever you need.

14. Compass

Compass

Compass is an elegant WordPress theme for blogging, news, or magazine sites. It includes a highly customizable homepage with featured content slider, dynamic homepage builder, featured categories, and a 1-click demo content installer.

Compass has a built-in breaking news ticker, multiple page templates, custom colors, fonts, custom logo and background. It also has several content discovery and social media widgets with multiple widget ready areas.

15. Hugo

Hugo

Hugo is a WooCommerce ready WordPress multipurpose theme. Designed to increase sales and conversions, it comes with a beautiful homepage layout featuring a slider on top followed by your most important content.

Homepage layout is fully widgetized, so you can just drag and drop content widgets to set it up. Hugo has several custom widgets to showcase store items, content, social buttons, product categories, and more.

16. Float

Float

Need a beautiful landing page theme for your affiliate marketing campaigns? Check out Float. It features stunning parallax floating effects, parallax scrolling, and an integrated page builder. It allows you to create highly engaging landing pages quickly.

It also comes with several ready to use demos that you can quickly install and use as an starting point. Float has a built-in social media integration, custom backgrounds, unlimited colors, custom widgets, and much more.

17. Alpha

Alpha

Alpha is another great WordPress theme for content rich affiliate marketing sites. It comes with two different layouts for a magazine or a news website.

Among other features, it has a breaking news ticker, custom page templates, and a custom slider. Inside you will also find several widgets for social media, content discovery, and ads.

18. Hestia

Hestia

Hestia is a free WordPress theme with powerful features to build an affiliate marketing website. It includes easy theme setup with the help of a companion plugin which adds testimonials, services, and homepage sections to your website.

It is ready to be used with popular free page builder plugins, and it also supports WooCommerce out of the box. Hestia is easy to setup using the live theme customizer.

19. Suarez

Suarez

If photos are central theme of your affiliate marketing site, then check out Suarez. It is a WordPress photo blogging theme with a gorgeous design that makes your photos popout while not ignoring the text and other types of content.

It has several flexible customization options and a drag and drop page builder. Inside you will also find beautiful CSS animations, Google Fonts, and a customizable slider. Suarez is easy to set up with live theme customizer support.

20. Neto

Neto

Neto is a highly customizable WordPress eCommerce theme with full WooCommerce support. It works with all the popular page builder plugins and comes with powerful shortcodes and widgets to create unlimited templates for your affiliate store.

For easier setup, it includes a powerful theme options panel that walks you through the setup process. Neto has extensive options to use with live theme customizer. It also offers features like extended product descriptions, product templates, blog templates, multiple social media and content discovery custom widgets.

21. Lenscap

Lenscap

Lenscap is an eCommerce ready WordPress magazine theme perfect for affiliate marketers. It features an elegant layout with gorgeous typography. Its homepage includes a highly customizable featured content carousel.

Lenscap also comes with engaging lightbox popup display for your videos and photos. It includes multiple color schemes, and you can also create your own. It is quick and easy to setup with a handy setup guide that walks you through the whole process.

22. Indigo

Indigo

Indigo is a multipurpose WordPress theme ideal for any kind of affiliate marketing site. It comes with drag and drop modules that allow you to create unique layouts to match your needs.

Indigo also includes demo content and multiple ready made websites that you can use as a starting point. It also offers multiple templates, galleries, sliders, header styles, and unlimited sidebars.

23. aReview

aReview

aReview is a free WordPress theme designed specifically for reviews website and affiliate marketers. Upon activation, the theme will recommend you to install free plugins to add review functionality.

Theme website also has step by step setup instructions that allow you to setup any kind of review site. It also comes with a powerful featured content carousel, custom background, author bio box, and Google Fonts.

24. Dorsa

Dorsa

Dorsa is a multipurpose WordPress theme suitable for magazine, news, and video websites. It comes with a beautiful grid layout using thumbnails to draw users attention to your most important content.

It supports video thumbnail plugins and comes with full WooCommerce support. It includes built-in post likes and post views counter and has multiple post styles, header styles, and a customizable slider.

25. Nayma

Nayma

Nayma is another powerful and highly customizable theme for affiliate marketers. It ships with 8 ready-made websites and 1-click demo content installer to get you started quickly. It includes several content modules that you can drag and drop into your pages to create your own dynamic layouts.

It got modules for your pricing tables, carousels, sliders, testimonials, portfolio, services, and much more. It works with all popular WordPress plugins and comes with full WooCommerce support.

We hope this article helped you find the best affiliate marketing WordPress theme for your website. You may also want to see our list of the best affiliate marketing tools and plugins for WordPress.

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10 Best Affiliate Marketing Tools and Plugins for WordPress

Are you an affiliate marketer? Looking for the best affiliate marketing tools for WordPress? In this article, we will share 10 best affiliate marketing plugins for WordPress to help you maximize your earning potential. 1. ThirstyAffiliates ThirstyAffiliates is the best affiliate link management tool for… Read More »

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Are you an affiliate marketer? Looking for the best affiliate marketing tools for WordPress? In this article, we will share 10 best affiliate marketing plugins for WordPress to help you maximize your earning potential.

Affiliate marketing tools and plugins for WordPress

1. ThirstyAffiliates

ThirstyAffiliates

ThirstyAffiliates is the best affiliate link management tool for WordPress users. It allows you to easily manage your affiliate links inside your WordPress blog. You can quickly insert links into posts, cloak links, auto-insert links, and even see how each link is performing on your site.

You can also sort your links into categories which provides an easy way to organize your affiliate networks. For more details see our guide on how to add Affiliate links in WordPress using ThirstyAffiliates.

2. Adsanity

Adsanity

Adsanity is an ad management plugin for WordPress. For affiliate marketers this plugin provides an easier way to insert banners, in post graphics, video and other resources. It also allows you to manage your ads and affiliate campaigns within your WordPress dashboard.

You can even schedule how long you want to display an ad or a banner. Adsanity also provides you performance reports where you can see how each unit performed on your website. For more detailed instructions see our tutorial on how to manage ads in WordPress with Adsanity plugin.

Alternatives: Best Ad Management Plugins

3. MailChimp

MailChimp

More than 75% of visitors coming to your blog today will most probably never come back again. This is why you need to convert them into email subscribers.

Every successful online marketer would tell you to start building your email list right away. We believe that MailChimp is the most beginner friendly email service out there. You can signup for free and start building your email list. Learn more in our ultimate guide to using MailChimp with WordPress.

Alternative: Aweber

4. OptinMonster

OptinMonster

Building an email list requires you to place the email sign up forms at the right places. OptinMonster is the best lead generation tool on the market to do that.

You can add lightbox popups, slide in signup forms, sidebar forms, after post signup forms, floating bars, and more. It also allows you to track how each optin form is performing on your site. You can perform split tests and boost your email signup rates. Check out our guide on how to build your email list in WordPress with OptinMonster.

5. Google Analytics

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is the most powerful analytics available for free. Most bloggers use it just to see how many people visited their site. However, it can be very powerful.

You can run split tests, track links, track conversions, goals and get the real insights into how your users interact with your site. See our guide on how to install Google Analytics in WordPress.

Alternatives: 7 Best Analytics Solutions for WordPress Users

6. Amazon Product in a Post Plugin

Amazon Products in a Post plugin

This popular free plugin is for Amazon Affiliates. Amazon is world’s largest online shopping site with thousands of products to choose from. This plugin allows you to easily add Amazon products to your blog posts. It is perfect for bloggers who don’t like Amazon’s banners and widget layouts. You will need an Amazon API key along with your Amazon associates id to use the plugin.

7. WP RSS Aggregator

WP RSS Aggregator plugin settings

WP RSS Aggregator is an ideal plugin to fetch content from affiliate networks into your WordPress site. With its powerful add-ons, you can even set up auto blogs with your affiliate networks. This plugin will automatically fetch products as posts into your WordPress blog. Combine this with your own original content, and you can easily boost your affiliate earnings.

8. Google Webmaster Tools

Google Webmaster Tools

Search engines are the most important source of traffic for most blogs. It is very important that you know how search engines see your website.

Google webmaster tools allow you to do just that. You can see how often your site is crawled, how your pages are indexed, and which keywords are performing best on your site. Google webmaster tools will also let you know if there is something wrong with your site and you can immediately fix that. See our tutorial on how to add your WordPress site to Google webmaster tools to get started.

9. SEMRush

SEMRush

Affiliate marketing is a highly competitive industry even if you decide to work in a very specific niche. SEMRush allows you to look how your competitors are doing, what keywords they are using, and how well those keywords are performing for them. It is a must have SEO tool for any affiliate marketer. See our list of 9 best WordPress SEO plugins and tools.

10. Rel NoFollow Checkbox

When you link to an external website you are giving away link juice to them. Adding the nofollow tag tells search engines that they should not pass on link juice to those external links. Rel NoFollow Checkbox solves this problem by adding a nofollow checkbox in the insert link section. For more instructions see our tutorial on how to add a nofollow checkbox to insert link section in WordPress.

We hope this article helped you find best affiliate marketing tools and plugins for WordPress. You may also want to check out our list of 40 useful tools to manage and grow your WordPress blog.

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