How to Add Affiliate Links in WordPress (Simple Guide)

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Are you looking for a way to add affiliate links in WordPress site of yours? Well, you can you can easily add affiliate links in WordPress by using affiliate plugins. There are a couple of plugins available that allows you to add affiliate links for free. 

Among them, the Thirsty Affiliates plugin is considered the best. It allows you to affiliate links automatically in your WordPress. On the day end, you will be able to see the overview report straightly in your dashboard. 

Besides, there are more pro features that make this affiliate plugin very powerful. In today’s post, I am going to show you how to add affiliate links in WordPress step by step. 

Let’s start then. 

What are Affiliate Links? 

Affiliate links are specific URLs that contain specific usernames or ID’s. With the help of affiliate programs, traffic sent to the advertiser’s website is being recorded. Then the advertiser can easily recognize who sent the traffic to his website.

Adding Affiliate Links in WordPress

  Step 1: Join Affiliate Networks and Affiliate Programs 

The very first thing you need to do is to find the relevant affiliate programs for your site. If you’re in the health niche, doing a simple search with the term ‘health affiliate programs’ might help you. 

You can also consider joining the affiliate networks. Affiliate networks has affiliate programs for almost every niche. Here are some affiliate networks you can join – 

  • ShareASale
  • CJ Affiliate
  • Impact Radius
  • PartnerStack
  • Amazon Associates 

  Step 2: Login to Your Affiliate Dashboard and Copy The Links 

 Step 3: Insert Affiliate Links Into Your Content 

Once you have the affiliate links, you can directly insert them into your content. But the best practice is to use a link Cloaker plugin like ThirstyAffiliates.

First install Thirsty Affiliiates Plugin. To do it navigate to Plugins from your Dashboard and click on Add News button. Then search for ThirstyAffiliates and install the plugin. 

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Don’t forget to activate it.

Now it’s time to create affiliate link with Thirsty affiliates in your WordPress website. Navigate to ThirstyAffiliates -> New Affiliate Link from your dashboard. Then add title in the ‘Add title field’.

On the destination URL, put your affiliate link like

Then click on the save button on the top right of your screen. 

That’s it! You have successfully added an affiliate link to your WordPress website. 

But how to show it on different pages and posts? Well, it’s very easy. Navigate to your page or post where you want to insert your affiliate link. Add your text in which you want to add the affiliate link and highlight it. 

I am writing text ‘UltimateBlocks’ and highlighting it. Then click on the down arrow and select TA Affiliate Link. 

Now type a few letters of affiliate link title or URL that you created earlier, and it will appear on the screen. 

Select it and save the page or post. Now you will see your affiliate link on your page or post too. In this way, you can add affiliate links to your WordPress site as much as you want. 


There are some other plugins too, which allow you to add affiliate links. But ThirstyAffiliates is the best plugin. You will understand the importance of this plugin after you upgrade to the pro version. 

Now go and add affiliate links to your WordPress site. If you face any problem feel free to tell me. If you liked the post, please share it with your friends, and don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comment box below. 

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