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Affiliate system for django

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Affiliate system for django

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Affiliate system to reward partners with their visitors payments. Contains abstract models with basic functionality, so it is easy to subclass them and add your custom logic and relations.

Note: version 0.2.0 is backwards incompatible with previous versions.


Visitor goes to site with affiliate code:

This code is saved in his cookies (also another way is supported: keep aid=12345 at every url). Now each request object has property request.affiliate, so you can access to affiliate, that attract current visitor, and therefore reward him at needed event.

Property request.affiliate is lazy. To check, that affiliate exist, do this:

if request.affiliate.exists():
    # optionally check, that he is active:
    if request.affiliate.is_active:
        # request comes from affiliate with code
        # affiliate.aid

You can find example project in this repository.


  • python (2.7, 3.4, 3.5)
  • django (1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9)

Quick start

  1. Install this package to your python distribution

    pip install django-affiliate
  2. Add ‘affiliate’ to INSTALLED_APP:

        # ...
  3. Add ‘affiliate.middleware.AffiliateMiddleware’ to MIDDLEWARE_CLASSES:

        # ...
  4. Define your custom affiliate model (similar to custom user model):

    # our_app/
    from django.db import models
    from affiliate.models import AbstractAffiliate
    class Affiliate(AbstractAffiliate):
        pass  # or add some your custom fields here
    AFFILIATE_AFFILIATE_MODEL = 'our_app.Affiliate'
  5. Create tables

    # django <= 1.6
    python syncdb
    # django <= 1.6 & south
    python schemamigration our_app --auto
    python migrate our_app
    # django >= 1.7
    python makemigrations our_app
    python migrate our_app
  6. Finally, reward affiliate

    from django.views.generic import FormView
    from import get_affiliate_model
    Affiliate = get_affiliate_model()
    class SomeView(FormView):
        # ...
        def form_valid(self.form):
            product = self.get_product()
            if self.request.affiliate.exists() and self.request.affiliate.is_active:
                # reward affiliate here, your custom logic is here
                return super(SomeView, self).form_valid(form)


To always keep the aid GET parameter (maybe you don’t trust the cookies or you want to reward affiliate only if his visitor make payment at current link access, and not tomorrow)

  1. Load ‘affiliate_urls’ tags:

    {% load affiliate_urls %}
  2. Use ‘url_aff’ instead of ‘url’ template tag:

    <a href="{% url_aff 'home' %}">Home</a>


Define in

  • AFFILIATE_AFFILIATE_MODEL - the model to use to represent an Affiliate, similar to AUTH_USER_MODEL. Mandatory, must be explicitly defined.
  • AFFILIATE_PARAM_NAME - name of affiliate GET parameter in url. Default 'aid'.
  • AFFILIATE_REWARD_AMOUNT - default affiliate reward amount. Can be set as string ('5.55') or as int (10). Default 10.
  • AFFILIATE_REWARD_PERCENTAGE - if True, AFFILIATE_REWARD_AMOUNT is treated as percentage. Otherwise as exact amount of money. Default True.
  • AFFILIATE_SAVE_IN_SESSION - save affiliate id in session or not. Default True.
  • AFFILIATE_SESSION_AGE - how long keep affiliate id in session, in seconds. Default 5 * 24 * 60 * 60 seconds (5 days).
  • AFFILIATE_DEFAULT_LINK - default link, that will be used by Affiliate.build_absolute_affiliate_uri and .build_affiliate_url. Default '/'.
  • AFFILIATE_REMOVE_PARAM_AND_REDIRECT - if True, remove affiliate param from url and redirect to same url (affiliate data will be saved in session). Default False.

django-affiliate release notes

v0.4.0 (2016-05-24)

  • django 1.9 support
  • python 3.5 support

Issues: #12

v0.3.3 (2016-04-10)

  • Don’t raise exception in case of bad aid code type

Issues: #10

v0.3.2 (2016-11-29)

  • if AFFILIATE_REMOVE_PARAM_AND_REDIRECT is True, perform redirect only in case of GET request method

v0.3.1 (2015-11-29)

  • add setting AFFILIATE_REMOVE_PARAM_AND_REDIRECT, that allows to remove affiliate param from url and redirect

v0.2.1 (2015-10-29)

  • add translations to pypi

v0.2.0 (2015-10-29)

  • only affiliate model defined by package
  • request now have lazy affiliate property, returns Affiliate instance (if exists)
  • django 1.7, 1.8 support
  • python 3.4 support
  • tests are added
  • backwards incompatible

Issues: #1, #3, #4, #6, #8

v0.1.1 (2015-01-15)

  • uploaded to pypi
  • small bug fixes

v0.1.0 (2014-04-29)

  • affiliate model
  • statistics models
  • means for withdraw request

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