Affiliate Links Click Tracker for Joomla is great plugin to protect your affiliate links and track your affiliate links clicking performance. It is designed to get rid of complex configuration. Therefore, you can easily hide your affiliate links from your competitors in your Joomla website. At the same time, your affiliate links still work for you to increase your fortune. With Affiliate Links Click Tracker extension, there is another advantage. This extension can help your make your affiliate link much shorter than ever. A short link looks more reliable. Hence, it will increase the click rate significantly. If you haven't tried it before, you can check it effect in the demo page. In this user guide, I will show you how to install Affiliate Links Click Tracker, configure it and how to generate affiliate links in your articles. Furthermore, I will show you how to hide your affiliate links and make the new link much shorter to increase the click rate.


Affiliate Links Click Tracker Joomla extension has two part: the extension zip file and plugin zip file. Once you get the zip file, please extract it and you will get two zip file: and To install the extension and plugin, you need to:

  1. Go to Extension Manager
  2. Click Install Tab on the left menu
  3. Click Browse button on install page
  4. Select "" and click Upload & Install button
  5. Select "" and click Upload & Install button

Enable Affiliate Links Click Tracker

After you successfully install the extension and plugin, please follow these steps to enable the plugin on your website:

  1. Go to Plugin-in Manager
  2. Search plugin-in by name "Affiliate Links Click Tracker"
  3. Enable the Affiliate Links Click Tracker plugin by click "red cross" button

Manager Affiliate Links

Once you successfully install the extension and enable the plugin, you can start to add, edit your affiliate links and add it in your articles. Please follow these steps to add affiliate links:

  1. Go to "Component" menu and select "Hide Affiliate Trackers"
  2. Select "Affiliate Link Manager" submenu
  3. Click "New" button to create a new affiliate link
  4. Fill your affiliate information including affiliate link name, link alias, description and affiliate link
  5. Click "Save & Close"

Add Affiliate Links in Article

After you add affiliate link, you can add it in your article now. Here are the steps:

  1. Go to "Content" and select "Article Manager"
  2. Choose "Add New Article"
  3. Put affiliate link generate code {affiliatelink}Link Anchor Text{/affiliatelink} (you can find your alias in Affiliate Link Manager)
  4. Save your article
  5. Your short affiliate link is shown in your article

Add URL Rewrite in .htaccess

This is the last step. To make your short link working, you need to add the following URL rewrite rule in .htaccess file

RewriteCond %{QUERY_STRING} ^url=(.*)$ [NC]
RewriteRule .* index.php?option=com_hideaffiliatelinksclicktracker&controller=affiliate&alias=%1 [R=301,L]

Now you can click on your short affiliate link to check how it works.