You might remember that a couple of weeks ago I reviewed a premium WordPress plugin called WP Affiliate Pro. In the time since then, I came across a similar premium WordPress plugin called WP Ninja Affiliate, which I managed to pick up a copy of and have been playing around with ever since. What can I say? I’m a sucker for plugins that have the potential to make my online life easier!

At first glance, WP Ninja Affiliate might seem a lot like the WP Affiliate Pro plugin due to the many similarities, but in testing I’ve found that in many ways, it is a more advanced version of that plugin. It does the things you’ve come to expect from WP Affiliate Pro, such as managing your affiliate links, adding cloaked affiliate links to your existing blog posts, and even provide you with click statistics.

In addition to all that good stuff, you’ll also be able to:

  1. Assign Multiple Keywords – If you want to use multiple anchor text for an individual affiliate link, you can do so with this plugin.
  2. Group Affiliates – Group your affiliate links for easy management.
  3. Enjoy Smart Caching – This plugin uses a smart caching feature to prevent your blog from slowing down.

I also found that many of the functions are easier to do than WP Affiliate Pro. Also, in the time that I’ve owned this plugin, it has already seen updates, leading me to believe it is very well supported by the author. If you aren’t happy with your purchase for some reason, you have an eight week money back guarantee!

Overall, I am very happy with my acquisition of this premium WordPress plugin I plan on using it on a few of my WordPress blogs. If you find you are managing a lot of affiliate links on your blogs, I recommend you check out the WP Ninja Affiliate splash page.

Kyle Eslick is WordPress enthusiast who took his passion for WordPress to the next level in 2007 by launching as a place to share hacks, tutorials, etc. Connect with Kyle on Twitter or Google+!

  1. Marc Lindsay says:


    Interesting points. Wait until you see the new version of WP Affiliate Pro we have just created. I’ve had it waiting for a few weeks now with no time to get the training up for it currently.

    Interesting that you find those points important. I will look to adding some extra features into our plugin also.

    Would you be interested in testing out our latest version of the plugin that is un-released to the public yet?

    Just drop me an email at the email in the comment.


  2. Hi Kyle,

    Thank you for reviewing “MaxBlogPress Ninja Affiliate”.

    Can you please email me back stating what kind of problem you are getting with javascript?

    I’ll check that out and release the new version with the fix.

  3. Bill Vick says:

    I love this product and had problems getting WP Affilate Pro working on my site. Both products appear similar in functions and results.

    However, the MaxBlogPress Ninja Affiliate has stopped working for me and now blocks me from making any posts.

    I get the following errors. Anybody know how to fix this?

    Warning: mysql_query() [function.mysql-query]: Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket ‘/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock’ (2) in /home/.ezmerelda/employmentdigest/ on line 349

    Warning: mysql_query() [function.mysql-query]: A link to the server could not be established in /home/.ezmerelda/employmentdigest/ on line 349

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/.ezmerelda/employmentdigest/ in /home/.ezmerelda/employmentdigest/ on line 694

  4. Bill,

    I’ve emailed you about this problem.

  5. fak3r says:

    @Bill Vick
    Sounds like your mysql server isn’t running, or your login string is incorrect.

    Thanks for the wp-ninja review, it sounds like a great plugin, I may give it a shot to see how much better it is over the free wp aff plugins.

  6. Shannon Herod says:

    I have this plugin and think it is great! In my opinion, It is the best way to organize and promote affiliate links on your blog.

  7. Recep says:

    Seems nice pluggin, l am using adsense and l dont have quiete much affiliates that l am hardering to manage them :( so l am willing to try it later. thanks for the post.

  8. Markos says:

    I have exactly the same problem:
    MaxBlogPress Ninja Affiliate has stopped working for me and now blocks me from making any posts.
    Warning: mysql_query() [function.mysql-query]: Can’t connect to local MySQL server through socket…

    All other WP things work fine…..

    Could you please help me?

  9. Nelson says:

    Support has not answered my questions on the same errors that Bill Vick reported here.

    Can anyone here tell me what causes this and how to fix it?

  10. Nelson says:

    I fixed my problem with this:

    ALTER TABLE `tablename` CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8 COLLATE utf8_unicode_ci

    After I used this to give me a specific error message:

    The strange part about this error is that I have a blog in the same MySQL database using the default collate, so why did I have to change it on the Ninja Affiliate tables for the second blog? I have no idea.

    But it works now. I hope someone with the same problem can figure out something from my experience.

  11. Benjamin Cip says:

    I’m still wondering wether or not I should purchase max ninja affiliate plugin instead of WP affiliate pro. I really want to get my monney back from the investment…

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