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Affiliate Program Coming to an End

In an email to members of EllisLab’s affiliate program, it was made known that this program will be ending, and final payments for the program will be made on November 1st.

The email makes mention of “a new, simplified and improved shopping and user experience” that is on the way. I look forward to seeing what they have in store (pun intended).

The entirety of the message is as follows:


In just a few weeks we will be launching a new, simplified and improved shopping and user experience. At that time, we will be suspending our affiliate referral program.

After careful evaluation we’ve determined that the affiliate program has not been as effective at bringing new ExpressionEngine users into the fold as we had hoped. Mostly the program has provided long-time users and agencies with a commission on additional purchases. Making this change will enable us to look at more effective forms of advertising as ways to reach new ExpressionEngine users and grow the community.

Final payments to your PayPal account will be made on November 1st, 2012 for any remaining balance. We appreciate everyone who has participated over the years.

Thank you,
The EllisLab Team

What are your thoughts on this move? Let us know in the comments!

Posted on Oct 03, 2012 by Kyle Cotter

Filed Under: News

Stephen Lewis20:58 on 10.03.2012

Here are my thoughts, in handy blog post format:

Brendan Underwood21:32 on 10.03.2012

There was an Affiliate Program?

Neil06:23 on 10.04.2012

I Was never in the Affiliate program; i never promoted myself or services in that way. However, this really does seem like a slap in the face to many loyal customers who helped get EE rolling, who built up great resources with the added bonus of a possible slight reward.

I really do feel like EE is going from “all about community” to “all about corporation” by hook or by crook.

Personally I still use it for must have projects, but everything else i am always looking for other options as my attitude to EE is not very positive any longer.