Introducing 10 of the Best Donation WordPress Plugins

by Guest Author on April 19, 2017

in Articles, Guest Posts

If you’re running an NGO (Non-Government Organisation) and want to motivate your website users to donate to your organization, you might like this post because today we’re going to introduce you the WordPress plugins ideal for donation purposes.

How we rank them?

Well, for ranking the plugins, we prefer user ratings and reviews of the plugins. Here, we’re going to start from the bottom to top. So, let’s begin.

1. Authorize.net- Simple Donations Plugin

Authorize.net is the most common payment gateway to accept online payments through the variant of cards like Visa, MasterCard, and many other. This plugin currently have 300+ active installs with 3.5 star rating. Features worth noting for this plugin are,

  • Easy installation.
  • Easy shortcodes to use.
  • Easy configuration through the admin panel.
  • Organized list of donors and their donation amounts.
  • Easily modified thank you message.

2. Donation Thermometer WordPress Plugin

Donation Thermometer is an open source software. Currently, have 2,000+ active installs. It is currently available in 1.3.14 version with overall rating of 4 stars. Some of its features are,

  • Simple shortcode with a classical layout.
  • Customizable thermometer image with changeable color schemes.
  • Impressive graphical representation of amount donated and percentages as well.
  • Optional parameters like width, height, alignment, fill color, trailing and alt text is also available.

3. Seamless Donations Plugin

Seamless Donations plugin is an open source software created by David Gewirtz. This plugin has over 10,000+ active installs with an average rating of 4 stars. This plugin gives your donor an option to recurring donations either for every month or every year. Apart from this some important features of this plugin are,

  • It is entirely free software and never ask for any sort of commission.
  • Interactive, tabbed like the layout for the admin user interface.
  • It is designed in such a way that developers can make adjustments in accordance with their needs.
  • Shortcodes engines are also extensible.
  • Supports translation into many languages.

4. PayPal Donations WordPress Plugin

Many of us had used PayPal for business and personal uses. For NGOs, they introduced a very high functioning donation plugin. Currently with 40,000+ active installs, this plugin has been rated with an Ace (5 stars). Apart from Currency localization its other features are,

  • Simple and robust shortcode with easy installation.
  • Sidebar widget for WordPress.
  • Customized donation buttons.
  • Supports over 15 languages.
  • WordPress 4.4 compatible.

5. Donation Manager Pro Plugin

Donation Manager Pro is the simplest of all. It is an automated driven plugin. This plugin’s average rating is 4.2 stars. With this plugin you can easily manage your donation process. It simply allows your donor to donate and then include them in your donor list. Its main features are,

  • Simple shortcodes.
  • Supports multiple payment gateways.
  • You can manage multiple campaigns with this plugin.
  • Comes with light and dark themes.
  • Simple installation and activation.

6. WP Attractive Donation system Plugin

WP Attractive Donation system plugin is very interactive and innovative one. I reckon it as a beautiful approach for donations. It can be described as the most beautiful approach to collect donations. Its main features are,

  • Multiple donation panels.
  • Supports PayPal and Stripe for donations.
  • Fully customizable.
  • Beautiful and eye-pleasing admin panel.
  • With unique import/export system.

7. Smart Donation

It is an all in one donation plugin which enables you to create as many donation campaigns as you want. With 5,000+ active installs, it has an average rating of 4 stars. Its main features are,

  • Multiple donation forms to choose from.
  • Easy setup for customized thank you emails.
  • Supports PayPal and Stripe for payments.
  • Comes with 5 different donations style sheets.
  • Enables you to set up for donation goals with interactive displays.

8. Charitable

It is developer friendly and robust plugin. Easy to install and activate. Simple setting up of the donation campaigns. With over 7,000+ active installs it is an incredible tool for fundraising. Some of its many features are,

  • This enables you to accept recurring donations.
  • By the means of front-end campaign submission, you can add crowdfunding.
  • Accepts any credit cards donation via Stripe.
  • Also, supports PayUMoney for donations.
  • Anonymous Donation feature is also available.
  • The charitable plugin is free of cost, and don’t charge for any commission.

9. Give

Give is one of the best donation plugins, with robust and hassle free UI. It is easy to install and setup. With over 20,000+ active installs its average rating is 5 star. Its rating reflects everything. It is one of the most liked donation plugin. Its main features are,

  • It is a free plugin with no commission.
  • Enables you to track for donation goals.
  • It is very simple to customize the plugin.
  • Compatible with almost every theme of WordPress.
  • Easy to setup thank you mail for the donors.
  • If you’re a developer, then “Give” provides you with a flexible API.

10. Simple Razoo Donations

Simple Razoo Donation is one of the best Donation plugins for free. This plugin is designed by Wiredimpact. It is an open source software with many features worth noting.

  • Incredible support from the plugin team.
  • Simpler shortcode to use.
  • Setting page includes a very detailed structure of the content, design and donation box.
  • Embedded donation form.
  • With simple shortcode, you can put the donation box where ever you want.

So, these are the top 10 donation plugins available on WordPress. For more interesting post stay tuned. If you have any list of your own, you can mention it in the comments section.

Guest article written by: Sarah is an experienced WordPress Developer by profession associated with WordSuccor Ltd.- custom WordPress Plugin Development Company based in USA. Sarah is a passionate, creative and technical writer and always lookout for learning something new. Get in touch with her if you are about to hire an experienced WordPress developer for your Custom WordPress Website projects. Follow her company WordSuccor on Google+, Facebook, and Twitter.

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