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If you are using wordpress and wanting to accept donations whether it is because you are wanting a to fund raise an campaign of some sort, accepting donations for an awareness drive or you wanting to become a full time developer of plugins or themes but you are not quite sure on what your abilities to generate an income. Today’s WordPress Wednesday post features 4 free and 4 premium donation plugins for you to play around to find exactly what you want.

Free Plugins

1. Donately Donation Form

Donately Donation Form

Non-profit groups can now take secure donations from any page on their site. You just need to include the widget in a sidebar or use the shortcode to drop it in a page or post.

2. Seamless Donations


Need more than just a PayPal donation button? Would you like to allow your visitors to donate in honor of someone? Invite them to subscribe to your mailing list? Allow them to mark their donation anonymous? Track donors and donations? Seamless Donations whichh was developed by Designgeneers does all this and more – and all you need to do is embed a simple shortcode and supply your PayPal Website Payments Standard email address to start receiving donations today.

3. Donate Plus


This plugin will allow you to place the shortcode of [donateplus] on a WordPress page and accept donations. The form includes the option to be recognized on your website after the donation is received. The Recognition wall can be placed on any WordPress page using the shortcode [donorwall].

You can display your running donation total using the shortcode [donatetotal]. The entire plugin is integrated with PayPal IPN so it will receive notification once a donation payment has been processed and put the donor information into your website (if they opted to be displayed). The donor can promote his name and website, along with some comments on the Recognition Wall.

4. Custom Post Donations

Custom Post Donations

This WordPress plugin will allow you to create unique customized PayPal donation widgets to insert into your WordPress posts or pages and accept donations. WP Plugin for creating custom PayPal donation widgets. PayPal for WordPress. WordPress ecommerce.

Premium Plugins

1. Donation Manager Pro – $25

donation manager pro

Donation Manager Pro is a plugin which handles donations on your WordPress website. You create donation campaign, place shortcode on page and start receiving donations. The plugin allows your visitors/readers to donate and include them into list of donators. The plugin does it in automated mode and accept payments through PayPal, Payza/AlertPay, Skrill/Moneybookers, Authorize.Net, 2Checkout, InterKassa, EgoPay and Liberty Reserve. This is only one donation plugin that support 5 payment gateways.

2. Easy WordPress Donations – $15

Easy WordPress Donations

Easy WordPress Donations is a plugin that adds a whole donations process to your WordPress install.  It’s very simple to use and you can configure many options! The main idea with this plugin is to easily and quickly set up a system that enable donations on a website: with just two shortcodes, you can start receiving money via PayPal.

3. Easy WordPress Donations Pushover Notification – $4

Easy WordPress Donations Pushover Notification

Easy WordPress Donations Pushover Notification is an add-on for Easy WordPress Donations plugin that will allow you to receive directly on your mobile (Android or IOS) a notification each time you receive a new donation!  The plugin is also ready for translation !  Works on Android and IOS (iPhone, all versions)  NOTE: You need to have the Easy WordPress Donations installed, at least version 1.8.2 and you must buy the Pushover app ($4).

4. Fundraising – $9


With fundraising from wpmu you can fundraise, collect donations or even kickstart your project idea with this adaptive and powerful plugins, this plugin is also ready for you to inserting into your multisites or buddypress.

Within this plugin it will give you full control over your fundraising from the comfort of the dashboard, everything you’ll need such as intergrating this plugin with paypal, a way to monitor your donations and fundraising goals that includes a progress bar, offering rewards for donations such as downloads, t-shirts to motivate people to donate. This plugin will almost be compatible with any wordpress themes.


WordPress Wednesday – 8 Best Donations Plugins