Wordpress donate plugin setup
1. Install the WordPress plugin
Find the “WP-Whydonate” plugin in the “New plugin” menu and click “Install now”.
Activate the plugin via the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
The plugin will be visible in the left menu on WordPress.
2. Connect to your WhyDonate account
To get started, click on WhyDonate on the left menu.
Now, click on my account to setup your WhyDonate account.
For WhyDonate members: Open your WhyDonate Profile and click the API Key menu. Generate a new API Key and copy-paste it to the bottom of this page.
After setting up your account, your fundraisers from the WhyDonate platform will be accessible on this plugin.
No WhyDonate account yet: Register for free at WhyDonate. Open your WhyDonate Profile and click the API Key menu. Generate a new API Key and copy-paste it to the bottom of this page.
3. Create a widget
Each widget has a style and a fundraiser associated with it. With the WhyDonate donation button plugin, you can create multiple widgets for different fundraisers or with different styles.
In the left menu, click on WhyDonate > Create Widget
Create a new widget and select the fundraiser you want to link to. If there are no fundraisers in the Fundraiser List, create one by clicking on ‘Create new fundraiser’.
Choose the default style or click on ‘create a custom style’ to create a unique style associated with the branding of your website.
Note: You can also create fundraisers on our website. Fundraisers created via the website receive greater visibility, hence increasing your chances of receiving donations.
4. Add the Widget to your WordPress website
To add a donation button to your website, place the shortcode on the desired page or post. The shortcode ID of each widget can be found in menu Whydonate > Widgets. A shortcode looks like this:
Updated on: 31/07/2023