Planning to use GiveWP to raise funds on your website? Create a future-proof platform with powerful automation and broader reach. Here’s how!
Wondering how to create donation forms with GiveWP? You’ve landed in the right place. In this post, we’ll tell you how to build a GiveWP donation form. Plus, you’ll also see how to create a crowdfunding campaign submission form based on GiveWP.
GiveWP is a popular donation plugin for WordPress. A lot of online fundraisers around the world are using it. The plugin’s donation form templates let the site admins create donation forms in the backend.
You just need to open the Dashboard → GiveWP → Forms. Then choose a form template and follow the instructions.
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Thinking out of the box
So, every time you want to create an online donation form with GiveWP alone, you need to go to your dashboard and fill out a form. Sounds hectic? Because truly it is!
We can offer you a better way to create GiveWP donation forms. Plus, this will scale up your fundraising site and crowdfund even more projects.
GiveWP is a great solution for accepting donations for first-party causes. When using GiveWP as the platform, everyone needs their own website to accept donations/funds. By default, GiveWP doesn’t offer any system for the website visitors to submit their crowdfunding campaigns.
That means those who have administrative access to the GiveWP based site, only they can add a donation form. Your website visitors won’t have this type of access to your fundraising site.
Would you love to help others raise funds via your website? You need some additional functionalities for that.
When your site is popular, and you want to help many people, you need some automation. It's not just feasible to manually create every donation form in the backend.
Again, you’ll need some user management system to work with the campaign owners. GiveWP doesn’t offer a built-in mechanism for this. But don’t worry! We’re here to help.
The solution is Formidable Forms — the most innovative WordPress form plugin.
Formidable offers a complete suite of form and automation features. It takes the whole form game to a new dimension. Keep reading to see the magic!
How Formidable automates GiveWP donation forms
The free version of GiveWP offers a good number of features to build a standard donation collection site. Well, not only donations for nonprofit organizations, but also you can crowdfund any project. Got a product idea? You can raise funds for this using GiveWP.
Any fundraising site holds many types of user data and contact information. To make the cause a success, you should handle these data properly. A proven automation tool is a must-have to achieve this. Formidable can help you here a lot.
On the other hand, you need a robust system to let your visitors raise money via your GiveWP powered site. Formidable is here to make it possible!
Sounds exciting, right? Yes, it is! You just need our GiveWP Donation Form template to add a campaign submission form to your website.
Your visitors can submit this form with their donation/fundraising campaign details. Then Formidable will automatically create a GiveWP donation collection form on your website. You can review and publish that donation collection form afterward. Simple!
Our GiveWP Donation Form template is included in the Formidable Forms Plus plan that costs about $99 a year (at the time of writing this post). With Formidable, you get a whole new world of automation, marketing, and form building!
How to use Formidable’s GiveWP Donation Form template
It couldn’t be simpler. Just follow the steps described below. You’ll get it done!
Step 1: Get the necessary tools on board
Formidable makes everything simple so you don’t have to struggle. First, install GiveWP on your website. Then install Formidable Forms Premium. Formidable will automate fundraising form creation, add a campaign submission form, and do more.
Step 2: Import our GiveWP Donation Form template
Go to Formidable → Forms. Click the Add new button. You’ll get the Search Template box. Search “GiveWP”. You’ll find the template. Click "GiveWP Donation", and hit Create.
The GiveWP Donation Form template will be imported to your site. Customize and update it as you like. Learn more about creating and using Formidable Forms on your site from our knowledgebase.
It’s a standard fundraising campaign submission form. It has all the necessary fields. Every time a visitor fills this form and submits it, Formidable creates a draft donation form inside GiveWP.
Step 3: Show the GiveWP campaign submission form on your site
Now that our GiveWP campaign maker form is imported. We need to publish it on the site. You can put the form almost anywhere on your website including widgets.
Choose a post or page wherever you want to display the campaign submission form. Open it in editing mode. You can easily insert the form into a post/page using its shortcode.
If you use Gutenberg, you can insert any Formidable form using our dedicated block.
We have detailed documentation on how to publish a Formidable form. Check them out to craft perfect form pages!
Step 4: Review the submitted campaigns by the visitors
Once you set up the GiveWP campaign submission form and publish it on your website, you’re ready to receive project submissions. Your visitors can simply fill out the form and submit their fundraising campaigns on your website. All of these submissions will be saved as draft campaigns by default.
Step 5: Publish the campaigns and start accepting funds
Sign in to your WordPress admin panel and go to Donations → All Forms. All the fundraising campaigns will show up here. These are the donation forms, to be exact. You’ll find the received campaign submissions in this list.
Each such submission will contain the campaign information like donation goal, cause details, timelines, etc. Open the draft submissions, review them, and publish to let them accept donations! It’s that simple. The shortcodes containing the form IDs can be used to display the forms on any page or post.
More interestingly, you can modify the forms' display styles. GiveWP supports both legacy forms and modern ones. Also, you can present a donation form grid to display multiple forms in a single place.
Moving forward with GiveWP and Formidable Forms
Formidable has a huge range of features that you can utilize to take your site to the next level. Upon submitting forms, you can create WordPress user accounts for the campaign owners. Formidable’s email marketing integration can be used to contact the campaign owners about their projects and more.
On the other hand, GiveWP has several premium add-ons to extend the plugin. For example, you can connect your Stripe account using the Stripe add-on and accept funds from various sources.
GiveWP, the free WordPress donation plugin automatically sends donation receipts to the donors via emails. If you want to provide a PDF copy, use their PDF Receipts add-on. You can also get multiple payment gateways (PayPal, debit/credit card, etc.), recurring donation, offline donation support, etc.
Crowdfunding new ideas and raising donations for causes are great. Helping others with your web platform raise funds for their causes is even better. Using GiveWP and Formidable Forms, we’ve just shown you how to do that!
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