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Donation buttons on WordPress.org (7 posts)

  1. jeeni
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I would love to see WordPress.org implement a "donate" button on profile pages that would let us send money to a plugin or theme author (or to the creators of WordPress!) using PayPal or something easy.

    There are quite a few plugin authors I'd like to donate to but have been putting it off because it is not always in the same place, intuitive or easy to do all at once. (or keep track of.)

    (Something like this.)

    Thanks for considering it!

  2. jeeni
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    p.s. Sorry if this is not in the correct forum, I couldn't figure out which forum would be the best one, as it's not so much a WordPress request as it is a "request for this WP.org site". Thanks!

  3. You can already do that on plugins. Not everyone uses it.

    You can see it on one of mine: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/impostercide/

    Look on the right under FYI.

    (This is NOT a request for donations, just an example!)

  4. jeeni
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Very cool to see, Ipstenu, but I guess having that link/button consistently placed and handled would be helpful - you know - make it easy for people to find and make that donation.

    It's somewhat of an interface design request to have some consistency to make it easy for people to donate - across the board! As soon as people have to "think", the chance for a change of heart comes into play.

    Haha - I'd like to be able to not think and give money to people who make my job easier, and don't want it to be a job to figure out where to go to do that. I request to make it beneficial to the plugin and theme authors as well as myself.

    Have a happy day! :-D

  5. I guess having that link/button consistently placed and handled would be helpful - you know - make it easy for people to find and make that donation.

    It is consistently placed. If it's there, it'll be right where mine is. That is a default from WordPress's repo :)

    Not all plugins want donations so not all have it. Some put it on the back end of their plugins so you see it when it's installed.

  6. jeeni
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    It is consistently placed. If it's there, it'll be right where mine is. That is a default from WordPress's repo :)

    OH! Thanks - I didn't realize that! Hah! You're the best, Ipstenu. Thanks for sharing.

  7. jeeni
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I guess authors that don't put that in there may be missing out. It seems like it would be good to have it both on the plugin page on WP.org, as well as within their plugin, etc.

    Interesting, in any case. Thanks again for sharing.

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