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Crowdfunding by Astoundify

A crowdfunding platform in the likes of Kickstarter and Indigogo

18 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.4 out of 5 stars
2 stars
Nickel'ed and Dime'd
By ,

Thanks for reviews! It saved me a lot of time. I've gotten into the habit of reading the lowest rated reviews because they often provide great information that saves time.

I hate the fact that so many plugin develpers nickel and dime consumers like this. A nickel for this plugin a dime for it to work a quarter for help. Unfortunately this seems to be one of the only trusted crowdfunding plugins around.

4 stars
does your plugin compatible with general wordpress plugins ?
By ,

Sir

is your plugin compatible with general wordpress plugins and can it be customized by us?

I want to buy your ready-made theme, but i wonder whether i have right to customize your plugin below and modify and develop some functions , and change some words of button to satisfy our request, please make a confirmation

thanks

5 stars
Great Plugin
By , for WP 3.7.1

This is a great plugin that adds awesome functionality to wordpress. Highly recommended. Great way to raise money for a local cause. Great support team as well.

2 stars
Quite a frustrating experience
By , for WP 3.7.1

This plugin relies heavily on the paid Digital Downloads Adaptive Payments and the premium themes to satisfy the description given, so it's appropriate I detail the theme/adaptive plugin as part of the overall review (If that's an issue then the plugin description should be re-written to concentrate on what the plugin can do as a standalone).

You can not 'pledge' an amount with this plugin as it is, as a standalone download. In some sense 'pledging' is the essence of 'Crowdfunding'. You can make an instant payment there and then, but not make a 'pledge'. I'd prefer to see a different plugin description than the one provided:

"Backers" can pledge specified amounts of money towards a project..."

Any payment made will be to you, the site owner, not the campaign project owner/author. You will need to make separate arrangements as to how you then transfer the money to them.

So this is an instant payment plugin, providing instant payments to you the site owner to your Paypal account.

If you do want 'pledges' and that money pledged to be paid direct to the campaign author's Paypal account, you will need to buy a further plugin at $49 (Which I did), to enable the ability of a user to pledge an amount: The Digital Downloads Adaptive Payments Plugin, which I understand is co-authored by some of the developers of this package.

Further, if you're an average website creator with no development team you will probably need to buy a theme that can utilise some of this plugins functions. Again I chose the Fundify theme at $60; so in total approx $109 paid to have 'pledges' working and functional, payments to campaign authors Paypal accounts and other theme related functions.

Having established this I personally found issues I felt should have been dealt with before release and as one user commented in the support forum, were 'clunky'. The same issues were repeated by many different users so they appeared to be known bugs.

However, the support forum runs a 'premium' service at a monthly fee amount:
VIP Support Monthly - $39 - 30 Days
VIP Support Yearly - $149 - 365 Days

Many times I searched for support questions but was denied access to the answers because I wasn't a 'premium' member; despite having paid in total $109 for the entire product range.

I'm still continuing with the package as it cost me money, but it has been a frustrating experience. I think when a product is relatively new to the market and will have some expected issues, the forum should be available for all to read and find answers.

4 stars
great crowdfunding plugin
By , for WP 3.8

great crowfunding plugin let down only by not being able to add in offline contributions from the backend.

5 stars
Excellent open-source crowdfunding platform!
By ,

Thank you, Astoundify. I am new to this, and have been able to create a beautiful, functional site Crowdfunding website using this plugin and one of your premium themes. The Astoundify team immediately responded to all of my questions in a straightforward manner so that I could understand and implement changes quickly. (And they were very patient with me.)

5 stars
Great support
By , for WP 3.6

The support and commitment for this plugin is impressive.

5 stars
Super
By ,

This is great. We installed both the plugin and the fundify theme. Very well documented, really super support, and quite easy to install. Will be a super useful part of our nonprofit’s fundraising. So happy this exists!

5 stars
The features and quality are remarkable!!
By , for WP 3.5.1

I recently installed your Crowdfunding plugin and Fundify theme and wanted to let you know that this theme/plugin package is unbelievable. The features and quality are remarkable and the continued feature development and support is unprecedented.

All that aside, the Fundify theme and plugin itself will allow me to make something possible that I never could achieve on my own without the fantastic contributions of the Astoundify team. Your vision and dedication to this theme are making dreams a reality. What a privilege it is to have access to such an amazing theme and concept. Thank you Astoundify for making this possible and for sharing it with us all.

5 stars
Really well done job
By , for WP 3.5.1

i have tested many plugins , this one is by far the best
and the support is really cool, we are considered almost as members of the fundify team

good job

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