Simple Giveaways


Simple Giveaways helps you host giveaways which is entirely what this plugin is all about. You can host them on a separate page and also drive people to it through widgets & shortcodes.

Every giveaway is displayed in a separate template so that your giveaways are loaded as quickly as possible. Other plugins will not affect the loading speed of your giveaway because no scripts or styles are loaded except the ones needed for the giveaway to function.

The Simple Giveaways provides you with many features such as:

  • Choosing the Start Date & Time
  • Choosing the End Date & Time
  • Choosing the Winner Announcement Date & Time
  • Choosing Images which are also sortable
  • Choosing a Logo of the sponsor or yourself
  • Choosing images which will be shared on social media (Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest)
  • Editing rules
  • Editing the Winner’s email that will be sent when winners are notified
  • Export emails
  • Google Captcha to get rid of spammers
  • Emailing users upon entering with their sharing link

If you want more control over your giveaway, get the PRO version from the Giveaways Menu. Simple Giveaways Pro version features:

  • Automate the giveaway (process of selecting+notifying winners is all done by WordPress)
  • Choose between different templates (one similar to KingSumo Giveaways)
  • Custom Share Value for Referrals
  • Non-Winner Email: give them a big discount that they won’t be able to refuse


  • Giveaway Page
  • Giveaway Shortcode
  • Giveaway Widget
  • Title, description, users info, logo
  • Scheduling options, prize info and sharing images
  • Prize info, Sharing images & Rules
  • Winner Email
  • Giveaway statuses: All (Public), Ended, Selected Winners & Notified Winners
  • User info box when there are users to select


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload the plugin files to the /wp-content/plugins/plugin-name directory, or install the plugin through the WordPress plugins screen directly.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress
  3. Use the Settings->GiveASAP screen to configure the plugin


Simple yet effective

The plugin works well. Most things are customization with the free plan and emails are easy to export in a nice format. No problems so far.

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Contributors & Developers

“Simple Giveaways” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Widget CSS fix
  • Added input to link the logo


  • Compatibility fix for lower PHP version


  • Fix on a code to be compatible with lower PHP version


  • Subscribed Column
  • Input for settings are larger
  • PRO: Removed Old Scheduled Automation if the Giveaway changed the date
  • PRO: Non Winner Emails


  • Added Widget Subscribed Screen


  • Shortcode Fix
  • Widget Title changed


  • Activation Correction


  • Shortcode
  • Refactored Giveaway user recognition
  • Translation update


  • 2 Tables for better future scale
  • Widget
  • Template Changes


  • Template Changes


  • Flushing Rewrite Rules on Activation


  • Corrected Styles
  • Displays Correct Timezone Abbreviation
  • Corrected the rendering of the content ( oEmbed, Galleries, … )


  • Added Freemius support for easier upgrade to PRO version


  • Fixing Admin Display for the Color Picker


  • Editable Subscriber Email


  • Better documentation


  • Added documentation
  • Fixed JavaScript bug on Images


  • Welcome Email for Subscribers


  • Initial commit