Do you have a charity website and are looking to raise some funds? Are you saving for a new computer and would like some help from family and friends? If so, SponsorMe can help you run your campaign directly from your blog. It allows you to show people what your target is, how much you have saved and how much is outstanding. And if they decide to contribute, SponsorMe will collect details of their pledge and allow them to make a PayPal payment straight into your account.
The plugin includes an administration interface where you can see your pledges, verify them once you receive the funds or delete them if they prove to be void. It also allows you to change the colours of your graph as well as all the details about what you are looking for sponsorship for.
New Feature You can now accept pledges from users who do not have PayPal. If the user selects the “Cheque” option, you will need to contact them individually to arrange off-line sponsorship. The admin interface lets you keep track of people you need to contact and payments that need verification.
THe plugin is still in development, so I’m adding new features almost every day. I look forward to hearing your comments and feedback, so if you would like to contribute, you can leave me a comment on my Contact Page
Most information at: Plugin Home Page
Download the plugin file, unzip and place it in your plugin folder.
Activate the plugin
3a. Add this snippet to your sidebar:
<?php SponsorMe_sidebar(); ?>
3b. Alternatively, the plugin is also widget-aware and will appear in your widget list.
Create a new page with some information about your sponsorship campaign. Add this tag to your page:
Configure the plugin from the SponsorMe menu in your Administration Section. Specify the currency you want to sell in, your Paypal address, your target amount and the Page ID of the page you created in step 4. You can now click a link to ask the plugin to search for this ID for you
Wait for pledges to come in!
When a user pledges an amount, they will be taken straigh to PayPal to donate money. Once you receive the PayPal email to confirm the amount has been received, log into the plugin page and click “Verify” next to the payment you have received. This updates the graph and moves the payment to the confirmed list.
- Where can I report any problems?
Head down to http://www.u-g-h.com/index.php/wordpress-plugins/wordpress-plugin-sponsorme/ and leave me a comment. I’ll try and help as best I can.