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Making a "Pay What You Want" Slider (like on Askimet.com) (4 posts)

  1. HeartsMindsEars
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    What's the best way to make a "pay what you want" feature for my site? I found a few old threads about this, but the op was never answered. I can't seem to find a plugin that does this anywhere. It seems, actually, as though a free one doesn't really exist.

    So if plugins are out of the question, how could I code the feature? I think a good model is the pwyw slider on
    Askimet.com

    I'm a composer and musician, and I am going to make all my music available free with a creative commons license. I want a feature available, however, when people download the music, so that, if they like, they can make a donation, of any size.
    The thing is, I don't want to use an e-commerce plugin of some sort, because I don't want a cart. I want the downloadable item to be simple and quick. Ideally, the pwyw feature will just pop up when they click download, and ask if they would like to make a donation.

    Thanks!

  2. WPyogi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Have you looked at this one?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/download-manager/

    It says it has a pop-up option - then I think you'd have to use Paypal for the donation piece.

  3. HeartsMindsEars
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for the response.

    Unfortunately, I had tried that plugin already, and the pop-op option is not allowed in the free version.
    I'm not opposed to paying the $45 for the full version, but I'd rather not if a, a comparable, free plugin exists, and b, it's not exactly what I'm going for.

    The Easy Digital Downloads plugin doesn't work either, as payments must go through a cart (something I absolutely do not want).

    WP Document Revisions Simple Downloads doesn't cut it, as it just allows you to post the downloadable item, and doesn't deal with the link that takes you to the item.

    Delightful Downloads doesn't offer a pop-up feature for donation.

    Paid Downloads almost works, but doesn't allow users to choose how much to donate; it's a set amount.

    I've tried a ton of plugins, but none offer a "pay what you like" option when downloading.

    If no one has any other plugin suggestions in mind, how could I go about creating that slider? I can't seem to find any information on how to make it.

    Thanks!

  4. HeartsMindsEars
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    At this point, I would just be happy with coding/finding a plugin so that, when someone clicks on a file to download it, Paypal pops up and asks to consider donating.

    I looked through the popup plugins, but couldn't find any like this. Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks!

    [Bump deleted http://codex.wordpress.org/Forum_Welcome#No_Bumping ; Perhaps consider hiring someone if you can't find an existing solution.
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