Personal Fundraiser
Our first campaign with personal fundraiser. Success! (18 posts)

  1. dambacher
    Posted 4 years ago #

    We finished running our first fundraiser using John's awesome plugin. Our goal was $500 and we raised $740.

    This was kind of a test run and things went pretty smoothly.

    Just wanted to report. The plugin worked exactly as it is supposed to. Thank's to John for all his work on this plugin!


  2. dambacher
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am hesitant to add the url here as it is a live site and we plan on doing plenty of work on it in the coming weeks, but if anyone would like to take a look. Get in touch.

  3. californiasurfboy
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am interested in seeing how your campaign turned out. [ email redacted ] Thanks! =)

  4. dambacher
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Sure, what's your email?

  5. gojonami
    Posted 3 years ago #

    hi there. I would like to see your fundraiser plugin work. and need your help too. Can you spare some time for me please its urgent, its for a school project.

    itsnamitashetty at gmail dot com

  6. dambacher
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm not the plugin author, but I will help if I can.

  7. gojonami
    Posted 3 years ago #

    yeah i know, but i cant seem to be getting a hold of the author..
    can I see your website?
    and have your email?

  8. dambacher
    Posted 3 years ago #

    what is your mail?

  9. dambacher
    Posted 3 years ago #

    We don't currently have a live campaign. We have a few past campaigns listed though. What is happening that you need help with?

  10. gojonami
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I just cant figure out how to make this work
    we are working on gojournalism.ca
    and we need the fund page to show goals and the progress through paypal.
    I installed the plugin. It creates a causes & campaign list but is there anything else to do that I am missing ? to bring it on the page..

  11. John Kleinschmidt
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    A good place to start would be to look at the sample cause created by the plugin. Assuming you have left the personal fundraiser options set to their defaults, if you navigate to /causes/sample-cause/ on your site, you should see a sample cause that you can fill out to create a sample campaign. One thing to keep in mind with this plugin is the concept of causes and campaigns. Think of campaigns as fundraisers and causes as templates for fundraisers. You use a cause to define what a fundraiser will look like and what fields it will collect from users who are creating fundraisers. When you navigate to a particular cause (eg /causes/sample-cause, this is the screen where your users will fill out the information about the fundraiser they want to create.

  12. dambacher
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Also, familiarize yourself with the shortcodes here: http://wordpress.org/plugins/personal-fundraiser/faq/

    The shortcodes are used to display all the data for your causes/campaigns

    So, to show the goal, use: [pfund-gift-goal]
    To show amount raised to date, use: [pfund-gift-tally]
    To show a progress bar, use: [pfund-progress-bar]

  13. gojonami
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you so much please please please bear with me since I am so so so new to wordpress.

    Do you have a full documentation that I am missing. I cant find it anywhere.

    How do you make the user form appear?
    I get the causes & campaigns idea.
    But how do we make it appear for a user or a guest to register. Like it appears in the screenshots.

    Thank you in advance!
    We are working on a school project, this plugin is a blessing.!

  14. dambacher
    Posted 3 years ago #

    In the plugin settings, http://yoursite.com/wp-admin/admin.php?page=personal-fundraiser-settings

    Make sure the "Allow users to register" check box is ticked. This will popup the register box for user who are not registered and logged in.

    In order to have the create fundraiser form appear for the user, make sure that the [pfund-edit] shortcode is in the cause template.

    Hope that helps.

  15. gojonami
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Oh thanks so so much. I feel like I am getting closer.
    I had issues with permalinks but now its pretty permalinks.
    But it only shows an empty campaigns page with comments off & no comments.

    What am I doing wrong?
    It still doesnt allow a user to add a campaign...

  16. dambacher
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Can I log into your site? email me at dambacher at g m a i l and I'll try to help if I can. I have an hour or so before I meet some friends for the evening.

  17. gojonami
    Posted 3 years ago #

    so right now we got as far as understanding that
    CAUSE is a template

    CAMPAIGN is the List of Fundraisers
    inside each fundraiser
    we now have
    the title
    the name of the author
    the story (description)
    the image
    and the donation bar
    and the request for donation

    We still dont know how to make the User Add it on the front end.
    Please help us because thats the only way this can work for us. The point of our site is for users not from dashboard.

    I tried unchecking - Login Required to Create
    and checked - Allow to Register
    and I dont know where is the user is supposed to see an add a campaign button or form?

    Also the plugins we currently have on this site are
    User Submitted posts
    Wordpress Guest Post

    does anything conflict in this ?

    thats the website

    I can email you the screenshots

  18. dambacher
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I will not be on my computer for the rest of the day and most of the day tomorrow. Below is a list of tags I used in my cause template.

    These have worked for me.








    Provide a link to your cause for your users.


    I added the html below as well. I can't remember why I did this off the top of my head, but I seem to remember it was needed at the time. I think it was so the fields showed up in the create campaign form.

    <span style="display: none;">[pfund-days-left] [pfund-end-date] [pfund-email] [pfund-name]</span>
    <span style="display: none;">[pfund-personal-message]</span>

    Try adding all those to your template and see if it works for you.

    I hope that helps, if not. I can try to log into your site to help out, but I wont be on my computer for a couple days.

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