Receive and manage donations (including repeating donations), track donors and send customized thank you messages.
I was struggling to make my seamless donations install work, and despite following every instruction that the Developer, David, provided, I was at a loss. With his help we managed to find the problem, which was not within the plugin per se, but with another plugin on my site.
David spent much much more time in helping me with than many developers.
If there was something I would like to add to the plugin, it would be a neater way (and maybe a tutorial or two) to more finely customize the thanks page and emails that get sent. It's a tweak I'm happy to work around in the interim!
I inherited a website with Seamless Donations installed but incorrectly updated with a corrupt database. I contacted David at ZATZLabs and he responded immediately (caught me off guard as I didn't expect instant support) and after a few email exchanges I was able to back out the database and get the plugin working correctly.
The plugin itself seems well written with great documentation and a pretty straight forward admin panel which any client user can understand.
If you are collecting donations or a have a gifting program - this is the plugin you need.
The only one I could find that met all my client's specs:
I don't even know where to begin on how bad this has become. It used to work FINE! It used to be STABLE! It no longer is!
DO NOT USE THIS PLUGIN.
IT CRASHED MY ENTIRE SITE FOR OVER A DAY.
SAID IT CAUSED A FATAL ERROR.
USE ANOTHER PLUGIN.
As a non-profit, we have several funds to which donors can contribute. I need two different boxes with a pulldown menu on each. This would be the repository of the differnt funds and their minimum donation levels. Also I need to customize the donations levels with the radio dials.
I cannot truly rate this because I don't have this up and running. I need these capabilities in order to make this plugin usable to me or I will have to choose another plugin.
Thank you for your great plugin.
But I have a requirement, may I able to edit form option like if I want to put custom donation amount or if I want to add some extra field. If possible how, please let me know.
Thank you so very much! Any possibility of ever adding a progress tracker for fundraising for specific funds - would be greatly appreciated. This looks and tracks so much better than messy paypal code.
I really like this plugin. It does what it says it will in a simple way. I'm excited to hear that it will continue in development.
Here are a couple items that would make it even better:
I had made a modified(somewhat improved) version for a client. I thought all was good and that my changes would NOT be over written.
I had even created a "must-use plugin" with -
add_filter( 'auto_update_plugin', '__return_false' );
And that wasn't enough. Either wordpress ignores it or the plugin did.
This plugin is a good starting point for accepting donations. However, there are a few things I would change (as a new wordpress site admin) :
1. prohibit automatic updates - I needed to make some customizations and the plugin automatically updated itself and wiped out all of my changes.
2. allow for custom data fields and labels - For example, the group I'm assisting wants a single amount of $25.
3. optionally disable or bypass ALL paypal interaction - I trust that paypal interactions work correctly, but I want to customize thank-you pages, emails, logs, and not require a paypal sandbox.
4. allow for an additional form - the group I'm assisting needs one "donation" page and one for membership and/or event registrations. It would be helpful if I could use the same plugin for both. Then the look and feel would be consistent. It would also be helpful if the additional form(s) would create separate or distinguishable log entries. I'm not sure at this time if the additional forms will require the use of a separate paypal account.
Please note that I am new to wordpress and may not be aware of capabilities related to what I noted above. However I have experience in PHP, HTML, and some java. So with guidance I can figure things out and make changes as needed.
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