Add a Simple PayPal Donation Form to WordPress

If you have been searching for a convenient and customizable way to put a PayPal donation form on your WordPress site, you need to check out the Simple Donate plugin. Available for free from the WordPres Repository, this donation plugin can easily handle multilevel donation forms on your site, allowing donors to choose from predetermined donation amounts or to set their own.

Forms are created through the visual editor on the post edit screen:

After configuring the donation form, you can easily insert it into the post via a shortcode.

Features of Simple Donate:

  • Donation levels (fully compatible with Benevon donation suggestions)
  • Ability to limit single contribution amounts (useful for political campaigns)
  • Shortcode generator built into visual editor (with easy API for you developers)
  • Easy integration with Google Analytics
  • Multiple currencies
  • Simple to style

Setup is very easy. You enter your PayPal email address, select your currency, choose whether or not you want to set a maximum donation amount, and enable tracking with Google Analytics.

Here’s an example of the donation form unstyled:

The form can easily be styled any way you want:

Just in time for election season, this plugin features the ability for admins to limit single contribution amounts, thereby maintaining legit donations to political candidates.

Simple Donate is one of the more user-friendly and flexible PayPal donation plugins available. It’s great for personal use, non-profits, political campaigns – anyone wanting to add an online donation form.

Find out more on the Simple Donate plugin homepage and download the plugin from the repository.

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