What if you want to obtain funding for your own project? What are your options?
Apart from signing up with Kickstarter or Indiegogo, you also have the option to use WordPress plugins to host the crowdfunding process on your own site.
Here are the best plugins I’ve found for that.
IgnitionDeck is the most complete and well-rounded WordPress crowdfunding plugin, and it now also comes with a specially-tailored theme you can use for crowdfunding projects. It integrates with all your favourite services, as the MakerKit offers multiple extensions, payment gateways, and campaign tools.
CrowdFunding WordPress Plugin
Crowdfunding by Astoundify is a funding platform for WordPress. An extension that seamlessly integrates with Easy Digital Downloads, the Crowdfunding plugin lets you crowd source everything from films, games, and music to art, design, and technology.
“Backers” can pledge specified amounts of money towards a project and receive rewards for their contributions. Pledge amounts are only collected if a campaign reaches its goal in the time specified.
Run your own crowdfunding website for anything you can imagine.
Fundify Theme for Crowdsourcing
Fundify is the first WordPress theme that lets you create your own crowdfunding website. If you have wanted a site like KickStarter or Indiegogo for your own projects, now you can have one using Fundify, the crowdfunding theme for WordPress.
Franklin WordPress Crowdfunding Theme
Franklin is a WordPress crowdfunding theme, lovingly crafted from the ground up to be 100% responsive, elegant and bloat-free.
Built on top of Easy Digital Downloads and Crowdfunding by Astoundify, Franklin gives you the ability to crowdfund your latest project in style. Franklin is designed to work both for single-campaign websites and community oriented crowdfunding websites.
Note: Franklin requires Easy Digital Downloads and Crowdfunding by Astoundify for its crowdfunding features.
- Supports Crowdfunding by Astoundify and Easy Digital Downloads
- Single campaign OR community campaigns
- 100% responsive design, built with a mobile-first approach
- Crisp retina graphics
- Unlimited colours
- 6 preset colour palettes
- 8 optional textures, and the ability to load your own
- 5 custom widgets: Campaign Updates, Campaign Video, Campaign Pledge Levels, Campaign Backers, Sofa Posts
- Widgetized campaign page
- Full-featured blog, with support for every post format: video, gallery, image, audio, aside, status, chat, link, quote
- Allow anonymous backers
- Contact page template
- Supports Ninja Forms
- Demo content included
- Multilingual ready (.mo/.po files included)
What do you think about these plugins/themes? Have you used crowdfunding for your projects?
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