Whether you run a travel blog or an e-commerce website, you may have stumbled into an obstacle now and again where you simply did not have enough capital to pay for the situation or problem at hand. This can be disheartening, especially when you have a great idea. Instead of sitting back and allowing your lack of capital to get the best of you, you can become proactive about the situation.
If you are wondering just how you can become proactive, let us tell you. You can add a donate button to your WordPress website. This way, when someone reads your cause or your situation, they can choose to donate some of their money to help you succeed.
Sounds awesome, right? Of course it does! Now that you have decided you want to add the donate button, let’s take a look at how it is actually placed on the website.
Step 1: The first thing you will need to do is log into your WordPress website and then head over to the plugin section. The donate button is a plugin and must be installed to be used on your site.
Step 2: You will now need to search for a plugin that can be used on your WordPress site. To do that, simply type in donation or donations into the search bar and click search plugins.
Step 3: From there, you will find a list of the available plugins for you to choose from. When you look for a plugin, you want to make sure first and foremost that it is compatible with your version of WordPress. If it is not, there is no point in continuing to look at it.
The next thing you need to look at are the reviews. What do others think of the donation button? Does it work well on their website? Are there any bugs or problems reported with the plugin? These are all things that you need to consider.
Lastly, check out the screenshots and photos of the plugin itself and mull over the details to ensure that this is the plugin that you want to use.
Step 4:Once you have a plugin you like, click to install it. Once installed, you can then activate it and start to use it. You may need to go into the options or settings section of the plugin and adjust it how you want it. Often times, you can pick where you want the donation button to sit on your website (i.e. the header, footer, or somewhere on the page).
Adding a donation button to your website is easy and it only takes a few clicks of the mouse and a modification here and there. It is important that you review each of the plugins you are interested in before you install them on your site. You want to make sure that they will be able to accept the donations and you want to choose a platform for the donations to be received, such as PayPal or similar.
Once you have the plugin installed and active on your site, you will be on your way to receiving donations from your fans, followers, and readers.