The General settings screen for the Tributes Add-on allows you to set site-wide globals for how all your forms handle Tributes. Keep in mind that all settings can be customized per form as well.

The Tributes Settings Screen
The Tributes Settings Screen

Enable Tributes

Settings Type: Radio buttons
Options:
Enabled | Disabled
Default: Disabled

Once you activate Give Tributes, you’ll be able to see the settings screen above, found in “Donations > Settings > Tributes”. But nothing will yet be enabled. To enable Tributes for your forms and/or eCards or Mail a Card, enable Tributes here.

Once you select “Enable” for Tributes, you’ll see all the general settings available to you.

Keep in mind that you can customize your Tributes per form. These General settings serve as defaults for all your forms but can be over-written per form as well.

Mail a Card

Settings Type: Radio buttons
Options:
Enabled | Disabled
Default: Disabled

If you’d like to have the ability to mail a physical and customizable card, set this to “Enabled”. Once it is enabled, you’ll see a new sub-menu item where you can configure your settings for the Mail a Card feature.

The eCards and Mail a Card sub-menu items visible after saving settings.
The eCards and Mail a Card sub-menu items visible after saving settings.

Read more about Tributes “Mail a Card” settings

eCards

Settings Type: Radio buttons
Options:
Enabled | Disabled
Default: Disabled

If you’d like to give your donors the ability to have a customizable eCard emailed to their loved one automatically, set this to “Enabled”. Similarly to the “Mail a Card” setting, the sub-menu item will only appear once this setting is enabled.

Read more about Tributes eCard settings

Fieldset Title

Settings Type: Text field
Default: “Dedicate this Donation”

This is the title that will appear directly in your form above the Tribute options.

The Tributes fieldset in a Give donation form.
The Tributes fieldset in a Give donation form.

Tribute Options

Settings Type: Repeater field, text field
Default: “In honor of” and “In memory of”

This setting allows you to create as many custom tribute types as you like. By default the most common tribute types are included: “In honor of” and “In memory of”. To add more simply click on “Add Tribute Option” and give your new Tribute type a name. You can also simply change the names of the default Tributes. You can also delete Tribute types by clicking on the “Trash” icon.

Customizing your Tribute types in the Give Tribute settings screen.
Customizing your Tribute types in the Give Tribute settings screen.

Tribute Prepended Label

Settings Type: Text field
Default: “Honoree”

This is the label that appears before the tribute name on the frontend Give donation form.

Tribute Section Location

Settings Type: Dropdown field
Options:
Below the donation level fields |  Below the top donation amount field | Above the payment options | Below the payment options | Above the personal info fields | Below the personal info fields | Above the credit card fields | Below the credit card fields
Default: Below the personal info fields

This setting allows you to choose where in the donation form you would like the Tribute options to appear. This is a handy guide to understand the positions well:

The Tribute positions in a Give donation form.
The Tribute positions in a Give donation form.

Display Style

Settings Type: Radio buttons
Options: Radios | Dropdown | Buttons

This setting dictates the display style of your Tribute options. Similarly to Give’s multi-level options, you can display the Tribute options as inline Radio buttons, a dropdown (select field), or as buttons.