Giving Tuesday is right around the corner. If your organization hasn’t yet created a donation landing page, there’s still time.
The easiest way do that quickly and with impact is with a powerful page builder. Fortunately, there are a lot of options in WordPress that allow you to create stunning and effective landing pages relatively quickly.
However, a powerful page builder alone doesn’t make a great Giving Tuesday landing page, you need to include a donation form as well. Fortunately, the options below either have a dedicated integration with Give, or you can simply use the Give form shortcode or widget to drop a form anywhere you want on the page.
Before you choose your tool and start building, keep the following in mind:
- Make sure you’ve set up an SSL certificate for your site.
- Remember to set a goal and write an explanation for what that goal amount will accomplish for your organization.
- A landing page won’t matter if you don’t push traffic to it. Get ready to share this page through all your social channels, newsletters, and more.
- Be prepared to write follow-up articles after your campaign is over about the success of the campaign.
With that in mind, here’s a short list of great page builders that can help you quickly build out your Giving Tuesday landing page.
- Price: Free and Pro.
- Method: Plugin, but also includes a blank theme to work from
We wrote about Beaver Builder recently. We’re big fans. It’s a great tool that has WordPress best practices in mind. It’s robust and full-featured.
The free version will allow you to build complex layouts quickly and easily. But if you want to create a jaw-dropping page, then you’re going to want to get the Beaver Builder Pro version, and most likely Beaver Themer as well. Those two plugins combined give you limitless control over your page and layout.
Beaver Add-ons have a great Give integration. A large community of users and Facebook groups keeps this a very well-supported and developed option. Beaver Add-ons is a third-party company that builds add-ons for Beaver Builder. They have some nice integrations with Give as well.
Here are the resources you’ll need to get up and running quickly with Beaver Builder:
- Creating donation landing pages with Beaver Builder
- The Beaver Builder Website
- Beaver Builder Pro
- Beaver Themer
- Beaver Add-ons website
Divi Theme and Divi Builder
- Price: Membership based pricing starting at $89/year.
- Method: Theme and separate builder plugin
Divi is a powerhouse in the WordPress theme world. Elegant Themes (the company behind Divi) has been around for years and years and was one of the first to really tackle the idea of page building in WordPress. While the Divi Builder can be used with virtually any theme, its power really shines most when combined with the Divi theme.
The Elegant Themes membership provides you with all of their themes and plugins. They also provide many free resources and tools only to members. They have several large and active Facebook groups where users support each other actively in troubleshooting common issues.
Similarly to Beaver Builder, Divi has a very large user-base. There are several large and active Facebook groups of dedicated Divi users.
Another big benefit to working with Divi is the huge amount of tutorials and free tools they provide via their blog and social media channels. Just this week they gave away a free Farmers Market landing page template that works really well with Give. Check out their highly detailed tutorial and download that template pack here. See their live tutorial here:
Here’s the resources you need to get up and running with Divi:
- Price: Free and Pro
- Method: Plugin
We always hear about how Elementor includes so much, for free. Yes, they have a pro version as well, but if you’re on a tight budget, the free version of Elementor provides plenty of functionality.
If you do opt for the pro version of the plugin, you’ll get a bunch of additional features as well as other great templates and widgets to build out the campaign page. One great widget is the “Countdown” widget which allows you to drive urgency within your campaign. Pair this with a Give donation form goal for a great looking focal point on your landing page.
Some other cool features of widgets are the social elements included like share buttons, Facebook comments, and testimonial carousels. Use these elements to help your donors share their giving with their network and also reinforce your cause.
It can be difficult to start from scratch. With Elementor, the templates provided will give you a big head start on laying out how your landing page looks and functions. This helps take the guess work out of building and shaves the time you spend creating your campaign page.
Here are the resources you’ll need to get up and running quickly with Elementor:
Price: Free and Pro
Method: Plugins and Themes
BoldGrid has been making a name for themselves in the WordPress community for a while. The BoldGrid product is a highly mature and flexible suite of plugins, themes, and even hosting that allows you to build out great looking sites. Their toolset caters is built in a way that is great for both the savvy page builder to hardcore developer.
Looking over the BoldGrid offering can be a bit overwhelming. In addition to the page builder, there’s an entire ecosystem of tools and hosting which includes staging, backups, and even SEO.
Check out this BoldGrid video:
Here are the resources you’ll need to get up and running quickly with BoldGrid:
What’s your Page Builder of Choice?
There are many others that we haven’t included here as well. What matters though is finding a solid solution that works, that gives you the flexibility to build the pages that you love, and that it fits within your budget. What is your page builder of choice and why? We’d love to hear from you in the comments.