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Two New GiveWP Releases Just in Time for Winter

A new PayPal donations experience, GiveWP Gutenberg Block, and a brand new add-on for donation funds and designations.

Prepare your fundraisers for the giving season with the new GiveWP add-on for donation funds and designations, try out an all new PayPal donations experience, and experiment with our new multi-form goal block.

Introducing a New GiveWP Add-on: Donation Funds and Designations

First and most excitingly, the new Donation Funds and Designations add-on for GiveWP allows our users to designate donations across multiple forms into specific funds. That means, your donors can choose where they want to make an impact with their donations.

With the Donation Funds add-on, you can:

  • Start with an editable default fund, automatically assigned to all donation forms.
  • Add as many funds as you need.
  • Feed the same fund through multiple forms.
  • Feed multiple funds through the same form.
  • Measure success by form and by fund to see where and how people prefer to give.
  • Allow donors to choose their favorite area of need or set specific funds per-form.

Discover everything you can do with the Funds and Designations add-on here. We’re excited to see how your fundraising improves with this new add-on.

Changes in GiveWP 2.9

GiveWP core is also getting two main updates with major benefits for the majority of our users.

First, PayPal Donations presents a new way to connect your WordPress site to PayPal. This new connection also gives you the ability to accept credit card payments on your website, for free.

Second, we’ve added a new multi-form goal block for sites using the block editor.

A New Way to Accept PayPal Donations

Now PayPal users can accept credit card payments in our free donation plugin with no additional fee at all. When you switch to the new PayPal Donations experience, your connection will be far more stable and reliable than before. And, there’s no need to mess with API keys or “Instant Payment Notifications,” thanks to the new PayPal Commerce platform.

This is an important update because PayPal has indicated that all other integrations with PayPal (like PayPal Standard, the REST and SOAP APIs) are being discontinued. It’s important to migrate to PayPal Donations soon so that your website is integrated with the most up-to-date technology PayPal has to offer.

In order to change over your existing PayPal account, simply connect to PayPal from the new PayPal Donations settings page and disconnect your old PayPal Standard or PayPal Pro integrations.

The "Connect with PayPal" button will launch the simplified PayPal donations connection process.

GiveWP 2.9: The GiveWP Multi-form Goal Block

Last, but certainly not least, the new GiveWP Multi-form Goal Block allows you to display your progress across multiple forms in a visually appealing manner with intuitive controls.

All the Juicy Details of the 2.9 Release

In GiveWP 2.9, you also get the option to display Company Names on your donor wall. That way, when corporate donors give, their company is displayed alongside your other donors.

For a complete list of changes to GiveWP 2.9, take a peek at the changelog.

What’s Coming Next for GiveWP?

Exciting new developments are coming soon for GiveWP. This is just the beginning for our Funds and Designations add-on. Later down the road, we’re planning to add split donations and anything else presented by user feedback.

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2 Responses

  1. Great new features. It would be helpful to do a post on the steps needed to enable a PayPal account to work with the PayPal Commerce / Give PayPal Donations features. Small nonprofits typically have PayPal accounts that won’t work with the new capabilities until additional steps are taken.

    PayPal also doesn’t seem to be approving requests for the new features quickly / at all on low volume, small nonprofit accounts.

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