Upcoming GiveWP Spring Releases

We’ve been working hard on several really important releases slated for this Spring 2018.
Give Spring 2018 Releases

We’ve been working hard on several really important releases slated for Spring 2018.

Spring is in the air! With it, comes a whole lot of great new features and Add-ons for our Give users. Not only are we including some excellent new features in Give Core, we’re releasing some much anticipated features to our existing Add-ons and some new Add-ons as well. Here’s the details.

Give 2.1 is Coming Soon

Give Version 2.1

All Give users will be seeing that exciting update notification in their wp-admin screens next week! Give version 2.1 has been in development since early this year and it’s ready to go. Here’s a sneak peek of what to expect:

Sequential Ordering

Take control of your donation payment numbers with an all new “Sequential Ordering” feature. Here’s a preview of the options screen:

Give Sequential Ordering
A preview of the new Sequential Ordering settings screen.

When enabled, your donations will increment sequentially and you will also have the option to modify the number padding, prefix, or suffix:

Give Sequential Ordering
Viewing sequentially ordered donations in wp-admin

Donation Form Grid

Up until now, you’ve had to rely on your theme or custom code a solution to display multiple donation forms in a grid. Not anymore! Using the new [give_form_grid] shortcode you can output a nice grid of donation forms to make it easy for your potential donors to choose their cause:

Give Donation Form Grid
The donation form grid with modal enabled allows for quick giving.

The demonstration above displays a donation form grid with the modal option enabled. Meaning, clicking on any grid item will open that donation form directly on the screen. You may change this option so that clicking the form grid will redirect the user to the donation form screen.

Want a nice looking grid? Make sure your donation form has the following completed:

  1. A nice featured image
  2. A short and concise excerpt
  3. A donation goal enabled
  4. A nice short and concise title

Got that? Great! Now simply create a new page and add the shortcode to get started!

Advanced Donation Exports

Up until now, exporting your donation data was limited at best. In 2.1 we’ve taken what we’ve learned from our customers and implemented a more advanced export tool:

Give's Advanced Donation Exporter
A preview of the new “Export Donations” screen found under Tools > Export.

Now you’re able to export your custom form fields, hidden fields, and of course, the standard columns included for donors, payments, and donation form data.

Additional Core Features

  • New donor-based goal tracking: Now you can set a non-monetary goal for the number of donors per donation form.
  • Gateway label and ordering customization: Customize the label and the order in which gateways appear.
  • Company name field: Collect the donor’s company name for corporate matching and better record keeping.
  • Lots, lots, more… stay tuned. :)

Recurring 1.6

Give Add-on: Recurring Donations

Recurring Donations continues to be our most popular add-on, which means it also has many users wanting it to do more and more for them. Rest assure, we’re working hard to deliver your most requested features.

Advanced Subscription Frequencies

We’ve heard you tell us that you want your donors to be able to more easily pick when their donations recur. We’ve built in an much for flexible way to set up your recurring options:

Give Recurring Frequencies
Customize recurring donation frequencies with more flexibility than ever before.

Additional Features Coming Soon to Recurring

  • Subscription Payment Method Update UI: Your donors can securely update their credit card information directly on your website.
  • Subscription Emails: Additional email options for when a subscription is completing, renewing, cancelling, and failing.
  • Plaid + Stripe: Accept ACH recurring donations with Plaid + Stripe.

We’re continuing to further enhance the Recurring add-on to ensure it’s the most flexible and robust add-on for accepting donations out there!

Stripe 2.0

We are very excited about this release. It’s packed full of many great features and enhancements.

Here are some highlights:

  • Supports Stripe Elements – a new feature of Stripe that has higher PCI Compliance, and a new single-field credit card feature.
  • Supports Apple Pay and G Pay – Pay more quickly using your either Apple or Google pay.
  • Metadata – All donation metadata is passed directly to Stripe, including recurring donations
  • 3D Secure payments – Read about this new Stripe feature here.
Stripe and Google Pay
A view of the new Stripe single credit card functionality and G Pay (screenshot taken in Chrome). Apple Pay displays in Safari.

All our existing Give Stripe license holders will get this release free, just update when you see the notification.

Authorize.net eCheck Support

Our Give Authorize.net Add-on will very soon support eCheck. This is a highly requested feature of the Authorize.net platform for many nonprofits because of the low fees it incurs. We believe this will greatly improve the giving experience for all our NGO users of the Authorize.net Add-on.

Give Authorize.net eCheck Screenshot
The new Authorize.net eCheck payment method features lower transaction fees and an intuitive interface.

New Add-ons on the Horizon

We want all users to know that we’ve begun development on the following add-ons as well:

  • Square Gateway
  • WooCommerce + Give Integration

Additionally, we’re working on new features and bug fixes for the following existing add-ons:

  • Donation Tracking with Google Analytics
  • Form Field Manager
  • Currency Switcher

We Love Hearing from You

That’s the nutshell of what we’ve been working on. We’d love to continue hearing from you our users. If you haven’t yet, please consider joining our Give Facebook Community and let us know what you love about Give and what other features you’d love to see supported!


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20 Responses

  1. Very excited about the advanced donation exports! Will one of those fields be able to tell me which is a recurring and which is a one off? That’d be very helpful too.

    Also enthusiastic about this: “Your donors can securely update their credit card information directly on your website.” & the automation of emails for when a subscription is failing because of an expired or cancelled card. Fantastic stuff. Thanks GiveWP!

    1. Thanks for the kind words! To answer your question, yes the exporter will support definitely support recurring vs one time payments. That’s been a commonly requested feature that’s we’re excited to deliver.

  2. When will this update be available? I’m really needing to get my event page up and love that I can make a donation form grid. This will make registration sites much more organized within WP.

  3. A big “WOO!” for a potential WooCommerce integration. I’ve got a client who is quite interested. Can you give any broad-strokes summary of the likely features and timeline (e.g. weeks, months, quarters, epochs, etc.). It would really help us with our plans for site improvements over the coming 6-12 months. Thanks!

    1. I’m glad you’re excited about the WooCommerce integration. We are too! Rough timeline would be a few months, not epochs ;)

      We’ve already made some excellent progress on it. Some features we’re incorporating are the ability to link a donation form to the cart or checkout screens that provide an easy way for shoppers to add a donation on top of their purchase. If they do, the payment is processed by WooCommerce using their “Fee” functionality. The donation is then added to Give as a separate payment with records back to the Woo purchase. I hope that give a basic run down of one core feature! More to come.

      1. Very helpful, Devin. Thanks!

        So to put it another way, do I understand that the WooCommerce integration wouldn’t offload all donation processing to WooCommerce, but would add the ability to smoothly add a donation to the cart?

        If that’s right, it sounds to me like this would supplement a site running both WooCommerce and Give but not really change how it fundamentally works. Yeah?

        1. The actual payment processing for the donation will be handled by whatever gateway is connected to WooCommerce. The add-on will compliment sites running both Woo + Give by having a turn key way to have donation “up sells” at the checkout or cart screen.

      2. I have a question regarding a possible feature request for the woocommerce integration. We have a need for a certain dollar amount donation, say in excess of $25, donor automatically receives a free T-Shirt. So, the flow would be: person donated $25 or more and it creates a free woocommerce purchase from the ≥$25 logic somehow. Normally the T-Shirts are $25 in the store to buy separately. Any chance that’s in the works or thoughts on this feature? Thank you!

  4. Nice work. I look forward to checking this out, now that it’s out. I didn’t see Subscription Payment Method Update UI included in today’s release notes. Is that still tracking for “Spring”?

  5. Thank You very much. These updates will help me in various ways. I do sereral nonprofits, and their needs/wants are all different. The Donation Grid Form, if I’m not mistaken, this could be used as a pared down Crowd Funder. At present this is costing us a fortune. We don’t need everything GofundMe has, or Kickstarter, or Indigogo offers. We need basics.

    1. HI Charlie, the Form Grid is just for presentational purposes, putting all your forms on one page in a nice and pleasing way. You could do this with Give previously with the Archive page, but that is beyond many users’ abilities, so we put this Form Grid together to make things easier for our users. We do have a “Donor Wall” feature we are considering for a future version of Give which is more like your GoFundMe example.


  6. I love that the fact you are expanding the EXPORT capabilities. What about the IMPORT capabilities. I am sitting on 1400 records from an older donation system. I am stuck with manually importing the addresses because the IMPORT tool does not accept the addresses, even though the fields are available. I have tried to import them, but nothing gets accepted. I started GIVE plug-in as of 01-01-2018. I am hoping to have this feature available to us soon so that I can EXPORT all the new GIVE records from the beginning of 2018 and then re-import all the old and new records for a complete and accurate migration. GIVE TEAM: Is this on the horizon soon?

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