These are the plugins you need to build a fundraising platform with WordPress.
You can click on each plugin’s name to go where you need to download/get them:
1- WP Ultimo (Paid – The “Starter” plan will be enough, but you decide) – This plugin allows you to monetize a WordPress Multisite network by selling membership plans. You can limit the site features based on the membership plan purchased by the user, including plugins, themes, hosting space, visits number, etc.
2- WP Frontend Admin (Platform plan) – This plugin allows you to create a global front-end dashboard for your multisite network. All users of the network will use this frontend dashboard to manage their sites. Only superadmins of the network will be able to access wp-admin; other users will use a beautiful custom user interface that you can design using any WordPress theme or page builder.
You can try the premium plugin on your website for free for 7 days.
3- GiveWP (Free version recommended) – This plugin will install a donations system on your multisite network. It allows you to to create donation forms, connect to payment gateways like PayPal and Stripe, view donation reports, manage donors, etc.
Important note – We recommend you to use the free version because the paid versions require you to pay for each site added to your network, and it would be thousands of dollars, depending on the number of sites added to your site. Fortunately, the free version covers what you may need.
4- GiveWP Donation Widgets for Elementor (Free) – With this plugin, we’ll be able to display several GiveWP widgets on Elementor pages. It will be especially useful to build a WP Ultimo template site that our platform users will clone on their sites when they sign up on our platform.
5- Elementor Website Builder (Free version) – We’ll build a beautiful frontend dashboard where users will manage their donation sites, using the free version of Elementor. Although you could use any theme or any other page builder, the WP Frontend Admin team has prepared some beautiful, ready-to-use Elementor templates you can use to build beautiful frontend dashboards.
6- Elementor Header, Footer & Blocks (Free) – This plugin allows you to use navigation menus, site logos, page titles, and other cool elements in the free version of the Elementor page builder. Our frontend dashboard templates require this plugin to work correctly.
7- Shortcode in Menus (Free) – This plugin will be useful to add shortcodes as links to Elementor buttons.
8- WP Menu Icons (Free) – We’ll add icons to the frontend dashboard’s navigation menus.
9- User Menus (Free) – This plugin will be useful to add conditional visibility to menu items. We will show some items to logged-in users, and some items to logged-out users.
10- Customizer Import Export (Free) – We will use this plugin to import some customizer options that we’ve previously prepared. This will simplify your work when creating a template site.
11- Kadence Theme (Free) – Although you can use any WordPress theme, throughout this course, we will use the Kadence theme to build our sites.
12- JetSticky for Elementor (free) – Optional
This plugin is useful for some of our frontend dashboard templates, as it allows us to add sticky style for Elementor sections. Depending on which template you’ll use, you may need it.
- All the plugins need to be Network Active.
- Make sure you activate the licenses for both the WP Ultimo and the WP Frontend Admin plugins.