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Donations Made Easy – Smart Donations


Smart Donations

Want to see a demo? check out the video tutorials here:

For support and feedback please visit i will be glad to help you or see your idea!!

The all in one donation plugin, create different kind of donations, set goals, monitor your results, create donation forms, set thank you emails. Currently it supports paypal, stripe and five different styles of donations:

  • Classic Donation.- The classic paypal When The user clicks the button he will be directed to the paypal page and he will define how much he want to donate there.

  • TextBox Donation.- A paypal button with a text box so the donors can pick right away how much they want to donate.

  • Three Buttons Donation.- Three donation buttons (they dont have to be paypal buttons, you can customize them) each one with a different amounts (that you define) so the donators can donate with one click. (Paypal)

  • Slider Donation.- This has an slider that the user can scroll to donate more or less money (you define the minimun and maximun amount), it also has a happy face that gets happier or not that happy depending on the donation amount. (Paypal)

  • Forms.- (Pro feature) You need to ask something to the donors? then Forms donations is the way to go, you can create a custom form the way you want it (you can add text boxes, drop downs, checkboxes etc). Once you get a donation you will get an email with all that information. (Paypal only)

PayPal also support IPN notifications so you can keep track of all the donations, you can show a donation goal meter or analize how well you have been doing in a period of time.

Also you can customize the paypal currency that you want to use for each donation button.

*You can find more here:Smart Donations


  • Here you pick the donation style, paypal
  • Classic Donation (paypal)
  • Text Box Donation (paypal)
  • Three Buttons Donation (paypal)
  • Slider Donation (paypal)
  • Example of site with donations
  • You can customize any donation or progress indicator
  • Example of a donation progress indicators (Pro feature)
  • Analytics of all your donations(Pro)
  • Forms Donation Style (Pro, only paypal)
  • Donation Wall


  1. Upload smart donations to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Go to Smart Donations /Add new and create a new donation, you can use paypal.
  4. To add the donation to a widget go to widgets and drag the smart donations widget
  5. To add the donation to a post type [sdonations]donationid[/sdonations] (example:[sdonations]1[/sdonations]), you can find the donationid of your donation on the donations list (i will improve this on a future update)


How can i get help

You can check the smart donations video tutorial at, if you have any question you can reach me at

My progress indicators are not getting refreshed when i receive a donation

The progress indicators need to use “IPN Notifications” so make sure to use paypal buttons, currently this plugin only support paypal IPN Notifications. (See question above for more information)


February 9, 2020
Installed the plugin but doesn't show up anywhere. Not even a mu item for it. NOTHING. Not much more I can say because I can't even use it to test it. Maybe considering updating it once every few years?
January 23, 2020
Paid $19.99 never got the license code. Contacting their support, no answer only an automatic response, that they would get in touch. If I could give 0 stars, I would.
October 15, 2018
I made a beautiful form for donation to a not-for-profit and it disappeared! It literally VANISHED! I bought the plugin through THEIR website and was given no way to enter a license number. I am really furious since it took me a lot of time to construct the perfect form AND NOW IT IS GONE!
June 11, 2018
I have used this plugin and I think that it has been very helpful to me. I like the way it integrates with another plugin by the developer, Smart Forms. At first I was confused, but after I have figured it out, I decided that its really neat. I also received good help from the developer. Thanks
September 3, 2016
A tons of bugs, not multisite compatible, not works
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Contributors & Developers

“Donations Made Easy – Smart Donations” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.



Smart Donations 4.0.4

  • Fixed compatibility issue with smart forms

Smart Donations 4.0.3

  • Added the option to select country and language

Smart Donations 4.0.3

  • Added support for anonymous donations.

Smart Donations 4.0.2

  • Fixed issue with textarea placeholder

Smart Donations 4.0.1

  • Fixed issue with plugin only accepting donations comming to the primary paypal email.

Smart Donations 4.0

  • Adding support to smart forms

Smart Donations 3.7.7

  • Added logging feature to be able to detect paypal errors

Smart Donations 3.7.6

  • Fixed one issue with donation forms

Smart Donations 3.7

  • Fixed donation wall issue
  • Fixing issue with classic donation button not being able to display a different image
  • Added a customizable donation text to the slider

Smart Donations 3.6

  • Added a field to define the email address

Smart Donations 3.4

  • Fixing compatibility issues with wp 3.7.1

Smart Donations 3.2

  • Added customization for cash sign in the paypal progress indicator, fixed a problem with the returning url of the donation buttons.

Smart Donations 3.1

  • Added donation wall for paypal donations (pro feature)

Smart Donations 2.9.9

  • Added feature to let you change the paypal donation description and the paypal button in the donation forms.

Smart Donations 2.9.5

  • Fixed minor issues with the donation items.

Smart Donations 2.9

  • Fixed a bug in Form donations, added thank you email to the donation campaigns and added the possibility to include amounts in the donation check, radio and combo boxes.

Smart Donations 2.5.6

  • Fixing issue with manual donations.

Smart Donations 2.5.5

  • Added Option to add required fields in a paypal donation form and fixing minor issues.

Smart Donations 2.5.1

  • Added paypal Donation forms, now you can create custom forms in your donations.

Smart Donations 2.1.1

  • Fixed Warnings in paypal donation ipn.

Smart Donations 2.0.1

  • Fixed minnor issues with donation items

Smart Donations 2.0

  • Added donation progress indicators and analytics to paypal.