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How to get started with Crowdfunding Plugin

Crowdfunding is a great and effective way to raise funds instead of spending time on the conventional fundraising methods. Simply a practice of funding a project or venture by raising money from a large number of people who each contribute a relatively small amount, typically via the Internet. When done right, crowdfunding can bring a lot of benefits to your business idea. It acts as a double media exposure as well as allows you to gain social presence even before your business has launched. Crowdfunding can be done for numerous genres of crowdfunding such as rewards, donation, equity, and so much more!


“Crowdfunding Plugin” helps to raise money and create some of the more highly successful projects ranging from a few hundred dollars to a few million dollars. In fact, thanks to crowdfunding, which is a viable alternative to bank loans and credit cards.

Site users can launch Crowdfunding Campaigns with a specific funding goal, campaign duration, reward tiers and with commission rates which they will pay to the site owner etc. Expiration Date for the Crowdfundings can be set. Fundraiser is allowed to raise funds for various categories. Funds will get distributed via secure PayPal Payment Gateway both for the Fundraiser and Site Owner.

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This tutorial will walk you through steps you need to follow to install the Crowdfunding Plugin on your website.

** This tutorial assumes that you are already logged in to the Admin Panel.


Installation and Setup of this plugin is very easy, but if you still need our expert to install this plugin for you, then you can purchase the service from here:

Steps to Install & Setup Crowdfunding Plugin
1. Installation of Crowdfunding Plugin

In the Main menu, click on the tab Manage and select “Packages & Plugins”.


2. Please read the tutorial on installing plugins in SES here:


3. After the successful installation of plugin as in Step 2 above, go to “Plugins” dropdown in the Main menu and select “SES - Crowdfunding”.


4. Go to the Global Settings

Activate this plugin from Global Settings section of this plugin. In this section, you can change the settings for various different fields like Plural Text for "crowdfundings" in URL, Singular Text for "crowdfunding" in URL, Singular Text for "Crowdfunding", Plural Text for "Crowdfunding”,  Enable Custom Crowdfunding Publish Date, Enable Location, Proximity Search Unit and many more…


5. Crowdfunding Creation Settings

In this section, you make various settings for the creation of crowdfunding and also do the settings for enabling or disabling crowdfunding settings. Some of the crowdfunding creation settings are: Redirection After Crowdfunding Creation, Auto-Open Advanced Share Popup, Make Crowdfunding Categories Mandatory, Make Crowdfunding Description Mandatory, etc.


6. Member Level Settings

These are the settings which are based on the different member levels configured by the admin of the site. These settings allow you to view, create, edit, delete and comment on the crowdfunding and also allow to do the crowdfunding entering privacy, crowdfunding comment options. You can also upload the main crowdfunding photo etc.. for the Crowdfunding based on the member level.

7. Categories and Profile Fields

This section is divided into two parts, one is Categories & Mapping and the other one is Form Questions. In Categories & Mapping, you can modify or delete the existing categories and also add new categories by filling up the form given at this page. 2nd & 3rd Level Categories are also supported.


In  Form Question, you can add various Profile Questions in order to get some more knowledge about the funding for particular profile type and also you can add question to existing profile type or can create new profile type or can rename the profile type.

8. Manage Campaigns

In this section, you can manage various campaigns for crowdfunding which were created yet. You can delete the campaign which you find incorrect/offensive. Here you can search any campaign by filling various fields like campaign title, owners name, expiry date, etc.


9. Manage Photos

In this section, you can see various photos uploaded for different crowdfundings or can delete if you find them offensive. Also you can search any of the specific Photo by entering the Title and Creation date for it.


10. Manage Donation Orders

This section represents all the crowdfunding orders created till now. In this section, you can see all the orders by filling crowdfunding title and email of a person who created that. And also you can see many details for a  particular crowdfunding like order_id, crowdfunding title, owner’s name, donor name, donor email, donation amount, commission, date of order and options through which you can edit or delete the crowdfunding order.


11. Manage Rewards

This section is all about rewards which is created by the Crowdfunding Owner for the donors. You can manage these rewards by entering details like reward title, campaign title, creation date and category. In this section all the reward holder’s list will be shown to you who have donated the amount in the crowdfunding of specific category.


12. Payment Requests

This section will show you the details of the users who have requested for their payment. You can approve or reject the payment according to the requests and also you can see the payment details of crowdfundings. Also you can find the specific crowdfunding by filtering the details which will become easy for you to search particular crowdfunding.


13. Manage Payment Made

Using this section, you can easily check that to whom you have to make payment. By entering details like crowdfunding title, gateway type and payment date you can easily find specific crowdfunding.


14. Manage Dashboard

In this section, you can manage various menu items which are displayed on the dashboard of crowdfunding. Here you can edit their titles and enable or disable the menu items according to your requirements.


15. Crowdfunding Owner FAQs

Here, you can enter the FAQs for the crowdfunding owner which will be shown to the them under ‘Campaign Owners FAQs’ Page on your website.


16. Donor FAQs

Here, you can enter the FAQs for the donors who are donating to any of the crowdfunding on your website.


17. Manage Gateways

In this section, Admin can manage Payment Gateway account which is by-default PayPal. Admin can create account on this gateway so that he can get payment from the crowdfunding Owners whenever they recieve any donation from the Site members for their crowdfunding. Also when you choose this option, you are redirected to a new window of Manage Payment Gateways where you need to fill certain details like API Username, API Password, API Signature and also enable the payment gateway after entering the credentials.


18. Manage Currency

This “Multiple Currencies - Exchange & Switcher Plugin” is integrated with Crowdfunding Plugin. This plugin has two sections, one is global settings - from which this plugin is activated.


The other one is Manage Currency, from where you can enable various currencies but you have to choose one currency for comparison with other currencies which you cannot change later.


19. Statistics

It will create the valuable statistics for the crowdfunding that users have created on your website like total crowdfunding, total featured crowdfunding, total views, total likes, etc..


20. Manage Widgetize Page

This page lists all the required Widgetized Pages which are present under Layout Editor for this plugin.

With the help of this section you can go to either Widgetized page or User page directly by clicking on their links respectively.


21. Layout Editor

Layout Editor is the only place for our SES Products where you can place various widgets for your pages and configure those widgets according to your requirement as well.


There are certain pages for this plugin which are categorized as “SES - Crowdfunding - PAGE_NAME” in which you can place any widget that are also categorized as “SES - Crowdfunding - WIDGET_NAME” format.


Great! You have completed the installation and setup of this plugin now and you are able to create crowdfunding of your choice.


Installation of this plugin is very easy, but if you still need our expert to install this plugin for you, then you can purchase the service from here: