GiveWP: Get Started with this Easy-to-Use Free WordPress Donation Plugin

If you want to accept donations online through your WordPress website, then you need the free GiveWP donation plugin. It provides you an easy way to set up online donations with no upfront costs.

This WordPress plugin allows you to accept online donations through customizable forms directly on your website. Set your donation options, include compelling content, and choose different display styles.

Forms can be inserted into your posts and pages using a shortcode, Gutenberg Block, displayed as a widget, or published on a stand-alone landing page. The GiveWP demos page makes it easy to see just what this WordPress donation plugin can do and what it will look like on your site.

You can also manage donors and integrate with a wide variety of third-party gateways and services. GiveWP add-ons include email marketing integrations, recurring donations, fee recovery, custom form fields, and many more.


Additionally, GiveWP reports are built to give you everything you need to fully understand your fundraising performance at any time. Reporting includes multiple styles of charts, graphs, and lists with data breakdowns that help you gain a more granular understanding of your donors and campaigns.


These powerful customization features and available add-ons give you complete control over your online donation forms. Build your perfect online fundraising platform however you want.


Because GiveWP is free to use, it can be installed on your site directly from the WordPress plugin directory.

To do so, log into your site’s admin area ( and then navigate to Plugins > Add New using the sidebar menu.

From the Add Plugins screen, enter ‘Give’ in the search field, and then install the first item listed in the results.

Once the plugin has been installed and activated, you can start using it from the newly added Donations sidebar menu item.

The plugin features a handy getting started guide that walks you through the four main steps of adding the ability to accept donations to your WordPress website. They also have a written version of the getting started guide in their plugin documentation.

The setup process simply involves setting the donation amounts and customizing the form appearance. Then you can display the donation form wherever you want to on your site.

Through the plugin settings pages, you can:

  • select your default currency;
  • which payment gateways to enable and how they should be configured;
  • and personalize the donation email receipt template.


Lastly, since this plugin was launched in 2015, the development has continued at a steady and rapid pace. It’s well built and is constantly getting new features and improvements. That’s probably why over 80,000 websites are using this donation plugin.

Their support team continues to get accolades from the WordPress community over and over again. You can see their over 350 5-star reviews just for a few samples.

And, if you ever run into issues, the plugin is well-supported and documented. They’ve even included lots of information for developers who want to customize the functionality of this tool.

If you have any questions about the GiveWP donation plugin, or working with WordPress in general, please leave a comment below.

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