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New Theme Spotlight: Settlement Fundraising Theme

Posted in Features by Nathan

When we launched IgnitionDeck in 2011, rewards-based crowdfunding was all the rage, largely thanks to sites like Kickstarter and Rockethub (now defunct). Later, the Enterprise model became popular, at which point we built IgnitionDeck Enterprise so that people could use our product to build a white label crowdfunding platform of their own. We eventually acquired Fundify to bolster that product,…

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IgnitionDeck Now Works on WordPress.com

Posted in General by Shawn

Crowdfunding with WordPress is Now Possible for the other 50% of WordPress Users On August 7th, 2017, WordPress.com announced that their WordPress Business users can now access and add third-party plugins and themes built by the WordPress community. Until now, the WordPress.org plugin and theme directories were available only for those choosing to self-manage their own WordPress installation. While self-managed WordPress installations…

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AffiliateWP for IgnitionDeck

Posted in Features by Shawn

Less than a month ago, we unveiled several new commerce and crowdfunding features for IgnitionDeck, including a brand new simplified front-end submission module.  Today, we’re excited to announce yet another addition to the module library, which features an oft-requested integration with AffiliateWP, the best and most popular commission tracking software for WordPress. Once activated, this module allows you to track…

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A Window Between Worlds – Funding Transformative Art Experiences

Posted in Success Stories by Shawn

A Window Between Worlds (AWBW) is a non-profit fundraising site dedicated to cultivating and supporting a network of transformative arts programs that empower individuals and communities impacted by violence and trauma.  IgnitionDeck is a WordPress Donation Plugin used by AWBW on their not-for-profit website to perform extensive fundraising campaigns for their community. The Goal Gather together their amazing family of…

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Improved Caching, Simple FES, and Auto-Approve Projects

Posted in Features by Shawn

As the leader in WordPress Crowdfunding, we’ve been working very hard to iterate, add new features, and ensure that our product’s release cycle matches the pulse of the current fundraising market. If you look at the pace of recent releases, you’ll see that major version updates are being released faster than ever. Unfortunately, we’ve been so busy building new updates that we haven’t had…

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Retiring Legacy WordPress Themes

by Nathan

We’ve made the difficult decision to retire multiple IgnitionDeck WordPress themes so that we can devote more time effort to new themes.

Feature Spotlight: Custom Avatar

Posted in Features by Shawn

We’re excited to announce that as of version 1.7.1, IgnitionDeck Commerce now provides the option for users to upload custom avatars via their front-end dashboard. Our avatar editor takes advantage of standard WordPress filters, which means that custom avatars will take effect globally, and can easily be modified via WordPress’ filters and hooks. Yes, that means no more extra plugins, and no more…

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Feature Spotlight: Product Status

Posted in Features by Shawn

When running a crowdfunding or e-commerce platform, it is not uncommon for a site to have hundreds of products to sort through. This makes product administration very difficult, and the end result is that the site owner spends more time managing products than selling them. Our solution to this problem is a new feature that we call product status. Simply…

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Unleashing God Mode – Crytivo’s Guide to Indie Game Crowdfunding

Posted in Success Stories by Shawn

The Tally On April 23, 2014, Crytivo Games launched an indie game crowdfunding campaign with the goal of raising $320,000 to fund the development of “The Universim,” http://www.theuniversim.com, a next generation planet management-God game fashioned in the likes of Sim City and Total War.  Their campaign generated a whopping $387,345, with additional PayPal funding pushing the total over $400,000. The…

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Preview: Charity Theme for WordPress

Posted in Features by Shawn

As a company that is very active in supporting non-profits, we believe charity fundraising to be one of the most exciting segments in the crowdfunding space. This is why we’ve spent the past several months developing a new set of fundraising modules for IgnitionDeck, and why we’re excited to take the next step and reveal our charity theme for WordPress. Truth be told, since IgnitionDeck…

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