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Stripe UK Brings New Payment Options to IgnitionDeck

Posted in Features by Nathan

Stripe payments is by far the most popular add-on payment gateways for IgnitionDeck, and for good reason. Their API is fantastic, they have great support, and their application process is by far the simplest of the payment processors we’ve worked with. The issue of course is that most of our customers never get to experience this, because up until now,…

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Theme 500 Now Featuring WooCommerce Support

Posted in Features by Nathan

Theme 500 may have originated as a crowdfunding theme for WordPress, but we’re not going to stop there. Our mission at Virtuous Giant is and always has been to build tools that enable entrepreneurs, and Theme 500 is an important part of that. So as of version 1.02, Theme 500 and its child themes now support the popular WooCommerce, which…

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What’s New in IgnitionDeck 1.1

Posted in Features by Nathan

If you’ve looked through the official release notes for IgnitionDeck 1.1, you’ll notice that from a feature standpoint, the new additions are rather light. But you’ll also notice that 1.1 lists more changes than any version we’ve released in our history. So what gives? In order to break down these change notes, and share improvements that could be of value…

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IgnitionDeck Enterprise: White Label Crowdfunding for the Future

by Nathan

Update! IgnitionDeck Enterprise is released in beta and currently available at a 30% off discount.   The Backstory When we launched IgnitionDeck beta two years ago, we were the only WordPress crowdfunding plugin in the market. Crowdfunding was still in its infancy, but we had a very clear vision. We wanted to build a product that would enable entrepreneurs (like…

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New IgnitionDeck API Items in 1.02

Posted in Developer, Features by Nathan

The IgnitionDeck API is updated with every new release. Here are a list of items added in IgnitionDeck 1.02. Complete IgnitionDeck API Listing Actions id_after_install: Fires after IgnitionDeck is activated upon end of activation script. id_set_defaults: Fires after IgnitionDeck defaults are set upon end of script. Filters id_pay_choices($pay_choices, $project_id): Append or remove pay choice buttons on purchase form. Javascript Variables &…

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Custom Paypal Crowdfunding

Posted in Features by Nathan

As multi-site crowdfunding gains popularity, it’s become increasingly important for crowdfunding site owners to have the ability to manage funds on a per-project basis. While a website owner might feel comfortable managing a master crowdfund, there are many cases where doing so just isn’t desirable. Additionally, managing other people’s crowdfunding earnings adds an increased burden of risk to the site…

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Crowdfunding with Bitcoin

Posted in Features by Nathan

Update: Bitcoin has been moved into our IgnitionDeck Commerce plugin as one of our integrated payment gateways. No extension required. Please see our post on the Coinbase integration for more information. One of the core principals of IgnitionDeck is that crowdfunding shouldn’t require a middleman. It’s for that reason we took our time before adopting 100% crowdfunding, and the same reason…

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IgnitionDeck Reaches Orbit with 1.0

by Nathan

In the beginning, IgnitionDeck was just a concept. We wanted a simple way to accept pre-orders on our WordPress websites without having to use Kickstarter’s lengthy application process. When we finally launched, IgnitionDeck was the first and only of its kind; a new way to crowdfund without paying crazy fees or asking permission to launch. Without a middleman trying to…

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Indie Band Turns to Crowd, Not Label, for First Album Funds

Posted in Success Stories by Shawn

The Tally On February 1st , 2013 Bigtree Bonsai launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise $3,800 for their first full-length album.  By March 6th, they had almost doubled their goal with $6,956 raised. The Takeaways Research everything. Being the subject-matter expert legitimizes your project to your supporters and prepares you for all possible outcomes. Know the production costs of your…

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IgnitionDeck and Theme 500 Now Ship with Font Awesome 3.1.1

Posted in Features by Nathan

Font Awesome is a killer set of free SVG/CSS icons that ship with Twitter Boostrap that makes it easy for designers to customize their website. With over 302 icons, in a variety of shapes and sizes, we love Font Awesome for its simplicity and flexibility, especially since it is also available as a stand alone package. Though we’ve made use…

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