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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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Introducing IgnitionDeck Modules

Posted in Features by Nathan Hangen

For its first year or so, IgnitionDeck was offered as an all-in-one package with zero extras aside from a choice of skins and themes. Eventually, we decided to offer some additional functionality (stretch goals, FAQ/Updates, Kickstarter integration, etc) in the form of extensions. Some of these extensions were free, and the rest either required an extra purchase or were included with…

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Granting Your Wishes. PayPal Adaptive, Authorize.net and More

We’ve been busy over here at IgnitionDeck making our crowdfunding and e-commerce products more powerful, flexible, and easy to use. Today we’re proud to announce the latest round of major improvements to the IgnitionDeck suite. In addition to ironing out a few little wrinkles, we’ve also taken some big steps forward in our ID Social initiative, updated our most popular…

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Introducing Facebook Login Integration With IgnitionDeck Commerce

Charities, artists, and entrepreneurs alike know that these days, having a social media strategy is a crucial component of a successful marketing campaign. That’s why our team is committed to creating better and easier ways for our customers to integrate their IgnitionDeck-powered sites with popular social media services. Facebook has become the de-facto community-building tool for our generation.  This is because practically…

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A New and Improved Bitcoin Integration

Posted in Features by Nathan Hangen

In mid-June of 2013, we launched a Bitcoin extension for the IgnitionDeck Crowdfunding plugin (now called Legacy IgnitionDeck) using the Blockchain API for the conversion of funds, and processing of transactions. As the platform evolved, and user suggestions came in, we realized that our integration was good, but not quite great. This integration only worked when using IgnitionDeck Crowdfunding on its…

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1.5 is Alive!

by Nathan Hangen

One of our favorite things about working on the IgnitionDeck product line is that, with the help of our customers, we get to actively take part in the evolution of a new market that is continually re-defining itself. We believe that these new releases, IgnitionDeck Crowdfunding (IDCF) 1.5  and IgnitionDeck Commerce (IDC) 1.5, are the best examples of that to date….

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Effective Email Marketing with IgnitionDeck Commerce

Posted in Advanced Tools, Features by Andrew

Mailchimp is a powerful email marketing solution that can help maintain communication with your customer base, while also increasing the efficiency of your marketing efforts. While the potential applications are numerous, and work wonderfully in coordination with transactional email efforts, today we’ll be limiting our focus to a few things IgnitionDeck Commerce does particularly well: Increasing your newsletter subscribers, upselling…

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Backer Profiles

Posted in Enterprise, Features by Nathan Hangen

In matching hopeful visionaries with eager backers, crowdfunding is a special experience that helps turn ideas into businesses, enables artists to make art, and raises funds for much needed special causes. For backers, a backer profile is a badge of honor. Their pledge history shares a story of projects won and lost, and the causes they’ve helped spring into action….

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Serve Downloads with Amazon S3

Posted in Features by Nathan Hangen

Building a cutting edge tool for WordPress membership management and digital delivery requires integration with similar cutting edge tools. In the past, digital downloads had to be served as unprotected links to WordPress media directories or zip files in your hosts web directory, which works great if you’re able to protect them. But what if you want to hide them…

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Sending Transactional Email with Mandrill and Sendgrid

Posted in Features, Membership by Nathan Hangen

You probably already send newsletters and autoresponders via a service like Mailchimp, but what are you using to send transactional email? Does your membership plugin or digital delivery system even offer it? If you’re unfamiliar with the term, transactional email is one-time email related to customer actions, such as after registering or purchasing on your site. This also includes lost…

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