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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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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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The Official Stretch Goals Extension

Posted in Features by Nathan

One of the beautiful things about the crowdfunding industry is the way in which project creators innovate en route to achieving their goals. Stretch goals were not invented by any crowdfunding platform, but by entrepreneurs looking for a way to get the most out of their campaigns. And despite the fact that most crowdfunding platforms still have not enabled an…

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Crowdfunding FAQ & Updates Extension

Posted in Features by Nathan

We’ve long offered a project meta box that allows you to provide crowdfunding updates and your own FAQ section, but we wanted to offer a richer experience. Today, we’re excited to announce a brand new IgnitionDeck crowdfunding extension called IgnitionDeck FAQ & Updates, that allows you to create crowdfunding updates and FAQs dynamically. They work just as any normal WordPress…

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New Feature: Open Ended Crowdfunding

Posted in Features by Nathan

What should happen when your campaign has expired? Originally, IgnitionDeck campaigns just kept going and there wasn’t any way to shut them off. The date remained and the days stopped at zero. We thought that was OK, but not nearly as good as it could be. So over the past several months, we’ve watched you run your campaigns and pondered…

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A New Set of Social Sharing Options

Posted in Features by Nathan

  We believe that IgnitionDeck should be a full-service plugin that does as much as it can to help your campaigns be successful. Obviously, raising money is a large part of that effort, and we spend a lot of time focusing on improving how we can help you do that. But equally important is web and social traffic, especially when…

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Pledge What You Want

Posted in Features by Nathan

We’ve been receiving requests for a pledge what you want (pwyw) feature since we launched in October of 2011. It’s a feature that we really wanted to build early on, for whatever reason, other features (or bugs) kept getting in the way. But at long last, thanks to some testing help from our friends at Butler University, and a lot…

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Say Hello to IgnitionDeck Add-Ons

Posted in Features by Nathan

Wouldn’t it be great if you could customize your software the same way in which you customize other parts of your life? Musicians customize rigs, athletes customize gear, and gamers customize their HUDs, so why shouldn’t you be able to extend that to everything you do? At Ignition WP, as much as we love keeping software lightweight and flexible, we’re…

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Introducing the All New Deck

Posted in Features by Shawn

Exhibit A For those of you that have been part of IgnitionDeck since the early days, you know the ‘IgnitionDeck Widget’ has come a long way since then.  As part of this transition, we’ve learned to stop calling it the Widget, and start calling it The Deck.  This is because WordPress itself has a Widgets system, and it was always…

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Test Payments with IgnitionDeck Sandbox Mode

Posted in Features by Nathan

One of the issues that plagued early versions of IgnitionDeck was the inability to test payments without modifying the core plugin files. Obviously, this made it very difficult to verify your installation before launching your campaign. It was important for us to change this going forward, especially since Beta 5 introduced a second payment system (Paypal Adaptive Payments). So as…

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