Once you have the IgnitionDeck Framework and any other IgnitionDeck products you own downloaded from your IgnitionDeck Dashboard, uploaded to your plugins folder, activated, and you have registered your copy of the IgnitionDeck plugins, you need to select a commerce platform. If you are not sure what commerce platform is best for you, please read the section below titled: Choosing a Commerce Platform for IgnitionDeck.
The following is a list of the commerce platforms you can use with the IgnitionDeck Framework and some information to help you decide which choice is best for you.
NOTE: Not every commerce platform is available to to every IgnitionDeck customer. The commerce platform(s) available to different versions of IgnitionDeck are as follows:
|IgnitionDeck Crowdfunding (deprecated version)||Legacy IgnitionDeck|
|IgnitionDeck (free version)||IgnitionDeck Commerce (PayPal Standard only)|
|IgnitionDeck Echelon||IgnitionDeck Commerce, WooCommerce|
|IgnitionDeck Enterprise||IgnitionDeck Commerce|
IgnitionDeck Commerce (IDC) is available to our customers whom have the free version or have purchased either IgnitionDeck Echelon or IgnitionDeck Enterprise. IDC is our favorite commerce platform for crowdfunding.
With IDC and the free version of IgnitionDeck, project contributors have accounts created for them when they support a project for the first time. This allows project contributors to log into their Member Dashboard and view their contributions. For site owners, PayPal Standard is available as the payment gateway.
With IgnitionDeck Enterprise and IgnitionDeck Echelon, the IgnitionDeck Commerce platfrom provides the project contributor with a user account where they can easily manage or renew their contributions and access their contributor rewards, such as downloads, restricted content, etc. IgnitionDeck Commerce seamlessly integrates with popular payment gateways (PayPal, Stripe, Auth.net, First Data, Coinbase). Projects can take pre-orders, immediate payments, or a funding threshold can be set. IgnitionDeck Commerce also integrates with SendGrid, Mandrill and MailChimp for reliable and professional communication with project contributors.
Legacy IgnitionDeck is the commerce platform only available for the deprecated version of IgnitionDeck users that intend to use only the most basic crowdfunding functionality. This option is no longer available on the plugin downloads after September 2016
If an IgnitionDeck Crowdfunding user is setting up a crowdfunding site, but already has e-commerce functionality built on WooCommerce and they wish to make their contributor rewards work using their existing WooCommerce store, this setting is available. Contributions that earn rewards will result in WooCommerce purchases.
NOTE: This option is only available for use with IgnitionDeck Echelon when WooCommerce is installed and activated. WooCommerce is not intended for IgnitionDeck Enterprise, since the Member Dashboard and front-end submissions must be handled by IgnitionDeck Commerce.
For more information on setting up IgnitionDeck projects with WooCommerce, please see WooCommerce with IgnitionDeck documentation.