12 Must Have WordPress Plugins for Donations

For most bloggers, their blogs are a labor of love. When you write great content and your hard work shows, your readers may want to show the love, or in other words, provide a donation. So today I’m going to share with you our favorite free donation WordPress plugins. Since donations carry with them certain tax implications, it is important to be meticulous when you efile your taxes. So enjoy this list of the best WordPress donation plugins.

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1. Custom Post Donations

This WordPress plugin will allow you to create unique customized PayPal donation widgets to insert into your WordPress posts or pages and accept donations.

Custom Post Donations

2. Olimometer

A dynamic fundraising thermometer with PayPal integration, customizable height, currency, background color, transparency and skins.


3. PayPal Donations

Easy, simple setup to add a PayPal Donation button as a Widget or with a shortcode.

PayPal Donations

4. WP-Webmoney

This plugin allows you get donations from peoples by WebMoney system.


5. Multi Currency PayPal Donations

PayPal charges high fees for cross border transactions. If you are one of the fortunate few that have paypal accounts in multiple currencies then this plugin is for you.

Multi Currency PayPal Donations

6. Donate Plus

This plugin will allow you to place the shortcode [donateplus] on a WordPress page and accept donations.

Donate Plus

7. Paypal Target Meter

Paypal target meter uses the Paypal NVP API (which means you must have a premium or better account) to display a progress meter of donations towards a monthly or yearly goal.

Paypal Target Meter

8. Flattr RSS

This plugin will create a Flattr button in you RSS feeds item. Feed readers with support can then show the button below the text.

Flattr RSS

9. Donation Widget

More than just a button – includes progress meter & photo – available in 3 sizes and 9 colors.

Donation Widget

10. Donate Everywhere

Get your readers to donate more by linking to your PayPal donation page at the end of every post. Includes a donation link shortcode.

Donate Everywhere

11. Donation Thermometer

Donation Thermometer’ uses a simple shortcode to display a classic-style thermometer on your wordpress site for your fund-raising activities.

Donation Thermometer

12. Donation Link Manager

This plugin adds a donation link banner on your site especially for Japan Earthquake and Tsunami relief.

Donation Link Manager

If you know of any other great donation plugins that we’ve missed, let us know. Drop us a comment or leave some feedback on our quick help form.