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Donation Contest Widget


Donation Contest Widget is a plugin which allows you to add donation contest box to any widgetized area of your website. You can get donations via PayPal.

Front End

  1. The widget can be easily inserted into any widgetized area of website like any standard WordPress widget (drag and drop).
  2. Once added users can see donation contest box. This box displays three group of donors in rotating mode. The first group is the TOP X (X is defined in WordPress admin area) donors for the last 30 days starting from now. The second group is the TOP X donors for last year starting from now. And third group displays TOP X donors for all the time.
  3. User can click «Donate» button and make donation. Once donation done, user’s name will be stored in database and if donated amount is high enough his/her name appears in TOP X donors list. You can try it on this page: Donation Contest Widget.

Back end

  1. The plugin is installed like any other standard WordPress plugin.
  2. Once installed, it will create a configuration page in the admin section where the admin can do required setting such as PayPal ID, currency, «thank you» message, number of TOP X donors to be displayed, custom «donate» button, widget stylesheet etc.
  3. The plugin also adds new widget into widgets list. So you can easily drag it and drop into any widget area.

Plugin requires PHP version 5 or higher installed on your server.

For more details please visit Donation Contest Widget page.


This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.

  1. Upload folder «donation-contest-widget» (and its content) into your WordPress plugin folder (normally it is /wp-content/plugins/).
  2. Go to WordPress admin area and activate the plugin in plugins section (like you do for any other plugins).




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Contributors & Developers

“Donation Contest Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • Fixed the problem with PayPal IPN handler for non-USD donations.


  • Currency list added. Now you can use the following currencies: USD, AUD, BRL, CAD, CHF, CZK, DKK, EUR, GBP, HKD, HUF, ILS, JPY, MXN, MYR, NOK, NZD, PHP, PLN, SEK, SGD, THB, TRY, TWD.
  • Minor bugs fixed.


This is the first version of Donation Contest Widget.