Crowdfunding with WordPress is Now Possible for the other 50% of WordPress Users
On August 7th, 2017, WordPress.com announced that their WordPress Business users can now access and add third-party plugins and themes built by the WordPress community.
Until now, the WordPress.org plugin and theme directories were available only for those choosing to self-manage their own WordPress installation. While self-managed WordPress installations offer the most flexibility, they also require a significant time investment, a luxury for many, and a fair amount of technical skill to setup and maintain.
The addition of third-party plugin and theme supports means that IgnitionDeck will now work on more than 18 million websites globally, empowering a more than 9 million new users to add fundraising and crowdfunding modules to their very own website.
WordPress powers 28% of the entire internet.
Huge websites run on WordPress too, including the New York Observer, the New York Post, TED, Thought Catalog, Williams, USA Today, CNN, Fortune.com, TIME.com, the National Post, Spotify, TechCrunch, CBS Local, and NBC.
With a statistic and company like that, it’s easy to understand why many people are using IgnitionDeck to develop their own crowdfunding platforms, fundraising campaigns, and personal crowdfunding projects on their own sites.
Made for WordPress
IgnitionDeck was built exclusively for WordPress, and not just because of its network power. WordPress offers an active developer community, is both secure and flexible, and is one of the most highly supported products on the web. This allows us to better serve customers with specific and unique needs, and work with software that is beloved across the world:
- Every major host has a support team that knows WordPress – including our recommended hosts.
- Millions of themes are built for WordPress, which serves IgnitionDeck well, as we built it to be truly theme agnostic, meaning you can use our plugin with any WordPress theme. Better yet, choose an exclusive IgnitionDeck theme and get started even faster!
- WordPress has plugins for every possibility you can think of. There are 40,000+ plugins in the official directory, and IgnitionDeck is the #1 crowdfunding plugin. Make sure to check out the #1 plugins for forums, forms, surveys, social media, SEO, security, backups, and more.
- WordPress was the most requested skill in the world in 2014, which means there are plenty of developers available to work with you. Any custom work you need done, you’ll find someone who can do it, often in your own back yard.
People love WordPress and IgnitionDeck for the same reasons – they’re extremely customizable and it’s easy to get up and running quickly. We’re very excited about this announcement, and look forward to developing WordPress.com users to the IgnitionDeck community!
Have questions about how IgnitionDeck can work with your website or idea? Comment below, and let’s talk!