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Seamless Donations 3.1.0 – CSS IDs and Item Name Filter

As requested, each section of the donation form now has a unique CSS ID to make styling the form easier – the IDs are (from top to bottom):

dgx-donate-form-sandbox-warning
dgx-donate-form-noscript-warning
dgx-donate-form-donation-section
dgx-donate-form-tribute-section
dgx-donate-form-employer-section
dgx-donate-form-donor-section
dgx-donate-form-address-section
dgx-donate-form-payment-section

Note that the first section only appears when you’re testing in sandbox mode. Note that the second section only appears to visitors with JavaScript disabled.

I’ve also added by request a filter on the item name. If you’d like to have something other than “Donation” appear on the PayPal checkout page, don’t modify the Seamless Donations plugin (you’ll lose your changes when you update the plugin), but instead add the following to your theme (e.g. your child theme’s functions.php, or many themes have a custom.php that is preserved across theme updates.)

function my_custom_item_name( $item_name ) {
	return "Donation - Revenue Canada Tax ID: 999999999RR0001";
}

add_filter( 'dgx_donate_item_name', 'my_custom_item_name' );

Just substitute the value you’d like above.

I’ve been very busy, so this is kind of a small release. French language files are coming soon, not yet ready. German is in the works too!

As always, let me know if you have any questions, ideas, or run into any issues – the support forum is available here.

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How to Customize Giving Levels in Seamless Donations

If you would like to customize the giving levels in Seamless Donations, you can select which giving levels you’d like to appear by going to your dashboard and selecting them on the Seamless Donations > Settings page. There you can choose from the built-in giving levels of 1000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5.

But what if you’d like different levels to choose from? Don’t modify the Seamless Donations plugin (you’ll lose your changes when you update the plugin), but instead add the following to your theme (e.g. your child theme’s functions.php, or many themes have a custom.php that is preserved across theme updates.)

function my_custom_giving_levels( $levels ) {
	return array( 300, 150, 100, 30, 10 );
}

add_filter( 'dgx_donate_giving_levels', 'my_custom_giving_levels' );

Just substitute the values you’d like above. You will then be able to use the Seamless Donations > Settings page to work with your new giving levels.

Fast moving train

Important Update – Seamless Donations 3.0.0

This is an important update and recommended – it fixes a bug that could cause IPN notifications to fail to generate donation records.

If you had situations where a donation appeared in PayPal, but didn’t register in Seamless Donation’s donation list, you can try re-sending the IPN for affected donations from your PayPal account by using the My Account > History > IPN History page in your PayPal account.

As a bonus, this release also adds support for a UK Gift Aid checkbox that UK donors can select during checkout.

Using Seamless Donations already? To update to the latest, log in to your WordPress Dashboard and go to Dashboard > Updates.

Not yet using Seamless Donations? You can get the plugin from the WordPress.org repository, or select “Add New” from Plugins in your WordPress Dashboard and search for “seamless donations.”

As always, let me know if you have any questions, ideas, or run into any issues – the support forum is available here.

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Seamless Donations 2.9.0 – Full International Currency Support and Matching Funds

This release marks a very significant milestone in the development of Seamless Donations for WordPress. Seamless Donations now supports Euros, Pound Sterling, Yen, and Canadian and Australian Dollars, in addition to US Dollars. All this and another new feature provided by the community – employer matching.

International currency support has been a long time in the making, and I am so very happy to launch this release. At lot of the foundational work for currency support went into the most recent versions (which some of you noticed in the code), and all that work is live.

I want to express my deeper thanks to all you who have encouraged and supported me thus far, and a special thank you to Jamie Summerlin for the work on employer matching and there is still much work to do.

I would love especially to get some translations on board. I will have French in the next release, and would love to add German, Italian, Spanish and other languages too! Let me know here or on the support forums if you’d like to help with translations. No coding skills required!

As always, let me know if you have any questions, ideas, or run into any issues – the support forum is available here.

Photo by darrendean

Automattic 2013

First Automattversary!

I’ve been working at the coolest place on Earth for a year now, and it’s funny to say that ’cause most the time I’m working out of our spare bedroom, which is nice, but not the coolest place.

So…. it would be better to say that I am working with the coolest people on Earth, and that we are working to give everyone a voice on the Internet, that we give away our stuff, that we make some cool shit, we really care about our customers, and we get to travel all over the world.

It is a dream job for me, and I am very thankful for it and all the new friends I have made.

I had started writing a ridiculously long post that talked about the jobs that led up to this dream job, but it was long and boring and worthy of being wadded up into a ball and pitched. So it was pitched. And there was much rejoicing.

All I want to say is I am happy and proud to be an Automattician and working the WordPresses, and doing it with a great bunch of friends everyday.

And sometimes even in places cooler than the spare bedroom. :)

World Map 5 - Photo by ba1969 - http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1343140/

Seamless Donations 2.7.0 – Now Supports International Donors

The newest version of Seamless Donations now lets you accept donations from non US donors. It’s the next step toward full international support in the plugin. Your donors can select their country during the donation process (US and Canadian donors will also be able to pick their state or province.)

Donations are still in US Dollars, but other currency support will be coming in the next release.

Existing users should see an upgrade link in their Dashboard under plugins to upgrade to 2.7.0.

Have a question? Please check and post in the support forum here.