5 WordPress PayPal Plugins To Receive Donations


Are you running a charity firm or a non-profit organization on WordPress and want to collect donations online?

Not every WordPress site sells products. There are website owners who use WordPress for NGOs, child education NFPs, and other “charitable” reasons.

If you’ve ever visited a non-profit website, you must have seen a donation tab somewhere on the site. Donations are the ways by which non-profits receive funding.

Donations are also a great way for you to be rewarded for your hard work that you don’t initially get paid for.

If you doing something for free and your users are willing to contribute, you can add a donation tab on your website and encourage people to contribute to your project.

Best PayPal WordPress Donation Plugins

  1. PayPal Donations
  2. Give – Donation Plugin
  3. Seamless Donations
  4. Charitable
  5. Smart Donations

In this post, I have compiled the best WordPress PayPal donation plugins which you can use on your site so your visitors can donate if they decide to.


1. PayPal Donations

PayPal Donations

PayPal Donations is the most popular WordPress donation plugin in the WordPress directory.

The plugin has over 40K active installs.

PayPal Donations helps you to add a donation button anywhere on your website – in the header, on a page, on a post, in the sidebar, and in the footer – with the help of the shortcode [paypal-donation].

You will find the PayPal Donations widget under Appearance>> Widgets which you can then go in and add to your site.


  • Open source (free)
  • Donation shortcode
  • Translation enabled
  • Multiple donation buttons included
  • Create custom buttons


2. Give – Donation Plugin

Give Donation Plugin

Give is the most robust and flexible solution to accept donations.

The plugin has over 20K active installs.

You can accept charitable gifts through customizable donation forms while viewing reports, donation statistics, managing orders, and integrating third-party gateways.

Free Version:

  • Powerful donation forms
  • Full-featured reporting
  • Complete donor management
  • Easy to customize & enhance

PRO Features:

  • Recurring donations
  • Form field manager
  • Fee recovery
  • Stripe gateway
  • PDF receipts
  • MailChimp integration
  • Manual donations


3. Seamless Donations

Seamless WP Plugin

Seamless is another great donation plugin which has over 10K active installs.

It is integrated with PayPal to help you collect online donations. You can collect anonymous payments, recurring donations, and track down donors.

You can also send customized emails and Thank You messages to users.

Free Version:

  • Multiple currency support
  • Translation ready
  • Automatic repeating donations
  • Custom post types
  • Compatible with GoodBye Captcha and WP CSV plugins

PRO Features:

  • Giving level manager
  • Basic widget pack
  • Delete monster
  • Thank You enhanced


4. Charitable

Charitable WP Plugin

Charitable is a powerful and extendable fundraising plugin.

It has over 8K active installs.

The plugin gives users full control over their WordPress site’s donations.

Charitable is easy to use, and you can set up your fundraising campaign in just five minutes. Once your campaign is ready, you can accept online or offline donations.

Free Version:

  • Payment Integration: PayPal, Stripe, Authorize.Net, PayUMoney & Payfast
  • Unlimited fundraising campaigns
  • No transaction fees
  • Compatible with any WordPress theme

PRO Features:

  • Recurring donations
  • Easy Digital Downloads integration
  • Newsletter connect
  • User avatars
  • Anonymous donations

5. Smart Donations

Smart Donations

Smart Donations is another popular all in one donation plugin which comes with PayPal and Stripe integration.

The plugin has four different donation styles:

  1. Classic
  2. TextBox
  3. Three Buttons
  4. Slider

Free Version:

  • Multiple kinds of donation campaigns
  • Set goals
  • Monitor results
  • Donation forms
  • Thank You email

PRO Features:

  • Donation buttons
  • Widget interface
  • Shortcode interface
  • Goal meters
  • Advanced analytics tools
  • Forms support
  • Donation wall


5 Best Donation Plugins For WordPress

The above plugins will surely help you raise funds and donations for your charity or worthy cause. Simply pick any one that you like best and start collecting donations from users.

I hope this post will help you to choose the right donation plugin for your WordPress site.

If you have any questions, let me know in the comments section below.

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