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Lack of Interest [Suggestion] Donation/Subscription Facility For Guests

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Neutral Singh, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. Neutral Singh

    Neutral Singh Well-Known Member

    In vBulletin, one can not make contribution/donation using payments.php as anonymous. What if someone wants to make a anonymous contribution to the website and may not want to register? Many people have shied away from registering and donating just because there is no inbuilt anonymous method to make a donation.
     
  2. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    If it's anonymous donations, you don't need any application framework - you just need a PayPal donate button.
     
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  3. Neutral Singh

    Neutral Singh Well-Known Member

    what if the person wants to make recurring monthly donations anonymously?
     
  4. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    PayPal handles recurring payments. All a subscription system does is automate changes to a person's user groups based on what they buy. If you don't use that, you can get HTML/buttons from PayPal to allow people to pay you.

    Though I have to ask, if someone is dedicated enough to your site such that they'd donate, wouldn't they have registered anyway? It's unlikely that one-time visitors will send you any money.
     
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  5. Neutral Singh

    Neutral Singh Well-Known Member

    Well it depends on the nature of a website... so many of my members ask me to allow them to make anonymous donations. i think paypal donations has been the most popular add-on on vb.org... :rolleyes:
     
  6. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    We sell things off our forum, and have paypal buttons for that. Anyone can buy things, not just members. Works well and is completely independent of the forum.

    If I wanted to I could set up a donate button easy enough.
     
  7. Russ

    Russ Well-Known Member


    Sums it up, I'm sure this will roll out at XenForo eventually but as an add-on.
     
  8. Neutral Singh

    Neutral Singh Well-Known Member

    i hope it is well supported as well! ;)
     
  9. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    It sounds like there is a mod over at vborg being discussed. What does it do?
     

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