Start with Donations

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In this article we explain how you can use the donation option with Feather. We also show how you can adjust readers’ wallets to suit your wishes.


  1. How do donations work in Feather?
  2. Adjust donation amounts
  3. Adjust text of the readers’ wallet
  4. Adjust the color of the readers’ wallet buttons


1. How do Donations work in Feather?

If you publish an article and do not specify the price, i.e. if you keep the article price (in €) at “0”, the plugin automatically inserts the donation button below your article. 

If you adjust the price to, for example, 5 cents (note: note 0.05 and not 5 because this is € 5, unless of course you mean that 😉), then your item will be sold individually and therefore not covered by donations.

👉 Note: The donation option will not automatically appear below each free article by default unless you enable this function. You can enable this function by going to your administration field:

Check the box ‘Enable donations on posts without price’:

Make sure to save your settings.

Remove the check mark and the donation wallet will not appear by default.

2. Adjust donation amounts

The donation amounts are, by which we mean the amounts your readers see, are set at € 25, € 50, € 75 and € 100 euros by default. There is also a field where your readers have a self-chosen amount added. 

👉 Please note: With Feather you can only receive amounts in excess of € 1. The reason why you cannot donate a lower amount is because otherwise the transaction costs become too high.

If you want to adjust the donation amounts, go to your administration panel:

If you click on this you will see the “Wallet customization” field. Here you can specify the amounts by changing the code “donate-suggestions =” and then pressing ‘save’. 

For example “donate-suggestion= 25,50,75,100” shows the amounts € 25, € 50, € 75 and € 100 on the readers wallet + the field to specify an amount yourself, once you hit “Save”.

💡Tip 1: If you only want to offer 3 options, this is very easy! You simply enter one amount less, for example “donate-suggestion = 25,50,75”. Don’t forget to press save 😉. 

💡Tip 2: Various studies show that people are willing to donate higher amounts online. We recommend that you do not set the pre-specified prices too low, so that you bring your readers into the right mindset!

3. Adjust the text of the readers wallet

When you install Feather, there is standard text in the donation button that your readers see.

You can adjust this text so your readers see that it matches the values of your site. 

To adjust this go to your Feather administration panel and then ‘Wallet customization’ (check above 👆🏾 if you have forgotten how).

Add the line “donations-message-headline = <add text>” and press ‘save’. Do not forget to adjust your own text after the “=” sign of course.

In this example “donate-message-headline= Hi, Donate Here!” this is shown as:

If you want to adjust the ‘body’ this field, i.e. the more extensive text under the title, add a text after “donations-message-text = <add text>” and press ‘save’. You can make this text as long or short as you want. 

If you add the text after “donations-message-text =” it will look like this on your readers’ wallets:

👉 Please note that if you add a very long text, the wallet becomes very long and this may not look so neat.

4. Adjust the color of the reader’s wallet buttons

Again go to the administration field and wallet customization. (Check above 👆🏿 if you have forgotten how).

The “color-primary =” field can be added or modified here by adding a color code after the “=” sign. 

💡Tip 3: No inspiration? On this site you can find codes by clicking on a color that you like:

👉 You do not have to add # after the “=” sign. 

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