Remove/Edit Donation Link on WordPress Website Menu
Every year, people donate massive amounts of money to charitable causes through online marketsplaces like GoFundMe and Patreon. But what happens after the donation is made? Do the funds go directly to the cause or is there another step involved?
In the case of GoFundMe, after a donation is made to a cause, the user has the option of removing the donation link from their website or editing it to specify the amount they want to give. But what about other online donation platforms? Do they provide a similar level of control to the individual donating to charity?
Why Is It Important To Manage The Language Of A Website’s Donations Link?
Whether you’re a professional or an amateur, if you manage the language of a website’s donation link, you can increase the chances of the receiver of your gift acting in a positive way. Better yet, you can tailor the language of the donation link to meet the needs of the receivers and maximize the effect of your generosity.
For example, if you’re funding a medical research project, you may want to keep the donation link on your website with the following language: “A donation of $10,000 will fund 10 years of medical research and help countless people.”
But if you’re funding an animal rescue organization, you may want to change the language of the donation link to something like this: “Make a donation to save the lives of homeless pets.”
Choosing the right language for your donation link is important because you never know what kind of organization you’re helping. While medical research may benefit humans, animal rescue is typically done for purely altruistic reasons. However, while your goal may be to help animals, the way you do so can be more effective if the receiver knows what they’re getting into.
How Can You Easily Manage The Language Of A Website’s Donations Link?
Most website platforms, like WordPress, provide you with the ability to completely customize the text of a website’s menu. What’s more, you can specify which items on the menu should not be connected to a certain type of donation. In other words, you can choose which items on the menu should not have a link that leads to a donation page.
With WordPress, this is called “restricting donations to certain categories” and it’s done through the use of a third-party plugin. In the case of the above example, you could choose to not have a link to a donation page on the following menu items: news, product reviews, and fundraisers.
To be able to do this, you need to know what category the item falls under. In the case of news articles, you may want to choose the “Patreon” category as the recipient of your donation (with a link to the relevant website). This ensures that your donation will not be associated with the news articles category on the website you’re donating to. Since news articles are often viewed as a journalistic responsibility, you don’t want to be known as a potential source of funding for these types of websites.
As for reviews and fundraisers, you could choose to have a link to a review website on your menu or to a crowdfunding site like GoFundMe. The advantage of this approach is that you can target the type of websites you’re helping without restricting yourself to a particular category. In other words, you can choose to help animal rescue groups with your donations without having a news article category on your website.
The importance of learning to control the language of your website’s donation link cannot be overstated. Besides the fact that it can increase the effectiveness of your gift, it can also help you avoid any controversy regarding your donation. If you’re unsure of how to go about this, reach out to a professional to help you out.