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How to use Givebutter Widgets on a GoDaddy website
How to use Givebutter Widgets on a GoDaddy website

Add donation buttons and forms directly to your own GoDaddy website.

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Written by Alyssa
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About Givebutter Widgets πŸ”Ž

Givebutter Widgets is the most powerful way to drive donations to your campaigns by putting calls to action right where your donors already are – on your website! Donors can submit a transaction (or purchase tickets) directly on your site, without being redirected.

Widgets can be used with any campaign type, including Forms, Pages and Events. Please note that an embedded Widget will not embed the entire campaign page for Pages and Events – it will embed the checkout flow.

Widgets created from the Givebutter dashboard are dynamic, which means any changes you make on Givebutter will update on your Widget, without needing to update your site's code. You can embed Givebutter Widgets on specific parts of your website by copying and pasting provided HTML code into the editor area of the website where you'd like them to appear.

Types of Widgets πŸ–₯️

  • Button – Buttons can be added anywhere on your website, and display a donation form when clicked. Buttons can be added to the header or footer section of your website. Buttons have two configurable formats, Static and Floating.

    • Static – Placed within your site formatting (such as your site navigation). Scrolls with the page when you scroll down.

    • Floating – Positioned in the lower right corner of the page and "floats" on top of your site formatting so it is always visible. Does not scroll when you scroll down the page.

  • Form – Donor-friendly donation forms can be added to any page on your website. Directly embeds the entire Form, which scrolls with the rest of the page content.

  • Goal Bar – Showcase the progress of your campaign's success with a simple goal bar reflecting performance in real time. Also available as a thermometer-style embed.

  • Signup Form – Add an embedded form (or popup) to your external website to capture potential donor information for your newsletter mailing list. Contact form entries are automatically added as new contacts in your Givebutter account.

Supported payment methods πŸ’Έ

Donors can complete transactions in a Widget using the following payment options:

Apple Pay will not appear in embedded Widgets, as limitations set by Apple prevent it from being used in iFrames. If you would like to provide this option, you will need to direct supporters to your Givebutter campaign page directly.

Customization options 🎨

Looking to customize your Widget or align it to a specific position on your site? You can alter a button's color, styling, and icon, as well as add an align attribute to position your Widget on the left, right, or center or your page. Goal bar Widgets also have configurable options for color and sizing. Read more about our available configuration options β†’

Installing Widgets on GoDaddy βš™οΈ

Widgets are installed in two parts: the library, and the Widget itself – in GoDaddy sites, these are installed in the same location.

Add the library πŸ“–

To get started with creating and managing Widgets, visit your Givebutter dashboard.

  • Go to Account on the left-hand menu bar.

  • Click Integrations – only account admins have access to the Integrations page.

  • Click Widgets, and click on the GoDaddy button.

  • The following window will appear, with instructions on how to add the library code to your GoDaddy site. Follow the instructions shown, or read on for details and images showing the steps!

godaddy instructions
  • Log in to GoDaddy, and in your dashboard, click the button that says Edit Website.

edit website
  • In your website editor, create a new section where you want your embedded Widget to appear. For floating buttons, you can add this in any location.

add section
  • A sidebar will appear. Search for HTML in the search bar, and click Add/Add Again to insert the section.

add html section
  • After adding the HTML section to your site, a placeholder block will appear, and you'll be prompted to enter your HTML code in the sidebar.

  • In this Custom Code box, paste the library code provided in your Givebutter dashboard.

Where is my library code?

You can find your library code under your campaign's Sharing tab. Click Widgets, then click Installation. Select GoDaddy from the options, and copy the script code located here.

library code

Embed a Widget βž•

  • In the same Custom Code box in GoDaddy (below the library code), you'll paste the Widget's embed code.

Where is my Widget's embed code?

Go to your campaign's Sharing tab, click Widgets in the sub-menu, and click Embed on the Widget you want to embed. You'll find the embed code located at the top of the popup window.

  • Your Custom Code box should look something like this, with both pieces of code:

  • Click Done and Publish to save your changes. The Widget should now be added to your site!

GoDaddy FAQ πŸ€”

How can we hide the white space around Button Widgets on GoDaddy?

For Static Button Widgets, white space may be added in the custom HTML section you added. We recommend setting a smaller Forced Height (this option is located directly below the Custom Code box, where you added the code snippets). For Floating Button Widgets, our script automatically removes the blank/white space surrounding the section added. Please note that this correction will not appear in your editor – you must publish the site to view this in effect.

Can I add a Widget that appears on every page on my site?

GoDaddy doesn't allow you to add HTML directly to the header or footer on your site (or globally), so you can't install a Widget on GoDaddy sites that will automatically appear on every page. You'd need to install the code manually on each site you want your Widget to appear on.

My Form Widget is overlapping my website, or not formatting correctly.

This may be because you set a Forced Height for the section that is smaller than the Form. You'll need to remove the Forced Height you set for this section so the Form can display fully.

overlapping widget

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