Wide Range of Settings

Categories & Subcategories

The admin can create different categories and subcategories for projects to be placed to.

The admin can create different categories and subcategories for projects to be placed to.

Popularity Formula

The index page shows popularity projects on the site and the administrator can set the formula of such popularity.

The index page shows popularity projects on the site and the administrator can set the formula of such popularity.

Small Raising

Do you want to have the minimal goal for projects? Here you are - set any amount you want and the project creator will not be able to specify below this.

Set any amount you want and the project creator will not be able to specify below this.

View Projects and Stats

The administrator can see all created projects on the site and their statistics (e.g. visitors, backers).

The administrator can see all created projects on the site and their statistics (e.g. visitors, backers).The administrator can see all created projects on the site and their statistics (e.g. visitors, backers).

Manage Projects

All projects can be managed by the administrator: the status and the category can be changed, each project can be marked as a 'Staff Pick' or can be shown on an index page as a featured.

All projects can be managed by the administrator.

Manage Payments

An admin can see the total amount of pledges, a project commission and an amount to pay to the creator.

Front-end

Featured Projects

If users don't want to find one interesting project among all of them, then featured section can help here. Sort all projects and find one most funded, recently created or recommended by site's team.

Sort all projects and find one most funded, recently created or recommended by site's team.

Categories & Locations

All projects are sorted by categories and locations. Each user will be able to find projects in the city he/she lives in or by any interesting category.

Sort all projects and find one most funded, recently created or recommended by site's team.

Project Page

Find the description, see comments, read the creator's bio and back the interesting project right away.

Find the description, see comments, read the creator's bio and back the interesting project right away.Find the description, see comments, read the creator's bio and back the interesting project right away.Find the description, see comments, read the creator's bio and back the interesting project right away.Find the description, see comments, read the creator's bio and back the interesting project right away.

Youtube video can be added as a main or into the project description/update.

Project Edit Page

Basics

The user can specify the general information about the script like Title, Description, Category, Location, Duration and Funding Goal.

The user can specify the general information about the script like Title, Description, Category, Location, Duration and Funding Goal.

Media

The media sections allows users to upload images and videos for the project. One image and one video can be set as a main here.

The media sections allows users to upload images and videos for the project. One image and one video can be set as a main here.The media sections allows users to upload images and videos for the project. One image and one video can be set as a main here.

Rewards

Rewards are what backers receive in exchange for pledging to a project. The importance of creative, tangible, and fairly priced rewards is obvious.

Rewards are what backers receive in exchange for pledging to a project.

Story

Each project creator should tell everyone about the project, its history and its goal. Here's a good chance to do it. Videos will help to share more about what users raising funds to.

Videos will help to share more about what users raising funds to.

Updates

If the creator has something else to tell about the project then Update is a place to to make it. Share the info about the progress of the project, new details and more.

Share the info about the progress of the project, new details and more.Share the info about the progress of the project, new details and more.

Preview

When the user creates a project he or she wants to see it as it is live and published. And all creators have this ability.

Creators can preview projects.

Backers

When the project is successfully funded and closed, the project creator can contact all backers divided by reward groups. A request message will be sent, and backers could respond providing necessary additional info to the creator. All of them will get an email notification.

Payment Flow

FundNation is a script that follows original ways of crowd fundning idea and gives more solutions at the same time. All pledges can be accepted with the help of authorize & capture methods which are supported by most payment systems, such as Paypal or Authorize.net

It works this way:

  1. User wants to support a project.
  2. User fills in payment info (credit card info or maybe Paypal login - depends on the selected payment method).
  3. If the project is not successful Fundnation tells payment system to refund this payment - this means that money will be returned back to the pledger.
  4. If the project successfully ends the script will connect to the payment system and the admministrator will be able to transfer moeny to the project creator.

Payment system specification

Each project can have own payment system for backers to pledge. An admin can choose them from the list while reviewing a project.

Subscriptions

Subscriptions

Users can subscribe to site weekly newsletters to receive information about new and interesting projects on the site.

Users can subscribe to site weekly newsletters to receive information about new and interesting projects on the site.

Automatic Newsletters

Every time a successful project is over a newsletter will be created about it automatically. Even if users follow or back projects they will get newsletters about updates or projects that are coming to their end.

Layout and Templates

Overall emails layout and individual email templates can be customized.

"Careful" Mass Mailing (in terms of server memory usage)

Fundnation cares about your server memory usage. It is known that mass mailing makes a huge pressure on a server. That's why newsletters in Fundnation are sent out by small groups every 10 minutes. This is achieved by using the cron job (scheduled task on your server).

Custom Newsletters

Fundnation creates newsletters automatically but you can always create your own custom one.

Administration

Modules Installation and Management

Admin can install modules and enable/disable them.

Admin can install modules and enable/disable them.

Powerful Settings

Extremely wide range of settings of the application in general and each module separately will help you to control almost every feature that comes with FundNation.

Users Banning

Admin can ban any user account or even ban users by IP.

In this case user with such IP address will not be able to access your site at all.

Users banning.

Orders/Pledges Management

If something didn't work out automatically admin can always manually control any order/pledge: authorize, charge, refund.

Project Manager

Project Manager is a sub-administrator which can manage projects only within one/several cities/categories which admin can specify during account creation.

Funding types

The script supports 2 different fundting methods. All-or-nothing type allows project creators get pledges only if the project goal is reached. Flexible funding is now supported also. The payout could be done even if the goal is not reached.

Payment Systems

By default FundNation comes with several most popular payment gateways. But you are not obligated to use any of them. It is fairly easy to integrate almost any payment system into FundNation.

We have prepared all necessary code from our side, and you (or your programmer) will only have to add specific API calls to just one PHP file.

Credit Card Module

FundNation also includes credit card module by default. It allows your users to fill in their credit card info right on your site (without redirect to some payment system website).

Please note, that PHP script (and FundNation is a PHP script) cannot charge credit cards on its own - there has to be something behind it. Users submit CC info on your site - FundNation collects this info and sends to the payment gateway, e.g. Paypal - Paypal processes this order and sends a transaction result back to FundNation. For users it will look like they have paid directly to you, but actually it is still going through the payment gateway. So you will need to have an account with some payment system, that allows credit cards charging via API calls.

Paypal (Website Payments Pro accounts only) and Authorize.Net are the ones that support such API methods and since they are included into the script by default you will be able to start using credit card module as soon as you get an account with one of them.

Credit Card module allows you to achieve a true one-page-checkout user experience.

Currency Conversion

If your payment provider doesn't support your currency this is not a problem with FundNation. You can still have all your prices shown in your currency across the site and have order amount converted to some universal currency right before user has to pay. You can configure conversion currency and rate.

Monetization

How to make money with FundNation-powered website?

The most common way to make money with crowd funding site is a site commission.

It works this way:

  • You have a crowd funding site.
  • Some people want to create something special and want to use your site to spread the word about it and get enough funds for the project.
  • He or she creates a project and you watch users pledging it - at this point all money go to your account.
  • When the project gets enough funds and is over FundNation automatically generates a new "pending" payment in your admin console: it automatically calculates total amount that has been collected, your commission and the amount you need to pay to the company.

Commission can be configured in admin console. You can set sitewide value, special value for the company and even special value for a particular deal.

Ads

If your site will attract some seriuos amount of traffic you can always make money old fashion style - place some ads on your site. This can be easily done by adding codes into header/footer templates.

Communication

Site Contact Forms

Contact Us

Simple "Contact Us" form with all usual fields in it.

Contact Us Form.

Development & Design: Themes and Colors

Templates

As any other modern script FundNation is using templates - a mix of HTML and PHP completely separated from the programming logic. Absolutely any designer with basic PHP knowledge can edit FundNation templates without working with any complex PHP code.

Themes

FundNation Theme is a set of templates, images and CSS files. In order to customize a theme usually you only need to update some CSS styling and upload your images.

Colors

If you are not looking into any deep design changes and only want to modify default colors - you can do that from admin console and your changes will be pushed through across the script including web, mobile interface and emails.

Themes and Colors.Themes and Colors.

Development & Design: CMS

Static Pages

With FundNation you can easily add new pages with your content to the site. You can also make links to such pages to be automatically added to the site main and footer menus.

Static pages

Blocks

Similar to static pages you can also add HTML blocks to existing pages of your site.

Blocks

Development & Design: Yii Framework

FundNation script is based on {framework} - fast, secure and professional PHP framework.

Focus on FundNation

Using a ready made framework works great for us and our customers - it allows our developers to focus on FundNation itself, it's functionality and usability rather then re-inventing the wheel and digging into some core PHP coding.

Security

Yii Framework provides a full set of authentification tools, so when using Couponic you may be sure that it is secure and your data will not be compromised.

Scalability

Built-in Yii caching and other features make your site prepared for large scale and high traffic.

Bootstrap

FundNation script was developed using Bootstrap - the sleek, intuitive, and powerful front-end framework.

By nerds, for nerds

Bootstrap utilizes LESS CSS, is compiled via Node, and is managed through GitHub to help nerds do awesome stuff on the web.

Made for everyone

Bootstrap was made to not only look and behave great in the latest desktop browsers (as well as IE7!), but in tablet and smartphone browsers via responsive CSS as well.

Packed with features

A responsive grid, dozens of components, JavaScript plugins, typography, form controls, and even a web-based Customizer to make Bootstrap the best friend for the site.

LESS CSS

The dynamic stylesheet language LESS CSS (http://lesscss.org/) extends common CSS with dynamic behavior such as variables, mixins, operations and functions.

Development & Design: Modular Structure

The greatest thing about FundNation is its modular structure. There is a core - essential package with default functionality - and it can be "extended" by modules.

But even the core consists of modules - this means that they can be extended as well.

Modules can be enabled/disabled with a single click in admin console.

With FundNation there's absolutely no limit in a way you can modify the way it works or looks.

SEO & GEO: SEO

Meta Tags

You can set keywords/description meta tags for the whole site via admin console.

SEO-friendly URLs

All FundNation URLs are SEO-friendly.

SEO & GEO: Geo Location

IP-to-Location

When visitors come to your site for the first time Fundnation extracts their current location from IP address.

Showing the Right City

Using visitor's current location info FundNation will redirect them to the correct city projects. If visitor's city is not supported by your site FundNation will find the closest city and redirect visitor there.

SEO & GEO: Internationalization

Country-Specific Settings

FundNation is ready to be used in absolutely any country. It will respect all possible settings: language, currency, timezone, date/number/money format.

Easy to Translate

FundNation can be easily translated into any language via just a single language file.

Translatable Content

If you plan to run a site in multiple languages then script built-in wording translation is not enough. You must have an ability to provide your content in multiple languages as well. Fortunately FundNation takes care about this in an amazingly comfortable way: every content-related text field has language tabs above giving you an ability to input field contents in multiple languages at the same time.

Languages Tabs for every field that needs translation.

Extras: Mobile Interface

Everything in FundNation is made to make it workable on all devices including tablets and smartphones. FundNation uses a responsive web design - is an approach in which a site is crafted to provide an optimal viewing experienceeasy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, panning, and scrollingacross a wide range of devices from desktop computer monitors to mobile phones.

When user visits your site from a tablet or a mobile phone FundNation knows about it and loads the corresponding design automatically.

Mobile Interface.Mobile Interface.Mobile Interface.Mobile Interface.

Extras: Help

Almost each user who visits the site has questions about the project, its work flow or any general questions about the idea. Then welcome to the Help Center. Everybody will be able to find and get answers quickly browsing some popular topics. Moreover a simple contact us form will be able to help even when there's no appropriate answer there.

Help Section.Help Section.

Extras: Users

All users that are registered on the site can see their stats - what projects were backed and what were created. Moreover everybody can write a short bio about him- or herself. This is required if the user becomes a project creator.

Users extra features.Users extra features.Users extra features.

Extras: "Credits Only" Mode

You can switch the site to work in a "credits only" mode. This is when users need to load funds into their account first and then use those credits to support projects on your site.

Extras: "Credits Only" Mode

You can switch the site to work in a "credits only" mode. This is when users need to load funds into their account first and then use those credits to support projects on your site.

Credtis Only Mode.Credtis Only Mode.

Extras: Emails Import Tool

Got a list of subscribers already? You can easily import it to FundNation using our emails import tool.

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