On Dasher, On Dancer, On WordPress, and Vixen!

reindeer-using-computer-black-whiteAre all those $1,000 checks from your year-end appeal cluttering up your desk? That’s rough. Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a ‘Donate’ button right on your website? And those donations were automatically logged in your database?

*AHem…cough cough…Artful.ly!*

Tired of carting your patrons off to other sites to buy tickets? Wouldn’t it be grand if they didn’t need to create another account or get lost in the transfer to another site?

*AHem…cough cough…Artful.ly!*

Selling tickets and taking donations on your own website has been a unique feature of our Artful.ly software for over a year. For any event, an Artful.ly user can copy a bit of JavaScript and CSS from Artful.ly and paste it into her website code. Then, like holiday magic, a ticket selector and shopping cart is installed on her site. These elements can be easily tweaked to match the themes and style of the rest of her site. We call this clump of code “the widget” and it’s pretty simple to use if you’re a programmer. But, if you don’t know HTML from a spruce tree, you’d need some help from a friendly tech elf.

But, because tech elves are sometimes hard to come by, we wanted to make using this widget easier.  So when our friend Jaki Levy of Arrow Root Media emailed us a few months ago and asked, ‘Can I help you guys build a WordPress plugin?’ we said ‘Yes please!’

WordPress is one of, if not THE, most common content management system used by artists. And WordPress plugins are a simple way to add features to those sites. Now it’s stupid-easy to get Artful.ly event ticketing or a donation field right on your WordPress site. Our plugin is free so it makes the perfect holiday gift for your website (and your patrons will love it too)!

For instructions on installing and using the WordPress plugin, check out the Artful.ly Knowledge Base.

Lastly, a big THANKS to Jaki for his help! Jaki can make great things happen for you too. Mention this Fractured Atlas special offer and he’ll give you 25% off all Arrow Root services including setting up a new WordPress site or spiffing up your existing one.

Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!

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