Crowdfunding has been a big hit over the last few years, it’s a great way for start up businesses to bring a product or service to the masses without needing to go to the bank for financial support. In return, the people that invest get given a whole heap of gifts (depending on how much they pledge).
As it’s such big business, it’s likely that you want to build your own platform, I mean, why wouldn’t you?! Below I will take you through the first step to building your own Drupal-powered crowd funding website.
Download the Zip file for each of these plugins
Each of the below is a link to a plugin for Drupal. These plugins extend Drupal’s functionality to give it many more features – in this case, all the features you need for crowd funding. Download and unzip the zip files for each of these plugins from the below links.
Wow, that was a lot of plugins… now what?
Now you’ve got your zip files downloaded, unzip and upload the contents using an FTP client (e.g. Filezilla) to your server. Make sure you upload them to …/sites/all/modules.
Once you’ve uploaded all the files go to your Drupal install and login. Then, click on “Modules” along the top menu. Check the boxes next to all your newly installed modules to activate them.
Once you’ve done that, click the structure menu item, then click on “menus”. Within this page, click on “list links” next toÂ the navigation menu. Within this menu, drag “crowdfunding project” to the top of the list and save your changes.