Give the Gift of WordPress.com!

For a holiday gift that’s absolutely brimming with possibility, look no further than our brand new feature which allows any reader to gift a WordPress.com subscription renewal to their favorite website.  

For a holiday gift that’s absolutely brimming with possibility, look no further than our brand new feature which allows any reader to gift a WordPress.com subscription renewal to their favorite website.  

As a website owner, this is a way to allow your most ardent fans to show their gratitude for all the hard work you’ve put into your passion project over the years. 

As a reader, this is a way to show a bit of thanks to your favorite creators — be they bloggers, artists, small business owners, or even your pesky-but-loveable little brother who’s finally trying to give his site some attention. 

This feature will be displayed as a black banner across the top of the site, from which readers will be able to click “Gift” and then be taken right to a checkout page. 

Easy as that!

As of today, we’ve rolled out this feature to a small number of sites, but that number will be growing every day as we continue to test and iterate. For now, gifting is available on sites that are within 54 days of their annual subscription expiration date or within 5 days of their monthly expiration date. Soon, however, it will be available much more widely.

Update December 22, 2022: As of today the feature can be activated on any site, regardless of how far away it is from the subscription expiration date.

How to activate the gifting banner   

You can activate this new feature in about 15 seconds: 

  1. From your admin dashboard, navigate to General Settings (Settings → General)
  2. Scroll down, just a bit, to the “Accept a gift subscription” section 
  3. Click the toggle to accept gifts 
  4. Click “Save settings”   

After you’ve activated the banner, be sure to spread the word by writing a post about how your readers can help you out in a brand new way!  

A few more important details

Gifting applies to whichever plan the website is currently on. For example: a subscription gift for a site on a 1-year plan will be for the entire amount of a 1-year plan renewal; a gift to a site on a monthly plan will be in the amount of 1 month on their current plan tier. (Note that gifts are made in the site owner’s currency.) 

Once a gift is paid for, both the website owner and the person who gave the gift will receive an email confirmation. 

You can find even more nuts and bolts here. 


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22 Comments

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  1. Paul Bowler

    That’s a great idea!

    Liked by 14 people

  2. Jkund

    neat idea!

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Sheavonne Johnson- Fulton

    Totally awesome idea!

    Liked by 4 people

  4. kissmimi02

    That is a lovely idea!!

    Liked by 3 people

  5. obnath

    Love this!

    Liked by 3 people

  6. Kajal

    This is so exciting 🤩

    Liked by 4 people

  7. ismailadiop872

    It’s a good idea

    Liked by 3 people

  8. Pradeep

    I love this. Powerful!

    Liked by 4 people

  9. lugovamaureen

    Nice one

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Ebro

    I didn’t get

    Liked by 1 person

    • Sophie

      Hi, as per the post this feature is only rolled out to a small number of sites – we do suggest keeping an eye out for when it becomes available to you!

      Liked by 3 people

  11. DT

    So basically a reader can pay for your next plan renewal for whichever plan you are on. That sounds great. I have to go turn this on.

    Liked by 2 people

  12. clerkwashinton0

    This is a good idea

    Liked by 2 people

  13. Jitu Roy

    Nice one

    Liked by 2 people

  14. bahasict

    Good

    Liked by 2 people

  15. nightmareglee

    nice deal

    Liked by 1 person

  16. haggaigameboy

    Nice 👍

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Preciouschiwendu

    I love this

    Liked by 1 person

  18. larreel

    Nice one

    Like

  19. yarnaholic

    It’s really a great feature, but unfortunately it came too late for me as I had to let my Premium plan upgrade expire late November. Why not allow it as a one-time purchase or a recurring sponsorship purchase for a site visitor regardless, like PayPal, Patreon or Kofi do?

    Like

  20. rexbobo217

    This is a great idea

    Liked by 1 person

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