Create a Crowdfunding Website Like Kickstarter With Joomla

Help people raise money for their projects, business, cause or whatever by providing them the platform to do so.
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  • Lectures 24
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 7/2014 English

Course Description


Crowdfunding websites have made it very easy for anyone to raise money for their personal or business projects. Whether you want to raise $1000 or $1,000,000, all of that is now possible through crowdfunding sites such as kickstarter, gofundme and countless others. Not only do these sites allow people to make money, but they also keep a percentage of each amount that is made.

What if you can learn how to create and launch your successful crowdfunding website just like kickstarter or gofundme...well, now you can. This course teaches you everything you need to know to jump start your own crowdfunding website super fast.

After completing this course, your will be able to create a powerful crowdfunding website just like kickstarter and help others raise money for their projects.

Features includes:

  • Rich Text Editor For Campaigns
  • Scheduling and Advanced Options
  • Campaign Photo Gallery
  • Give Backs and Rewards
  • Awesome Pin Layout For Campaigns With Lots Of Sort, Filter and Quick Search Options
  • Streamlined Checkout Process With Guest Donations, Silent Registration and More
  • Paypal Adaptive Payments To Make Fees Much Easier With Automated Payouts!
  • Show Your Donors Some Love!
  • My Donations For Donors
  • My Campaigns For Campaign Owners
  • My Payouts For Campaign Owners
  • Campaign-wise Reports For Admins
  • Payouts Reports and PayPal Mass Payments
  • Donations Report For Admins
  • Social Integrations
  • And so much more!

How do I sign up?

Click on the "Take this course' button, at the top right hand section of the page...that's it!

What are the requirements?

  • Joomla (FREE)
  • Web Hosting

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this course, you'll be able to create your own website like Kickstarter or Gofundme

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is for anyone who wants to create a crowdfunding website to help people raise money for their projects
  • Non profit organization that want to do a fundraiser
  • Entrepreneurs who want to build an online business using a similar system like Kickstarter

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Setup Preparation
Choosing a Reliable Joomla Web Hosting Company

Creating a website like kickstarter will allow you to make it possible for others to raise money for their project both personal and business. It's a great way to give back.

Keep in mind that Kickstarter have full time developers, designers, and programmers that are always working to customize and make it better. While this provides a great way for you to get started, there's also room for you to customize your site as well.


The great thing about this site is that it allows you to have unlimited number of users and campaigns so you don't have to worry about setting limits.


In order to extract the template, you need an archiver that will extract the files for you. The one I used and recommend is called b1. You can go to their website at and download it.


An FTP (File Transfer Protocol) makes it very easy to upload and download files from the net to your computer and vise versa. You can get a free FTP client called File Zilla. Download it here.

Creating a database that will be used to complete the installation

Make sure that you put the correct database and user information so that you don't get any errors. Here's the code to use php 5.3:

# Use PHP 5.3
AddType application/x-httpd-php53 .php

Once you get that message after installing the template, follow the video to put the code. If done correctly, the message will disappear and you should be able to complete your installation.

Quick overview of the frontend and backend of Joomla
Installing JCE WYSIWYG editor
Section 2: Part 2
Changing the top menu titles
Changing the header text

Download the jGive component below.

Changing the option settings
Creating campaign categories
Connecting the start menu
Creating your first campaign
Creating additional campaigns
Editing the header buttons
Adding campaigns to the home page
Replacing the logo with your own
Creating frontend access for registered users to manage their campaigns
Making and accepting donations with PayPal
Linking the social media to your site and editing the footer menus
Section 3: Part 3
Final words
Quick Quiz
3 questions

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Instructor Biography

Mathew Tamin, Entrepreneur. Joomla Instructor. Musician.

Mathew Tamin is one of the top Joomla! instructors on the web. Since 2008, Mathew have been using Joomla to create websites for businesses from all over the world. With over 8 years as a web designer, marketer, and branding specialist, Mathew can help you take your business to another level.

In 2013, Mathew started Learn Joomla Fast where he helps people learn how to create websites with Joomla.

Mathew is also the founder of Tamin Studios; a media company that produces online TV shows, Movies, Radio, and create high quality websites for companies of all sizes. He's been playing the piano for churches, weddings, special occasions for 15 years. He's also a songwriter, screenwriter, and very savvy webmaster.

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