How do I make a form that has membership AND donations possible?

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    Asked on May 24, 2012 at 01:47 PM

    This question was asked by halh on March 12, 2012


    "Is it possible to have a fixed price (membership) AND donations (free field for entry of amount) on the same form and have the total calculated before passing to PayPal? I've looked into conditional logic options but they seem to generate an OR one or another selection; I'm looking for an AND."

    This option would really help me!  (I am setting up a membership sign up for a club.. We will soon be heading over to the $10/ month service.. once I get the forms set up.  The web page is still being set up.)


    I am incompitent to go the Java route, as suggested by the responses at: <>

     There isn't even a way to add a second paypal window (you preclude  this) so I can add donation as a second option (to be done after paying membership)! 




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    Answered on May 24, 2012 at 05:21 PM

    I think you could accomplish this in some way, by making your Membership form to redirect to a 2nd form where they can make their donation

    (Please check this guide regading to recurring subscriptions)

    If you are going to use Paypal, I would advice you to use Paypal Pro tool, but you would need to have a Pro account. The standard Paypal option would redirect the user to Paypal gateway and most likely he will not get redirected to your second form once the payment is done.

    Before to continue, let me make clear,  this workaround might not be what you are looking for since the user will not be able to see the total amount for both the Membership and the donation.

    At any rate, there is already a request for this feature. But I cannot provide you with a timeframe for when it will be finished as our Development team work based on Priorities.

    Ok, said that, here I leave you the steps

    Make the two forms (hereinafter called Forms 1 and form 2) and have the thank you page of Form 1 be Form 2. The submission button text of Form 1 should be changed to "Next" “Continue” or something similar , to give the illusion to users that they are completing just one form. The only problem would be the absence of a "Back" button, but you could always include an autoresponder with an edit link for each form.

    Here's the process in detail:

    1. Create the two forms (preferably with identical styling to preserve the illusion)

    2. In Form 1, click the "Submit Form" button and change its text to "Next" 

    3. Go to the "Setup & Embed" tab, click "Thank You", select Custom URL > Next

    4. Enter the URL of the second form, click "Finish" and save the form

    5. (Optional) In the same form1, create an autoresponder and include an edit link 

    6. For Form 2, repeat steps 2 to 5


    Best regards



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    Answered on May 24, 2012 at 05:26 PM

    Something else , there is a form template called Point of Sale on our Gallery, please check it and see if this would fit better your requirements.

    You can also customize that form using this guide