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Changing Donation Confirmation


kindandbrave

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Site URL: https://bethlehemhebrewcongregation.squarespace.com/

I am desperately trying to figure out where I can edit the contents of the donation confirmation page. I can't find it anywhere! Does anyone know how I can edit that page that appears for customers after they've donated?

If not, is there a way to create a new confirmation page and make that the new donations confirmation that customers are directed to after donating?

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On 5/4/2020 at 11:58 PM, kindandbrave said:

Site URL: https://bethlehemhebrewcongregation.squarespace.com/

I am desperately trying to figure out where I can edit the contents of the donation confirmation page. I can't find it anywhere! Does anyone know how I can edit that page that appears for customers after they've donated?

If not, is there a way to create a new confirmation page and make that the new donations confirmation that customers are directed to after donating?

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This is the first time posting on here so excuse if I have missed anything.

After literally 2 months trying to work this out and having no luck either with SQSP as well as developers both here and personally, one friend of mine and I seem to have solved it.

Create an unlinked page on your website where you want people to go following confirmation of their donation. For example www.yoursite.com/thanksfordonating

We worked out that while you cannot edit or inject any code into the donation-confirmation page itself, the one thing it has in common is a header and footer. 

Therefore into the Settings > Advanced > Code Injection > Header we added the following javascript code

<script type="text/javascript">
  if(window.location.href.startsWith("https://www.yoursite.com/checkout/donation-confirmed")==true) {
    window.location.href = 'https://www.yoursite.com/thanksfordonating';}
</script>
And it seems to work great. 
 
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@kindandbrave: Thanks for this question. I am also struggling with this on a website I'm currently building pro bono for an author and related non profit that he's launching.

After many rounds with Squarespace Support it does appear that at this time, it's not possible to customize any copy on the donation confirmation page.

Our key challenge with this is that this page currently pulls the Site title, instead of the Donation Title,  into the confirmation description, and the Site Title on this site is the author's name ––  very different than the actual recipient of the funds, which is actually an organization soon to get 501 (C)3 funding.

Because it is possible to customize every other notification in the Order/Donation Confirmation communications stream with the name of the actual recipient of the donation -the Donation Title, as opposed to the Site Title (which Squarespace has chosen to program into this final step of the order communication stream within the website itself but then not let you edit), this creates significant discrepancy and confusion for donors as to who/what they are donating to. As someone who has worked in marketing and fundraising for non-profits for a decade, I will offer that this is a serious problem. In this instance,  particularly, it's also awkward and uncomfortable, as for a transitory moment the donor may think they are actually donating to an individual instead of the organization, despite the fact that in every other confirmation throughout their process, and in our customized Donor email confirmation- they are reassured that they are contributing to the organization itself.

After many (many) rounds with Squarespace Support on this issue over the past week, I Googled it externally and found an incredible and thoughtful resource in a Squarespace Consulting group in Ireland called SFDigital . They are vetted through Squarespace and the key partner, Paul, @paul2009 works with Squarespace's through their "Hire an Expert" programme. He was incredibly helpful, savvy to the challenge and kind enough to actually spend some time offering a few free thoughts on the matter via Chat. SFDigital's thought –– if I am paraphrasing correctly, as I am a photojournalist, designer and fundraiser and not a developer –– is this is perhaps a bug in Squarespace's programming in that they are correctly using the designated Donation Title on all other donation page communications and the email confirmation, but defaulting inappropriately to the Site Title, for some reason, on the Thank You page.

I also tried the work-around of using a Javascript snippet to redirect to a different customized unlinked confirmation page by injecting the code into the Order Confirmation section, which didn't work. Thanks to @Airwards, it looks like this may actually work if it is injected into the Header instead; we'll give it a go.

REFERENCE:

Site URL: https://rogerpbriggs.org/

Attachments: For clarification of the explanation above and to visually show the donor's confusing experience, I've attached a series of screenshots of the checkout and confirmation process of a donor making a contribution to this site.  They clearly show the Donation Title in all places until the final Thank You confirmation, and are attached in the order that a donor will see them.

The final screenshot is a capture of the back end of the Donation Confirmation EMAIL that donors receive in their own inbox after they may a donation- as opposed to the immediate uneditable pop up "THANK YOU" message/Donation Confirmation PAGE they see on the site (as shown in the fourth screenshot attachment.) This back end view seems to clearly show that there is a tag for a Donation Title, as opposed to a Site Title, that is being used in other elements of the Order Confirmation process.

Thanks to all who have additional thoughts to contribute on how to resolve this issue!

Kind regards-
Late

 

FIRST ACTION DONOR:ORDER SITE COMMUNICATION.png

SECOND ACTION DONOR:ORDER COMMUNICATION.png

THIRD ACTION DONOR:ORDER COMMUNICATION.png

FOURTH ACTION Squarespace Donor Confirmation with Site Title.png

FIFTH STEP RECIPIENT VIEW OF SHORT VERSION OF DONOR CONFIRMATION EMAIL SHORT.png

BACK END VIEW DONOR CONFIRMATION EMAIL LONG VERSION.png

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10 hours ago, Kate_Black-2021 said:

After many rounds with Squarespace Support it does appear that at this time, it's not possible to customize any copy on the donation confirmation page.

Our key challenge with this is that this page currently pulls the Site title, instead of the Donation Title,  into the confirmation description, and the Site Title on this site is the author's name ––  very different than the actual recipient of the funds, which is actually an organization soon to get 501 (C)3 funding.

Because it is possible to customize every other notification in the Order/Donation Confirmation communications stream with the name of the actual recipient of the donation -the Donation Title, as opposed to the Site Title (which Squarespace has chosen to program into this final step of the order communication stream within the website itself but then not let you edit), this creates significant discrepancy and confusion for donors as to who/what they are donating to.

I completely agree.

It is very confusing to donors and shouldn't be like this. Personally I consider this a bug that needs to be fixed. However, as you mentioned, Squarespace Customer Care didn't agree, and whilst they agree that this change would make sense their exact response was "This does indeed appear to be an intentional behaviour". 🤯 

I have flagged this today regardless.

In the meantime, I've written a short guide that explains how you can change the message on the Donation Confirmation page with a few lines of JavaScript.

How to Customise the Donation page

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