Backer is the perfect theme to kickstart your own fundraising website! Based on the popularIgnitionDeck plugin, it offers all bells and whistles to help you raise money for your own cause in your own style! Highly creative, featuring a clean & minimalistic design and packed with a lot of useful features, it can be used for all kinds of niches, like charity, music, fashion, technology and anything else that you may think of!

The theme is currently at version 1.0.3 (changelog’s at the bottom of the page)


Note: IgnitionDeck is a plugin that is freely available via WordPress’s Plugin Directory, however, to unlock some features, such as automatic payments & the ability of users to pledge on your projects, a basic license must be purchased here.

A few of the features:

  • Classic design focused on fundraising
  • Fully responsive
  • Retina ready
  • Unlimited crowdfunding projects
  • Custom project sidebar
  • Unique projects grid
  • Lots of shortcodes
  • Minimalistic blog layouts
  • WPML support & ready for translation
  • Revolution Slider included
  • Front end submission available via IgnitionDeck Enterprise
  • 48 pages manual
  • Blazing fast

Check out the front end submission! Enterprise version dashboard:

  • URL:
  • User: guest
  • User: guestaccess

Support Policy

Due to the large amount of support questions and for keeping everything organized, all tickets will be directed through my private support forum:

Please check out the Knowledge Base (which is constantly improving) before posting tickets there, to see if your questions aren’t already answered.

Check out the documentation before you buy!

  • Online manual
  • Setup video
  • Backend screenshots


Are you a single entrepreneur or organization wanting to raise money for your own projects?

Then you need the basic version of the plugin, or the free one. You can easily create unlimited projects, style them however you wish, structure them in tabs or dedicated pages, write your own content, etc.. You can also raise money for a single project using this plugin. Even if the theme showcases a crowdfunding website, you can use it for a single project in a landing page or whatever you think of.

The plugins are created by you (the administrator) or by other users that you delegate to do this via the WordPress Dashboard, just like any other post or page you create in WordPress. Watch the online video or look in the screenshots to see how the project builder looks like.

The main difference between the free plugin and the basic payed one is that the free one doesn’t allow for users to pledge on your projects. You would have to think of a different way to collect money and add the orders automatically via the IgnitionDeck Dashboard.

So whether you’re an artist, musician, entrepreneur, charity organization, or a simple person trying to raise money for that one dream project, this theme is for you and you can use it along with the free or base plugin.

Do you want to have crowdfunding website where users would be able to create profiles and add their own projects?

Then you need to use the Enterprise version of the plugin. With it, you can enable the front end dashboard and project submission area, so that users can register on your site and post projects without having access to your WordPress installation. They can setup individual PayPal address so each user will get his own money with no extra fees.

  • Version 1.0.3: 4 October 2014
    ~ Added “fixed header” option
    ~ Fixed some IE8 issues
    ~ Fixed an issue with certain grids not working
    ~ Fixed a bug in the child theme
  • Version 1.0.2: 18 September 2014
    ~ Added pagination option in the project grid shortcode
    ~ Fixed the “reloading grid” issue
  • Version 1.0.1: 13 September 2014
    ~ Added support for featured images (from IgnitionDeck 1.4.3)
    ~ Fixed retina support
    ~ Fixed other mobile (responsive) styling issues
    ~ Added PSD files to the package
  • Version 1.0: 10 September 2014
    ~ Initial release