Donation links on

As just about everyone knows, recently Blizzard released a new policy that covers standards addon developers must adhere to in order to ensure their addons will not be blocked from running in the game. Part of this policy said that you cannot solicit donations from within the game as it is considered to be a form of advertising.

Yesterday, we pushed an update to that displays donation info on the addon details page and download pages to support authors who have spent their free time enriching the gaming experience for everyone.

For Users
Not everyone is able to donate, and even if you can doesn't mean you have to by any means. However, for those of you who can afford and are inclined to donate I'd recommend asking yourself a simple question:

When you setup a new copy of WoW or clear all your addons. What addons must you have before you're willing to play?

Those are the addons I'd personally consider donating to.

For Authors

To setup donation info just follow the steps below.

  1. Go to your project's page on CurseForge or WowAce
  2. From the actions select "Edit donation info"
  3. Complete the form and hit the "Edit donation info" button

From all of us at, I'd like to thank all the addon authors out there who spend so much time developing addons that makes all of our gaming experiances that much better.

Happy Coding!

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  • Avatar of BigRedBrent BigRedBrent Apr 24, 2009 at 08:14 UTC - 0 likes

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  • Avatar of TDW TDW Apr 20, 2009 at 20:04 UTC - 0 likes

    Many people use only soft (like curse client) to manage theyr addons.
    Add somewhere in the curse client (at the bottom left of the info panel for exemple) the donation link may be a good thing for authors. No ?

    Sorry for my english.

  • Avatar of Seerah Seerah Apr 13, 2009 at 02:09 UTC - 0 likes

    if you mean the secure id, then you can use a business account, too. If you do not have either of these, then you can take your normal paypal account and use it to set up a pledgie account. Using Pledgie, donations will go straight into your PayPal.

  • Avatar of OrionShock OrionShock Apr 12, 2009 at 00:11 UTC - 0 likes

    For Authors Using PayPal, you need to have a Premium Accout Type in order to do this. Otherwise it won't give you a hosted button ID.

  • Avatar of Kaelten Kaelten Apr 08, 2009 at 14:53 UTC - 0 likes

    lol, I'd not recommend donating yourself into the poor house ;) & Adminstrator
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  • Avatar of cybernami cybernami Apr 07, 2009 at 17:43 UTC - 0 likes

    Damn... with all those addons i use i gonna be bankrupt.... :p



Date created
Apr 02, 2009
Last updated
Apr 02, 2009