No Frills Prize Draw is a simple customisable prize draw/competition/contest engine. This is the Lite version of No Frills Prize Draw PRO which offers many more features.
You can create a variety of different competition types, including:
— Single line entry
— Multiple choice entry
— Prize draws with correct answers, open answers or no answer
— Pro version includes additional custom fields
Customise your prize draw to allow members OR none-members. Include your own terms and conditions.
View all the entries, you can also export the data as a csv file.
No Frills Prize Draw will automatically pick a winner when requested. Prize draws with no answers allow the admin to manually select a winner if preferred.
The competition entry page can be placed anywhere on your website using a simple shortcode.
The front-end style is stripped back, allowing the web developer to customise the way it looks using standard CSS styles. Simply copy the basic styling code in /no-frills-prize-draw/css/style.css, paste in to your theme’s css file and make any necessary amendments. All prize draw fields are exported with simple class names to assist in simple css styling.
Many more features are available on the PRO version, including multiple competitions (including start and end dates), additional customisation and much more. Check it out at www.jamestibbles.co.uk/no-frills-prize-draw-pro.
This section describes how to install the plugin and get it working.
- Upload the folder
- Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
- Use the NF Prize Draw admin menu options to customise your prize draws
- Generate your customisable shortcodes and place them in to any page or post on your website
- How do I create a new prize draw?
Click the NF Prize Draw->Prize Draw Details link from the admin area. You’ll then be required to enter all the details, including an optional image.
- How do I view the prize draw on my website
No Frills Prize Draw uses a simple shortcode to display it’s entry page.
Simply follow the steps below to create your prize draw front-end system. Click the NF Prize Draw->Shortcode link to get the shortcode. Copy and paste the provided Prize Draw Entry Shortcode on to any of your web pages…that’s all there is to it :).
- How is the winner of a prize draw selected
One you are ready to end your prize draw, if the prize draw required a correct answer the admin can click a “Pick a Winner” button in the user entries admin page. This will select a winner from one of the CORRECT entries. If the prize draw did not require a correct answer the admin can choose to have the system auto-select a winner, or a winner can be selected manually from the admin entries page.
Once a winner is selected, the winners details will be displayed on the admin entries page.
- How do I style my prize draw?
The styling has been stripped back, allowing you to add your own design via CSS. Simply copy the basic styling code in /no-frills-prize-draw/css/style.css, paste in to your theme’s css file and make any necessary amendments. All prize draw fields are exported with simple class names to assist in simple css styling.
- Can I have more than one prize draw at once?
For multiple prize draws (and a whole bunch of other additional features), please download Prize Draw PRO at www.jamestibbles.co.uk/no-frills-prize-draw-pro
- Can I add a closing date to a prize draw / competition?
For closing dates (and starting dates), please download Prize Draw PRO at www.jamestibbles.co.uk/no-frills-prize-draw-pro
- What else does Prize Draw PRO provide?
Lots of extras!….
Unlimited prize draws / competitions that can be run concurrently,
Include start and closing dates,
Customise prize draws as text or multiple choice entry,
Set up optional prize draws without a question to answer,
Include unlimited custom fields,
Include optional marketing checkbox (giving you access to emails for marketing, where user has opted in),
Include auto-email confirmation,
Include optional social share,
Display all prize draws as dropdown, image grid or simple list,
Buy once, use anywhere on any website.
Contributors & Developers
“No Frills Prize Draw Competitions” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
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- Name has now become Nickname. Users do not have to provide their real name
- When viewing entrants, email address will be hidden to the admin unless user is the winner
- The CSV export facility only displays the winners email address