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How to Run a Giveaway in 8 Easy Steps (Beginner’s Guide)

Are you looking to drive user engagement on your WordPress site and increase your audience? Giveaways are one of the best ways to get a boost in the number of subscribers, customers, and users on your site. In this video, we will show you how to easily run a giveaway or contest in WordPress with RafflePress.

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With the plugin installed and activated to under RafflePress, Add New, name the giveaway and select the type of giveaway you want to start with. There are a few different pre-built options for templates to get you started.

You’ll be able to customize the title, description, and start date on the screen you are brought to and you have full control over these fields. The Pro version even allows you to select the time zone for the giveaway. With that setup, add the methods of entry you would like your users to use such as Facebook Page visits, follows on Twitter, as well as other social channels.

To prevent spamming your giveaway, RafflePress has the option to limit the number of signups per IP address as well as the option for requiring the user to confirm their email to be included as an entrant. The plugin also includes a rules generator to give you some base rules that you can edit to suit your needs.

With all of that setup, you can create a page for the giveaway and add the RafflePress block to embed RafflePress at which point you can select which of your giveaways are embedded on the page.

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Mazi has nine years of web development experience with the past five years spent honing his skills with WordPress plugins and themes. He's an expert in WooCommerce and is the author of the Simple Sales Tax plugin, a popular sales tax compliance solution for WooCommerce. Brett understands the importance of excellent communication, prides himself on producing high-quality code, and is comfortable working solo or as part of a team.

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