Sprout Invoices FAQs

Are Sprout Apps for my WordPress site or do I need to create a separate install? E.g. an install just for Sprout Invoices.

We recommend you use Sprout Apps (e.g. Sprout Invoices) on your current business website, the same website that you use to receive your estimate requests and generate leads. However, there’s nothing preventing you from creating a new website, maybe on a subdomain (clients.yoursite.com) or subfolder (yoursite.com/clients/), we just think it’s unnecessary and possibly harder to manage.

Can I create my own Invoice and Estimate templates? How easy is it?

Very easy. Even if you only know CSS the current markup on the estimate and invoice templates should allow you to re-style without creating your own template files. Documentation on how to add your own CSS to these templates and how to create new templates is available under the Advanced section of the knowledgebase.

Can I use a custom form from another plugin? E.g. Gravity Forms or Ninja Forms.

Absolutely. There’s an integration add-on available in the marketplace. It’s also free for business members.

Can a client make partial payments to an invoice?

Yes. The discount field can be used to adjust their next payment total.

I need a payment gateway not yet supported. Is Sprout Invoices flexible enough to create new payment processor integrations?

Yes. Sprout Invoices was built with this in mind. Payment processor integrations, depending on the services API, should be relatively easy to implement. Contact Sprout Venture (it’s our development services side) for a development quote or submit a request with us directly.

Can I add VAT?

Yes, we even have a free add-on so you don’t have to build your own customization.

Can a tax rate be added per line-item?

Yes, with a little bit of customization. However, we have an add-on to help you out that adds HST and PST by default.

So I need SSL for my site?

Not if you won’t be accepting credit cards as payment. The exception is the Stripe add-on in the marketplace, it will accept credit card information and pass it securely to the Stripe servers.

Regardless, we do recommend SSL since there could be sensitive/private data submitted on your site, which would protect your clients without them knowing; it would also protect you since you’re logging into your WordPress install and submitting that username and password unencrypted.

 Will Sprout Invoices work on a WPMU install?

Yes. If you want to use it as a network activated plugin contact us; otherwise, each site will need their own license key. In some setups auto-updates will not work.