How To Add Bitcoin Payment to WordPress Sites
That’s where Bitcoin comes in. In simplest terms, Bitcoin is a digital currency that enables you to accept payments from all over the world. By accepting the ‘cryptocurrency’ on your website, you can ensure you’re able to receive payments from just about anyone.
In this post, we’re going to introduce you to the various Bitcoin WordPress plugins available. We’ll then show you how to use Bitcoin on your website, specifically by adding payment buttons and gateways. Let’s get started!
5 Best Plugins for Accepting Bitcoin Payment on Your Website
- WordPress Bitcoin Plugins
- GoURL Bitcoin Payment Gateway
- Digital Paybox
- Bitcoin Faucet
- Cryptocurrency All-In-One
WordPress Bitcoin Plugins
As a WordPress user, you have various plugin options that enable you to incorporate Bitcoin onto your site. While many of these support the most basic feature – the addition of a WordPress Bitcoin payment gateway – some also offer much more.
Best of all, many of these WordPress Bitcoin plugins can be used alongside popular shopping cart platforms – including WooCommerce. This makes it possible to fully integrate Bitcoin into your WordPress website. Let’s take a closer look at each option, including its pros and cons.
GoURL Bitcoin Payment Gateway is one of the more feature-packed plugins. It enables you to accept Bitcoin and similar payment types – including Litecoin, Dash, and Dogecoin – anywhere on your website. The plugin also integrates seamlessly with multiple shopping cart platforms, such as WooCommerce and Easy Digital Downloads.
- Price: Free
- Pros: Compatible with free add-ons, active customer support.
- Cons: The variety of configuration options can be overwhelming for beginners.
The only premium option on our WordPress Bitcoin plugin list, Digital Paybox is a multiple payment gateway plugin. You can accept payments via PayPal, InterKassa, Stripe (for credit and debit cards) and BitPay (Bitcoins). This is a great choice for digital products, as it also lets you set fixed or flexible (i.e. ‘name your price’) prices for each individual file.
- Price: $20
- Pros: You can set up multiple Bitcoin gateways (such as Stripe and Bitcoin) on one platform.
- Cons: It doesn’t offer any shopping cart integrations.
A bit different than the other plugins, Bitcoin Faucet isn’t technically a payment gateway. Instead, it’s a system that’s integrated into your website to reward your visitors with small amounts of Bitcoin.
When you use Bitcoin Faucet on your website, it’s possible to increase your site’s traffic. However, you can also make a small profit too, depending on the ads you use on the faucet page.
- Price: Free
- Pros: Easy to configure and customizable.
- Cons: It’s potentially easy for spambots to gain access to the faucet and use it to their advantage.
Cryptocurrency All-in-One is a multipurpose plugin with the added feature of accepting Bitcoin payments. It can also be used to display current prices and exchange rates, as well as display an interactive cryptocurrency calculator on your website.
This is one of the easier plugins to use, as it utilizes shortcodes. Any actions – such as displaying the cryptocurrency calculator or offering a payment gateway – can be achieved by simply pasting the shortcode practically anywhere on your site.
- Price: Free
- Pros: Setup and configuration are simple, shortcodes make implementation easy.
- Cons: The default style (particularly for the payment gateway) is dated.
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