At first, let’s understand what cryptocurrency is and why you need it?
Cryptocurrency is simply a digital currency that relies on encryption technology to transfer the value via the internet. This form of currency operates independently of a banking system and can be used in many countries like cash. The most common use of cryptocurrency is selling and buying goods or services online.
Why you need it?
There are several reasons for using cryptocurrency and I will enumerate some of them:
- As it is an “independent ’’ money you can use it from anywhere any time without any limitation’
- In fact you have not pay fees when you buy something online
- The transaction process is very fast you will not spoil your spear time
- You are not paying banking fees. There are a lot of people who have different bank cards so they have to pay fees separately but now they can have one and only online bank and not pay any fee
- You will avoid fraud and chargebacks
- I think one-day paper money will disappear and will stay in the past
Anyhow, we understand what cryptocurrency is and discuss why you need it. So let’s pass on the
Part of our topic and understand how you can accept it on your WordPress website.
For accepting cryptocurrency on your WordPress website you have to install the cryptocurrency plugin on your WordPress website.
Besides Bitcoin there are also other cryptocurrencies as well:
- Dash etc.
Why choose the Bitcoin?
There are a number of reasons for choosing the Bitcoin let’s have a look at a few of them.
- Bitcoin is not addicted in banks so the transfer fees are too much low that’s why many people start to use it
- It is world wiled spread so you can accept it from anywhere and from any time
- It comes with a cloak of anonymity, as those making a payment don’t have to part with any personal information
What you need for having a Bitcoin on your site?
First of all, you need to
- Create a Bitcoin Wallet( it is the place where you can safely store your Bitcoins once earnt)
- Sign Up with a Digital Payment Processor Service(it will enable you to take Bitcoin payments on your WordPress website)
- Install a Cryptocurrency WordPress Plugin ( you have to choose the right plugin install it and everything will be ready)
Here the main thing is to choose the right plugin. I will show you the best WordPress Cryptocurrency plugins and will discuss their advantages too.
1.GoUrl Bitcoin Payment Gateway & Paid Downloads & Membership
This plugin is one of the famous plugins in Cryptocurrency. This plugin will help you to sell physical and digital products, charge for access to gated content, offer paid memberships, and so on.
The main features are:
- There is not a monthly fee, transaction fee 0% and also you can set your price in more than 100 currencies
- Bitcoin/Altcoin Payment Box with Your Own company logo
- It is a free open source on Github.com
- Does it have an automatic option which will help you to get payments straight to your bitcoin/altcoin wallets and convert to USD?EUR etc.
- You can sell any products and send an invoice to get payments and the buyer will get an email
- Also, it is very comfortable for those who don’t want to register they can also buy something and make money on file downloads
- This plugin also works with the third party plugins (WoCommerce, Jigoshop, bbPress, AppThemes, etc)
- The option of direct integration is available here too. You can easily integrate it without any external payment pages
- It is developer friendly plugin which will help you and your developer to do everything easily as the code and functional are written very good
- Auto Synchronization – between payments data stored on your GoUrl.io account and your Website. If GoUrl attempts to deliver a payment notification/transaction confirmation but your website is unavailable, the notification is stored on the queue, and delivered to your website when it becomes available
- It is translation ready and you can choose any language which you want
- The support is very great. You can get a free online tech support
- You can find them on social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin etc.
Find some screenshots here.
2.BitMate Author Donations
This plugin is the second plugin which I will speak about. The BitMate Author Donations will help you to install the cryptocurrency on your WordPress website.
This plugin can automatically add a cryptocurrency donation box below all posts or can be manually controlled via the built-in shortcode [bitmate-author-donate] and/or widgets for sidebars and visual page builders.
Here are some advantages of this plugin:
- When you are using the compatible installed wallets you can set Bitcoin label and message
- It is used in “Maximalist” Bitcoin only mode with classic styles or will adapt to a modern multi-currency display when you add other currencies
- The URI format option is available here
- For avoiding calling other servers you have to use local and self-hosted fonts
- For increasing the site’s privacy it makes use of open-source self-hosted QR code generator
- Translation ready
- It has an excellent online support and you can get any help which you need
Here are some screenshots for your kind review.
One of the easiest ways of installing cryptocurrencies is the CoinGet plugin.
You will change your Bitcoins into US dollar or ERO without volatility risk.
The official site of this plugin will help you to connect your store to their fully automated cryptocurrency processing platform and invoice system, giving you access to the rapidly emerging blockchain market.
The main features are:
- Fully automatic gateway
- The payment amount is calculated using real-time exchange rates
- Your every customer can choose the cryptocurrency whether to pay it BitCoin, Litecoin, Ethereum etc.
- You have not pay fees for setup or recurring
- No chargebacks – guaranteed
- The slight underpayments are accepting automatically
- Refunds can be issued directly from the invoice – without the involvement of the seller.
Review the screenshots here.
This plugin is very famous and it allows you to accept payments via Bitcoins and your BitPay account for items should through Easy Digital Downloads.
This plugin allows you to sell digital and physical products, on-site Checkout, Mature Content, Off-site Checkout, Direct Bank Transfers.
You can download it from many countries and for your native language as it is translation ready plugin.
The key features are:
- It is easy to install and use
- Supports several crypto-currencies
- It is responsible
- It is highly configurable via an admin interface
- The support of captcha systems including SolveMedia and FunCaptcha – more monetization for you are available here too
- Has an excellent and fast support team
- It doesn’t have any pro pay version and it is free
Below you can see the screenshots.
The Digital Paybox is a premium plugin that will enable you to take Bitcoin in exchange digital downloads. This solution integrates with numerous payment gateways but uses Bitpay to accept Bitcoin.
This is the one and only plugin which offers the customer to decide how much they would like to pay for a digital product.
You can set a minimum price too and once a payment has been made, Digital Paybox automatically sends a temporary encrypted link to the buyer via email, allowing them to receive the digital product.
It does not only offer the BitCoin but others as well.
The key features are:
- You can get payments from your users
- Multiple payment gateways are available here and you can choose one which is good for you and for your customers
- The Bitcoin payments you can get thought BitPay
- The Stripe is available here too. That will allow you to not only via PayPal, Payza/Alertpay, Skrill/Moneybookers, Authorize.Net, InterKassa, EgoPay, PerfectMoney, Credit/Debit Cards (via Stripe), Bitcoins (via BitPay) but also via Visa, MasterCard, American Express
- Your buyers can choose the price and buy your product
- You have to set a minimum price for your product
- Even you can set a minimum fixed amount of payment for each file to be downloaded
- You can also install the X-Sendfile mode, a mod_xsendfile module on your server and download huge files thought it
- The links are downloading temporary
- The payment form is fully responsive
- Has modern payments such as CSS3 AJAX-driven payment forms
- Developer friendly as you can insert shortcodes like [paybox id=”XXX”]
- It generates an encrypted link that is valid for limited time.
- It is very easy to install and easy to use plugin
- The digital Paybox is translation ready and you can translate it in any languages
- WordPress offers this plugin and there are not any altars from plugin check and WP_DEBUG
- There is a great and huge documentation. Even you can find YouTube videos of how to use and install it etc
- It has an online multilingual live support which will help you to solve your problems anywhere and any time
Look through the screenshots.