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Top 4 WordPress Plugins for Accepting Bitcoin Payments

Web development
14 February 2022
Mark Tuxford
Mark Tuxford

If you own a WordPress site, then you must have thought about the many ways you could earn money. Well, the main question here is actually what type of money could and should you accept as payment for your services or products.

You have probably considered the many ways you can accept payment. The most usual one is PayPal, but you have a whole load of different methods of getting paid at your disposal as well. At one point, you definitely thought about accepting Bitcoin or some other form of cryptocurrency as a valid payment method on your site. But what is Bitcoin and is it really all that practical?

Even some electric car companies accept Bitcoin as a valid payment method. This goes to show that you can indeed get paid in the form of Bitcoins. It only depends on what you are going to be selling and which plugin you are going to be using in order to receive Bitcoin payments.

BitPay Checkout For WooCommerce
If you are using WooCommerce on your WordPress site and wish to receive payments in the form of Bitcoins then you can download this plugin to make that happen.

Digital Paybox
Digital Paybox is a premium plugin that you can download and use on your WordPress site. It basically allows for the distribution of files through payments.

You can set a minimum price for each of your digital products but the person who is buying it may add additional funds to their purchase if they wish so.

The plugin can use all kinds of different payment methods, but you can also use Bitcoins through BitPay.

GoUrl Bitcoin Payment Gateway
Here we have another solution for receiving cryptocurrencies on your WordPress site. GoUrl Bitcoin Payment Gateway is a nice plugin that does not keep any money or Bitcoins on their servers.

You can receive payments directly to your Bitcoin or Altcoin wallet and then, later on, convert them to the currency of your choosing all in automatic mode.

The plugin gives you the ability to choose what your customers are able to pay for. By this I mean that the customers can:

  • Pay per product: if you are selling a specific product.
  • Pay per download: if you are selling something online like a book or something else.
  • Pay per page view: people can pay to gain access to some of your premium content or videos.
  • Pay per membership: you can create custom actions and offer paid access to your premium content.

So in a nutshell, this plugin is very practical as well as safe, and with it, you can sell either digital or physical products and services through your site.

Easy Digital Download
This is yet another great plugin for accepting Bitcoin payments. The plugin is completely free to usebut the catch is that in order to accept Bitcoin payments you have to purchase the premium version of the plugin to unlock this feature.

BitPay Checkout For WooCommerce
If you are using WooCommerce on your WordPress site and wish to receive payments in the form of Bitcoins then you can download this plugin to make that happen.

Bitcoin & Altcoin Wallets
And last but not least is the plugin called Bitcoin and Altcoin Wallets by dashed-slug. It is a plugin that basically allows your users to deposit, withdraw, and transfer Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies on your WordPress site.

It is free to use, and it has all of the functions needed to make transactions with cryptocurrencies. The premium version of this plugin offers you things like exchange, airdrop, faucet, tip the author, and many more features with which you can make even greater use of this plugin.

First, make sure that you have created a bitcoin wallet with which you will be able to receive the cryptocurrencies.

Also, make sure that you have some sort of reset plugin installed with which you can revert your site back to its former error-free state in case you mess something up.

I personally recommend that you install WP reset because it offers exactly that possibility and some other additional features that will help you in your site creation/maintenance/restore process.

Regardless of your choice, make sure that the plugin does not have any conflicts with some of the plugins that you have already installed on your WordPress site. Also, try to use plugins that go hand in hand with other plugins that you are currently using (like WooCommerce) because there is no point in using a different plugin for each aspect of your online store.

As we can see, the steady rise in the popularity of cryptocurrencies has also increased the number of businesses that accept this form of payment. So it is only a matter of time before all of us simply start using this form of payment for any kind of transaction that we may have on the internet.

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MWB are a bespoke development agency specialising in Woocommerce and ecommerce stores. Our experienced team are specialists in delivering ecommerce solutions, bespoke web design and engaging, high converting Woocommerce websites that align with your business goals as well as state-of-the-art aftercare packages.

Check out our other Ecommerce articles to learn how to reduce your churn rate and the 2021 trends for WooCommerce, alternatively contact us to talk about your e-commerce ideas or check out our recent work.

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