WordPress is an easy to use CMS for creating blogs, websites, online shops, etc. For selling products or digital services through WordPress, all you need is the WooCommerce or Easy Digital Downloads plugin. Anyway, while you need to collect payments through your blog, you might want to integrate a payment gateway.
Typically, there are two main payment gateways available.
PayPal is a widely used payment gateway by businesses and professionals. On the other hand, Stripe is used for processing credit cards. And if you need to integrate Stripe with WordPress, we have got you covered. In this article, we are going to show you how you can integrate Stripe with your WordPress blog and collect payments!
This is a simple guide for all beginners.
How To Integrate Stripe With WordPress?
As you know, WPForms is a freemium WordPress plugin. Means, there is a free version available with limited features and a premium version with more advanced features, integrations, etc.
For connecting Stripe with your WordPress blog, you might want to choose the premium plan.
Once you got purchased any premium plan, log in to your WPForms account, download the plugin files. The license key also can be retrieved from your account dashboard.
After downloading the files, install the plugin on your WordPress blog, activate it, and verify the license key. So you are good to go and ready to use all the available addons.
Now, you are ready to create payment forms.
Go to the addons section and search for Stripe. There, you could see the Stripe addon. Just click on the install now button, and the addon will get installed. Under WPForms settings, you could see a payment settings tab.
Choose the currency you need to use. This currency will be used globally. If you are targeting any specific country, you can choose the money from the dropdown. For example, let’s say that you are accepting donations only from India. So, you can select INR as a currency.
While you are planning to collect payments from international visitors, feel free to use USD as the currency.
Anyway, after we activated the Stripe addon, the Stripe setting would be active.
Under the currency section, you could see the Stripe configuration option.
This article was written by Christina and originally published on WPArena.