Using Stripe with WordPress (WP Meetup Talk)

April 8, 2016 | 3 Comments

For the Fresno WordPress meetup today, I went through an intro to Stripe, a demo of its dashboard, then a few ways to integrate Stripe plugins with your WordPress site.

Gravity Forms

  • When to use? When you need extensive forms and/or want to record each transaction as a form entry within your WP site.
  • The Gravity Forms Stripe add-on requires a paid developer license of Gravity Forms itself.
  • Setup is a bit lengthier. You need to both configure Stripe feeds in your WP admin and webhooks in your Stripe dashboard.


Easy Digital Downloads

  • Easy Digital Downloads core is free. The EDD Stripe add-on is premium.
  • When to use? When you need to sell digital items along with additional actions, such as distributing software licensing or offering other payment options such as PayPal.
  •, in turn, uses EDD with its Stripe add-on.

WP Simple Pay

  • Disclaimer: These are plugins I own and sell.
  • When to use? If you need a standalone Stripe plugin without a full shopping cart, extensive form builder, membership site, etc.
  • All data is stored and viewed in your Stripe dashboard. Not within your WordPress site.
  • WP Simple Pay Lite (free) – Or simply search for “stripe” in your WP admin plugins area. Adds the simple Stripe Checkout overlay to pages without coding.
  • WP Simple Pay Pro (paid) – Adds features such as custom fields, user-entered amounts, coupon codes and subscriptions integration.


Bitwise Demo Day Talk 3/31/16

April 1, 2016 | Comments Off on Bitwise Demo Day Talk 3/31/16

It was a pleasure to do a short talk on who I am and what I do for my hometown Fresno peeps at Bitwise South Stadium. For those that attended thanks for coming out! Slides below.

Lessons Learned Building a WordPress Plugin Business to $10k/month (MicroConf 2015 Attendee Talk)

April 13, 2015 | 9 Comments

In April 2015 I gave an attendee talk at MicroConf Las Vegas. It’s only about 15 minutes.

Here are the slides:


Developing a Simple WordPress Plugin from Scratch

January 18, 2015 | 8 Comments

Recently I walked folks through building a simple WordPress plugin from scratch at the WordPress Developers meetup in Fresno (my hometown).

We went through how to build a plugin for taking donations, optionally with a Stripe Checkout overlay.

Here’s the source code.

Learning Resources

As promised, here’s a list of resources to get you started with plugin development.

Developer Tools

Here’s a few tools I use as I’m developing and debugging plugins.

Google Calendar Events Version 2 Update

August 16, 2014 | 54 Comments

GCE Version 2.0 to be Released late August September 2014

Please submit any questions or troubleshooting requests in the public support forms