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.

WooCommerce

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.
  • wpsimplepay.com, 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.

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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:

Resources

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

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