At my local WordPress meetup today, I went through an intro to Stripe, a demo of it’s dashboard, then a few ways to integrate Stripe plugins with your WordPress site.
Here’s a few resources I touched on.
- Stripe dashboard
- Stripe documentation
- Stripe test card numbers
- Stripe ACH support – Post by Stripe (Jan 2016)
- HTTPS & SSL – Post by Stripe
- Automattic Partners with Let’s Encrypt to Enable HTTPS on All WordPress.com Websites – Posted today!
WP Simple Pay
- When to use? If you need a standalone Stripe plugin without a full shopping cart, extensive form builder, membership site, etc. Disclaimer: These are plugins I own and sell.
- 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.
- 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 core has always been free, but now the WooCommerce Stripe add-on is also free.
- When to use? When you need to set up shop and sell physical products.
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.