Using Stripe with WordPress (WP Meetup Talk)

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.

Here are a few other resources I touched on during the talk.

Extra Resources

3 Comments

  1. Bet Hannon on April 8, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Thanks, Phil. This looks great! Sorry I had to miss your presentation!



  2. Xochipala MaesValdez on November 4, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Greetings,
    I have been trying to find a plugin for WordPress that accepts ACH payments through Stripe. Have not had any luck. Do you have any ideas?



    • Phil Derksen on November 5, 2016 at 10:44 am

      You know I haven’t run across any yet either. We definitely have it in the roadmap for WP Simple Pay Pro, but we’re not sure on a release date yet.