Love it or hate it, cryptocurrencies are here to stay. If the rapid growth of Bitcoin and Ethereum has shown us anything, it’s that cryptocurrencies will take a massive part of online payments in the near future.
Popular online retailers, including eBay and Amazon, are now preparing to accept cryptocurrencies as a payment method. The Swiss government is already accepting Bitcoin for tax payments. And, according to research, as many as 5.8 million people already use cryptocurrency wallets.
Whether you’re looking to add Bitcoin as a payment method on your e-commerce website or show Ethereum trading prices on your news website in real time, here are some of the cryptocurrency WordPress plugins that we’ve been eyeing.
How To Accept Bitcoin Payments
If you’re planning on accepting cryptocurrency payments on your website, before installing any cryptocurrency payment plugins, you’ll need to sign up for a service that allows you to accept, store and manage your cryptocurrency payments (i.e., a cryptocurrency wallet).
BitPay is one of the most popular and reliable services that helps businesses set up Bitcoin payments on websites. Setting up BitPay on a WordPress website is easy. It supports all common e-commerce plugins, including WooCommerce and Easy Digital Downloads.
The only downside to using BitPay is that it only allows you to accept Bitcoin payments. If you want a service that supports other cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum and Litecoin, you can use a service like CoinPayments.
CryptoWoo is a well-crafted premium plugin that supports fully automated payment processing with cryptocurrencies. You can use the plugin with WooCommerce to accept bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin and more as a payment option.
A key feature of CryptoWoo is that it can process payments on your website without redirecting the customers to another website. The plugin also doesn’t charge any fees for processing cryptocurrency payments.
CryptoWoo plugin pricing starts at $34 for a single website license.
2. GoUrl Payment Gateway
GoUrl is an open-source cryptocurrency payment gateway that allows businesses and websites to securely process payments with Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin and more. The service comes with a free WordPress plugin that integrates with many e-commerce plugins, including WooCommerce, Easy Digital Downloads, bbPress and more.
GoUrl provides Bitcoin and other altcoin payment processing for selling one-time products, selling memberships and even for digital downloads. You can directly integrate the plugin on your website and start accepting Bitcoin payments right away.
If you’re a nonprofit website or simply looking to add a button on your site to accept donations from credit cards as well as bitcoin, then Give is the best WordPress plugin you can use. Give is one of the most popular donation plugins available on WordPress that allows you to accept both one-time and recurring donations.
Give has a Stripe add-on that supports both credit card and Bitcoin payment processing. With this add-on, you can easily accept donations with Bitcoin.
While the Give plugin itself is free to use, the Stripe add-on will cost $62 for a single site license, and Stripe will also charge a fee of 2.9%, plus $0.30 from every transaction.
4. Mollie Payments
You shouldn’t have to install multiple WordPress plugins to process different types of payment options. Mollie is an all-in-one plugin that allows you to accept PayPal, Visa, Mastercard and Bitcoin payments on your website.
The Mollie Payments plugin integrates with WooCommerce for selling both digital and physical products on your website. The plugin is also free to use and doesn’t charge any monthly or gateway fees for processing payments.
5. Coin Table
Bitcoin and Ethereum trading is one of the hottest topics these days. Everyone’s looking for ways to become instant millionaires using cryptocurrencies. If you’re managing a blog or a website related to finance, the Coin Table plugin will come in handy.
Coin Table is a content management system that integrates with WordPress to show real-time information of over 1,000 different cryptocurrencies on your website. You can use the plugin to display the trading prices of any cryptocurrency in 150 different local currencies.
The Coin Table plugin has a one-time fee of $39 to install on a single WordPress website.
6. Coin Charts
Showing the historical data related to cryptocurrencies is another important feature that you can add to your website to educate your audience. If you have a news website or a trading website, this feature will add more value to your content.
Coin Charts is an elegantly designed WordPress plugin that lets you showcase the historical data related to 69 different cryptocurrencies using visualized charts and graphs. The plugin can also be customized to set update intervals from one day and up to six months.
The Coin Charts plugin costs $15 to use on a single WordPress website.
7. Bitcoin Calculator
Bitcoin Calculator is another simple and useful plugin that instantly calculates the price of Bitcoin in 32 different currencies.
Once installed, you can embed the Bitcoin Calculator on a separate page or an area on your website to let your visitors calculate the price for different amounts of bitcoin in their own local currencies.
You can download the plugin for $15 to install on a single website.
Cryptocurrencies often go through many ups and downs. We may never know what the future holds for Bitcoin and Ethereum, but one thing is for sure: It can’t hurt to integrate cryptocurrency plugins into your website today.
By Thomas Griffin
Co-founder and CTO of OptinMonster. Expert software architect with a deep knowledge of building products for the mass market.