Do you want to accept credit card payments on your website or blog?
On the internet, you could find so many free and premium solutions for accepting credit cards. The major ones are – PayPal and Stripe. Well, some folks think PayPal got higher fees, according to Stripe. And guess what. That’s true.
So, the choice might be Stripe.
If you are planning to integrate Stripe to your WordPress blog and accept payments, we have got a simple solution. In this post, we are going to show you how you can connect Stripe with WordPress forms and obtain cash from clients/ customers!
WPForms is one of the popular WordPress plugin available in the industry. And we are huge fans of it. There are millions of WordPress blogs using this plugin for creating their contact forms, newsletter signup forms, suggestion forms, etc. Thankfully, the plugin also offers a lite version.
The WPForms Lite can be purchased from the WordPress repository. And if you check the installations, you could see that 3 million blogs have installed this plugin!
That’s a huge count!
For the basic contact form, the free version is excellent. Well, the premium version comes with more robust features and integrations with third-party applications. For connecting Stripe, you need the premium version of the plugin.
How To Connect Stripe With WordPress Forms?
You need the Pro or higher-level plan for Stripe integration. So, go to WPForms, purchase the plan. You can use your PayPal account or Credit Card for completing the purchase. And after that, log in to the WPForms account and download the premium version of the plugin.
Log in to your WordPress dashboard, go to add new plugins, and upload the premium version of WPForms. Plus, you could find a license key in your WPForms account dashboard. You need to activate the copy of your plugin with the valid license key.
Once you got activated the plugin, all the addons will be ready to act.
Under the addons section, you could find the Stripe addon. Install it. Once you got installed, it will get activated almost instantly.
Now under the WPForms settings, you could see a new tab called Payments.
From there, you could configure the plugin. Choose a currency you want to use. If you are targeting worldwide customers, I’d recommend you USD. If you are targeting any country, choose that specific country’s language.
For example, let’s say that you are having a website and accepting donations only from India. In that case, you could pick the currency as INR.
Anyway, below that section, you can find a part for connecting Stripe with your website.
In the next step, you need to authenticate the account with your website.
Once you have activated the connection, you will be redirected back to your WordPress dashboard. If your connection is successful, you will see the sign.
Now, we have integrated Stripe with our website. We can start accepting payments through our forms by simply adding s Stripe field to it.
For that, you can create a new WPForms form or edit an existing form.
Thankfully, WPForms offers so many pre-made templates where you could import the available form templates to your form builder wizard.
There is also a donation form template available. If you’d like, you could import it or create a completely new one from scratch.
Here, you could see we have a form with multiple fields, dropdown, etc.
Also, don’t forget to add the Stripe field to the form. So, the Credit Card filed will be shown to all the website visitors and customers.
Go to the Payment settings and enable Stripe.
Once you have enabled it, you can also configure additional settings like the description, receipt, etc.
On top of that, WPForms also offers a feature called Conditional Logic, which is one of the most powerful features available in the plugin.
You can enable it and configure if you need to make the form even more powerful.
Also, if you are planning to make the subscription a recurring one, you could choose the same from the settings.
After configuring all these, save the form.
Embedding The Form
And by using the WPForms shortcode or the WPForms Gutenberg block, you can integrate the same form to a page/ post or custom post type.
And when someone pays you through the form, the money will be directly deposited to your Stripe account! Plus, you could see all the transactions in the WPForms entries section.
If you need a more detailed view, click on the entry and it will show you.
For more detailed reports, log in to your Stripe account, search under the subscription settings.
So, simple, right?
So this is how you can connect Stripe with WordPress forms and accept payments.
Get Started With WPForms
You can get the premium version of WPForms from below.
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