Cryptocurrencies have grown rapidly and seem to be here to stay. Is your WordPress site ready to accept Bitcoin online? Do you want to earn cryptos by mining? Need a ticker to tell your visitors about the current prices of Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum, and more? We collected 14 WordPress Bitcoin/altcoins plugins that can add required functionality to your website. Each has more 600 active downloads and has been updated not more than 3 months ago. They are completely free to download from the official WordPress directory.
First, Choose Your Crypto Wallet
You will need to create a crypto wallet. A wallet is software that allows you to accept, store, and manage your payments with cryptocurrency. There are dozens of online and offline wallet options. They may differ in cost, security, convenience, and other features. Typically, you need a different wallet for each type of coin, so check Blockchain, CoinBase, Bitcoin Core, Exodus, Litecoin, and elsewhere to find the client that best suits your needs.
Cryptocurrency All-in-One is one of the most complete plugins and offers lots of functionality. The free version includes a list of all cryptocurrencies, their prices and exchange rates, a calculator, and candlestick price charts. It also enables you to accept payments and donations in Bitcoin via your website.
This plugin displays the current prices (updated hourly) of 100+ cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum. The Price Ticker lets you show these prices inside the header or footer of your site. Using widget shortcodes, you can install it anywhere on your site and customize the background/font color.
Crypto Coin is another ticker that can show your visitors the prices of cryptocurrencies. This plugin reads from the CoinMarketCap.com API, which provides updated prices for over 1300 cryptos. The developers say it will cache the results on your site for 2 minutes. Additionally, the plugin has a crypto wallet calculator widget.
This plugin lets you display a price ticker, a table of current cryptocurrency prices, a graph of historical prices, and a converter.
If you just want to inform your visitors about the current price of Bitcoin, this plugin is what you need.
All Currencies extends the WooCommerce plugin that you have already installed on your e-commerce site. This plugin has WordPress multisite compatibility and handles around 30 types of cryptocurrencies. Once it’s been installed, you’ll be able to see cryptos among other country currencies in your WooCommerce list.
WooCommerce Stripe Payment Gateway lets you accept payments on your website via the Stripe payment gateway. With this plugin, a customer can pay using a credit card, Apple Pay, or BitCoin/Alipay. It also includes saving cards for your Stripe account and an automatic email receipt, among other features.
Mollie allows you to accept PayPal, Visa, Mastercard, and 11 alternative payment methods including Bitcoin on your website. It has WordPress multisite support and is compatible with WooCommerce Subscriptions.
Bitpay supports all Bitcoin wallets and lets your customers pay with this cryptocurrency. The plugin requires that WooCommerce be installed.
With this extension, your e-commerce store can support Bitcoin, Litecoin, and 40+ other cryptocurrencies as alternative payment methods via CoinPayments.net. This plugin will come in handy if you use the WooCommerce shopping cart system. There is a 1% fee per transaction.
This plugin needs to be integrated with WooCommerce. It provides a cryptocurrency payment gateway and allows you to accept Bitcoin and other altcoins straight to your wallet addresses. While there is no monthly fee, there is a per-transaction fee.
GoUrl also provides cryptocurrency payment processing if you want to sell products, memberships, and digital downloads using the GoUrl Bitcoin Payment Gateway plugin. It automatically forwards all payments to external Bitcoin or 10+ altcoin wallet addresses.
Bitcoin Faucet can help you exchange traffic for a small fraction of Bitcoin or other cryptocurrency. Visitors navigate to your Faucet page, see the banners (and maybe eventually click), and get rewarded. Cryptos allow you to use really tiny units, like the Satoshi.
This plugin allows you to earn money by mining Monero on a visitor’s CPU. Monero Miner comes with widgets, a bar, and a notification popup to show users about mining and has a block for a mobile option. By the way, experts say you hardly earn any money on mining; read how Symantec offers defense against unwanted mining activity.
There are plenty of plugins with different functionalities. Once they’ve been installed, you’ll be able to display cryptocurrencies and their prices on your website, accept Bitcoin/altcoins at your e-commerce store, or even start mining through visitors.
Popular online retailers, including eBay and Amazon, are now preparing to add cryptocurrencies as a payment method to their stores. Do you need one of the listed plugins or even more? We are ready to add required functionality to your WordPress website.