- PayIOTA.me allows bloggers to receive payments in MIOTA cryptocurrency
- The plugin is open-source in nature
- Bitvolo crypto gateway allows bloggers to receive payments in XLM, Nano, XRP
A WordPress plugin developed by programmers Dan Darden, Laszlo Molnarfi, and Lacicloud allows bloggers to accept payments in MIOTA for their website. The plug-in, named PayIOTA.me enables blog owners to receive payments in the IOTA cryptocurrency.
How to use the plugin?
The plug-in is compatible with the popular WordPress security add-on, named WordFence. WordFence is the go-to plugin for all WP bloggers to secure their websites from hack and spam attacks. The plugin regularly alerts the website owners of possible security threats and breaches.
With regard to PayIOTA’s compatibility with WordFence, the post reads in part:
“The IPN triggers a rule in WordFence. There is an untested compatibility patch, but you must whitelist PayIOTA.me (either IPV4 + IPV6 or domain) in WordFence. If you can remove the ‘POST without User-Agent/Referer’ rule or disable ‘WordFence advanced blocking’, which works too.”
The plugin allows invoices to last for a maximum of one week’s time. In case the user wants to update their invoice later on, they can issue the same with the “update” API call.
PayIOTA.me allows its users the option to use currencies other than the US dollar. For this, users would need to add the 3 letter currency code in the plugin’s currency settings. Users should also make sure to change their WooCommerce currency settings to ensure that changes take place effectively.
Notably, the plugin is open source in nature, which leaves the scope open for continual improvement reiterations of the same in future.
Bitvolo Payment Gateway for WooCommerce
Another WordPress plugin that leverages the decentralized nature of cryptocurrencies for website owner’s advantage is the Bitvolo Trustless Crypto Payment Gateway.
The plugin ensures that bloggers don’t have to pay any commission on credit card payments, which can go as high as 5 percent of the total amount.
Some of the upsides to this plugin include its support for cryptocurrencies such as IOTA, Stellar XLM, XRP, and Nano. The plugin also supports SEPA bank transfers.
The plugin charges a minuscule fee of CHF 0.05 per transaction and allows ready conversion of liquid fiat currencies like the USD, EUR, and CHF into digital currencies.
As an icing on the cake, the bloggers are not required to worry about the maintenance and technical issues as the plugin operates its own blockchain/tangle nodes.
A tutorial of the aforementioned plug-in can be found here.