Read this post for a look at 9 great Bitcoin and cryptocurrency plugins to help you accept payments or display cryptocurrency information onWordPress. Authored by Harsh Agrawal (shoutmeloud.com). ShoutMeLoud is an award winning blog that talks about living a boss free life with blogging. They cover about WordPress, SEO, Make money blogging, Affiliate marketing. Featured image courtesy of Graphiqa-Stock via Bigstockphoto.
Over the past several years, Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have gone from somewhat fringe concepts to being mainstream topics with a much broader adoption.
Wouldn’t you agree?
That growth might have you looking for ways to integrate Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies into your WordPress blog.
To help, developers have created a wide variety of cryptocurrency plugins that can help you do everything – from accepting cryptocurrency payments on WordPress to displaying helpful cryptocurrency information for your readers.
In this post, I’ve collected the best Bitcoin and cryptocurrency plugins that I could find, divided into two sections:
- Cryptocurrency plugins to help you collect payments
- Other cryptocurrency plugins that handle non-payment functionalities
Let’s get started…
Four Bitcoin And Cryptocurrency Payment And Donation WordPress Plugins
All these plugins help you accept cryptocurrency payments or donations on your WordPress site.
GoURL is the most popular WordPress plugin to help you accept payments in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency.
Beyond accepting standalone payments and donations, GoURL also has several other plugins that help you integrate with:
- Easy Digital Downloads
- Paid Memberships Pro
- Some other smaller plugins
GoURL is convenient and easy to use. The only downside is that it is a third-party gateway and, as such, charges a 1.5% fee (except for Speedcoin payments, which are free).
2. Cryptocurrency All-in-One
As the name suggests, Cryptocurrency All-in-One is a multipurpose cryptocurrency plugin that can handle a few different tasks.
I put it in this section because one of those tasks is accepting cryptocurrency donations (in the free version) and order payments (in the premium version).
Currently, it supports:
- Bitcoin Cash
Beyond payments, it can also help you do some other cool things with cryptocurrency.
- Display cryptocurrency prices and market cap
- Display exchange rates for cryptocurrencies
- Add a calculator for visitors to calculate a cryptocurrency’s price in different fiat currencies
So if you like that “all-in-one” approach, this is a good option.
If you need the premium features, they cost just $10, which is pretty affordable.
3. BitMate Author Donations
BitMate Author Donations is a unique plugin that makes a great option for single and multi-author blogs alike.
Basically, it lets each author automatically add a stylish Bitcoin donation box at the end of their posts (you can also use a shortcode if desired).
Each author gets a new setting in their profile to enter wallets for:
- Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash
It’s also easy to use and the end product looks great:
There are a lot of cryptocurrency payment gateway WordPress plugins, but MyCryptoCheckout stands out for two reasons:
- It has 0% transaction fees.
- There are no third-party intermediaries. Instead, MyCryptoCheckout automatically detects transactions by watching the blockchain.
That approach is something that most cryptocurrency fans should be happy to get behind.
The setup process is easy. And once you finish, your customers will be able to choose from one or more cryptocurrencies when they check out. Then, they’ll be prompted to send the coins straight to your wallet. And if they don’t send it within a certain time frame, the plugin will automatically cancel their order.
MyCryptoCheckout is free for up to 3 sales per month. You can also purchase a license for unlimited sales for $59 per year.
You can also consider CoinPayments as an alternate solution to collect crypto payments in WordPress.
Five Other Useful Bitcoin And Cryptocurrency Plugins
These plugins don’t let you accept cryptocurrency payments, but they still include other neat cryptocurrency functionality.
5. Cryptocurrency Price Ticker Widget
Cryptocurrency Price Ticker Widget is a helpful plugin that uses the CoinMarketCap API to display prices for various cryptocurrencies.
You can display your prices either:
- As a widget in your site’s sidebar, or
- In your site’s content with a shortcode
Cryptocurrency Price Ticker Widget supports the top 50 cryptocurrencies (by market cap) in the free version.
If you have an international audience, one nice feature is the option to display prices in multiple fiat currencies. In total, you can choose from 32 different fiat currencies, including multiple fiat currencies at the same time.
If you need more functionality, there’s also a $29 premium version with:
- More styles
- More currencies – over 1,500 options
- Historical prices
- Real-time price updates
6. Coin Market Cap & Prices
Coin Market Cap & Prices is a premium plugin from the same developer as the Cryptocurrency Price Ticker Widget. Only this time, it takes things further and lets you create a complete CoinMarketCap clone in just a few clicks.
Like Cryptocurrency Price Ticker Widget, it uses the CoinMarketCap API for data.
In total, Coin Market Cap & Prices:
- Supports over 1,000 different crypto coins
- Includes sortable data
- Lets you show historical data, hourly changes, market cap, charts, etc.
- Creates a separate page for each cryptocurrency that users can browse
You can check out the demo here – it really does look a lot like CoinMarketCap.
7. Bitcoin Faucet
Bitcoin Faucet is another cryptocurrency plugin with a unique function. It lets you reward your visitors with a fraction of Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies for visiting your site.
The typical use is to reward visitors for visiting a page with ads. For example, your visitors look at banner ads and you offer them a few Satoshi in exchange:
It’s definitely a niche use – but if you want to create a Bitcoin faucet website, this plugin makes it easy and includes other helpful features like:
- Ad-block detection
- Style options
- Support for nearly all micropayment systems
It’s also 100% free!
8. Cryptocurrency Exchanges List Pro
Cryptocurrency Exchanges List Pro is another plugin that helps you display cryptocurrency information. Only this time, instead of prices, it’s focused on cryptocurrency exchanges.
Using data from the CoinExchangePrice API, Cryptocurrency Exchanges List Pro lets you create a list of the top-200+ exchanges and compare their 24H trading volume and prices:
Beyond that, the plugin can help your visitors find different trading pairs supported by cryptocurrency exchanges, as well as generate a unique page for each individual exchange. You can also add unique content to each of those pages to help with SEO, as well as your own affiliate links to generate extra income.
If you combine this plugin with the Coin Market Cap & Prices plugin above, you can create a cryptocurrency hub that provides a ton of helpful information to your visitors.
Cryptocurrency Exchanges List Pro costs $59 and is available for sale at CodeCanyon.
9. Cryptocurrency Mining Calculator Widgets
Cryptocurrency Mining Calculator Widgets lets your visitors calculate the ROI and maintenance fees of mining various cryptocurrencies:
Currently, Cryptocurrency Mining Calculator Widgets supports 16 different coins, including:
- Bitcoin Gold
- And more
Cryptocurrency Mining Calculator Widgets costs $21 at CodeCanyon.
Which Crypto WordPress plugin are you using?
If you are running a crypto related WordPress blog, you should take advantage of these plugins to add more functionalities to your website. Showing price widget of different crypto coins will make one time readers stick more to your blog. If you are one of those entrepreneurs who believe in Bitcoin and crypto and running an EDD or WooCommerce website, then you should not shy away from adding crypto as a payment system.
For Crypto related blogs, one can also consider WordPress themes which are designed especially for the purpose. I will create a dedicated post for the same in near future. However, for now, these are the two themes that caught my attention and you may like it as well: