Last week Recurring Donations plugin was released on WordPress.org. While most WordPress plugins offer only once off donation payment option, this plugin introduced a very interesting concept – “Recurring Subscription Donations”. It allows you to configure various terms to accept donation payments on a monthly basis. Users also have the choice of making the full donations if they don’t prefer the recurring method.
Despite the social media boom, email marketing is still going strong. In fact, it’s more important than ever before. In the last year, more than 66% of all adult online shoppers in the US made a purchase from an email.
Your customers are being bombarded with ads and social media messages from all corners. Email marketing is your direct ticket to their inbox where you can enjoy their undivided attention.
This is why collecting emails on your blog and building your subscriber list should be your number one priority.
Do you write eBooks? How-to guides? Digital comics or art books? If you create e-publications, you’ve probably already looked at selling them through fancy online stores or third-party services. What you may not realise is how easily you could be selling them from your WordPress site – using nothing but a free plugin and your existing Business or Premier PayPal account. [Read more…]
PayPal for Digital Goods is a free WordPress plugin that allows you to sell digital goods online using PayPal for digital goods checkout. The checkout process is quick and entirely happens on your site. The visitor never has to leave you site to pay for the item. You can sell any media files from your site using this method.
WP iSell plugin allows you to create a product display box that you can show on a WordPress post/page to sell digital download.
November marked one year since WordPress joined a popular Internet trend and started accepting Bitcoin as one of the ways for webmasters to pay for updates. The popular CMS platform did so to democratize payments, expressing concerns about PayPal blocking access from as many as 60 countries. “Our goal is to enable people,” WordPress stated in its Bitcoin announcement.
If you are using your WordPress site for e-commerce, having a reliable shopping cart plugin is a must. Tips and Tricks HQ has designed the WordPress Simple PayPal Shopping Cart for this purpose. With a rating of 4.3 stars, close to 400,000 downloads, regular updates and great support, the plugin is definitely worth giving a try.
WP Simple PayPal Shopping Cart allows you to include an Add to Cart button on your posts or pages, as well as display the actual shopping cart in your posts, pages or sidebars. Visitors can see what they currently have in their carts, and remove products or change their quantity with a simple click of a button. Payments are processed via PayPal.
There’s a lot of information floating around out there about Bitcoin. From the latest news that the currency will soon be available at some U.S. ATMs to questions over security issues, one thing is certain: it gets people talking. And for good reason. It’s one of today’s hot tech topics, and adding it as a payment gateway on your WordPress store can be a terrific addition that makes life easier for everyone.
Webmasters who are serious about search engine optimization for their sites don’t usually settle for manual methods, but go with reliable software to help them achieve their SEO goals. If you are running your site on WordPress, there are several plugins you can use for this purpose. All In One SEO Pack and WordPress SEO by Yoast are some of the most popular choices, both showing millions of downloads in the WordPress plugin repository. And while each of them has a lot of followers, new users often find it hard to decide which one to pick for their optimization needs. Here’s a brief outline of the benefits each plugin offers to help you decide what will work for your site.
A well-designed e-commerce site means an improved overall image of your brand, more trust from customers, better search engine rankings and higher conversion rates, among other benefits. You want to put some thought into the elements you include into your online store as well as its design. And while each e-commerce site is unique, there are several essentials most of these stores have, which, along with product and service quality, ensure their continuous success. Here is a list of features that will help increase your site’s usability and boost your profits. Take some time deciding on these elements’ design and placement.