BTCPayWall – Bitcoin paywall for selling content and digital goods on WordPress.
BTCPayWall offers users, especially content creators, a unique solution for selling digital goods via WordPress.
With BTCPayWall, a content creator can sell their blog articles, digital goods, images or even PDF files and receive tips and donations directly through the website without any intermediaries or third parties involved.
The BTCPayWall solution uses the BTCPay server and OpenNode to process payments and perform instant transactions.
The goal of this plugin is to allow content creators to sell their digital assets and earn money directly from the website.
This makes the process much more secure and allows users to pay with Bitcoin and Lightning.
The main functions of BTCPayWall are:
- Bitcoin paywall to sell content and digital products through WordPress
- Uses BTCPay Server and OpenNode for payment processing
- No login or registration is required for users
- Every article has a free part, and at some point it becomes chargeable.
- Income generation through donations for the site operator
With the BTCPayWall, digital content can be offered for a fee. The payment is made by Bitcoin and Lightning via the BTCPay server.
Those who run a website based on WordPress can secure the digital content with a paywall, which can be unlocked via Bitcoin or Lightning payment.
Without registering or logging in, a user can anonymously unlock the desired content by making a Bitcoin or Lightning payment.
The user scans the QR code displayed in the paywall with his Bitcoin wallet and after successful payment the desired content is displayed immediately.
The WordPress BTCPayWall for BTCPay Server can be used for the following applications:
- Pay-per-postfor the sale of individual blog posts and newspaper articles.
- Pay-per-view for the sale of videos that are played directly
- Download store for sale digital goods that are downloaded
- Tipping to receive donations and tips
Pay per post – payment per blog post
With BTCPayWall, publishers and blog operators can offer their visitors individual articles and blog posts for a fee.
The BTCPayWall thus offers an alternative or supplement to the previous subscription models. The BTCPayWall offers publishers the opportunity to offer high-quality content to readers willing to pay per newspaper article.
It offers an alternative for readers on the Internet who do not want to subscribe, but are willing to pay for a single and high-quality article.
The reader gets to see part of the article up to the Bitcoin paywall without restrictions. After successful payment, the individual blog post can continue to be read without restriction.
This is what the payment window looks like. If you want to try it out, you can display the hidden area for €1.
Here the area protected by the BTCPayWall ends and every reader can continue reading normally.
Pay per view – payment per video
With pay-per-view, videos can be protected with the BTCPayWall.
The video is presented via a preview image and a short description.
Via Bitcoin or Lightning payment, the video is unlocked and played via the video player on your own website.
Videos deposited as private videos on YouTube or Vimeo can thus be offered for a fee.
Alternatively, the videos can be stored on the WordPress server or any other video platform and offered for a fee.
Do you want to watch the example video? Then watch the video about the cat that knows everything:
Download Store – payment per file download
With the Download Store all kinds of files can be sold. Be it software, eBook, a PDF instruction or an image. After the successful payment, the customer has access to a download link and can download his desired files.
For each download product a detailed page is created, through which an order is executed.
Personal data can optionally be requested from the customer. This information is not mandatory and the customer can order completely anonymously. The delivery of the file will be done by email or will be offered for download on a separate page.
Tips and donations
As the operator of a blog, a YouTube channel or an information site on the Internet, you are happy to receive a financial contribution from your fans.
Using the tipping function, you can receive donations and tips. So fans can quickly and easily donate a few Satoshi and support the work.
There are various tipping modules that can be integrated into your website in different ways. Like the Donation Page that is displayed here.
You will find the other tipping modules distributed on this website. For example, as a tipping box at the bottom of each page or as a banner in the right sidebar.
Simply add the Donation button to the desired location on your own website and visitors can financially support the work on the website.
The support can be made by anonymous payment or can be provided with a personal message, which can be displayed on the website.
Try it out and make a small donation to Coincharge to understand how the Tipping Module can be used.
BTCPayWall plugin turns any WordPress site into a revenue stream for digital content and digital goods. The options presented here can be adapted to other application examples.
For example, support requests can be designed in such a way that a small amount must be paid before the support request is sent. This way, unpleasant spam requests can be prevented.
Likewise, the BTCPayWall is also used for payments in restaurants and retail stores, as a purpose of payment can be transmitted by the operator at the time of payment.
The BTCPayWall plugin can be obtained for free from WordPress. Payment processing requires a BTCPay store or an account with the payment provider OpenNode.
With the help of the WordPress editors WPBakery, Elementor, Gutenberg or simply via shortcode, the various functions can be integrated into any WordPress page.
The WordPress plugin BTCPayWall for BTCPay Server is available for free. More information and installation instructions can be found at:
Setup Service BTCPayWall
Don’t you want to set up and install the BTCPayWall yourself?
For a one-time fee of €249,- we set up the BTCPayWall on your website.
Bitcoin Paywall Integration
BTCPayWall integration on WordPress
We integrate the BTCPayWall including Bitcoin and Lightning payments on your WordPress website and provide the following services for it:
- Install BTCPayWall plugin in WordPress
- Configuration BTCPayWall
- Setting up a BTCPay Store on a BTCPay Server
- Configuration of the BTCPay Store
- Deposit Bitcoin address (xPub key) of the store owner
- Creation Bitcoin payment page in store design
- Connecting the BTCPayWall to the BTCPay Store
- Activation Bitcoin and Lightning as payment method
- Integration BTCPayWall into individual applications:
- Tipping / Donation
- Creation of a Tipping / Donation Page
- Creation of a Tipping / Donation Banner
- Creation of a Tipping / Donation Box
Bitcoin Paywall Integration in WordPress
Accept Bitcoin and Lightning payment on your WordPress site to charge for digital content.
With BTCPayWall, you can offer pay-per-post for a single blog post, pay-per-view for video, and pay-per-file for download, accepting Bitcoin payments over the Lightning Network.
Likewise, you can receive donations, tips and financial support from your readers and visitors to your website.
We integrate the Bitcoin Paywall including Bitcoin and Lightning payments on your WordPress website and provide the following services for it:
Install BTCPayWall plugin in WordPress
The WordPress plugin “BTCPayWall” is installed into the WordPress website.
The BTCPayWall is customized based on individual requirements.
Setting up a BTCPay Store on a BTCPay Server
We set up a BTCPay store on the BTCPay server of your choice. You can use Coincharge’s BTCPay server at no extra cost or use your own BTCPay server.
If you do not have your own BTCPay server, LunaNode can set up a BTCPay server for you.
Configuration of the BTCPay Store
A BTCPay store is set up on the BTCPay server and adjusted based on the individual requirements of the online store.
Deposit Bitcoin address (xPub key) of the store owner
In the BTCPay store on the BTCPay server the Bitcoin address of the store owner is stored as xPub key. Thus, all incoming Bitcoin are credited directly to the store owner’s own Bitcoin wallet.
Creation Bitcoin payment page in store design
The payment page for the customer is customized in the design of the online store.
Connecting the BTCPayWall to the BTCPay Store
The BTCPayWall is connected to the BTCPay Store on the BTCPay Server so that the systems can interact with each other.
Activation Bitcoin as a payment method
Activation and enabling of the Bitcoin and Lightning payment method in the Bitcoin Paywall.
Inclusion of the Bitcoin paywall in a blog post
Bitcoin paywall integration in a video
Inclusion of the Bitcoin paywall in a download file
Tipping / Donation
- Creation of a Tipping / Donation Page
- Creation of a tipping / donation banner for the navigation bar and as a finishing touch for a web page
- Creation of a tipping / donation box as widget for footer or navigation bar