Cryptocurrencies still offer low-cost peer-to-peer aspects that are and will be appealing to both merchants and consumers in the future. If you are a merchant using or intending to use WordPress for your website, there are several plugins you can use or start to consider in order to add several cryptocurrency features and functionalities to your website. And most are very simple and quick to add.
Needless to say, there are a number of cryptocurrency features you can desire on your website as listed below. Therefore, the type and kind of features you desire will depend on what the website is selling/buying/trading/dealing in and what exactly do you want to display on that particular website. Good to say that most of these plugins are free of charge and offer a wide range of features.
Below are some plugins grouped in various categories.
Plugins to display real-time crypto market prices and other information
This type or group of plugins lets your website visitors and readers to get update on prices and price changes for different cryptocurrencies. The information does update in real time. For website developers and owners, different plugins and widgets let you display cryptocurrency prices in different styles and designs.
Some plugins in this category allow you to choose among the top cryptocurrencies for which you can display exchange rates and prices instead of displaying prices for every cryptocurrency. Price tickers can also display for an individual cryptocurrency.
Some plugins come with real-time notifications and conversions, historical value charts (line charts etc), and themes, and forms for buy/sell alarms.
Altcoin Prices, for instance, is a cryptocurrency plugin that allows you to display prices of more than 700 cryptocurrency prices and it has USD value, market capital and volume related information of all the coins. Other features on this plugin include localbitcoins.com affiliate system, Bitcoin donations, JSON cache and much more.
Coin Table content management system plugin for WordPress sites and which provides or displays real-time information of over 1,600 different cryptocurrencies on your website. It will display trading prices of any cryptocurrency in 156 different local currencies.
You are able to view real-time prices for all cryptocurrencies as well as unique pages displaying price changes, market capitalization and technical information. The plugin also has a converter that lets you do quick conversion for cryptocurrency and fiat. You are also able to view present, current and future ICOs when you enable it on the Admin Panel.
Other features on Con Table include a list of the most common mining equipment such as GPUs, ASICs and Rigs. It provides information such as the price of the rig, hashrate (performance) and power consumption to help users decide on which solution fits their need.
Bitcoin Calculator will calculate price of Bitcoin in 32 different currencies and embeds a calculator on a separate page or area on your website so that your visitors are able to calculate price for different amounts of Bitcoin in local currency. It costs $15 to install on a single website.
Ethereum Rates lets you run a Ethereum ticker and calculator website with support for 79 currencies.
Premium Cryptocurrency Widgets plugin allows you to add different types of widgets to your website and to display real-time data for various coins. It supports data for more than 2000 cryptocurrencies and tokens, including but not limited to Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, Litecoin, Monero, Ripple, Dogecoin, Dash, Zcash, Waves, NEO, Cardano. The plugin pulls data from more than 90 cryptocurrency exchanges and will let you display prices in almost any fiat currency, including USD, CAD, EUR, GBP, AUD, CHF, CNY, JPY, SEK, RUB and others.
The cryptocurrency price ticker widget PRO lets you display cryptocurrency coins current prices, changes, market cap, volume, coin charts & real-time updates for more than 100 top coins.
The widget lets you display crypto widget anywhere using simple shortcode and it draws data from COINMARKETCAP & COINCAP.io apis.
Others in this category include cryptocurrency news and feeds plugins.
Cryptocurrency charts plugins
This type of plugins let you display Bitcoin and cryptocurrency charts that update in real time in order to let people know and learn the trends. Different plugins display different types of charts including line, step, column, candlestick and smoothed line. Different plugins also come with different features including ability to customize themes and data to display, trading volume display options, ability to compare historical performances, intraday data display options, ability to display unlimited charts per page and translation ready settings, among other features.
There are many plugins you can reach out for if you want to have your website displaying cryptocurrency charts.
An example is Visualizer, which adds 12 different beautiful chart types. With it, you can import data from CVS, WP and Google spreadsheets and you can export charts so it is possible to synchronize charts with these online files, and do chart animations. For instance, you can display charts simply by entering the URL of CSV file and setting how often you want to check the URL.
The charts are interactive in that they can display additional data at mouse overs, making sites and blogs very engaging for visitors. This plugin allows you to edit the chart directly from the browser and preview live how it will look like when published.
Coin Charts allows you to display historical data by a short code and avails short code for 68 cryptocurrencies, two theme colors, and full-screen view and all the charts can be viewed in various intervals including 7 days, 1 month, 3 months, 6 months, One year and all time.
It provides visualized charts and graphs and you can also customize it to update intervals from one day and up to six months. The plugin costs $15 to use on a single WordPress website.
Crypto payment plugins
Another category of plugins is those that allow websites and merchants to accept crypto payments. Different plugins in this category also have different features including support for a variety of exchange rate sources, translation, automatic payment notification, conversion from one crypto to another and other features.
CryptoWoo digital currency payment plugin for WooCommerce, for instance, allows merchants to accept Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Litecoin, BlackCoin, and Dash using the Block.io and BlockCypher APIs and wallet service (which helps to reduce the risks of accepting zero confirmation payments). It features a real-time exchange rate feeds from multiple exchanges, conversion of product prices, zero middleman fees, multi-signature & HD wallets, and SegWit support, and no redirection to third party websites.
With a Block.io premium account, you are able to use CryptoWoo to automatically forward sales revenues to a personal desktop wallet client, a paper wallet or a cryptocurrency exchange. It also features ShapeShift integration to accept all altcoins supported by ShapeShift. Other features include refund addresses, price discounts & markups, custom order timeout, auto-completion of orders and default payment currency.
WooCommerce VirtualCoin Services Gateway plugin allows you to accept Bitcoin, Litecoin, Docecoin and more supported cryptocurrencies using VirtualCoin API but you cannot receive in your wallet but to their wallet.
CoinPayments plugin lets you add a payment gateway for more than 800 altcoins. Many people have contributed to this plugin because it is an open source software that is easy to install and configure. CoinPayments also works for Shopify, which is a popular WordPress alternative for WooCommerce.
Coinbase's PayPal like plugin known as Coinbase Commerce allows any website to accept ethereum, bitcoin, bitcoin cash and/or litecoin payments. You can select payment providers, and set up the additional payment method from the alternative payments section. The plugin is integrated to work with MetaMask, a free ethereum browser extension that operates as an eth wallet.
Bitcoin and Altcoin Wallets lets you turn your website into a bank to allow users to deposit, withdraw and transfer Bitcoins and altcoins through some very easy steps. It incorporates some basic accounting functionality and will store all dates in your MYSQL database. You can also export or import all transactions from and to CSV files.
WP Bitcoin Wallet lets you send and receive Bitcoin payments directly from your website using a secure Bitcoin wallet implementation and allows Bitcoin to USD exchange. You are able to view and use all information in the WordPress dashboard and you do not need to log into another website in order to send, receive or view Bitcoin balance.
Mollie Payments lets you process different types of payment options including PayPal, Visa, Mastercard and Bitcoin. The plugin is free to use with no monthly or gateway fees for processing payments.
Digital Paybox plugin allows you to send or distribute files once they are paid for. Payment can be made through PayPal, Payza/Alertpay, Skrill/Moneybookers, Authorize.Net, InterKassa, EgoPay, Perfect Money, Credit/Debit Cards (via Stripe), Bitcoins (via BitPay). Payers can decide how much to pay and which gateway to use. The plugin sends files automatically once payment is completed. Basically, it allows webistes to accept Bitcoin in addition to other methods when monetizing their websites.
Payment gateways such as GoUrl Easy Digital Downloads allows users to sell digital products on their WordPress sites and accept payments from Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Litecoin, Dash, Dogecoin, Speedcoin, Reddcoin, PotCoin, Feathercoin, Vertcoin, Peercoin, and MonetaryUnit. Get live exchange rates, and have crypto payments sent straight to your digital wallet
WooCommerce Stripe Payment Gateway allows you to Bitcoin in addition to credit cards, Alipay, and Apple Pay.
Mining calculators and mining plugins
Mining calculators are fit for websites that offer mining pool services will help miners to calculate ROI, maintenance fees and more. Most calculators will allow you to calculate profits in consideration of a number of factors including power costs, pool rates, initial cost of miner and other details.
Crypto reward plugins
Plugins such as Bitcoin Faucet allow you to reward your visitors with fractures of crypto for completing various tasks on the website.
If you are a donations website hoping to accept cryptocurrency donations on your WordPress site, this could be a good consideration. You can integrate plugins such as GoUrl Bitcoin PayPal Donations to accept Bitcoin, BitcoinCash, Litecoin, Dash, Dogecoin, Speedcoin, Reddcoin, PotCoin, Feathercoin, Vertcoin, Peercoin, and MonetaryUnit donations.
Give is a plugin that will add a "give" button on your WordPress site in order to accept donations from credit cards as well as bitcoin whether you are accepting one-time and recurring donations.
It is free to use although the Stripe add-on, which allows you to accept both credit card and Bitcoin payments, costs $62 for a single site license plus a fee of 2.9% and $0.30 from every transaction.
BitMate Author Donations also lets you add a Bitcoin address through which to accept donations through an automatically generated Bitcoin donation box that can be added anywhere on the site using short-code.
Some plugins such as the Cryptocurrency All-in-One lets you add multiple features on your WordPress including multiple cryptocurrency features prices and exchange rates, cryptocurrency calculator, and a list of all cryptocurrencies, in addition to instructions for accepting payments and donations.