In the past few weeks, Bitcoin has been a pretty hot subject in the press, with the recent Mt. Gox disaster and the world’s first Bitcoin ATM’s rolling out. But even with all the controversy surrounding Bitcoin, it may be able to help you as a WordPress user. Bitcoin is becoming a currency of choice for a lot of educated consumers, and you may end up with many customers who prefer it. First, the basics: Bitcoin is a decentralized digital currency. Let’s break that down. Bitcoin is decentralized, which means–unlike, say the US Dollar which is controlled by the Federal Government—it […]
Many of us spend an incredible amount of time on the “admin” side of our businesses, invoicing customers, collecting payments, and all of that incredibly boring stuff. Well, you may have a system already or a online service or native desktop application that’s doing all of that for you – but have you considered using WordPress? This plugin via the Extendd network might be one option to look into and it just got updated (rewritten from the groundup) to see version 2.0:
Although these two apps aren’t WordPress-specific I have found both of them to be quite useful and have simply loved the sheer simplicity of the user experience as well as the obvious effectiveness that’s been created. In a ever-increasing world of eCommerce for WordPress the temptation is to continue to add features instead of pull back slightly or at least think critically about what is needed and what is not needed. Many of them are bloated and simply too large to be much use for many people. That’s why these two inspire:
Pippin has announced the release of the newest module and extension available for his very successful Easy Digital Downloads plugin – recurring payments! With this module you’ll be able to have people sign-up for subscriptions for recurring revenue on a daily, weekly, monthly, or even yearly payment cycle. You’ll get payment tracking, reporting, limitation for downloads for users, and even find integration with the Restrict Content system that he has. Although it’s only available for PayPal Standard at this time he’s looking into bringing PayPal Pro and Stripe integration soon.