WP Simple Pay – Best Stripe Payments Plugin – Easily Create Payment Forms in WordPress

Description

It should be simple to accept payments and run your business online. There are many situations in which you don’t need a complicated store, cart or checkout process. You just need a simple payment form that accepts credit cards, debit cards, and other popular payment methods.

WP Simple Pay is a standalone payments plugin that connects Stripe with WordPress. Since it’s not an add-on, no other plugins are required. In just a few steps, you can be up and running in no time. Simply create a payment form and start accepting credit cards and other payment types on your WordPress site.

Stripe Checkout is a drop-in payment flow optimized for the highest conversion. It’s built for desktop, tablet, and mobile devices. It’s continuously tested and updated to offer a frictionless payment experience. It’s also PCI DSS compliant and SCA-ready without any changes to your website.

WP Simple Pay Pro
This plugin is the lite version of the WP Simple Pay Pro plugin that comes with many payment features including custom fields, user-entered amounts, coupon codes, tax rates, recurring payments (aka subscriptions), alternate payment methods, and tons more. Click here to purchase the best premium WordPress payments plugin now!

WP Simple Pay features

  • Create unlimited payment forms integrated with Stripe Checkout
  • Display your brand or product image on Stripe Checkout pages
  • Option to collect customer billing & shipping addresses
  • Option to verify zip/postal code without an address
  • Apple Pay & Google Pay support with Stripe Checkout
  • Support for 30+ languages, 45+ countries, and 135+ currencies
  • reCAPTCHA v3 invisible verification support
  • PCI DSS compliant and Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) support for improved security
  • AffiliateWP integration
  • Custom payment success & failure pages
  • Toggle between test & live modes
  • Developer-friendly for building custom integrations

WP Simple Pay Pro features

If you need more functionality, you can upgrade to WP Simple Pay Pro to get these powerful features:

  • Drag & drop form design controls
  • Unlimited custom fields to capture additional data
  • Custom amounts – let customers enter an amount to pay
  • Create custom payment receipt and notification emails
  • Create and manage coupon codes
  • Create and manage tax rates
  • On-site checkout (no redirect) with custom forms
  • Embedded & overlay form display options
  • Apple Pay & Google Pay support with custom forms
  • ACH debit payment support
  • Alternate payment support: iDEAL, Alipay, Bancontact, giropay and more
  • Stripe Subscription support
  • Subscription installment plans
  • Subscription setup fees
  • Subscription trial periods
  • Send subscribers payment renewal reminders
  • Priority customer support

By upgrading to WP Simple Pay Pro you also get access to one-on-one help from our knowledgeable support team and our extensive documentation site.

WP Simple Pay has been a game changer for my business. There is no simpler way to add Stripe payments to your site. We offer subscriptions with setup fees and this plugin handled these needs beautifully. Their support is unrivaled too.

Brian Casel, Founder of Audience Ops

There is a small 2% fee per-transaction plus Stripe fees while using WP Simple Pay Lite. Upgrade to Pro for no added fees and priority support.

Who is WP Simple Pay For?

  • Freelancers and agencies who develop custom websites
  • Coaches and consultants selling one-time and recurring services
  • Sites selling a small number of physical products
  • Fitness and yoga studios selling one-time, monthly and annual memberships
  • Charities and churches accepting credit card payments for one-time and recurring donations
  • Sites selling tickets for events
  • Startups accepting Stripe payments before building out a custom billing system

We needed to start accepting credit card payments for services quickly, and WP Simple Pay over-delivered. The plugin and support behind it have been key in building up our 6-figure business. I couldn’t wish for anything more out of a product.

Craig Hewitt, Founder of Podcast Motor

Upgrade to WP Simple Pay Pro Now

WP Simple Pay is a verified member of the Stripe partner program. This program recognizes software that meets Stripe’s strict quality requirements and provides users of WP Simple Pay and Stripe with the confidence they need to trust us both with their payment integrations.

Below are a few examples of ways you can set up Stripe payment forms with WP Simple Pay. See our demo site to try them out for yourself.

Payment form drag & drop builder

Drag and drop to add a custom amount entry, a coupon code field, various custom field types, subscription plan selection, a payment summary and more.

All data entered into these custom fields are stored as “metadata” with each Stripe payment record within your Stripe dashboard, so everything is viewable alongside all payment or subscription plan data.

Try our custom fields demos

3 form display types

Select from the embedded, overlay, or Stripe Checkout payment form display types.

Compare them by trying a few of our demos.

Use Stripe Checkout payment pages

If you need only minimal payment form customizations and don’t need an overlay payment form, you can utilize Stripe’s fully-hosted checkout pages for payment. You can set a few options when using Stripe Checkout, but when this option is selected, Stripe dictates what can and cannot be configured on the checkout page as it is served up by Stripe’s servers.

Try our Stripe Checkout demos

We paid developers for several hours to do what WP Simple Pay accomplished in minutes. A no-brainer investment for us.

Justin McGill, Founder of LeadFuze

Allow custom amount payments

Set a one-time amount or let your site visitors pay what they want. Optionally specify minimum and default amounts.

Try our one-time custom amount demo

Add and customize subscription options

Connect a payment button to an individual Stripe plan or let your site visitors pick a plan to subscribe to. Add a custom amount option, charge a setup fee or tie into free trials.

Try a few of these subscription demos:

You can also set up installment plans to end subscriptions after a specific number of charges.

Offer discounts with coupon codes

Percent or amount-off coupon codes added in your Stripe dashboard can be used in your payment forms.

Use with subscriptions or one-time payments, and optionally add a total amount label that updates real-time.

Try our demos with coupon code fields

I’ve set up payment processing on over a dozen sites and it usually takes forever just to get up and running. Using WP Simple Pay I was accepting Stripe payments in no time. It’s one of the best decisions I made while launching my new product.

Mike Taber, Founder of Bluetick

Add Apple Pay and Google Pay buttons

Give your site visitors the option to pay using Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Microsoft Pay with a single button in your custom embedded or overlay forms.

Anyone with a browser and device combination that allows one of these options will see the new payment button.

Try our Apple Pay & Google Pay demos

Accept ACH and Alternative Payment Methods

Give your customers the option to pay directly from their bank accounts with ACH debit payments and take advantage of lower fees. ACH payments on Stripe cost 0.80%, capped at $5, with no monthly fees or verification fees.

Try our ACH debit payment demos

Additional alternative payment methods are supported by WP Simple Pay and Stripe, with more on the way. Feel free to explore these demos:

Customized payment confirmation details

Easily customize the credit card payment confirmation details your customers see within the post editor using placeholder tags.

Complete any purchase on our demo site to see it in action.

Locale and currency settings

Stripe currently supports 30+ languages, 45+ countries, and 135+ currencies. WP Simple Pay lets you set the locale (language) for your payment forms as well as the preferred currency and date formats for your site’s region.

Try our French locale + Euro currency demo

The WP Simple Pay team has been outstanding. From technical support to feature requests to frequent product updates – the value provided has saved us thousands over building a Stripe integration ourselves.

Jon MacDonald, Founder of The Good

Get Help

WP Simple Pay is backed by top-notch technical support from our globally distributed full-time support team. We also have an extensive documentation site available. If you’re looking for faster support via email, we encourage you to purchase a WP Simple Pay Pro license.

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Screenshots

  • Desktop Stripe Checkout example
  • Mobile Stripe Checkout example
  • Payment forms listing
  • Payment form settings: One-time amount
  • Payment form settings: Payment button
  • Payment form settings: Stripe Checkout display
  • Settings: Payment confirmation details
  • Settings: Connect with Stripe, Test mode
  • Settings: Site-wide defaults

Installation

The easiest way to install WP Simple Pay is to search for it via your site’s Dashboard.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Log in to your site’s dashboard (e.g. www.yourdomain.com/wp-admin).
  2. Click on the “Plugins” tab in the left panel, then click “Add New”.
  3. Search for “Stripe” or “WP Simple Pay” and find our plugin near the top.
  4. Install it by clicking the “Install Now” link.
  5. When installation finishes, click “Activate Plugin”.
  6. A new menu item “WP Simple Pay” should appear in your dashboard.

If you prefer installing manually you can download the plugin ZIP file here.

Additional documentation at docs.wpsimplepay.com.

FAQ

Can I collect payments on mobile?

Yes. Stripe Checkout is optimized for mobile and automatically presents Apple Pay or Google Pay options when available.

Can I create multiple payment forms?

Yes. There is no limit to the number of payment forms you can create, each with unique settings.

Is there a maximum amount that can be collected per payment?

No. Payment forms do not have a limit on how much money can be processed.

Do I need to purchase a Stripe payment gateway add-on?

No. WP Simple Pay connects to Stripe (and Stripe only) out of the box. No Stripe payment gateway add-on required.

Can I collect more than just payment data from my customers?

WP Simple Pay Pro allows you to insert additional custom fields in your payment forms to record extra data with each Stripe payment record.

Where can payment forms be embedded?

Payment forms are embedded via shortcodes and can be placed anywhere a shortcode can.

What are the fees for collecting payments?

Stripe has a per-transaction charge which varies by country. See Stripe’s pricing for details.

Besides Stripe’s pricing, WP Simple Pay charges an additional 2% fee for transactions processed through WP Simple Pay Lite (the free version of the plugin).

The 2% additional fee is removed by upgrading to WP Simple Pay Pro.

Can I offer coupon codes to my site visitors?

WP Simple Pay Pro provides a way to add a field to allow an amount or percentage off discount code.

Can I accept payments without leaving my website (on-site checkout)?

WP Simple Pay Pro offers on-site payment forms that ensure customers never leave your site.

Reviews

7 april, 2021
Look, I've been around the ecosystem for a long time. I've co-founded and run WordPress plugins, but I'm no developer by a long shot. This plugin is, by far, the easiest and fastest way to start selling on your site. Period. As long as you already have a Stripe account, the setup is simple and no technical prowess is needed. I had some issues with the plugin after using it for a couple weeks, but even while not being a paid user, the support I got here in the WordPress forum was excellent. I will now be recommending this plugin to everyone.
26 maart, 2021
Payment forms are UGLY, NO structure. Forget about WHERE or HOW to integrate your existing Woocommerce products into this plugin...good luck! Pricing your existing products....NO flow-through...you have to create ALL NEW PRODUCT descriptions, pricing, etc...then figure out HOW to make sure it displays correctly on the Checkout page! HORRIBLE
9 desimber, 2020
Adam Lea responded quickly and solved my issue promptly. Instead of getting frustrated just contact support and they are quite willing to help. Thank you very much Adam!
11 novimber, 2020
We've been using Simple Pay Pro for over a year, and there's never any complaints. Simple drag and drop, intuitive interface makes each of us a happy user. Once in a blue moon (thanks to our theme) a bug pops up, and the Support team responds super quick with a perfect solution.
4 novimber, 2020
Were a startup doing sales letters and funnels. We are currently focused on our first launch with our first customer, building the processes at the same time we push the customer project through them. Tedious work, and fun. It´s the first time we do pretty much everything. Anyway.. When the payment button didn't work the way it was supposed to, the support suggested id create a temporary wordpress login, for them to use inorder to test and troubleshoot the problem and i did. Less than hours later an email arrived, detailing the exact origins of the problem, included was a step by step guide o exatly how to fix the problem. With screenshots and everything. Turns out the fault was entirely my own. I had misspelled the suffix in the domain name in googles reCaptcha service. I was blown away that these guys just took over and did the whole trouble shooting for us. Not only did they go above and beyond what could reasonably be expected, but because they just did it, they let me focus on my stuff knowing i didnt have to worry about the payment button issue. They just found and fixed the error i had caused myself by typing the wrong domain suffix in the captcha settings with Google. And voilá! Now we accept credit cards. My own fault entirely. You saved our asses guys, and for that me and my partner are deeply grateful. From the bottom of our hearts, Thank you! Warmest regards, Anders & Christian
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Changelog

4.4.1 – January 11, 2022

  • New: Lite – add a 2% application fee to Checkout Sessions for new Stripe Connect connections.
  • New: Stripe Checkout – Add support for collecting phone numbers.
  • New: Show an alert when leaving unsaved changes on payment forms.
  • New: Add “Copy to clipboard” buttons to payment form shortcodes and system report.
  • New: Add an admin notice requesting a review after 14 days of installation/update.
  • Fix: Update admin bar from “Simple Pay” to “WP Simple Pay”.
  • Dev: Update copyright dates.

4.4.0 – December 14, 2021

  • New: Add additional product education.
  • New: Add product education dashboard widget.
  • New: Add branding to all plugin pages.
  • New: Various plugin UI/UX improvements.
  • New: Show notice if payment form title is empty.
  • New: Add confirmation when disconnecting a Stripe account.
  • New: Add empty states to payment form list when no forms have been created.
  • New: Show global reCAPTCHA and tax settings within payment form settings.
  • New: Alert users of test/live and publishable/secret swapped API credentials.
  • New: Add India, Brazil and United Arab Emirates as a supported account country.
  • New: Automatically retry Stripe API requests on a network failure.
  • Fix: Add consistency to UTM parameters in *.wpsimplepay.com outbound links.
  • Fix: Ensure simpay_get_currencies filter is called.
  • Fix: Avoid fatal error on the_title filter when used incorrectly by other plugins.
  • Fix: Ensure Stripe API errors are properly output.
  • Fix: Avoid get_query_var() usage within admin panel for better compatibility with other plugins.
  • Fix: Do not output PHP warnings when visiting Payment Confirmation page directly.
  • Fix: Show generic error message text when REST API response is invalid JSON.
  • Fix: Rename “Macedonia” to “North Macedonia”.
  • Fix: Lighten placeholder colors on Payment Form settings to avoid confusion with values.
  • Dev: Add plugin service container, service providers, and subscriber architecture in ./src.

2.6.3 – July 8, 2021

  • New: Update in-plugin promotions.

2.6.2 – April 13, 2021

  • Fix: Improve checks on the Stripe Connect disconnection process.

2.6.1 – March 18, 2021

  • Fix: Restore “Save Plugin Settings” setting to allow plugin content to be retained upon plugin deletion.

2.6.0 – February 3, 2021

  • New: Update plugin settings screen UI and UX.
  • New: Parse shortcodes in [simpay_payment_receipt] shortcode.
  • New: Show notice and don’t output Payment Form if REST API is disabled.
  • New: Prevent switching to an invalid Payment Mode in per-form settings.
  • Fix: Clarify Lite to Pro upgrade notice and steps.
  • Fix: Ensure plugin update notice spans all columns in table.
  • Fix: Avoid page “jump” when loading Payment Form settings.
  • Fix: Avoid sending URLs in form data for ModSecurity rules.
  • Fix: Ensure notices can be persistently dismissed in WordPress 5.6.
  • Fix: Adjust opinionated form styles for Twenty Twenty One theme.
  • Fix: Ensure currency symbol position preview is correct in settings.
  • Fix: Update Stripe Connect messaging for temporary accounts.
  • Fix: Use updated admin URLs to ensure admin menu items are highlighted consistently.
  • Fix: Ensure account display name appears in “Connect with Stripe” messaging in Test Mode.
  • Dev: Update Stripe API PHP Library to 7.53.0.
  • Dev: Rename Stripe script handle to sandhills-stripe-js-v3.
  • Dev: Rename Stripe script handle to simpay-google-recaptcha-v3.

2.5.3 – October 27, 2020

  • New: Add theme compatibility for reCAPTCHA badge display.
  • New: Add invalid reCAPTCHA configuration feedback to settings.
  • Fix: Avoid double conversion to cents when using comma decimal separators.
  • Fix: Disable autocomplete in plugin setting inputs.
  • Fix: Do not register unused API endpoints in Lite.
  • Dev: Add reCAPTCHA and rate limit information to System Report.

2.5.2 – September 9, 2020

  • New: Add reCAPTCHA v3 support. Configure in “Simple Pay Lite > Settings > General”

2.5.1 – August 26, 2020

  • New: Add IP-based rate limiting to internal API endpoints.
  • Fix: Ensure {charge-date} Payment Confirmation Template Tag is output in the site’s local timezone.

2.5.0 – July 30, 2020

  • New: Add per-form “Test Mode” toggles.
  • New: Add localization support for Stripe errors.
  • New: Update available Stripe Elements and Stripe Checkout locales.
  • Fix: Update supported country and currency lists.
  • Fix: Avoid PHP error on some versions when accessing class property.
  • Fix: Avoid PHP notice in array_unique.
  • Dev: Update file copyrights.
  • Dev: Update WordPress coding standards.
  • Dev: Update Stripe PHP library to 7.37.1.

2.4.1 – May 13, 2020

  • Fix: Avoid duplicate filter names with inconsistent argument signatures which can cause multiple Payment Forms on the same page to not output correctly.

2.4.0 – May 7, 2020

  • New: Stripe Checkout – Allow collection of Shipping Address.
  • New: Implement confirmation template tag support for accessing payment, subscription, and customer record data via dynamic tags such as {customer:name}.
  • New: Split structural and visual styles and inherit more theme defaults when no styles are applied.
  • New: Disable entire form during submission.
  • New: Allow field values to be set dynamically with via simpay_form_{$form_id}_field_{$field_id}_default_value filters.
  • New: Improve default form styles.
  • New: Stripe Checkout – Add support for Stripe Checkout’s “Booking”, “Donate”, and “Pay” button types.
  • New: Stripe Checkout – Automatically remove generated Customer, Product, and Plan records upon completed Stripe Checkout Sessions.
  • New: Stripe Checkout – Add separate “Payment Cancelled” page setting for incomplete Stripe Checkout Sessions.
  • New: Stripe Checkout – Add notice about branding options in form settings.
  • Fix: Stripe Checkout – Fall back to generic “WP Simple Pay” line item has no name.
  • Fix: Ensure adequate spacing under Payment Form title with opinionated styles.
  • Fix: WordPress 5.4 UI compatibility.
  • Fix: Reduce complexity of “Upgrade” submenu item for Lite.
  • Dev: Use WordPress core custom post type screens for managing Payment Forms.
  • Dev: Update Stripe API PHP library to 7.28.0.
  • Dev: Update Stripe API version to 2020-03-02.
  • Dev: Add \SimplePay\Core\Utils\Collection for managing generic registries.
  • Dev: Use WordPress core .button styles for WP Simple Pay button base.

2.3.3 – January 7, 2020

  • Fix: Handle saving payment confirmation messages in WordPress 5.3.1+
  • Dev: Introduce simpay_stripe_api_publishable_key and simpay_stripe_api_secret_key filters.
  • Dev: Introduce simpay_customer_create filter to return a Customer ID and short circuit creation.
  • Dev: Introduce \SimplePay\Core\Payments\Payment_Confirmation\get_confirmation_data() for use in custom snippets to return any relevant confirmation data.
  • Dev: Add ?form_id= to Payment Confirmation and Error redirect URLs.

2.3.2 – November 13, 2019

  • Fix: Stripe Checkout – clarify “Require Billing Address” form setting description.
  • Fix: Stripe Checkout – Use Site Title if Company Name field is blank.
  • Fix: Ensure custom cron schedule is registered.
  • Fix: Ensure Statement Descriptor always results in a valid string.
  • Fix: Ensure WordPress 5.3 admin UI appears correctly.
  • Fix: Avoid PHP notices for undefined Stripe objects on payment confirmation.
  • Fix: Avoid rounding error when converting amounts to cents in PHP 7.1+.
  • Fix: Do not reference “Stripe Checkout overlay” in setting descriptions.
  • Fix: IE 11 Javascript support for Promise and Object.assign
  • Fix: IE 11 CSS support for flexbox alignment.
  • Fix: Avoid uncaught PHP error while handling legacy simpay_stripe_charge_args filter.

2.3.1 – September 17, 2019

  • Fix: Stripe Checkout – only generate a Customer record when collecting Customer-specific data.
  • Fix: Stripe Checkout – update available locales (add Polish, Portuguese).

2.3.0 – September 12, 2019

  • New: Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) support.
  • New: Support Stripe’s off-site Checkout pages.
  • New: Improve Stripe connected account information in admin settings.
  • New: Help WP Simple Pay improve by reporting usage analytics.
  • Fix: Remove extra apostrophe escaping from meta in the Stripe Dashboard.
  • Dev: Update to v6.43.0 of Stripe’s PHP API library.
  • Dev: Remove WP_Session library.
  • Dev: Enforce Stripe’s PHP library cURL requirement.
  • Dev: Deprecated many hooks/filters that no longer apply to the new payment flows.
    Please review any custom snippets that may change functionality.

2.2.0 – May 13, 2019

  • New: Save Billing Address data to Stripe Charge record.
  • New: Save Shipping Address data to Stripe Customer record.
  • New: Improve onboarding notices and alerts.
  • New: Run simpay_{$filter} alongside all usage of simpay_form_{$form_id}_{$filter}
  • New: Add helpful hint about additional fields available while using Stripe Checkout.
  • New: Add option to disconnect from Stripe.
  • New: Show site administrators a notice when Stripe API keys are missing.
  • Fix: Avoid Javascript error in Internet Explorer 11.
  • Fix: Do not pass country to Stripe Checkout configuration.
  • Dev: Update company name throughout files.
  • Dev: Updated to Stripe PHP library v6.34.2.
  • Dev: Updated to use Stripe API version 2019-03-14.