WordPress.com sites can now accept subscriptions with new ‘Recurring Payments’ feature

TechCrunch | 11/12/2019 | Staff
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The subscription model is today sustaining a number of businesses, including artists, creators, news publishers, game developers, entertainment providers and more. Now, top publishing platform WordPress.com is making it easier for any creator or web publisher to add a subscription feature to their own website, so they can begin to generate repeat contributions from their supporters, readers, fans, or customers.

The feature is available to any of the millions of WordPress.com sites on a paid plan as well as the millions of self-hosted WordPress sites using Jetpack, the company says. It’s also fairly flexible in nature.

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Once enabled, WordPress.com website owners could charge for weekly newsletters, accept monthly donations, sell yearly access to exclusive content, or charge for anything else where they want to be able to bill their supporters on a set schedule.

WordPress.com partnered with internet payment processor Stripe on the new feature, which means WordPress.com blog publishers will also need to set up a Stripe account of their own before using Recurring Payments. Then, they’ll head to the “Earn” page on WordPress.com and click on “Connect Stripe to Get Started” to be walked through the setup process.

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Users are able to create as many different payment plans as they like — including those that support different currencies, payment frequencies, and names —...
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