Buy Me A Coffee Button and Widget

Description

Buy Me A Coffee is a free, fast, and beautiful way to receive support from your audience. Link your PayPal or Stripe account and you’re all set. Your supporters can then buy you a coffee and leave a positive comment, or even get access to any exclusive content or rewards that you offer.

Payouts are instantly processed through Paypal and Stripe (direct bank transfer). There is no hold or minimum threshold.

Installation

Requirements

  1. A BuyMeACoffee.com account (create account)
  2. The latest version of WordPress or at least 4.5 is recommended.
  3. Your server must support Curl for HTTP requests to be processed.
  4. XML-RPC enabled and publicly accessible

Installation
1. Log in to your site’s Dashboard (e.g. http://www.yourawesomedomain.com/wp-admin)
2. In the left panel, click “Plugins”, then click “Add New”.
3. Search for “Buy Me A Coffee” — the latest version will appear at the top of the list of results.
4. Click the “Install Now” button.
5. Wait for the installation to finish, then click the “Activate” button.
6. Click the “Connect to BuyMeACoffee.com” button. Log in with your BuyMeACoffee.com account or create an account.
7. Wait for the connection process to finish.
8. You will be returned to the Plugin Dashboard

FAQ

What is Buy Me A Coffee?

Buy Me A Coffee is a friendly way for creators to receive one-time and monthly support from their audience.

Most creators share their Buy Me A Coffee link on their social pages and websites to receive tips. Creators are often surprised by the positive response and support they receive.

We recently introduced the Monthly Subscriptions feature, allowing you to receive recurring support without any additional setup.

How do I get paid?

You can connect your PayPal and Stripe to receive payments.

During the sign up process, you will be asked to enter your PayPal and Stripe details. If you missed that step, you can do this from your settings page any time. All payments are instantly transferred to the connected accounts.

Unlike other platforms, we do not hold your balance, and there is no minimum threshold.

As for payments, anyone can buy you a coffee using PayPal, Credit Card, Apple Pay, Google Pay and other local payment methods.

Buy Me A Coffee is a verified partner of PayPal and Stripe.

Is there an actual coffee included?

Nope, sadly. Coffee is just a metaphor creators use to get support. Each coffee represents an amount, and it is up to you how to spend it.

Is there a fee to using Buy Me A Coffee?

There is no monthly fee, and all features are available to everyone. Creators are paid 95% of the amount after a 5% platform fee (a creator earning $50 will keep $47.5). Payment processing fees charged by PayPal and Stripe are also applicable.

How do I contact Buy Me A Coffee

You can react us at support@buymeacoffee.com or on twitter @buymeacoffee.com

Reviews

November 20, 2019
Shame. This looked like an ideal plugin. But it doesn't accept payments. I have both Stripe and PayPal accounts. I attempted to connect them both, but when I tried a test payment, both options fail. I worked through a number of changes, nothing worked and there is no support 🙁 Good luck getting it to work, I hope you have more success
May 31, 2019
I had trouble adding a payment method signing up, but you can't get support unless you add a payment method. So I couldn't get support unless I added a payment method and I couldn't add a payment method because it was broken for some reason. Can you say Catch 22? I eventually got it working, but no thanks to them.
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Contributors & Developers

“Buy Me A Coffee Button and Widget” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Contributors

Changelog

1.2

  • Updated the plugin to support WordPress 5.0.

  • Minor bug fixes, perfomance improvements and some polishing.

1.1.9

  • Introducing color picker’s for more customization.

  • Other Improvements.

1.1.8

  • Major Bug Fixes

  • UI enhancements

1.1.7

  • Bug Fixes

1.1.6

  • Bug Fixes

1.1.3

  • Bug Fixes

1.1.2

  • Bug Fixes and UI improvements.

1.1.1

  • Optimized session handling.
  • More customization options for widget.

1.1.0

  • Major bug Fixes.
  • Security patches applied.
  • UI improvements.
  • Fixed backwards compatibility issues.
  • Added support for various shared hosting configurations.
  • User information information handling on disconnection.

1.0.9

  • Bug Fixes.

1.0.8

  • Bug Fixes and UI improvements.

1.0.7

  • Bug Fixes.

1.0.6

  • Bug Fixes.

1.0.5

  • Bug Fixes.

1.0.4

  • Bug Fixes.

1.0.3

  • Bug Fixes.

1.0.2

  • Bug Fixes.

1.0.1

  • Bug Fixes.

1.0.0

  • Initial release.