Coil Web Monetization


Coil’s official WordPress plugin makes it easy for you to get paid instantly while Coil Members browse your content.

How it works

  1. Coil Members pay a monthly fee.
  2. You create an account with an ILP-enabled digital wallet.
  3. You install the WordPress plugin.
  4. Coil streams payments to your wallet while Coil Members enjoy your content.

To learn more about Coil, visit us at

For user documentation, visit our help center.


Our plugin lets you add monetization to all or some of your pages and posts.

  • Monetized and Public (default) – Allow all visitors to see the content, get paid when your visitor is a Coil Member
  • Coil Members Only – Only allow Coil Members to see the content
  • No Monetization – Allow all visitors to see the content, don’t get paid when your visitor is a Coil Member

The plugin is supported with the Classic and Block/Gutenberg editors. Monetization can be assigned globally to pages and posts, to individual pages and posts, and to tags and categories. If you’re using the Gutenberg editor, you can choose to monetize at the block level.


  • Simple setup
  • Great support
  • Exclusive content


  1. Install the official Coil Web Monetization plugin.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ screen in WordPress.
  3. Select ‘Coil’ in the Admin menu.
  4. Select the ‘Global Settings’ tab and enter your payment pointer.
  5. Click ‘Save Changes’.


How do I start using the Coil Web Monetization plugin?

Simply install the plugin. Once activated, you must enter your payment pointer in the plugin’s ‘Global Settings’ tab.

What’s an ILP-enabled digital wallet?

The Interledger Protocol (ILP) is an open protocol that Coil uses to stream payments. A digital wallet provider must support this protocol to receive payments from us. For more information about supported digital wallets, see Digital Wallets.

What’s a payment pointer?

A payment pointer is like an email address for your digital wallet. It’s how we know where to stream your payments. Your payment pointer is assigned to you by your wallet provider.

Do I have to sign up for a Coil Membership?

Nope. You’ll receive payments from Coil Members regardless of whether you have an account with us.

Where can I report bugs or contribute to the project?

Reach out to us on the Coil Web Monetization support forum.

Is Coil Web Monetization translatable?

Yes! Translations can be contributed at

Where can I ask for help?

If you get stuck, check out our help center or post a question to the Coil Web Monetization support forum.


April 22, 2021
OK I'm biased, our team worked with Coil to build this plugin out. But having that inside knowledge means that I can assure you that Coil's commitment to building a quality plugin was serious and well-meaning. We worked hard together to create a solid foundation with a good user experience. That development now continues in-house. If you have any questions or issues with the plugin, the Coil team are responsive and keen to hear from you. If you want to learn more about Web Monetization, you're welcome to contact me!
May 20, 2020
After using a 3rd Party Coil plugin and messy with Java snippets the well anticipated Official Coil Plugin has arrived! Already installed & activated into and working perfectly. Extremely easy to implement. I will created a Showcase page and provide further updates and sharing links when done.
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First release.


08 Mar 2021

  • Fix – Resolved issue that prevented users from adding content to custom pages.
  • Fix – Solved the incompatibility issue with the Co-Authors Plus plugin and the CoverNews Pro theme.
  • Fix – Fixed compatibility error with LearnDash when browser did not load.

  • Enhancement – Updated handling of excerpts for monetized posts in the post archive. The default excerpt is now blank unless a custom excerpt has been written.

  • Enhancement – A warning pop up has been added when a user saves their Global Settings and the payment pointer field is empty.
  • Enhancement – The padlock icon has been completely removed from split content page / post titles and will only appear when entire pages / posts are for paid viewers only.

  • Tweak – Minimum supported PHP version is now version 7.2.

  • Tweak – The gradient effect on the CTA boxes that block exclusive content for non-paying viewers has been replaced with a solid border instead so that the excerpt above it is now clearly legible.
  • Tweak – Updated Coil header on the settings panel.
  • Tweak – Removed the “Configure the plugin” button in the settings panel (simply took users to the Global Settings tab).
  • Tweak – All buttons that point to external links now open in a new tab.

  • Security – Added extra checks on the Theme Options partial loader logic.