WP Gift Certificate Lite


WP Gift Certificate Lite is a plugin which allows you to manage and sell printable gift certificates on your website. You can sell them to your visitors, and accept payments via PayPal. It’s easy, install the plugin and open new feature for your customers!

How the plugin works?


The visitor view part of the plugin consists of simple form where your visitors can purchase gift certificates.

Front end workflow. Let’s imagine that I sell gift certificate for visiting museum, and you are the visitor who purchases the certificate.

  1. You fill up the form and click “Continue” button. Then system asks you to confirm your action.

  2. You click “Confirm” button and being redirected to PayPal, where you can pay for certificate(s).

  3. After successful payment you receive e-mail (it is sent to your PayPal e-mail address) which contains link to printable gift certificate.

  4. You click this link and see printable gift certificate(s), see below:

  5. You print this certificate and bring it to ticket booth of my museum.

  6. I scan QR Code and being redirected to certificate page where I can see certificate details and manage it. (For example, I can see transaction details and mark certificates as redeemed).

  7. Then I allow you to visit museum. This is just particular situation how the plugin might be used. You can use it for selling any gift certificates. Unlimited possibilities.

If you require more features/functions, please visit the website for more information.


  • Settings page - part 1.

  • Settings page - part 2.

  • Transactions list.

  • E-mail.


Install and activate the plugin like you do with any other plugins.


Installation Instructions

Install and activate the plugin like you do with any other plugins.


To place the certificate in any page or post, use [giftcertificateslite].

IPN Handler

WPGC (WP Gift Certificate Reloaded) flow will require IPN to be set in PayPal website. It needs to be turned on (through PayPal) and place the url of your domain name, you can use http://www.place-your-domain-name-here.com/, note that you need to include the http://www and the trailing slash at the end.

Add Certificate menu

The Add Certificate panel creates a manual certificate. In order to use this function, you need to place an email address, then this certificate will be created and shown under Certificates menu. This function doesn’t send/email the certificate to the recipient automatically.

If you require more features/functions, please visit the website for more information.


Another obvious bait and switch.

I have no time to waste on developers that promise everything in a plugin then make it impossible to even test without buying a full version.

Open Source is open source for a reason. Garbage developers like this are polluting the Open Source community and destroying it one over-commercialized product at a time.

I have no problem with people wanting to make money on their work. But don’t lie while doing it.

Will never recommenced this product or developer.

Good gift certificate plugin comes with great support

Good plugin that does what it says, sell gift certificates. They have bundle packs that brought more functionality, but you have to use their core, as this lite version is not integrated with their addons. Their support is quick to assist and glad that they’re on it. I recommend it to any business that want to sell gift certificates.

Poor Support – No Support

After paying for this product, I encountered some difficulty with the install. Consulted the WPGC website for assistance, consulted the video tutorials (plural). The only thing available is a basic installation video. To get any more assistance you must login? Keep in mind, I just paid for a bundle of products. I contacted their support for my login? Informed that I must pay for a “Membership” Even though the product was supposed to come with 30 Days of Support? So you purchase a product from this company and they hold you hostage for more money to get instructional video support?

Stay away from them, they are unethical and canceled my purchase because I questioned their policy and practices.


Got a warning,..

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on line 892 and defined in
/home/admin91173177/public_html/myskindeals/wp-includes/wp-db.php on
line 1210

But thanks to the team, they really help me a lot to sort out and fix the warning,…

NICE PLUGIN, Works fine…

Rip Off!!!

I have to say how incredibly disappointed, upset, confused, raked over the coals I feel with your Gift Certificate plugin for WordPress (WP Gift Certificate Reloaded Modular). I simply can’t believe that you would offer a free “lite” version that integrates into PayPal, then sell a commercial version that does not!!! It’s simply wrong, bad business, shady, money hungry, etc… I’m referring to your commercial core. There were no required modules for the free plugin in order to integrate into PayPal.

Because your free/lite version only offers 1 amount / 1 certificate, I tested and went ahead and bought the core (non-tracking) for $20, then a flexible pricing module for $20.00. Ok, $40 later, I install, setup and I still can’t sell gift certificates / accept payment through PayPal which AGAIN, was part of the functionality of the FREE/lite version?!!

Nowhere on your website was it stated that a payment module was required if you upgrade. The Paypal module itself currently states “Integrated with this add-on is live and sandbox mode. You can sell your own business certificates. It supports several currencies from different coutries.”.

Your FREE version also has both a paypal sandbox mode and live mode, but your core does not and is now considered an add-on module sold for $30? Ok, now $70 later…

I might have only been able to sell 1 certificate for a fixed amount with the free version, but now it’s considered “commercial”?? Come on, really… I already quoted my client, so guess who now gets to eat this one! Your website is so vague that you can’t even understand what exactly is being offered, covered or sold. Oh, it looks pretty though.

I’ve done business online for over 20 years and it’s been a long time since I’ve been left with such a poor feeling for a company and the way they do business. Rest assured, it will be the last. You might want to spend a little less time marketing and iron out your business plan.

When I posted this in the support forum, the reply from the developer was that he doesn’t know me?! Not very helpful.

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Contributors & Developers

“WP Gift Certificate Lite” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




  • TLS v1.2 ready for paypal changes
  • Removed deprecated code


  • Changed prepared statements to prevent warnings on some servers
  • Small bug fixes


  • New updated responsive design
  • Fixed bug of not taking single quotes (such as apostrophe)


  • Added new currencies CHF, DKK, MXN, NOK, NZD, SEK
  • Small bug fix
  • PHP 5.5 ready


Added EUR currency support


Added PayPal currencies: AUD, CAD, GBP (USD is default)
Updated PayPal ipn handler to cURL
Updated paypal-ipn.php for new http1.1 requirements


Minor scan bug fixed due to typo, now corrected.


Minor bugs and typos fixed.


This is the first version of WP Gift Certificate Reloaded Lite plugin.