Buy Me a Coffee – Button and Widget

Description

The Buy Me a Coffee WordPress plugin makes it easier for you to accept donations from your blog, website, or project visitors and encourages them to become your paid supporters.

It takes just a few minutes to setup the plugin and to place your Buy Me a Coffee buttons or widgets anywhere on your site. The widget allows your supporters to make payments then and there without having to leave your site, and the button takes them directly to your BMC page from where you can accept one-off donations as well as sell extras and memberships (yearly/monthly) to your visitors.

Create your free page at Buy Me a Coffee in just a few minutes and link your PayPal or Stripe account to start receiving donations via credit cards, debit cards, PayPal balance, apple pay, and google pay options. All payments are instantly and directly transferred to your connected payment gateway, meaning no delays or waiting for your balance to hit a threshold amount. So, add a Buy Me a Coffee widget/button to accept direct payments from your website visitors, without having to wait for your ads/affiliate revenue to come in.

BMC is used by 200,000+ creators online to accept donations as well as sell memberships, making it the number one patreon alternative. Whether you’re creating: videos, images, podcasts, or original songs you can share them exclusively via the locked posts option, to which only paid members will have access to.

Buy Me a Coffee is ultimately a free fast and friendly way for creators to accept donations from their audience. Here\’s how our creator Alex Tech describes Buy Me a Coffee to be.

Screenshots

  • Embed donation button to your WordPress website, blogs and e-commerce shops
  • Check the earnings and stats over a period of time

Installation

Installing widget (one-time step)

  • Install from WordPress Plugin Directory: https://wordpress.org/plugins/buymeacoffee
  • Install the plugin by searching \”Buy Me a Coffee\” from the WordPress Plugin Directory which is accessible from the WordPress Administration Plugins > Add New Screen.

Prerequisites
1. Installed Buy Me a Coffee WordPress plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/buymeacoffee
2. A Buy Me a Coffee account: https://www.buymeacoffee.com

Activate widget (one-time step)

  1. Go to Buy Me A Coffee plugin page from the sidebar
  2. Under the “Add your account”, enter your Buy Me A Coffee username then click Save.
  3. Go to Button section > Customize Button > Add to widgets

Adding Button to sidebar or other widget areas.

  1. Go to Buy Me A Coffee plugin page from the sidebar.

  2. Click on Customize button from the buttons section, make the required changes and click on add to widgets.

  3. Go to Appearance > Customize in the WordPress Administration Screens.

  4. Click the Widget menu in the Theme Customizer to access the Widget Customize Screen.
  5. Click the down arrow of Widget Area to list the already registered Widgets.
  6. Click Add a Widget button at the bottom of the sidebar. It shows the list of available widgets.
  7. Click \”Buy Me a Coffee\” widget. The widgets should be added to the sidebar.
  8. To arrange the Widgets within the Sidebar, drag and drop the widgets in the order you want or click the Reorder link and click up arrow and down allow each widget and click Done after the arrange operation.
  9. To customize the Widget features, click the down arrow in the right to expand the Widget\’s interface.
  10. To remove the widget, click Remove from Widget\’s interface in the above step.

FAQ

What is Buy Me A Coffee?

Buy Me a Coffee is a fast and beautiful way to accept support and offer extras to your audience. Instead of asking your audience to donate or ‘become your patron’, you can ask them to buy you a coffee. Simply share your BMC page link or add a button or widget to your page and allow your fans/followers/page visitors to support you effortlessly in a single tap.

Can I put up a Paywall for my posts?

Yes, you can. Simply publish your posts as members-only posts on your Buy Me a Coffee page, so that your content is protected and is only available to paid members. You can also send the posts directly to your member’s email make it that much easier for them to access it.

How do I get paid?

All payments are instantly transferred to your PayPal or Stripe (Bank account). There is no minimum threshold or holds. Your supporters will be able to use PayPal, Apple Pay and all major credit cards to pay you.

Is Coffee spelled Ko-fi or Coffee?

Haha. Coffee is spelled coffee. Ko-fi is a similar service to Buy Me a Coffee. You can try them by searching for Ko-fi on Add plugins.

Reviews

22 June 2020
This plugin doesn't follow WordPress guidelines of code ethics. It might break your website.
20 November 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
31 May 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 and Developers

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

Contributors

Change Log

2.6
Minor Fixes and UI improvements.
Updated with new logo.

2.5
Minor fixes for donation widget, added more color combinations with updated logo
Upcoming update: Monthly Membership and Annual subscription

2.4
Wordpress plugin: Member-Only posts with Paywall for BMC posts
Minor fixes and bugs

2.3
Wordpress plugin: Integrated form to create new account
Connect with Payment Gateway for easy checkout (Paypal and Stripe)

2.2
Donation button website use case: Introduced collecting tips from website visitors
Donation button website use case: Integrated with WooCommerce store for support via donations
Included form to include Membership functionality in next update
Integrated Buy Me a Coffee custom button generator

2.1
Introduced Integration with PayPal Button for accepting donations
Introduced Stripe Integration with Donation button for Buy Me a Coffee
Easy to setup and embed widget on website

1.0
* The release of WP Donation Button (Paypal & Stripe Checkout) plugin by Buy Me a Coffee