Stripe Payments For WordPress – No SSL Certificate Required

Stripe is the easiest payment gateway to use if you want to start selling online right away. However, you will be required to have an SSL certificate in place for PCI compliance if you want to have payments process on your site.

Getting your website set up with an SSL certificate can be a troublesome endeavor. Although your host will more than likely install the certificate itself, they will often require you to purchase a new IP address and migrate your site before using your certificate. What if you don’t have time for that? The new Super Stripe plugin for WordPress aims to help users bypass the trouble of SSL certificates altogether.

What is Super Stripe?

Super Stripe provides secure credit card payments using the Stripe payment gateway, without having to purchase or install an SSL certificate on your site. It’s perfect for selling digital goods, running promotions or accepting payments for services.

Super Stripe includes the following features:

  • Easy to setup an infinite number of payment forms using simple WordPress shortcodes
  • Track payments from your WordPress website
  • Send payment notices to as many addresses as you want
  • Send a customizable email receipt to your users
  • Fully PCI compliant

How Does Super Stripe Work?

Super Stripe provides a cloud-based payment system for accepting payments through Stripe and handles the PCI compliance for you. After you register at superstripeapp.com, you can follow the instructions to connect your Stripe account and get a license key. Add the Super Stripe plugin to your WordPress site and enter the API key you received at registration on superstripeapp.com.

After your site is connected, you can place “buy now” buttons on your site via a shortcode. You can use your license key on an unlimited number of sites.

In exchange for using the Super Stripe cloud service you’ll be charged a 1.5% + 15¢ fee on top of each transaction, in addition to what Stripe already charges (2.9% + $0.30 fee on each transaction).

Who should use the Super Stripe Plugin?

Super Stripe is for someone who wants to quickly start selling online. If you don’t want the hassle of setting up an SSL certificate or don’t have time to go through that whole process, then Super Stripe will help you to be PCI compliant, if you’re willing to part with the 1.5% transaction fee.

Make More Money with MarketPress

Make more money with Stripe + MarketPress
As soon as our developers got word of Stripe, we knew we had to build this gateway into MarketPress, our flagship e-commerce plugin. Yes, you will need an SSL certificate but once you’ve put in the time to get set up with your host, you’ll be good to go and won’t have to bother with the process again. Most importantly, you’ll be keeping that extra 1.5% that Super Stripe would pull from your transactions, which can really add up in the end, depending on your pricing and sales volume.

MarketPress provides a full-featured, robust shopping cart and lets you keep a larger piece of the pie. Grab your copy today and you’ll have access to Stripe and all the other built-in gateways for use on unlimited WordPress sites.

Comments (6)

    • I actually just looked through the documentation there and I don’t think that’s correct @wpsalad.

      It looks like this stripe checkout api just provides a really nice checkout form that can popup on your site but it still needs to post to a page on your site. Which means you still need SSL on your site when you use this checkout button:

      https://stripe.com/help/ssl#do-i-need-to-use-ssl-on-my-payment-pages

      This plugin appears to redirect users to a payment page that already has an SSL cert installed and already does all the server side stripe charging and stuff so the user doesn’t have to worry about it.

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