WordPress uses Stripe to power recurring payments for millions of websites

WordPress is an open-source online publishing platform powering more than one third of the web, welcoming more than 409 million people viewing more than 15.5 billion pages each month. Today, WordPress users can generate repeat payments from subscriptions thanks to Stripe’s recurring billing feature, Connect and Billing.

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WordPress was looking for a solution that would allow it to add a subscription feature for its creators and web publishers so it could collect recurring payments from its customers. WordPress needed a partner that would give its users freedom and flexibility to experiment with all kinds of business models.


The WordPress team built the platform on Stripe Connect so that publishers could set up a recurring payment plan for their audiences, making it easy for them to charge for premium newsletters, to accept monthly donations, to collect membership dues, and more. Connect took care of the complexity and eased the compliance burden by managing the flow of funds.


Today, WordPress uses Stripe to infuse commerce into its platform and has democratised access to publishing and entrepreneurship. It only takes a few minutes for WordPress publishers to set up a recurring payment plan, and they now have the flexibility to accept different currencies, payment frequencies, and tiers of subscriptions.

Shifting from legacy to modernised payments

Today’s tech-savvy customers are looking for simple, one-click payment solutions. Aware of this challenge, WordPress has moved from a legacy payment setup to a modernised, unified payments stack with Stripe. This way users can easily accept credit card payments via the Stripe payment gateway on their WordPress sites.

Partnership expansion to WooCommerce and Jetpack

Thanks to the impressive results seen so far, Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com, has extended the partnership with Stripe to WooCommerce and Jetpack. The result: a frictionless experience for end-users. Now customers stay within the WooCommerce store during checkout instead of being redirected to an externally hosted checkout page, which has led to higher conversion rates and revenues for store owners.

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