WordPress is one of the most popular content management systems used across the internet, and it’s constantly expanding its functionality. Not only is it free and open-source software, but it’s also extremely easy to use and offers a lot of power to its users.

In addition to being a content management system, WordPress is also a full-blown eCommerce platform, perfect for running an online store.

If you’re already using WordPress, why not consider using it to power your online store? You can integrate the Stripe eCommerce plugin with WordPress to process online payments and handle all of the technicalities of maintaining an eCommerce store.

In this article, you’ll discover how to integrate the Stripe eCommerce plugin with WordPress, allowing you to manage your store’s entire payment process from within the WordPress dashboard.

The Basics

In order to use the Stripe eCommerce plugin with WordPress, you’ll need to have a¬†WordPress account. If you don’t have one, it’s easy enough to create a free account on WordPress.com.

Once you have your WordPress account, you can access the dashboard by clicking on the site’s logo in the upper-right corner of your web browser.

From your dashboard, click on *Plugin Settings* to reach the plugin’s settings page. Within the Plugins section, you’ll see the Stripe eCommerce plugin listed. Above the plugin’s name, you’ll see a little yellow icon with an exclamation point in it. Click on this icon to install the plugin.

The Stripe eCommerce plugin’s default settings are suitable for most small retail websites, but if you have a larger scale business, you may want to consider making some adjustments.

To begin with, you can change the site’s name by clicking on the *Dashboard* link in the upper-left corner of your WordPress dashboard. From here, you can also rename the site’s logo and colors, as well as adjust the site’s theme and layout.

Settings

Once you’ve installed the Stripe eCommerce plugin, you’ll see a new menu item available at the top of your WordPress dashboard. This option will allow you to configure various settings for the plugin, including the site’s name, slogan, logo, colors, and more.

To begin, click on the *Settings* link within the plugin’s dashboard. You’ll then be presented with a simple settings page, as shown in the screenshot below.

From the settings page, you can change the site’s name, slogan, and colors. In addition, the page contains a “Save Changes” button at the bottom. Simply click on this button to save your changes.

Integration

Now that your site’s basic settings are set, you’ll need to integrate the Stripe eCommerce plugin with your WordPress site. To do this, return to the Plugin Settings page and click on the *Integration* link.

The next step is to enter the site’s API key within the text field. Your site’s API key is a piece of code that will identify your site to the Stripe platform. You can obtain this key by clicking on the *Get your API key* button below the text field. Make sure to keep this key a secret as it is used to identify your site’s transactions.

After entering your site’s API key, click on the *Create Your Integrator Account* button to continue.

At this point, you’ll be presented with a confirmation screen. Simply click on the *Create account* button to continue.

Once your account has been confirmed, you’ll be returned to the main settings page, where you can review your site’s integration with Stripe. To add more content, click on the *Add another site* button.

To edit an existing site’s integration with Stripe, scroll down the page and click on the site’s name.

From here, you can click on the *Edit Site* button next to the integration step to reach the site’s settings page. If you’ve already integrated this site with Stripe, click on *Overview* to return to the plugin’s settings page.

You can also view all of the sites you’ve integrated with the Stripe eCommerce plugin by clicking on the *View Your Integrations* button at the top of your plugin settings page.

More Options

If you’ve already integrated your site with Stripe, you can take advantage of the plugin’s more options by going to the site’s dashboard. From there, you can click on the *Store* link in the upper-right corner of the screen to open a store area. If you’d like to organize your store’s products, you can use the *Products* link in the upper-right corner of the screen to reach the store’s product page.

You can click on the *Cart* link in the upper-right corner of the screen to reach your store’s cart page. Here you can add items to your cart, as well as check out as normal or send an order to have products delivered to your doorstep.

If you have a larger scale business, you may also want to consider using the Stripe Business account instead of the personal account. With the latter, all transactional information remains within the plugin and is not associated with a specific site. For more information on this, click on *Business vs Personal* on the account’s settings page.

Stripe also offers a subscription-based plan for larger businesses. With this option, you can track subscriptions with a single contract. In addition, you can associate all of your websites with this plan to receive all of the benefits.

What’s Next?

Once you’ve installed the Stripe eCommerce plugin and added your site’s integration, you can start using the plugin to process online transactions.

As you navigate to your site’s dashboard, you’ll notice a new button at the top of the screen. Clicking on this button will bring you to your store’s landing page.

If you have a physical store, you can use the Stripe eCommerce plugin to accept online orders and process credit cards. If you have an eCommerce store and want to accept online orders, you may not need the plugin since you can build that functionality into your website using a dedicated eCommerce platform.

Summary

The Stripe eCommerce plugin is a free and open-source plugin available for WordPress users. This plugin makes it easy for online store owners to process online payments and maintain an active online store within WordPress.