Stripe Payments WordPress Plugin – WP Simple Pay


It should be simple to accept payments and run your business online. There are many situations in which you don’t need a sophisticated store, cart or checkout process. You just need a simple payment form. Keep it simple with WP Simple Pay.

In just a few steps, you can be up and running in no time. For free! There is no charge for WP Simple Pay. There will just be the Stripe per-transaction fees which vary by country. See Stripe’s Pricing page for more information.

WP Simple Pay is a standalone payments plugin that connects Stripe with WordPress. Since it’s not an add-on, no other plugins are required. Simply set up a payment form and start accepting credit cards on your WordPress site.

It’s no secret that we believe Stripe is the best payment processor. Stripe supports many languages, countries and currencies. Check support for your country.

Stripe Checkout is a drop-in payments flow designed to drive conversion. It’s built for desktop, tablet, and mobile devices. It’s continuously tested and updated to offer a frictionless payment experience. It’s also PCI DSS compliant and SCA-ready without any changes to your website.

WP Simple Pay features

  • Create unlimited payment forms integrated with Stripe Checkout
  • Display your brand or product image on Stripe Checkout pages
  • Option to collect customer billing & shipping addresses
  • Option to verify zip/postal code without an address
  • Support for 27 languages, 39 countries and 135+ currencies
  • Apple Pay & Google Pay support with Stripe Checkout
  • Stripe Connect support for easier setup
  • PCI DSS compliant and Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) support for improved security
  • Translation ready
  • AffiliateWP integration
  • Custom payment success & failure pages
  • Toggle between test & live modes
  • reCAPTCHA v3 invisible verification support
  • Developer-friendly for building custom integrations

WP Simple Pay Pro features

If you need more functionality, you can upgrade to WP Simple Pay Pro for these additional features:

  • Drag & drop form design controls
  • Unlimited custom fields to capture additional data
  • Custom amounts – let customers enter an amount to pay
  • Coupon code support
  • On-site checkout (no redirect) with custom forms
  • Embedded & overlay form display options
  • Apple Pay & Google Pay support with custom forms
  • Support for ACH debit and iDEAL payments
  • Stripe Subscription support
  • Subscription installment plans
  • Subscription setup fees
  • Subscription trial periods
  • Send subscribers payment renewal reminders
  • Easy Pricing Tables integration

By upgrading to WP Simple Pay Pro you also get access to one-on-one help from our knowledgeable support team and our extensive documentation site.

WP Simple Pay Pro has been a game changer for my business. There is no simpler way to add Stripe payments to your site. We offer subscriptions with setup fees and this plugin handled these needs beautifully. Their support is unrivaled too.
Brian Casel, Founder of Audience Ops

Who is WP Simple Pay Pro For?

  • Coaches and consultants selling one-time and recurring services
  • Sites selling just one or two products by credit card
  • Fitness and yoga studios selling one-time, monthly and annual memberships
  • Charities and churches accepting credit card payments for one-time and recurring donations
  • Sites selling tickets for events
  • Startups accepting Stripe payments before building out a custom billing system
  • Agencies and freelancers setting up client websites

We needed to start accepting credit card payments for services quickly, and WP Simple Pay Pro over-delivered. The plugin and support behind it have been key in building up our 6-figure business. I couldn’t wish for anything more out of a product.
Craig Hewitt, Founder of Podcast Motor

Upgrade to WP Simple Pay Pro Now

WP Simple Pay is also a Stripe verified partner. The Stripe partner program recognizes applications which meet their strict quality requirements and allows us to provide even better services to our customers.

Here are a few examples of the WP Simple Pay Pro showing different ways you can set up Stripe payment forms. To see how they would appear and function on your site, try out some demos.

Payment form drag & drop builder

Drag and drop to add a custom amount entry, a coupon code field, various custom field types, subscription plan selection, a total amount label and more.

All data entered into these custom fields are stored as “metadata” with each Stripe payment record within your Stripe dashboard, so everything is viewable alongside all payment or subscription plan data.

Try our custom fields demos

3 form display types

Select from the embedded, overlay, or Stripe Checkout payment form display types.

Compare them by trying a few of our demos.

Use Stripe Checkout payment pages

If you need only minimal payment form customizations and don’t need an overlay payment form, you can utilize Stripe’s fully-hosted checkout pages for payment. As of September 13, 2019, the newer Stripe Checkout has replaced the “legacy” Stripe Checkout overlay.

You can set a few options when using Stripe Checkout, but when this option is selected, Stripe dictates what can and cannot be configured on the checkout page as it is served up by Stripe’s servers.

Try our Stripe Checkout demos

We paid developers for several hours to do what WP Simple Pay Pro accomplished in minutes. A no-brainer investment for us.
Justin McGill, Founder of LeadFuze

Allow custom amount payments

Set a one-time amount or let your site visitors pay what they want. Optionally specify minimum and default amounts.

Try our one-time custom amount demo

Add and customize subscription options

Connect a payment button to an individual Stripe plan or let your site visitors pick a plan to subscribe to. Add a custom amount option, charge a setup fee or tie into free trials.

Try a few of these subscription demos:

You can also set up installment plans to end subscriptions after a specific number of charges.

Offer discounts with coupon codes

Percent or amount-off coupon codes added in your Stripe dashboard can be used in your payment forms.

Use with subscriptions or one-time payments, and optionally add a total amount label that updates real-time.

Try our demos with coupon code fields

I’ve set up payment processing on over a dozen sites and it usually takes forever just to get up and running. Using WP Simple Pay Pro I was accepting Stripe payments in no time. It’s one of the best decisions I made while launching my new product.
Mike Taber, Founder of Bluetick

Add Apple Pay and Google Pay buttons

Give your site visitors the option to pay using Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Microsoft Pay with a single button in your custom embedded or overlay forms.

Anyone with a browser and device combination that allows one of these options will see the new payment button.

Try our Apple Pay & Google Pay demos

ACH debit and iDEAL payments

Give your customers the option to pay directly from their bank accounts with ACH debit payments. ACH debits offer you lower transaction fees than cards.

Other payment methods such as iDEAL are also supported with more coming soon!

ACH debit demo | iDEAL payment demo

Customized payment confirmation details

Easily customize the credit card payment confirmation details your customers see within the post editor using placeholder tags.

Complete any purchase on our demo site to see it in action.

Locale and currency settings

Stripe currently supports 27 languages, 39 countries, and 135+ currencies. WP Simple Pay lets you set the locale (language) for your payment forms as well as the preferred currency and date formats for your site’s region.

Try our French locale + Euro currency demo

The WP Simple Pay team has been outstanding. From technical support to feature requests to frequent product updates – the value provided has saved us thousands over building a Stripe integration ourselves.
Jon MacDonald, Founder of The Good

Get Help

WP Simple Pay is backed by top-notch technical support from our globally distributed full-time support team. We also have an extensive documentation site available. If you’re looking for faster support via email, we encourage you to purchase a WP Simple Pay Pro license.

Meet the team

WP Simple Pay is built by Sandhills Development. We make popular WordPress plugins used by hundreds of thousands of people just like you. Get to know us here!

From our Blog

Check out some of our popular posts for actionable advice for running your business and accepting one-time/recurring payments on the web.

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Contribute to WP Simple Pay

Development for this plugin happens in a public GitHub repository to better facilitate contributions from an active community of users, developers and designers. If you have a suggestion, bug report, patch, or pull request, please feel free to contribute here or to our code snippet library.

Looking for something else?

If WP Simple Pay doesn’t quite fit your needs, take a look at some of our other projects.


  • Desktop Stripe Checkout example
  • Mobile Stripe Checkout example
  • Payment forms listing
  • Payment form settings: One-time amount
  • Payment form settings: Payment button
  • Payment form settings: Stripe Checkout display
  • Settings: Payment confirmation details
  • Settings: Connect with Stripe, Test mode
  • Settings: Site-wide defaults


The easiest way to install WP Simple Pay is to search for it via your site’s Dashboard.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Log in to your site’s dashboard (e.g.
  2. Click on the “Plugins” tab in the left panel, then click “Add New”.
  3. Search for “Stripe” or “WP Simple Pay” and find our plugin near the top.
  4. Install it by clicking the “Install Now” link.
  5. When installation finishes, click “Activate Plugin”.
  6. A new menu item “Simple Pay Lite” should appear in your dashboard.

If you prefer installing manually you can download the plugin ZIP file here.

Additional documentation at


Can I collect payments on mobile?

Yes. Stripe Checkout is optimized for mobile and automatically presents Apple Pay or Google Pay options when available.

Can I create multiple payment forms?

Yes. There is no limit to the number of payment forms you can create, each with unique settings.

Is there a maximum amount that can be collected per payment?

No. Payment forms do not have a limit on how much money can be processed.

Do I need to purchase a Stripe payment gateway add-on?

No. WP Simple Pay connects to Stripe (and Stripe only) out of the box. No Stripe payment gateway add-on required.

Can I collect more than just payment data from my customers?

Not with this plugin, but the Pro version allows you to insert additional custom fields in your payment forms to record extra data with each Stripe payment record.

Where can payment forms be embedded?

Payment forms are embedded via shortcodes and can be placed anywhere a shortcode can.

Are there additional fees for collecting payments?

WP Simple Pay and WP Simple Pay Pro do not charge additional fees beyond a license purchase. However, Stripe has a per-transaction charge which varies by country. See Stripe’s pricing.

Can I offer coupon codes to my site visitors?

Not with this plugin, but the Pro version provides a way to add a field to allow an amount or percentage off discount code.

Can I accept payments without leaving my website (on-site checkout)?

WP Simple Pay Pro offers on-site payments forms that ensure customers never leave your site.


The support team never let me down and is super responsive, which is what you really need for anything related to payments (although this only apply to the pro version)
Spencer is top notch. The plugin works fantastic and the support is as fast as premium. I'm blown away by the intention to help and just solve problems. 5 stars all the way!
This plugin takes over and displays an annoying message on top of your screen until you buy the expensive version. It's only a minor plugin that should to be allowed to do that. Why WP doesn't block such annoying plugin providers?!
Recent changes to this plugin broke my site. Before, this plugin worked great with the REST API disabled. Then recently something changed and now the REST API is required in order for this plugin to work. I was not aware of this recent change, and lost customers who were not able to check out. Long story short, changes to this plugin broke my site and I lost business because of it. Update: Changing my review to 3 stars. This is a solid plugin for any WP site where REST API is not disabled. Thanks to @mordauk for the discussion.
This plugin has been reported to stripe, the author claims " Most of the attacks are using API keys rather than using a payment form." but this is not true, I was getting about 20 or more transactions per day, sometimes 10 in a 1 hour period. Every transaction was fraudulent, donations in the mount of $1.24, $1.20, 2.70, 2.43 etc. Obviously the hacker had stolen credit multiple credit cards and was randomly targeting wordpress sites with this plugin. Didn't think about it because we had a give $1 $2 campaign going on at the time, encouraging donors every little bit helped. The day Stripe started contacting us, threatening to close the account, and the disputes rising, and fraudulent flagged transactions, I reached out to support, only to get the blame game on Stripe Api keys. The only way they can read those secret keys is through a security hole in the plugin, and to confirm, I did not change the Api Keys I changed the plugin, I tried 5 other plugins, all stopped these fraudulent transactions, and I decided to go with another plugin. Since then no more fraudulent transactions. Now the problem is every transaction, is being disputed and the banks are charging $15.xx fees to each transaction, I have hundreds of them, if only 200 of them are disputed and won, I will lose $3000.00 and go bankrupt The author is not taking any responsibility. I have alerted Stripe of the problem, so they can remove this plugin from their recommendation. Also reporting to wordpress. Please do not even try this plugin. If anyone wants proof, I can send you screenshots of everything.
The same issues than any bad plugin company 1.- Want help? buy our pro version,... 2.- Doesnt work as advertised 3.- Doesnt integrate with woocommerce Also, try to deactivate and it doesnt allow me to do that,..


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2.5.2 – September 9, 2020

  • New: Add reCAPTCHA v3 support. Configure in “Simple Pay Lite > Settings > General”

2.5.1 – August 26, 2020

  • New: Add IP-based rate limiting to internal API endpoints.
  • Fix: Ensure {charge-date} Payment Confirmation Template Tag is output in the site’s local timezone.

2.5.0 – July 30, 2020

  • New: Add per-form “Test Mode” toggles.
  • New: Add localization support for Stripe errors.
  • New: Update available Stripe Elements and Stripe Checkout locales.
  • Fix: Update supported country and currency lists.
  • Fix: Avoid PHP error on some versions when accessing class property.
  • Fix: Avoid PHP notice in array_unique.
  • Dev: Update file copyrights.
  • Dev: Update WordPress coding standards.
  • Dev: Update Stripe PHP library to 7.37.1.

2.4.1 – May 13, 2020

  • Fix: Avoid duplicate filter names with inconsistent argument signatures which can cause multiple Payment Forms on the same page to not output correctly.

2.4.0 – May 7, 2020

  • New: Stripe Checkout – Allow collection of Shipping Address.
  • New: Implement confirmation template tag support for accessing payment, subscription, and customer record data via dynamic tags such as {customer:name}.
  • New: Split structural and visual styles and inherit more theme defaults when no styles are applied.
  • New: Disable entire form during submission.
  • New: Allow field values to be set dynamically with via simpay_form_{$form_id}_field_{$field_id}_default_value filters.
  • New: Improve default form styles.
  • New: Stripe Checkout – Add support for Stripe Checkout’s “Booking”, “Donate”, and “Pay” button types.
  • New: Stripe Checkout – Automatically remove generated Customer, Product, and Plan records upon completed Stripe Checkout Sessions.
  • New: Stripe Checkout – Add separate “Payment Cancelled” page setting for incomplete Stripe Checkout Sessions.
  • New: Stripe Checkout – Add notice about branding options in form settings.
  • Fix: Stripe Checkout – Fall back to generic “WP Simple Pay” line item has no name.
  • Fix: Ensure adequate spacing under Payment Form title with opinionated styles.
  • Fix: WordPress 5.4 UI compatibility.
  • Fix: Reduce complexity of “Upgrade” submenu item for Lite.
  • Dev: Use WordPress core custom post type screens for managing Payment Forms.
  • Dev: Update Stripe API PHP library to 7.28.0.
  • Dev: Update Stripe API version to 2020-03-02.
  • Dev: Add \SimplePay\Core\Utils\Collection for managing generic registries.
  • Dev: Use WordPress core .button styles for WP Simple Pay button base.

2.3.3 – January 7, 2020

  • Fix: Handle saving payment confirmation messages in WordPress 5.3.1+
  • Dev: Introduce simpay_stripe_api_publishable_key and simpay_stripe_api_secret_key filters.
  • Dev: Introduce simpay_customer_create filter to return a Customer ID and short circuit creation.
  • Dev: Introduce \SimplePay\Core\Payments\Payment_Confirmation\get_confirmation_data() for use in custom snippets to return any relevant confirmation data.
  • Dev: Add ?form_id= to Payment Confirmation and Error redirect URLs.

2.3.2 – November 13, 2019

  • Fix: Stripe Checkout – clarify “Require Billing Address” form setting description.
  • Fix: Stripe Checkout – Use Site Title if Company Name field is blank.
  • Fix: Ensure custom cron schedule is registered.
  • Fix: Ensure Statement Descriptor always results in a valid string.
  • Fix: Ensure WordPress 5.3 admin UI appears correctly.
  • Fix: Avoid PHP notices for undefined Stripe objects on payment confirmation.
  • Fix: Avoid rounding error when converting amounts to cents in PHP 7.1+.
  • Fix: Do not reference “Stripe Checkout overlay” in setting descriptions.
  • Fix: IE 11 Javascript support for Promise and Object.assign
  • Fix: IE 11 CSS support for flexbox alignment.
  • Fix: Avoid uncaught PHP error while handling legacy simpay_stripe_charge_args filter.

2.3.1 – September 17, 2019

  • Fix: Stripe Checkout – only generate a Customer record when collecting Customer-specific data.
  • Fix: Stripe Checkout – update available locales (add Polish, Portuguese).

2.3.0 – September 12, 2019

  • New: Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) support.
  • New: Support Stripe’s off-site Checkout pages.
  • New: Improve Stripe connected account information in admin settings.
  • New: Help WP Simple Pay improve by reporting usage analytics.
  • Fix: Remove extra apostrophe escaping from meta in the Stripe Dashboard.
  • Dev: Update to v6.43.0 of Stripe’s PHP API library.
  • Dev: Remove WP_Session library.
  • Dev: Enforce Stripe’s PHP library cURL requirement.
  • Dev: Deprecated many hooks/filters that no longer apply to the new payment flows.
    Please review any custom snippets that may change functionality.

2.2.0 – May 13, 2019

  • New: Save Billing Address data to Stripe Charge record.
  • New: Save Shipping Address data to Stripe Customer record.
  • New: Improve onboarding notices and alerts.
  • New: Run simpay_{$filter} alongside all usage of simpay_form_{$form_id}_{$filter}
  • New: Add helpful hint about additional fields available while using Stripe Checkout.
  • New: Add option to disconnect from Stripe.
  • New: Show site administrators a notice when Stripe API keys are missing.
  • Fix: Avoid Javascript error in Internet Explorer 11.
  • Fix: Do not pass country to Stripe Checkout configuration.
  • Dev: Update company name throughout files.
  • Dev: Updated to Stripe PHP library v6.34.2.
  • Dev: Updated to use Stripe API version 2019-03-14.