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March 19, 2012, 09:28:41 PM
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I'm setting up a Wordpress store-front for a new business I am starting, and I would LOVE to accept BTC as payment right off the bat.  That being said unlike the paypal payment gateway where its nearly completely automated.  I do not mind processing the BTC sales manually (meaning, Realize BTC payment, and issue a manual email response) But I would like some kind of a payment gateway that at least accepts the BTC, and the shipping information etc etc.

This is for a physical durable good product. 

Any ideas, I was currently looking at Bit-Ping but I'm not sure its going to do what I need.

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March 20, 2012, 10:18:09 AM
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Dwolla has support using Shopp.  I wonder if that software vendor would consider adding Bitcoin:
 - http://shopplugin.net

And just recently WooCommerce for Dwolla as well:
 - http://www.woothemes.com/extension/dwolla

Maybe hitting this URL prods them into understanding that there is demand:
 - http://www.woothemes.com/extension/bitcoin

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March 20, 2012, 03:32:17 PM
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So as I feared,  besides personal email, BTC transactions such as selling you a GPU on here,  There isn't much I can do huh?
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March 20, 2012, 04:04:18 PM
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See if the answer lies here: http://community.mybb.com/archive/index.php/thread-84084-14.html

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Quote:Shopping Cart Interface (SCI) and HTML button code generator

Look for the following, there:

Just like many other popular payment systems; you can easily generate and paste HTML code onto your website to accept Bitcoin payments! No more messy programming, or other headaches. You'll have your website accepting Bitcoin in minutes!

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March 20, 2012, 10:30:54 PM
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So as I feared,  besides personal email, BTC transactions such as selling you a GPU on here,  There isn't much I can do huh?

Sure there is ... there's Bit-Pay and carts that don't integrate natively with WordPress, such as the module for the OS Commerce cart.

Have you looked at http://Bit-Pay.com ?

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March 20, 2012, 10:34:11 PM
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Damn dudes, the man was very specific when he said wordpress, why do you bother to give him answers he didn't ask for?

Here: https://github.com/mikegogulski/bitcoin-wp-e-commerce

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March 20, 2012, 10:43:46 PM
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Damn dudes, the man was very specific when he said wordpress, why do you bother to give him answers he didn't ask for?

Here: https://github.com/mikegogulski/bitcoin-wp-e-commerce

Because that has been borked for about ten months now.

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March 20, 2012, 11:51:59 PM
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Damn dudes, the man was very specific when he said wordpress, why do you bother to give him answers he didn't ask for?

Here: https://github.com/mikegogulski/bitcoin-wp-e-commerce

Because that has been borked for about ten months now.
So, maybe someone should fix it... Wink It sure beats visiting 404's or coding from scratch... It's open source, after all.

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March 21, 2012, 12:05:28 AM
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I'm setting up a Wordpress store-front for a new business I am starting, and I would LOVE to accept BTC as payment right off the bat.  That being said unlike the paypal payment gateway where its nearly completely automated.  I do not mind processing the BTC sales manually (meaning, Realize BTC payment, and issue a manual email response) But I would like some kind of a payment gateway that at least accepts the BTC, and the shipping information etc etc.

This is for a physical durable good product. 

Any ideas, I was currently looking at Bit-Ping but I'm not sure its going to do what I need.

I utilize wordpress on all my sites but I haven't come across anything that works without some pretty heavy hacking (heavy for me, anyway). What I currently use is a plugin that I modified slightly that notifies me by email when an order has been placed so that I can forward a BTC address. It's slow and cumbersome but I don't usually have more than one or two orders in a day.

I've got a few possibilities I'll be looking into and I'll let you know if any work out.

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March 23, 2012, 01:53:25 AM
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I might be able to help you out. I've been doing a few bitcoin things for WordPress, and a payment/shopping plugin is something that I would be interested in putting together.
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March 23, 2012, 12:04:47 PM
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I might be able to help you out. I've been doing a few bitcoin things for WordPress, and a payment/shopping plugin is something that I would be interested in putting together.

If you could create one that looked and worked well and made it available at wordpress.org, I bet you'd get a ton of BTC donations. I know I'd send some.

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March 24, 2012, 01:14:41 AM
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There is a super easy plugin service. Its called Bitcoin Revolution or something. Really effective and works a charm. I tested it out but cnat rememeber site now.
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March 25, 2012, 04:44:15 PM
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@Fordy,  I would "LOVE" to see what you could come up with.  Honestly I don't even mind something that is slow and cumbersome, so long as it keeps track of who made a payment, how much it was and what it was for.  I think the validation is the hard part.  At what point does a payment "post"?  and how can the plugin/software see it?   I feel like there has to be a more elegant solution than creating a new bit-coin address everytime you need to get a BTC.

 


I might be able to help you out. I've been doing a few bitcoin things for WordPress, and a payment/shopping plugin is something that I would be interested in putting together.
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March 25, 2012, 05:16:15 PM
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@Fordy,  I would "LOVE" to see what you could come up with.  Honestly I don't even mind something that is slow and cumbersome, so long as it keeps track of who made a payment, how much it was and what it was for.  I think the validation is the hard part.  At what point does a payment "post"?  and how can the plugin/software see it?   I feel like there has to be a more elegant solution than creating a new bit-coin address everytime you need to get a BTC.

 


I might be able to help you out. I've been doing a few bitcoin things for WordPress, and a payment/shopping plugin is something that I would be interested in putting together.

Actually, creating a new address for each transaction is the most reliable and verifiable way of recording your sales. It'a a built in unique receipt of payment for you and your customers that can't be disputed.

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March 25, 2012, 05:26:48 PM
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This is true Edd,  I guess I should put down any fears of running out of addresses huh? Wink

The trick would be managing what could be a growing repository of addresses and figuring out how to move the BTC out without having to do it manually.  Although if that was the hardest part I would survive.  Just have to assume if my store does well it could be dozens, wow maybe a hundred sales a day!   I would get carpel tunnel ha!

So would the plugin, keep the wallet stored locally on the site, or would it have to hit a client machine where a wallet was stored... ah.. the details..
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March 25, 2012, 05:56:19 PM
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This is true Edd,  I guess I should put down any fears of running out of addresses huh? Wink

The trick would be managing what could be a growing repository of addresses and figuring out how to move the BTC out without having to do it manually.  Although if that was the hardest part I would survive.  Just have to assume if my store does well it could be dozens, wow maybe a hundred sales a day!   I would get carpel tunnel ha!

So would the plugin, keep the wallet stored locally on the site, or would it have to hit a client machine where a wallet was stored... ah.. the details..


You'll be selling physical goods, right? You can pre-populate the plugin database with thousands of pre-generated BTC addresses that go straight to your wallet.

The only reason to hold bitcoins on the server that's running your website would be if you had to receive and send bitcoins to visitors automatically, like with a gambling/game site or exchange.

No, the tricky part is associating the right bitcoin address with the right order in a human readable and manageable interface. So far I haven't found a plugin that does it even though it seems simple enough on the surface:

  • Customer A places an order.
  • Plugin pulls unique BTC address from database and presents it upon checkout.
  • Customer A sends bitcoins.
  • Plugin enters that address into a field along with name, email, shipping address, etc.
  • You watch the blockchain or your wallet for the payment and send the goods once payment has been received.

Ideally, it would be great if a plugin could also watch the blockchain for you and just send you a notification that the payment has been made, but I think that's probably too much to ask unless there is a separate service it ties into, like an e-wallet API.

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March 25, 2012, 09:38:17 PM
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+1 for just filling your database full of pre generated addresses and using a generic wordpress payment module
Can also try the new Okpay merchant plugin, they probably have an API to do this

Then you can accept everything including bitcoins
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March 28, 2012, 05:12:10 PM
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So what we do?!   Wink


I think I can do this if I can pull together enough pieces.    Edd is correct, it sounds really easy.  I'm not a PHP programmer but I can hack it pretty good.   And I understand what I'm trying to do.   Edd is also right that I don't need any BTC stored on the server,  I wouldn't want that.   I'd prefer it being transferred to semi-offline locations like a local Wallet with some type of backup.

But the trick is to verifiy who made the payment and that it cleared.   What Im really afraid of is having to do this whole thing manually, and constantly parse a huge database of addresses for validated payments and then backtrack through orders to see whom I sent that address too. gah,  for only a couple dollars profit per transaction total, adding this step to the step of printing/handling shipping and labels would really make it a hard sell for me.


 
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March 29, 2012, 11:29:27 PM
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I like the ideas being presented here.

Maybe I can piece together an alpha but there will still be a manual component to it.

Keep the ideas coming.

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April 02, 2012, 02:10:46 AM
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No, the tricky part is associating the right bitcoin address with the right order in a human readable and manageable interface. So far I haven't found a plugin that does it even though it seems simple enough on the surface:

  • Customer A places an order.
  • Plugin pulls unique BTC address from database and presents it upon checkout.
  • Customer A sends bitcoins.
  • Plugin enters that address into a field along with name, email, shipping address, etc.
  • You watch the blockchain or your wallet for the payment and send the goods once payment has been received.

Wow, this turned out to be way beyond me. Is it really that difficult to pull a bitcoin address from a database and associate it with a specific order?

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