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WordPress Bitcoin Tips Plugin

This plugin allows collecting bitcoin tips from WordPress blog readers. Every blog post gets its unique bitcoin address for tips, which are immediately forwarded to a single address defined in settings. This allows for detailed stats of tips per post, so you know which texts your readers appreciate the most.

Download the latest version from here

The plugin uses Blockchain.info API to collect tips. This makes it compatible with every WordPress environment (i.e. it doesn’t require any bitcoin-specific software like bitcoind). It also adds some level of security, as even if your WordPress is hacked, your received tips are secure as there are no bitcoin private keys stored in your WordPress. Both plugin and Blockchain.info API are free to use.

After installing the plugin, you need to setup your receiving bitcoin address in Settings > Bitcoin Tips and once it’s done, there will be a tipping widget displayed under each post.

Main features as of current version are:

Tips are appreciated if you like this plugin and would like to support my work. Tipping address is displayed at the bottom of this post so by tipping you can also test how the plugin works. Feedback is welcomed as much as tips.

Some additional features that I might implement in the nearest future:

The plugin is available under the MIT License.

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73 Replies

73 Responses to “WordPress Bitcoin Tips Plugin”

  1. queratocone says:

    Fine way of explaining, and nice post to take facts concerning my presentation subject, which i am
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  2. Mirelo says:

    Nice work, but it still misses two important features:

    1) The possibility of enabling or disabling it by default, then respectively disabling or enabling it on certain pages.

    2) The possibility of positioning the output. For example, I use a footnote plugin, and the tip box appears between the main text and the footnotes.

    Thanks!

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  4. Thank you for your plugin, but please please allow changing the forwarding bitcoin address for posts created prior to updating the address. Fr33 Aid recently had its full Blockchain wallet stolen, and ironically, tips coming to our post about this theft are still going to our wallet for which the thief has full access. We see that you plan to make this update soon – could you please expedite? Many thanks!

  5. Shofiul says:

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  6. SubProxy says:

    Nice plugin, but would you pleasev add a tick box so that the tip box does not show on the front page. For example, I have five ‘continue reading’ on the front page; and the the plugin tacks a tip box at the bottom of each front page article.

    • JLRC says:

      I’m having the same problem as SubProxy. With it showing after each and every post on my front page, I can’t use the plug-in.

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  9. johnd says:

    Is there a way to lower the minimum? I see from a post below that the minimum amount to get sent is .001 which is currently 84 cents USD. From my own experience using this I’ve received tips as low as .0005 though I know people have sent even smaller amounts, so I beleive that theshold has been halved. Still, 42 cents is rather high for me as I’d like to promote micro-tipping. Also, what happens to the remainder? After a set amount of time does it go back to the sender? stay in limbo indefinitely? Thanks!

  10. Marni says:

    Hi Terk,

    It would be really great if you could put a UI in the plugin so that we can control the types of posts that this shows up on. For instance, it is not appropriate for use on pages or in our shopping cart pages.

    Thanks,
    MidasMarni

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  21. Tharyn says:

    Hi, I am having trouble with the plugin appearing on my posts after configuration. I set everything up, but it’s not showing up. Any ideas? http://tharyn.me/

  22. Rowena says:

    Wow, amazing blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
    you made blogging look easy. The overall look of your web site is fantastic, let alone the content!

  23. Well, i would like to use this plugin in my website. I just shared an article on my blog about bitcoins.
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  24. Trisha says:

    At this time it looks like Movable Type is the top blogging
    platform out there right now. (from what I’ve read) Is that what you’re using on your blog?

  25. Juanmi says:

    Ohhhh! nice one. I just installed on my blog. Thanks a lot for ur work! :)

  26. hephaist0s says:

    This is a fantastic plugin – thanks! Just sent you a tip.

    I just set this up on a site and everything seems to work, but after sending a test tip it still says “No tips yet.
    Be the first to tip!” even though the tip has gone through and been received (12 confirmations). Any suggestions?

  27. What about uploading this plugin to the wordpresspluginpage?

    Greetings
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  28. Julian says:

    Great Plugin!

    For some reason, it’s not showing on my posts.

    I’ve added the correct information (btc address) in the settings of the plugin, but nothing appears at the bottom of the posts.

    Is there any way to manually add it to the bottom of the pages? Maybe it doesn’t work with my theme?

  29. Cam says:

    Great plugin! I am not skilled in code at all… and I wish to only place one instance of this plugin on my site, at the last page or posting.

    Any thoughts on removing the plug on EVERY posting, and maybe allowing just a short code to instal on a page or 2…or only a posting or 2?

    Thanks for the consideration!

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  31. wjsqsn says:

    good job.
    could you update it for not allow it appear in page ,but just post.

  32. eniefaC says:

    Hi,

    I’m using your plugin and it’s great. One thing though, please consider internationalizing it).

    Also, is it a choice to not publish it on Github or some other similar platform ? I feel like a lot of people may contribute.

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  37. Marcel says:

    This looks promising!

    Installed the plugin, but it only shows for logged in users. Am I overlooking something?

    • Marcel says:

      Never mind, this turned out to be a memcached issue. Works like a charm now!

      Suggestion: a config option to hide the extra content from feeds would be useful I think.

  38. Rex says:

    Thanks Terk! It is great. I worked out how to put in a link in the text box by Googling it and finding out about html tags. So good to get the Bitcoin message out

  39. pinguino says:

    We love your plugin! Any plans to offer different sizes or make it so you hit a button for the QR to appear? It’s the size of half of our posts.

  40. Raam Dev says:

    Awesome plugin. Thanks! Now I can put a tip button on my essays. :)

    By the way, I added a couple of features here: https://github.com/raamdev/bitcoin-tips

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  42. Rex says:

    Great plugin and I’m happy that it will help to get the Bitcoin message out. In the tipbox text I have the following:

    If you enjoyed reading this post, please consider tipping the author using Bitcoin. Don’t know how to get Bitcoins? Go here https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Buying_bitcoins

    However I don’t know how to make that link into a hyperlink. Any advice would be appreciated!

  43. agilob says:

    I’m waiting for this to be added to official wordpress repo!

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  45. Nice job !

    I’ve just modified it a little because I didn’t want the QRcode to appear on the home page.

    Replacing this :
    if (!$post->ID) { return $content; }

    with this :
    if (!$post->ID || is_home()) { return $content; }

    Maybe you should consider adding an option for that :)

    • Terk says:

      Good idea for a configurable option, thanks. I’ll include it in the next update.

      • David Hennessy says:

        I replaced that line with this following code, to make it display only on posts (not pages):

        if ((!$post->ID) || (!is_single())) { return $content; }

  46. Chris says:

    Hi,

    Just trying out your plugin and have a (possibly silly) question…

    I setup the plugin with a destination address that I created in my QT wallet.

    I see that every post then has a different destination address…

    I sent a small tip from my wallet as a test to one of the destinations that it created, but it hasn’t found it’s way back to my wallet’s destination.

    Am i missing something?

    Thanks
    Chris

    • Terk says:

      What is the post-specific address which you sent your test tip? I’ll check in the blockchain what happened to that coins. It’s possible that you sent it without fees and it stuck somewhere or bounced back.

    • Terk says:

      The issue here was that the tip amount was too low. Tips are forwarded to the destination address when 0.001 BTC or more is collected. Chris sent 0.0001 BTC which is too little. This money isn’t lost – as soon as another tips are sent and the balance reaches 0.001 BTC or more, the whole amount is forwarded to the destination address.

      This is a blockchain.info API limitation and it’s totally understandable, as they pay 0.0001 BTC fee for each forwarding transaction (and it’s free for you, they pay it from their pocket).

      • johnd says:

        Is there a way to lower that? The exchange rate has gone up quite a bit since this came out so that the minimum is now 84 cents USD. I’d like to promote micro-tipping, ie much smaller amounts. Also, what happens to the remainder? After a set amount of time does it go back to the sender? stay in limbo indefinitely?

  47. Hi Terk,

    I’d like to get this running on my wordpress site which uses Thesis 2. I noticed just installing it isn’t sufficient to make it work, nor is there any “bitcoin tips” in the “widgets” section of wordpress. Probably I need to add a box/css/widget to my theme explicitly. Any tips on what code might accomplish that?

    Thanks,
    Winslow

    • Terk says:

      You need to go to Settings > Bitcoin Tips and setup your receiving bitcoin address where all tips will be forwarded to.

      • Hi Terk,

        I configured an address for where the bitcoin should be sent to, but nothing appears at the bottom of my posts. I highly suspect that this is because Im running Thesis 2.0, which hijacks the skins and layout of wordpress. I would guess that this plugin would work in Thesis with the explicit creation of a box and matching CSS within the Thesis skin editor, and then placing this box into the “Single” (post) layout. I have no idea how to do this though. Any help would be appreciated!

  48. John says:

    Hi Terk,
    Any updates to the plugin?

  49. colbert says:

    great work on this plugin. Will share it with my blogger friends.

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  51. Hey awesome work here. Just installed on my site. Is there an easy way of configuring the plugin to assign the bitcoin widget to only certain post author IDs?

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