CM Pay Per Post (CMPPP) - Payment Options - MicroPayments vs. EDD vs. WooCommerce
Payment Options - Choosing Between MicroPayments, EDD, and WooCommerce
Pay Per Post now can support both MicroPayments and direct payments (WooCommerce or EDD) at the same time.
The plugin has two option for handling payments: through virtual wallets or through direct payments.
In both cases, the plugin allows you to set a price for a specific or group of post or pages on your site.
1) Virtual Wallet - With CM MicroPayments
Allows you to assign digital wallets to users and charge them with points. This options Requires the CM MicroPayments plugin installed.
Working with CM MicroPayments means that each logged-in user has a wallet associated with him/her. In order to activate the subscription, he/she must first purchase the virtual currency which was set. Purchasing the Virtual currency can be done directly using PayPal or, if using Easy Digital Downloads, by any supported payment method available with EDD (more than 30).
The virtual currency can be based not on real money but on point, which the user gains or spends while performing tasks set by the admin.
Once the user tries to activate the subscription the plugin check if he/she has enough "points" in his wallet. If not, the plugin will suggest to purchase points.
2) Direct Payments - With EDD / WooCommerce
Allows you to charge users directly through different payment gateways, such as PayPal.
This option requires to be installed and activated:
- CM Pay Per Post EDD Payments Addon
- Easy Digital Downloads or WooCommerce (or both).
WooCommerce is currently the most used eCommerce solution for WordPress and treats each download as a downloadable product. EDD only handles virtual products, which it calls Downloads. PayPerPost works and behaves the same way with both.
When configuring EDD or WooCommerce, you can select which payment gateways to use. Some common options include Stripe, PayPal, Skrill, and 2Checkout.