For some time now, we have been using PayPal as the default payment gateway for WordCamp WordCamps are casual, locally-organized conferences covering everything related to WordPress. They're one of the places where the WordPress community comes together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. Learn more. ticket sales. In addition to that, WordCamp organisers have also been able to create custom payment gateway integrations for our ticketing plugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party, CampTix. While these options have generally worked for most events, there are times where neither of them are optimal solutions. One of the main issues is that PayPal only has limited currency options, which is why some communities have built local gateway integrations, but in those cases the ticket sales then need to go through a local bank account — something that isn’t always practical.
There is now an alternative — @dd32 has built a Stripe integration for CampTix. This can be used by WordCamps that request it (please email email@example.com if you would like to use it instead of PayPal).
I would like us to discuss the feasibility of switching to Stripe as the default gateway while using PayPal as an optional alternative, with a view to eventually deprecating PayPal entirely and switching to Stripe as the only core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. gateway in use.
Some of the advantages of Stripe over PayPal are:
- The UI UI is an acronym for User Interface - the layout of the page the user interacts with. Think ‘how are they doing that’ and less about what they are doing. is arguably simpler for purchases.
- PayPal is entirely blocked and inaccessible in some countries.
- Stripe offers support for way more currencies than PayPal does, which would allow more WordCamps to sell tickets in their local currency without needing to write a custom gateway integration.
Before this can be implemented, I think it would be valuable to gather some community feedback about this move to see if it is indeed an option worth pursuing. Please comment below with any feedback you have about this potential move — it would be great to know about any reasons you have for preferring one gateway over another and what impact this could have on your local WordCamp.