Stripe is now available to all WordCamps

We just pushed out a big update to CampTix (the pluginPlugin 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 for selling event tickets, written for WordCampWordCamp A WordCamp is a conference where the WordPress community come together to teach one another what they’ve learned throughout the year and share the joy. https://central.wordcamp.org/about/.) on the WordCamp.org network. The main change is that Stripe is now included as a default payment method — until now it was a separate, betaBeta A pre-release of software that is given out to a large group of users to trial under real conditions. Beta versions have gone through alpha testing in-house and are generally fairly close in look, feel and function to the final product; however, design changes often occur as part of the process. plugin that had to be enabled on a per-site basis.

Stripe is a credit card processor that supports a lot of currencies, so this will allow WordCamps to support online ticket purchases in several places where we couldn’t before. For new WordCamp sites, Stripe will be enabled by default, instead of PayPal, though you will still be able to turn on PayPal if needed (the payment configuration for existing WordCamp sites won’t be affected).

WordCamps that already had the separate Stripe plugin enabled should experience a seamless transition.

You can see a full changelog of recent updates to CampTix here.

If you notice any problems with Stripe transactions or other things in CampTix, please post them in the meta-wordcamp channel in WP SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. so that we can troubleshoot them as quickly as possible.

Thanks to @vedjain, @andreamiddleton, and @iandunn for all of their work on this project, @dd32 for writing the original Stripe plugin for CampTix, and @indralukmana, @eliw, @imath, @JulienMelissas, and @juanfra for ideas and code contributions that went into this releaseRelease A release is the distribution of the final version of an application. A software release may be either public or private and generally constitutes the initial or new generation of a new or upgraded application. A release is preceded by the distribution of alpha and then beta versions of the software..