Third-Party Platforms

Overview

Although Coil helps you web monetize your content on a handful of platforms, there's other platforms that have implemented Web Monetization on their own. This could mean:

  • They'll receive payments when Coil Members visit their platforms
  • The creators on their platform will receive the payments

This page discusses a few ways you can tell if a platform supports web monetizing your own content.

If your platform does support web monetizing your own content, you'll still need an account with a supported digital wallet provider and the payment pointer they assign to you.

Does your platform support Web Monetization?

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This page lists a few platforms we know of that support Web Monetization. Since we don't have a way to keep track of all web monetized platforms, you might have to reach out to them directly.

Account settings

Some platforms allow you to add your payment pointer to your account settings. This includes sites like:

  • Dev.to - Add to your DEV settings
  • Exposure - Add to the Monetization section of your Exposure settings
  • Hacker Noon - Add to your HN profile settings
  • Write.as - Add to your blog's Customize page

Check your account settings for a field that references Payment Pointer or something similar.

Plugins

Some platforms, like the static site generators Gatsby and VuePress, let you inject your payment pointer into your pages via plugins:

Coil also offers an official WordPress plugin.

If your platform supports plugins, try searching for terms like payment pointer, Web Monetization, Interledger, and perhaps even Coil.

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When searching for Web Monetization, search for the whole term. Only searching for monetize or monetization will likely return unrelated results.

Meta tag

Certain platforms let you add meta tags. Meta tags appear in the <head> section of each of your pages. Specifically, you'll need to add the Web Monetization meta tag. See our Monetize a Website page for more information about creating this meta tag.

Some platforms might let you edit your site's source code directly. Others could provide you with a tool. Wix, for example, lets you add meta tags via their SEO panel. Squarespace provides a Code Injection feature.

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Squarespace's Code Injection is a premium feature that's only available in their Business and Commerce plans.