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WordPress Overview

Coil's official Web Monetization plugin lets you monetize some or all of your WordPress site. With a monetized site, you'll receive payments from Coil Members for each second they view your content.

Before you begin#

  • You must have a payment pointer. Your payment pointer is how we know where to send your payments. You'll enter your payment pointer when configuring the plugin.
  • You don't need a Coil account (free or paid) to use the plugin, but you might find that having one is helpful.
  • Your visitors must have a Coil Membership and use the Coil Extension for you to receive payments.

How it works#

The plugin adds the Web Monetization meta tag to the <head> section of each of your pages. For more information about the Web Monetization meta tag, see webmonetization.org.

The plugin's default content settings make all your pages and posts Enabled & Public. This means when Coil Members visit your site, you’ll get paid. Visitors who aren’t Coil Members can still access your content, but will see a customizable message suggesting they sign up for a Coil Membership.

You can change the way pages and posts are monetized:

  • Globally
  • Per page and per post
  • Through the use of tags and categories
  • Through the use of blocks (Block editor only)

Steps#

  1. Install and configure the plugin.
  2. Add basic Web Monetization to your content.
  3. Apply advanced customizations to the plugin, such as defining excerpts and changing visitor-facing messaging.
  4. Review the WordPress FAQs and Troubleshooting page.