The subscription economy is a new trend in online payment, whereby products and services are increasingly delivered on a subscription basis. The Pronamic Pay plugin supports automatic recurring payments. The customer can use one first payment authorized to follow-up payments collected automatically via SEPA direct debit or credit card.
Recurring payment support will be added to the Pronamic Pay plugin per payment providers and WordPress e-commerce plugin. It is therefore not just possible to receive recurring payments with all payment providers and e-commerce plugins.
Payment providers for recurring payments
Recurring payments via the Pronamic Pay plugin are possible with these payment providers:
Payments are initiated once an hour from the website using the WordPress cron (a list of tasks that WordPress runs in the background whenever a page is visited). Subscriptions are not scheduled with the payment provider and you will therefore not see them there; the initiated follow-up payments can be viewed in the dashboard of the payment provider.
WordPress plugins for recurring payments
Recurring payments via the Pronamic Pay plugin are possible with these WordPress e-commerce plugins:
- Gravity Forms
- Restrict Content Pro
- WooCommerce in combination with WooCommerce Subscriptions
Set up recurring payments
Consult a guide for all information on how to set up recurring payments with the desired plugin:
- Gravity Forms recurring payments
- MemberPress Recurring Payments
- Restrict Content Pro Recurring Payments
- WooCommerce Subscriptions recurring payments
View subscriptions and payments
All subscriptions created via our plugin can be consulted via WordPress dashboard » Payment » Subscriptions. All payments – including follow-up payments – can be consulted via WordPress dashboard » Payment » Payments and have an extra icon in that overview if they are related to a subscription:
- on first payments initiated by users;
- for follow-up payments that are automatically created.
When viewing a subscription, all payments made for that specific subscription are also shown. In the event of any problems with a payment, the payment can be viewed and is 'Log' may provide an explanation for the status of the payment.