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WP Simple Pay Pro 3.8 Released: Accept iDEAL Payments

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Written By: author image Phil Derksen

Accepting iDEAL payments is now available in WP Simple Pay Pro 3.8. Stripe’s guide to payment methods describes it best:

iDEAL is a Netherlands-based payment method that allows customers to complete transactions online using their bank credentials. All major Dutch banks are members of Currence, the scheme that operates iDEAL, making it the most popular online payment method in the Netherlands with a share of online payments close to 55%.

Here’s an example of a WP Simple Pay Pro form that has the iDEAL payment option enabled:

iDEAL is currently a one-time payment method with two-factor authentication built-in. We plan to support follow-up recurring payments via SEPA Direct Debit in a future release. Stripe’s iDEAL payments doc has additional details.

For instructions on how to configure WP Simple Pay Pro and your Stripe account to accept iDEAL payments, head on over to our iDEAL payment docs. You can also check out an iDEAL payment form in action on our demo site.

More payment methods coming

By adding iDEAL payment support in WP Simple Pay Pro, we now have a solid foundation for adding more non-card payment methods that Stripe supports in future releases.

It’s just a matter of time before WP Simple Pay Pro adds support for SOFORT, SEPA Direct Debit, Giropay, Alipay, OXXO, ACH and more. As always with software releases, what comes next will be based on the demand and effort required to implement.

Are you looking for a specific payment method to be added to WP Simple Pay Pro? We’d love to discuss this with you so let us know!

Other new features

Besides iDEAL payments, here’s a few more features that were introduced in WP Simple Pay Pro 3.8 and 3.7:

Heading custom fields – Add headings within your overlay or embedded payment forms. [docs]

Hidden custom fields – Include hidden fields in your forms to send additional data to store alongside payments in Stripe. [docs]

Let customers update their subscription payment method – Automatically warn customers of an upcoming subscription charge and prompt them to ensure their payment method on file is correct. If the card is incorrect or has expired, customers will have the opportunity to update the card on file before the next billing cycle. [docs]

Improved user interface and accessibility – Updates to the form builder ensure settings are easy to find and manage, and can be accessed from any device.

Dynamic payment confirmation template tags – Use dynamic template tags such as {customer:address:city} to create more complex confirmation messages. [docs]

Improved theme compatibility – Disabling WP Simple Pay’s opinionated styles now more accurately reflect the styles applied to standard form elements through your theme.

Payment forms export & import – Copy and backup your payment forms for use with a new site or site migrations.

Stripe API version 2020-03-02 – All interactions with Stripe are done through the latest version of the API: 2020-03-02.

View the full changelog for additional features and improvements included in this release.

Ready to update?

WP Simple Pay Pro 3.8 is available now for all licensed customers. You can update to the latest version in your WordPress admin or download it from your account.

Need a license? Get WP Simple Pay Pro today!

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