More utility for Dogecoin as WordPress websites can now accept DOGE payments


Dogecoin has added another utility to its belt. The meme coin that has been a fan favorite has recently gained traction in terms of payout capability. Its community of passionate supporters led the charge with this and now another developer has released a new plugin that would enable hundreds of millions of websites around the world to enable DOGE payments without any hassle.

Dogecoin for WordPress

DogeDesigner, a UI/UX and graphics designer from the Dogecoin Foundation, recently unveiled a new plugin that would allow website owners to start accepting Dogecoin payments. The plugin which was developed by a Dogecoin developer would allow over 455 million WordPress websites to use the WooCommerce plugin as an “Easy Dogecoin Gateway”.

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The plugin is free for all website owners, with no third party payment processor involved. There are no additional fees and all it takes is a simple Dogecoin wallet to be able to start accepting crypto payments. It uses two different APIs to provide the accurate value of fiat in DOGE and also to generate QR codes to enable smooth payments from the user side.

This is obviously a welcome development for the coin itself. However, the response was not as great as expected. Monday morning, three days after this payment gateway was announced, there were less than 10 active installs of this plugin. It’s still in its early stages and usage may start to pick up once users confirm it’s working as expected.

Good things for DOGE

Even though the meme coin has not been in the best positions with its price, there have been some important things that continue to lift the spirits of the community. One of them is Jeff Bezos, one of the richest men in the world, who follows Dogecoin co-creator Billy Markus on Twitter.

DOGE price slips to $0.11 | Source: DOGEUSD on TradingView.com

The Dogecoin founder, who already has a number of high-profile followings, saw the Amazon kingpin join him. Markus, whose Twitter feed is filled with tweets about cryptocurrencies, returned to the market last year and is already a major figure in the space.

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Amazon still does not accept any cryptocurrency for its services, but members of the Doge community have taken to Twitter to welcome the decision by the Amazon CEO to follow Markus. An user Noted that “it means a lot to Doge” that Bezos is now following the founder.

On the price side, Doge had a shaky start to the week. The early hours of Monday saw the meme coin lose around 5% of its value to trade at $0.115 at the time of this writing.

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