Online giving of tithes and offerings can be handled in a number of ways. Our favorite solution is provided by Tithe.ly. We’ve written a tutorial on how you can integrate a “Give” button from Tithe.ly on your website. It’s very easy to setup and integrates well with our themes.
Here are other options to consider. Let’s start with some WordPress plugins.
Other services that you can link to from your WordPress site are:
- Tithe.ly (see our tutorial)
- PayPal Donations
- Check your Church Management Software — many have built-in giving that you can link to
- See our Giving Widget for linking to an external giving provider
We have not tried all of these so we would appreciate hearing what works well for you so we can keep this guide up to date with the best recommendations.
Note: If you will be embedding a payment form directly on a page on your site, you should have an SSL Certificate installed on your hosting. Our WP Church Host service provides free SSL Certificates with automatic installation and free automatic renewal. If you’re on another host and want to switch, we will move your website for free.