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Clearent, WordPress Pair On Payments Plug-In

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Payment processing company Clearent announced the release of its WordPress plug-in for developers on Tuesday (Dec. 8).

The plug-in is designed to allow website developers to securely integrate payment buttons directly into their WordPress sites, without the traditional difficulties of dealing with outdated code, complicated integration steps and unattractive payment forms.

According to a press release from the company, developers will not have the ability to use Clearent’s suite of payments solutions to install individual “pay now” buttons on their sites without interfering with existing page design and style.

Along with the “pay now” button functionality, Clearent’s eCommerce solutions include integrations with other existing online commerce platforms, such as OpenCart, Magento and ZenCart.

The company said its users can also be rewarded recurring commission based on the annual transaction volume of referred merchants.

“This commission program is unique in its industry and allows Web developers to look at payments as another source of revenue. By providing developers with a share of the processing revenue, Clearent has essentially brought developers on board as partners, which is a strategy that has served Clearent very well in the past,” Clearent said in a statement.

More than one-fifth of the world’s websites are built on the WordPress content management system, which made it no surprise when WordPress’ parent company, Automattic, announced that it acquired eCommerce Software-as-a-Service company WooCommerce earlier this year.

The company provides a top WordPress plug-in and ran an estimated 650,000 eCommerce sites as of May. Data reveals that more than 7 percent of the world’s online shops were powered by WooCommerce at the time of its acquisition.

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