Leaky Paywall Recurring Payments Plugin

When a subscription is set to recurring, a subscriber account is automatically created in Stripe or PayPal. This is where their credit card information is saved. The customer will be billed automatically on the interval you specify for the length of the subscription.

Plugin Installation

In your WordPress admin, go to Plugins > Add New > Upload. Find the zip file of the plugin files and upload it to your site. After you upload the plugin you can activate it.


1. After you install and activate the Recurring Payments plugin, you will get a new option on the level settings for Leaky Paywall. You can choose to set a level to use recurring payments by checking the box. This works for both Stripe and Paypal.

2. In Stripe, add webhooks to receive data when a recurring payment is attempted by Stripe. This is needed in order to ensure Leaky Paywall knows when a new payment has been made.

You can find the webhook URL under Leaky Paywall > Payments > Stripe Settings.

In Stripe if you go to Account Settings -> Webhooks, it should have something like the screenshot below. When setting up the webhook, make sure you choose to receive all events.

These are the events that the core Leaky Paywall plugin uses.  If you are having timeout errors in Stripe, at a minimum we recommend enabling these.  However, please note that over time Stripe has added new events, so it is possible that more may be required at a later date.  That is why recommend receiving all Stripe events. 


3. If using Stripe, set the API version. You can find the Stripe API version you are using in your Stripe account under Developers > API version. The one with the word “default” next to it is the version you are using.

stripe api version setting

stripe api version

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