WordPress Drops Bitcoin Payment Option, Says it ‘May’ Return
WordPress has removed its Bitcoin payment option and it has given a non-committal answer when asked if it will return.
The news was quietly made, with no announcement coming from WordPress or its Bitcoin partner Bitpay. CoinDesk broke the news yesterday. Third party applications and plug-ins that utilize Bitcoin are currently working on the platform.
WordPress Co-Founder, Matt Mullenweg, responded to the CoinDesk article by posting in the comments, stating that the bitcoin payment option has been removed while they streamline things, and that putting it back in isn’t a high priority because bitcoin payments equaled a lower volume compared to other options.
‘We’re still big believers in Bitcoin, but we’re doing some major refactoring and streamlining of our checkout process right now and Bitcoin is lower in priority since it’s relatively low volume compared to our more traditional transaction options. We will definitely keep in mind adding Bitcoin support back in the future.’
This post was published at Coin Telegraph on 2015-02-25.