Trip ups we had that maybe you can avoid:
- Anticipate setting up a wallet. You don't actually need to add your bank account. You will need to "add funds" and then generate a payment pointer which you then add to your meta tag. Great instructions for uphold here
- Your site must be https to enable web monetization
- When we initially did it there was only documentation for Hugo - if you go the Hugo route beware its a theme (not a plugin), and the second “option” for setting up a theme worked.
- Ultimately on this site we implemented by adding the meta tag in the html head and then adding some custom css/js to get it working as advised on the web monetization site - they said this is not a good way of doing it because can easily be manipulated through the browser - but they will give server side examples soon in their docs.
What are the pros / cons of it:
Pros: New! (exciting, inspiring, will give more flexibility and range for content creators)
Cons: Is it hot enough? (who is using web browser payments?) How easy is to hack?
Would you recommend it?
Yes! Definitely content creators should experiment with it, for an ~1hr investment to get running could be a whole new way to make $$. Besides the monetization itself, the advocacy for this new web standard would probably also draw attention to your content.
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