Simple Renew Now Supports Stripe for Joomla Subscriptions

Simple Renew Now Supports Stripe for Joomla Subscriptions

Over the last few years, we've managed to grow Joomlashack. Yes, we have some good extensions and templates, but one thing has made that growth possible: recurring subscriptions. Here's our explanation of why we use subscriptions.

I am 150% convinced that the most stable businesses are subscription businesses. That conviction has deepened since the arrival of COVID-19. I've talked with a lot of business owners in the last two months, and the happy ones are those with strong subscription revenue.

If you're not there yet, you really should move your business over to subscription revenue. Our aim at Joomlashack is to help you make that move by creating a reliable subscription extension that's very easy-to-use.

So today, I'm delighted to introduce a beta version of our Simple Renew extension. This is the extension we use to power Joomlashack.com. This release adds support for the Stripe payment gateway. We've chosen Stripe as the first gateway because it's the most popular choice for new subscription services.

Click here to download the beta release of Simple Renew

This is a beta version and not officially ready for production use. However, we eat our own dog-food, so this release is already live on Joomlashack.com and running our own subscription business.


How to use the new Simple Renew

simple renew

  • Once you've added those two keys, you can go to the "Plans" screen and set up subscription plans.

create plans

This next image shows an example plan. The subscription gives the user access to a particular user group: "Shack Error Notify".

create plans settings


The future of Simple Renew

Once this version of Simple Renew is live, you will be able to use it to sell access to these Joomlashack extensions:

I'll note that our intention is NOT to build the subscription extension with the most features. We want to build the simplest and most reliable gateway.

So if you're wondering whether we're planning to add feature X or Y, the answer is probably "no".

But Simple Renew is the right choice if you want an extension that can help grow your business, plus is easy, reliable, and closely integrated with Joomlashack products.

Click here to download the beta release of Simple Renew


About the author

Steve is the CEO of Joomlashack. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. Steve has been involved with Joomla since 2006.