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Quick Start Guide

This page provides high-level instructions for adding Web Monetization to your website.

To monetize your site, you must:

  1. Set up a web monetized receiver (wallet) for receiving payments.
  2. Get your wallet's payment pointer.
  3. Create a special <meta> tag that tells Web Monetization providers how to pay you.
  4. Add the <meta> tag to each page of your website that you want to monetize.

For a more detailed look at web monetizing your site, see the Web Monetization explainer.

1. Set up a web monetized wallet#

Choose a wallet that supports Web Monetization and set up an account. The wallet must support the Interledger Protocol (ILP).

2. Get your payment pointer#

Find your payment pointer within your wallet and copy it.

Example payment pointer#


3. Create your meta tag#

Create your <meta> tag by using the Meta Tag Generator or by following the example below.

The tag's name is always monetization. The content is your payment pointer.

Example meta tag#


4. Add the meta tag to your website#

Copy your <meta> tag and add it to the <head> section of each page you want to monetize.

Web Monetization only works on secure pages served over HTTPS.

Example HTML#

<!doctype html>
<title>Web Monetized Site</title>

Congratulations! Your website is now web monetized.