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

$wallet.example.com/alice

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

<meta
name="monetization"
content="$wallet.example.com/alice">

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>
<html>
<head>
<title>Web Monetized Site</title>
<meta
name="monetization"
content="$wallet.example.com/alice">
</head>
</html>

Congratulations! Your website is now web monetized.