Amazing. It’s already possible to create a shop that accepts lightning payments without any coding involved in under 1 hour. Get your friends to test lightning payments for 1 sat only. https://spendsats.fun
I wanted to test if it’s already possible to create an e-commerce store without getting stuck somewhere when you don’t have any coding knowledge.
Honestly, I was surprised how easy it is to set up one with the help of some sort of CMS and additional plugins. I did some research and it seems WordPress is still the king for creating simple e-stores using Woocommerce plugin.
So for testing, I bought cheap shared hosting plan for $2 bucks (paid using bitcoin) from [lowendbox](https://lowendbox.com) offers
Bought a domain from [NameCheap](https://www.namecheap.com/) for $2 bucks as well (also paid using bitcoin)
Installed WordPress on it using automatic installer that every hosting provider has nowadays.
Activated a free theme compatible with Woocommerce from Themes section in WordPress
I thought the biggest challenge will be the integration of lightning merchant into woocommerce as its a fairly new thing but it seems there is already bunch of merchants that have native plugins for it! Great! My eye got caught two of them [Strike](https://strike.acinq.co/) and [OpenNode](https://www.opennode.co/)
After this I got myself a free SSL certificate from [sslforfree](https://www.sslforfree.com/) and activated it using cPanel.
I’ve choosen Strike (was the first one I tried and it worked anyway), downloaded the plugin, activated it, entered my API Key and ta-da! it works!
I’m a proud owner of useless store that costed me $4 bucks. Cannot be happier.
Didn’t have to touch any code, nothing! I can also expand functionality of the store using another plugins as well.
Some other plugins I used:
Checkout Field Editor for WooCommerce — To get rid of the billing fields.
Disable cart page for WooCommerce — To get rid of the unnecessary cart page.
Really Simple SSL — Easily enabling https everywhere.
Anyway… Who is fancy to buy some prayers for 1 sat today? I guess I will keep the site online until host expires but for now feel free to invite friends to test the glorious lightning network. With the help of @GiverOfBitcoin anyone should be able to try it easily now. I also added a quick tutorial how to get free sats from him on the website as well.