Jumio Comes To WordPress, Turns Blog Readers’ Webcams Into Credit Card Readers

Jumio, the new technology that turns webcams into credit card readers, is now offering a plugin for WordPress websites. The new Jumio Netswipe add-on allows website visitors to pay for products or make donations quickly and easily, just by holding up their credit card to their computer’s webcam.

For WordPress publishers, adding Netswipe to their site is simple – just download, install and activate like any other WordPress plugin.

With the new plugin, WordPress site owners get a “Netswipe PayMe” button which can be placed anywhere on their website. All the payments are managed through your Jumio account, which is free of charge after registration.

After downloading the WordPress Plugin here, just unzip it and upload the folder ‘Wordpress_Jumio_Payment_Plugin’ to the ‘/wp-content/plugins/’ directory. Then activate the plugin through the “Plugins” menu in WordPress. You can then configure your options in WordPress’s “Settings” menu. (More detailed instructions are here).

Jumio launched last month, introducing its seamless, one-stop solution for merchants and developers with the intention of disrupting the payments industry. Not only is the technology easy to use, it also adds a layer of security to digital transactions since the physical card has to be present in order for Jumio’s webcam solution to work.

Initially, the technology is only available for desktop websites, but, later this year, a two-part mobile solution will become available. This part of the Jumio’s system will include a mobile app and developer library. Jumio’s mobile developer tools are the aspect of the solution that’s most like Card.io, which offers a similar toolkit.

Jumio received $6.5 million in funding from Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin and other investors back in March.