Stripe - Connecting to Stripe

Easy Digital Downloads uses Stripe Connect, an easier and more secure way of connecting your Stripe account to your website. Stripe Connect streamlines the connection process and prevents issues that can arise when copying and pasting account details from Stripe into your Easy Digital Downloads settings page. With Stripe Connect, you'll be ready to go in a few clicks.

Don't have a Stripe account yet? No problem, the Connect with Stripe button will walk you through the account creation process. It takes just a few minutes.

To connect to Stripe, first go to Downloads → Settings → Payment Gateways. Next, select the Stripe sub-tab, then click the Connect with Stripe button.

This will take you to the Stripe website where you can log into your existing account if you have one or create a new account if you do not

Note: If you already have a Stripe account and have already set up Stripe by copying and pasting your API keys into the settings page, you may see the following notice asking you to connect your Stripe account. If you do, follow the instructions and make sure you log into your Stripe account when you arrive at

If you've already set up your Stripe account in Easy Digital Downloads, you may have questions.

  1. Does this change my account?
    No. Nothing is changed. This just connects your Easy Digital Downloads installation with your Stripe account and automatically sets up EDD with the API keys Stripe Connect gives it.
  2. Do I lose active subscriptions?
    No. You retain all your current customers, subscriptions, plans, etc. The only thing that changes is how Easy Digital Downloads communicates with your Stripe account.
  3. Does it change the cost of my plan?
    No. There are no changes in cost to you.
  4. Do I pay anything for this?
    No. There are no charges for using Stripe Connect.