I’m new to Duino-Coin—an Arduino-mineable cryptocurrency that launched back in 2019—discovering it for the first time just the other week. If you’re also new to it, go check out the project’s official website to learn more.
As I’ve just started this Arduino blog, I figured why not add a button for Duino-Coin donations. These buttons have long been a feature in crypto, with bloggers covering the space typically having at least a Bitcoin donation button, along with other popular coins and tokens or those of projects they support.
After a little searching, I couldn’t find one—so I decided to create my own as a simple WordPress plugin, making it available for anyone else who might be interested in supporting the project on their own website or blog.
Button made by duinobit
The working donate button can be seen above on the right—click it to give it a go and see how it works.
How the Duino-Coin donate button works
The button itself is simple, copying your saved username to the user’s clipboard on click and opening the Duino-Coin web wallet in a new tab.
Unlike other cryptos, Duino-coin uses usernames and not wallet addresses, so I didn’t think there was much point to adding the sort of fancy QR code generators seen in other buttons.
Anyone with a keen eye will notice I didn’t complete the transaction. This is because my account isn’t yet verified, as I haven’t yet started mining any Duino-Coin—something I’ll get to and will likely post about soon.
Using the Duino-Coin donate button plugin
- Download the Duino-Coin donate button ZIP archive and upload it as a new plugin in your WordPress admin.
- Navigate to the “Duino-Coin donate button” admin page using the link in the sidebar, then input and save your Duino-Coin username.
- Insert the shortcode below wherever you want the button to appear.
Future plans for the Duino-Coin donate button
While this is just the first version of the plugin, if enough people find it useful and decide to use it on their own website, I might add to it in the future.
Right now, I have different button styles and sizes in mind, but there could be other additions. If you’ve got any ideas, let me know in the comments.