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Drop-in Rails engine for accepting payments with Stripe
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Payments with Stripe for your Rails application.

What does this do?

Payola is a drop-in Rails engine that lets you sell one or more products by just including a module in your models. It includes:

  • An easy to embed, easy to customize, async Stripe Checkout button
  • Asynchronous payments, usable with any background processing system
  • Full webhook integration
  • Easy extension hooks for adding your own functionality
  • Customizable emails

To see Payola in action, check out the site for Mastering Modern Payments: Using Stripe with Rails. Read the book to find out the whys behind Payola's design.


Add Payola to your Gemfile:

gem 'payola-payments'

Run the installer:

$ rails g payola:install
$ rake db:migrate

(Note: do not run rake payola:install:migrations. Payola's migrations live inside the gem and do not get copied into your application.)

Optionally, tell Stripe about your application. Add this as a webhook in your Stripe dashboard:

Additional Setup Resources

One-time payments

Configuration options



  • Multiple subscriptions per customer
  • Affiliate tracking
  • Easy metered billing


Please see the LICENSE file for licensing details.


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  1. Fork the project
  2. Make your changes, including tests that exercise the code
  3. Summarize your changes in
  4. Make a pull request

Version announcements happen on the Payola Payments Google group and @payolapayments.


Pete Keen, @zrail,