YITH Stripe

By using the combination of YITH Stripe and YITH Subscription, you can enable “Stripe” as possible payment method for subscriptions purchases.

The payment date cannot be edited in any way and refers to the day when the first subscription payment occurred.

First of all, make sure that both plugins are installed and activated. Then, go to YITH > Stripe and scroll down until you see the ‘Subscriptions’ section.


Here you can pick one of the following renew modes:

  • Stripe Classic: Once the subscription is created, the automatic renewals are entirely handled by Stripe and therefore it’s impossible to either change the renewal date nor the subscription amount.
  • YWSBS Renews: Every recurring payment the YITH Subscription plugin handles the details and connects with Stripe only for the charge. We recommend using this mode, as it grants more flexibility with the renewals details, such as the due date and the amount.

renew mode

Please note: if you want to use the YITH WooCommerce Stripe plugin in combination with the YITH WooCommerce Subscription plugin, you can only choose between Standard or Elements checkout.

Payment mode

By enabling “When renew fails, try again with other cards” you will allow the plugin to try and process the renewal by using other cards. If a customer has added 3 cards to his account for example, the plugin will try all 3 of them.


For each payment attempt, the plugin will try to renew with any card registered to the customers account. If you do not enable this option, the plugin will only process payments with the default card.

Renewal orders created with YITH Subscriptions are usually considered merchant-initiated payments and marked as off-session and so, as a general rule, they are exempt from double-factor authentication, but please, read more about the SCA regulation and recurring payments here.