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Product Update (11/5/19)

November 5, 2019 3 min read

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Product Update (11/5/19)

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Today, we’re updating the OpenNode dashboard application. This update has a clear emphasis on revamping our custom checkout feature and reorganizing the navigation bars. Here’s a full breakdown of what’s changed: 

Added Payments to the navigation bar

Whether you are creating payment buttons, one-off-invoices, or using our API, OpenNode’s core feature is generating payments. We’ve created a new Payments section on our navigation bar and tweaked some of our existing features to fall within this section of our dashboard.

Quick Invoice ➡️ Payment Requests

The Quick Invoice feature is now under a new name, payment requests. It has also moved to a new “payments” tab on the navigation bar.

Custom Checkouts ➡️ Payment Templates

When you strip down custom checkouts to its core, it’s really nothing more than a payment request button. However, different businesses may define a “payment” differently.


In order to serve our diverse user base, we created two separate payment templates. One for normal goods and service payments – called payments – and another for donations.

New template types for Payment Templates

The table below itemizes the differences between the two new formats:

Donation TemplatePayment Template
Allows customers to choose how much to pay in an invoice.

Ideal for collecting donations, tips, or other payments which don’t have a fixed price.

Button looks like:
donate with bitcoin button
Requires customers to pay invoice in full.

Ideal for selling products or services with a fixed price. 

Button looks like:pay with bitcoin button

New functionality to payment templates:

Custom Fields 

All payment templates give you the option to collect names, email addresses, billing addresses, and phone numbers from your customers. But now, you can add additional custom fields to the checkout.

Add new questions or custom fields to your templates
Add new questions or custom fields to your templates

Template-level Instant exchange

Before today’s update, you had to set on instant exchange as a global feature for your account. But now, as long as the Automatic Conversion feature is set up, you can instantly convert bitcoin to your local currency on a template-by-template level. 

Promo Codes

example of a promo code
Everybody loves half-off pizza!

For payment templates, you can now set up promo / discount codes. You can set up discounts by either a percentage off the full price or fixed amount.

Success URL

We’ve added success URLs to each type of payment template. Place the URL that you would like your customers to be redirected to once they complete an invoice.

Developers section now in navigation bar

New Developers navigation bar section
New Developers navigation bar section

We have aggregated our developer tools into a new navigation bar category called, “Developers”. You’ll find that the API docs, webhook simulator, and Integrations sections have moved from various locations around the platform into one go-to spot for developers.


That's all folks!

The majority of these updates were suggested from users like you. We listen to all requests and are always hungry for feedback. Please keep your comments and suggestions coming! 

F. Cary Snyder is Head of Business Development and the Editor of the OpenNode blog. He holds a Bachelors of Science from the University of California at Santa Barbara where he studied Earth Sciences, Economics, and Environmental Studies. His goal is to create high quality content to educate business leaders about why Bitcoin is the best settlement and store of value vehicle in today's digital economy.