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This article explores all the ins and outs of NFTs and how to sell them and earn some money for your digital art. Spoiler alert: it all comes down to using the right WordPress plugin.
Very few conversations are safe from the inevitable NFT mention these days, and that’s because NFTs have been making the headlines for some time now. The opinion is divided on whether this crypto-art is a passing hype or a trend that’s here to stay. However, if we were to take a little reality check, the fact that some NFT art has sold for prices that can seem absurd for most people shows that there’s interest, and some big wallets, around this crypto art.
Now, you might well be asking whether it’s time to take notice of this booming crypto sphere and explore how to sell NFT of your work and make some money. If that’s the case, you’re in the right place.
This article will explain precisely what NFTs are and how to create your own NFT store on your WordPress website using the OpenSea WordPress plugin.

NFT explained

Lately, the explosion of blockchain and crypto news can leave many people thinking, “Um…what’s going on here?”. That’s likely the feeling many people experience while hearing about NFT.
So, first things first, let’s start with the basics of NFTs.

NFT stands for non-fungible token. More precisely, non-fungible means unique and cannot be replaced with something else. For example, crypto coins like bitcoin are fungible. You can trade one bitcoin for another and get the same thing. The story is different when it comes to NFTs. They are one-of-a-kind trading cards that you can exchange for an additional card, meaning that you’d get something completely different.

But what exactly is NFT? NFTs can be pretty much anything digital, from drawings to music, Tweets, and videos. You can think of NFTs as an evolution of fine art collecting, which only involves digital art and digital money. Yes, this means that people will buy your digital art.

Selling NFTs

Selling NFTs is more or less like selling physical art. More precisely, NFTs’ artwork can’t be copied as it is a digital file. However, NFTs are designed to give buyers something that can’t be duplicated: the ownership of the work. However, the artist can still retain the copyright and reproduction rights, just as with physical art collecting.
But let’s skip to the part you’ve come for: creating an NFT store and earning some money.

Ethereum and its Emerging Use Cases

Ethereum is creating values and providing utility through a plethora of sectors. Ethereum is working on every industry from real estate, entertainment, and healthcare industries and developing novel tools on the protocol to democratize access and enhance efficiency and trust in multiple services. Ethereum allows music creators to manage royalties in the music industry, which is considered an ideal solution. In the music industry, tokens are being distributed that facilitate seamless and automated distribution of royalty payments. Some of the projects in the music industry include Open Music Initiative, Mediachain, and Ujo.

Artists like Pitbull, Gramatik, and Lupe Fiasco have shown their support for decentralized technologies in music. Blockchain has the power to re-establish the way music is listened to, sold, bought, produced, and managed.

Some of the examples of Ethereum and real-life cases are:

How to create an NFT store with the WordPress OpenSea plugin?

One great thing about WordPress is that it allows people to sell various items, from content to NFTs.
Yet, you need the right plugin to do so. This is where the OpenSea WordPress plugin shines. OpenSea is essentially an NFT marketplace app where people can create and sell their work in NFT tokens.

OpenSea plugin is the WordPress plugin to create your own NFT store on your website. This plugin helps you embed any single NFT you have in your OpenSea collection anywhere within your website with a simple shortcode. The plugin also allows you to create a collections landing page.

So, how do you take advantage of this easy-to-implement shortcode solution to embed NFT anywhere within your site? Assuming you already have a wallet to pay for your NFT, and a paywall plugin like

MetaPress on your website to get paid, follow these steps:

Step 1:

Create an OpenSea account by connecting your MetaMask wallet. Click the wallet icon and select MetaMask from the list of supported digital wallets.

Step 2:

Finish setting up your profile (username, profile image, cover, etc.)

Step 3:

Download and install the WordPress OpenSea plugin on your website.

Step 4:

: Activate the OpenSea plugin and navigate to the settings page.

Step 5:

Add the shortcode “opensea” with the NFT link you need.
The plugin also offers a few options to allow you to change the behaviour of the embed NFT. More precisely:

  • Link- which will enable you to link to the OpenSea asset
  • Orientation- you can choose between “automatic” or “manual” to show the NFT in portrait mode. 
  • Width- you can change the default width. 
  • Height- to change the default height. 

Storefront embed 

Another way to sell NFT on your WordPress website is to embed any OpenSea storefront within any page of your WordPress website. Follow these steps for that:

Step 1:

Select OpenSea Storefront as the template for the page

Step 2:

Insert the shortcode “opensea-storefront” to insert your OpenSea storefront

This option also allows you to modify the behaviour of the embed. More precisely, you can use:

  • Link- add the required link to the OpenSea storefront you want to embed within your website
  • Placement- choose between the default “relative” or the “absolute” setting. 
  • Frame height- choose between the default setting “1000px” or any other px or % value you prefer. 

Making NFTs feel native to the internet 

Selling NFT tokens can become the new norm of making good money online. Note that anything can be sold as NFT, from tweets to sports moments, gaming characters, digital artwork, and many other digital assets. Digital artists can make creative use of embeddable NFTs, and they can finally excitingly monetize their work.
The point of NFTs is that they benefit everyone, from artists to buyers and collectors. For artists, NFTs can be a way to sell their work that there otherwise might not be much of a market for. For buyers, buying NFTs is a way to support artists they like financially. For collectors, NFTs can also act like any other speculative asset, meaning that you can buy it and sell it for profit once its value goes up.

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