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Getting started with WooCommerce Paypal Payments

Overview

WooCommerce PayPal Payments is a full-stack solution that offers powerful and flexible payment processing capabilities. Set up quickly. Enable payment acceptance easily. Offer your customers a seamless checkout experience and get paid quickly.

WooCommerce PayPal Payments is the only payments plugin that includes PayPal, PayPal Credit, credit and debit card processing, and local payment methods.

By integrating with WooCommerce you can:

  • Offer full-stack payment processing – the choice of payment methods for your customers.
  • Smart payment buttons – Present relevant payment methods to your customers in specific markets. With one integration, sellers can automatically offer more payment method options as they become available.

Requirements

To install WooCommerce PayPal Payments, you need:

  • WordPress Version 5.3 or newer (installed)
  • WooCommerce Version 3.9 or newer (installed and activated)
  • PHP Version 7.1 or newer
  • PayPal business account

Installation

  1. Log in to WordPress Admin
  2. Go to Plugins > Add New
  3. Search for the PayPal for WooCommerce plugin.
  4. Click on Install Now and wait until the plugin is installed successfully.
  5. You can activate the plugin immediately by clicking on Activate now on the success page. If you want to activate it later, you can do so via Plugins > Installed Plugins.

Setting up WooCommerce PayPal Payments

Follow the steps below to connect the plugin to your PayPal account:

  1. After you have activated the WooCommerce PayPal Payments plugin, go to WooCommerce  > Settings.
  2. Click the Payments tab.
  3. The Payment methods list will include two PayPal options. Click on PayPal (not PayPal Standard).
  4. Click the PayPal Checkout tab.
  5. Click on the Connect to PayPal button.
  6. Sign in to your PayPal account. If you do not have a PayPal account yet, sign up for a new PayPal business account.
  7. At the end of this process, please click the Go back to your store button, so WooCommerce can get all necessary information
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  8. After you have successfully connected your PayPal account, click on the Enable the PayPal Gateway checkbox to enable the PayPal.
  9. Click Save changes.

Setting up PayPal Card Processing

After you have completed the onboarding process, follow these steps to navigate to the PayPal Card Processing settings:

  1. Go to WooCommerce  > Settings > Payments > PayPal.
  2. Click the PayPal Card Processing tab.

You can configure the following settings for PayPal Card Processing:

  • Enable/Disable – Once enabled, the Credit Card option will show up in checkout.
  • Title – This controls the title that the user sees during checkout.
  • Disable specific credit cards – By default, all possible credit cards will be accepted. You have the option to disable certain credit cards.
  • Show logo of the following credit cards – Define which credit cards you want to display at checkout.
  • 3D Secure – 3D Secure benefits cardholders and merchants by providing an additional layer of verification using Verified by Visa, MasterCard SecureCode and American Express SafeKey. Learn more about 3D Secure.

Customizing your PayPal  experience

You can configure the following settings for PayPal:

PayPal Checkout Plugin Settings

  • Title – The title the user sees during the checkout process.
  • Description – The description the user sees during the checkout process.
  • Intent – The intent to either capture a payment immediately or to authorize a payment for an order after an order is created.
  • Brand Name – Control the name of your shop that customers will see during the payment process.
  • Landing Page – Type of PayPal page to display.
  • Disable funding sources – By default, all possible funding sources will be shown. You have the option to disable certain funding sources.
  • Logging – Enable logging of unexpected behavior. This can also log private data and should only be enabled in a development or staging environment.
  • Invoice prefix – If you use your PayPal account with more than one installation, you should use a distinct prefix to separate those installations.

Checkout

  • Enable buttons on Checkout – Enable/Disable PayPal buttons at checkout.
  • Button Layout – If additional funding sources are available to the buyer through PayPal, then multiple buttons are displayed in the space provided. Choose “vertical” for a dynamic list of alternative and local payment options, or “horizontal” when space is limited.
  • Tagline – Add a tagline. This will only appear if you select a horizontal layout.
  • Button Label – This controls the label on the primary PayPal button.
  • Color – Controls the background color of the primary PayPal button. Use “Gold” to leverage PayPal’s recognition and preference, or change it to match your site design or aesthetic.
  • Shape – The pill-shaped button’s unique and powerful shape signifies PayPal in people’s minds. Use the rectangular button as an alternative when pill-shaped buttons might pose design challenges.

Credit Messaging on Checkout

  • Enable message on Checkout -Enable/Disable the PayPal Credit message at Checkout.
  • Credit Messaging layout – The layout of the PayPal Credit message.
  • Credit Messaging logo – What logo the PayPal Credit message contains. Only applicable, when the Text layout style is selected.
  • Credit Messaging logo position – The position of the PayPal Credit logo. Only applicable, when the Text layout style is selected.
  • Credit Messaging text color – The color of the text. Only applicable, when the layout style Text is used.

Button on Single product

  • Enable buttons on Single Product – Enable/Disable buttons on Single Product.
  • Button Layout – If additional funding sources are available to the buyer through PayPal, then multiple buttons are displayed in the space provided. Choose “vertical” for a dynamic list of alternative and local payment options, or “horizontal” when space is limited.
  • Tagline – Add the tagline. This line will only show up if you select a horizontal layout.
  • Button Label – This controls the label on the primary button.
  • Color – Controls the background color of the primary button. Use “Gold” to leverage PayPal’s recognition and preference, or change it to match your site design or aesthetic.
  • Shape – The pill-shaped button’s unique and powerful shape signifies PayPal in people’s minds. Use the rectangular button as an alternative when pill-shaped buttons might pose design challenges.

Credit Messaging on Single product

  • Enable message on Single Product – Enable/Disable PayPal Credit message on Single Product.
  • Credit Messaging layout – The layout of the PayPal Credit message.
  • Credit Messaging logo – What logo the PayPal Credit message contains. Only applicable, when the layout style Text is used.
  • Credit Messaging logo position – The position of the PayPal Credit logo. Only applicable, when the layout style Text is used.
  • Credit Messaging text color – The color of the text. Only applicable, when the layout style Text is used.

Mini Cart

  • Buttons on Mini Cart – Enable/Disable PayPal buttons on a mini cart.
  • Button Layout – If additional funding sources are available to the buyer through PayPal, then multiple buttons are displayed in the space provided. Choose “vertical” for a dynamic list of alternative and local payment options, or “horizontal” when space is limited.
  • Tagline – Add the tagline. This line will only show up if you select a horizontal layout.
  • Button Label – This controls the label on the primary button.
  • Color – Controls the background color of the primary button. Use “Gold” to leverage PayPal’s recognition and preference, or change it to match your site design or aesthetic.
  • Shape – The pill-shaped button’s unique and powerful shape signifies PayPal in people’s minds. Use the rectangular button as an alternative when pill-shaped buttons might pose design challenges.

Cart

  • Buttons on Cart – Enable/Disable PayPal buttons on a Cart.
  • Button Layout – If additional funding sources are available to the buyer through PayPal, then multiple buttons are displayed in the space provided. Choose “vertical” for a dynamic list of alternative and local payment options, or “horizontal” when space is limited.
  • Tagline – Add the tagline. This line will only show up if you select a horizontal layout.
  • Button Label – This controls the label on the primary button.
  • Color – Controls the background color of the primary button. Use “Gold” to leverage PayPal’s recognition and preference, or change it to match your site design or aesthetic.
  • Shape – The pill-shaped button’s unique and powerful shape signifies PayPal in people’s minds. Use the rectangular button as an alternative when pill-shaped buttons might pose design challenges.

Credit Messaging on Cart

  • Enable message on Cart – Enable/Disable the PayPal Credit message on Cart.
  • Credit Messaging layout – The layout of the PayPal Credit message.
  • Credit Messaging logo – What logo the PayPal Credit message contains. Only applicable, when the layout style Text is used.
  • Credit Messaging logo position – The position of the PayPal Credit logo. Only applicable, when the layout style Text is used.
  • Credit Messaging text color – The color of the text. Only applicable, when the layout style Text is used.

Front end experience screenshots:

Single Product
Mini Cart
Cart
Checkout

Troubleshooting

Having a problem? Follow these steps to make sure everything is setup correctly:

  • Please ensure that your site meets the plugin requirements.
  • Check the FAQs to see if they address your question.

FAQ

Questions & support

Need some assistance?

Please check out our troubleshooting tips and frequently asked questions for common issues. Contact support via the help desk if you need more help.