Most users will want to accept PayPal within their site built with WordPress and WooCommerce. In this article, we will show you how to accept PayPal in your WooCommerce site with just a few easy steps.
Accepting PayPal in WooCommerce
First, you will need to log into your WordPress admin dashboard.
From within your WordPress dashboard, hover over WooCommerce, then click on Settings.
Within your WooCommerce settings page, click on the tab at the top that says Checkout, then click on PayPal.
Here, you will see the various options for setting up payments through PayPal. We’ll go over a few important ones here:
Enable/Disable This checkbox will need to be checked to enable checkout via PayPal on your site. Title This determines what is displayed to your user within the checkout options. You may enter anything you want here, but keep in mind that it will show to all users on your site during the checkout process. By default, it will display PayPal. Description This is similar to the Title option. This is the description for PayPal that will be displayed within the your checkout page. PayPal Email In this field, enter the email address associated with your PayPal account. Receiver Email This is an optional field that is only needed if you want to send notifications to another email address that is not associated with the PayPal account. If you want to do this, enter that email address here. PayPal Identity Token This is an optional field that will allow you to identify pending and successful payments without the need for PayPal IPN. To obtain your identifier, log into your PayPal account, click on Profile, then click on Website Payment Preferences. Here, enable Payment Data Transfer. You will then see your PayPal Identity Token displayed. Invoice Prefix This is a unique identifier that will be displayed before any invoice numbers. For example, if you set it to InMotion-, an example invoice number would be InMotion-00000001. Payment Action This option determines if payments will be captured when submitted, or require autorization first. Most users will want to set this to Capture.
After you have set all of the options within the WooCommerce configuration, you’re now ready to accept payments via PayPal. If you’re looking to optimize your website’s performance, check out our WordPress Hosting with Nginx caching specifically for WordPress performance.