How to Setup Paypal with WooCommerce


WooCommerce now powers more than 30% of online stores. More than likely if you want to run an online store, you also want to accept PayPal. Luckily WooCommerce includes Paypal within their default settings, and it’s a fairly easy matter to get up and running with it.

This article assumes that you have installed both WordPress and WooCommerce already, and that you have a working PayPal account.

1. Login to your WordPress admin and look in the left column for WooCommerce. Hover over it and select Settings

2. From the WooCommerce settings page, select the tab for Checkout. It contains all the information you’ll need pertaining to the payment processors

3. Select the subnav option for PayPal. You will be taken to the page with all of the PayPal options.


4. Click to “Enable PayPal Standard”, and enter your PayPal e-mail and click Save. That should take care of it, happy selling!

WooCommerce also has the ability to process PayPal refunds directly within WordPress if you have the software hooked into PayPal correctly. In order to do this, you’ll need to hunt your PayPal API information down, including API username, password, and signature.

Posted by Will on May 10, 2016

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