Accepting Payments With PayPal On WordPress
Updated: Jun 10
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Online payments help small businesses like yours grow and succeed. Luckily, it is super easy to accept money online; especially, with WPForms. All you need is a professional WordPress account, and you can set up your PayPal payment system in minutes.
You probably have a PayPal account. Most freelancers set one up the minute they begin selling their services or products. Now you must link it to your eCommerce site to ensure you are maximizing your potential earnings.
How to Collect PayPal Online Payments on Your WordPress Site
You are going to need an addon, PayPal, to accept payments. WPForms makes it very easy to integrate PayPal with your professional site. Before you can use PayPal for online payments, you need to install the addon.
Visit your WordPress site.
Go to the Plugin section on the left-hand menu.
Find the WPForms plugin and select install.
Activate the plugin.
Now, install the PayPal addon.
Activate the PayPal widget.
You will need to create a new form or edit an existing form. If you have a billing/order form template, you could edit that to help you add PayPal online payments.
The template automatically defaults to the Billing/Order form. PayPal only needs one field to work correctly, so you can select Single Item and get rid of Multiple Items or other fields.
But, consider what your customers are going to want from the information you display. A total can be helpful, so the client sees the exact amount they are paying. You also do not want to use the Credit Card field when you are using PayPal. When the form is submitted, any other information about the payment details is collected.
Once the payment option is added, select “create.”
How to Receive Money Simply and Securely with WPForms
Now that you have established your WPForms, you need to link your PayPal account with the forms. From the builder, go to Payments, select PayPal, and check the box that has Enable PayPal Standard Payments.
You will be asked to fill out certain information like your email address attached to your PayPal account. If you do not finish this step, your clients will not be able to complete the PayPal payment step because it will not redirect them to PayPal.
There are certain defaults to be wary of when it comes to online payment setup. One box to uncheck is regarding a “note” submitted with payment. You don’t want your customer to have to include a message to you. You do want “conditional logic” to be checked to help your customers select the payment method of their choice on the form.
By using PayPal and setting it up with WPForms, you are helping your customers connect with a safe and secure online payment method. Follow the above steps to make the setup and payments more secure. You will also need to let your clients know they are leaving your site to login with PayPal to continue making their purchase.
See, super easy and safe, plus very professional.
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