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YITH PayPal Payments (WooCommerce)

YITH Payments for WooCommerce allows you to accept your store's PayPal and credit card payments. To use it, you need a PayPal business account. Sign up on PayPal before proceeding.

To get started, we need to make sure that the WooCommerce PayPal Payments plugin is installed.

Go to Plugins> Add New Plugin> locate and Install> Activate the plugin to install the plugin.

Install new pluging

Connecting your PayPal account

  1. Go to the WoooCommerce tab in the WordPress dashboard.

    WooCommerce tab

  2. Click Settings.

    WooCommerce Settings

  3. Navigate to the Payments tab.

    Payments tab

  4. The next page will show all Payment Methods available. Go to PayPal, then click the Finish set up button.

    Finish Setup button

  5. Click the Activate PayPal button.

    Activatre Paypal button

  6. Click the Test Payments with PayPal sandbox if you want to test payments before accepting payments on your WooCommerce shop.

    PayPal Sandbox

  7. A new window will open. You will be prompted to enter the PayPal account credentials (address and password associated with your PayPal account).

    Connect PayPal

  8. Once the account is successfully connected, you will be able to set up the plugin configuration.

    Connteced PayPal

PayPal Payments options

In the Settings tab, there are options that relate to the plugin's configuration.

  1.  Select the Payment Options - You can choose between: 
    • Sale - the funds will automatically transferred from the customer account to  a merchant account.
    • Authorize and capture - the admin needs to complete the transaction. The fund will be on reserved status for three days,  and  the product is set to be on hold.

      PayPal Payment Options

  2. Set up Show PayPal button - You can choose to set up the payment button on the Cart, Checkout and Product pages.

    Button options

  3. Enable Fast Checkout -  Display the  PayPal button on the Cart and/or Single product page to enable Fast Checkout for digital goods. This allows customers to pay for products directly from those pages without visiting the standard Checkout page.

    Fats Checkout

  4. Invoice Prefix-  Add a unique prefix to each store's PayPal account to easily identify payments and keep records organized for multiple stores connected to the same account.

    Invoice Prefix

PayPal Button Options

Customize your payment button on the Checkout and product pages. Go to the Button options tab to adjust colour, size, and shape, and add custom text or images. Here's how:

  1. Navigate to the Button options tab to choose the shape and color for your payment button.

    PayPall button shape and color

  2. In the Additional Payments buttons, select the alternative payment to appear by default in the PayPal wallet.

    Additional Payment methods

    • Enabling certain sources will cause an additional button to appear alongside the PayPal option.

      Addtional Payment option checkout page

Credit Card payment options

Enable credit card payments in the Custom Credit Card tab of the WooCommerce PayPal Payments plugin to provide your customers with a convenient and secure way to pay during checkout.

enable credit card payment

For example, the checkout page has a credit card payment option enabled in the WooCommerce PayPal Payments plugin.

Payment options checkout

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