How to Receive PayPal Payments on Your WordPress Site
If you are a freelancer, or if you are selling digital products online, you may be wondering how to accept PayPal payment on your WordPress website.
WordPress itself does not have a payment option, but there are tons of plugins and tools that allow you to accept PayPal payment on WordPress.
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In this article, you’ll learn how to receive PayPal payments on your WordPress site using WPForms PayPal addon.
First, what is WPForms?
WPForms is a beginner-friendly WordPress plugin that allows you to build powerful but affordable form builder.
What exactly “form builder” do?
These are some features of WPForms form builder:
- Create a Login form
- Use PayPal, Stripe
- Use surveys and polls
- Protect your site from spam (Related Post: How to Reduce Contact Form Spam in WordPress)
- Setup recurring/subscription payments (Related Post: How to Accept Credit Card Payments in WordPress Without Hiring a Developer)
- Create file upload form to accept job application forms like PDF resume, blog post or image, documents to provide additional information, audio clips, etc (Related Post: How to Create a File Upload Form in WordPress)
- Create an electronic signature form to accept service agreements (Related Post: How to Create a File Upload Form in WordPress)
- Create an ActiveCampaign form
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Accepting PayPal Payments in WordPress
These are a few steps to set up PayPal payments in WordPress using the WPForms plugin.
Note: A Pro license is needed to be able to access payments with PayPal features.
Step1. Install the PayPal Addon
First of all, Install and activate the WPForms plugin on your WordPress site. Once WPForms is installed, visit the WPForms > Settings page to enter your license key. (this will connect your WordPress and WPForms account)
Then, install the PayPal addon.
Step2. Activate the PayPal Addon
Activate PayPal addon and add PayPal to a form. To do this, “create a new form” or if you already have a form then edit an existing form. By default, the Billing / Order form template comes with the most-used fields, but you can customize it.
Step3. Add PayPal Payments to Your Forms
So, now you have a form on WordPress. The next step is to connect it to PayPal. Sounds a little complicated, right?
Don’t worry, WPForms makes it super easy to connect to PayPal.
Go to Payments > PayPal Standard, and then check the box labeled Enable PayPal Standard payments.
Click on the Save button to store your payment settings, that’s all. Now, users can submit a PayPal payment through your WordPress website, and the payment will immediately go to your PayPal account.
You can check the payment status on the billing/order form page!
WPForms PayPal addon settings also include the option to set up conditional logic. The option allows you to change content or behavior in the form based on a user’s action. For example, you can ask a question to your users like “Would you like to sign up for our workshop?”
If you try to make these types of conditional logic without WPForms, you need knowledge of PHP coding.
WPForms is a really easy and simple tool to create a wide variety of forms without hiring developers. I hope this article helped you learn how to accept and PayPal payments in WordPress!