You may install the PayPal Here WooCommerce plugin using the WordPress Plugin installer (automatic) or by manually downloading and uploading the plugin files.

Automatic Installation
  1. Log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins page, and click the Add New button.
  2. Search for “PayPal Here WooCommerce”.
  3. Click the Install Now link under the PayPal Here for WooCommerce plugin in the list of results.
  4. Click the “Activate Plugin” link after the plugin has been installed.
Manual Installation
  1. Download the plugin from the WordPress plugin directory.
  2. Unzip the files and upload the folder into your plugins folder (/wp-content/plugins/) overwriting previous versions if they exist.
  3. Navigate to your WordPress Plugins page and activate the PayPal Here for WooCommerce plugin.

Automatic or manual updates through the WordPress plugins updater should work great for you. As always, though, we recommend backing up your site prior to making any updates just to be sure nothing goes wrong.


To setup PayPal Here for WooCommerce you will need to configure a few options within the plugin settings page in WordPress.

1. Navigate to WooCommerce -> Settings.

1. Navigate to WooCommerce -> Settings.


From the WordPress admin panel, navigate to WooCommerce -> Settings.

2. Click the Checkout Tab, and then the PayPal Here link.

2. Click the Checkout Tab, and then the PayPal Here link.

PayPal Here WooCommerce POS Settings Link

WooCommerce -> Settings -> Checkout -> PayPal Here

Settings Overview

Adjust the plugin to suit your needs. 

Enable / Disable

Check the box to enable the PayPal Here for WooCommerce app on your site.

Accepted Payment Methods

Here you may choose the payment options that you would like to include in the PayPal Here app.  The payment methods chosen here will be displayed in the PayPal Here app like this:

Invoice ID Prefix

It is recommended to set a unique value here for this website to avoid conflicting with other websites or applications that may be using the same PayPal account.

WooCommerce REST API

Click the button to Generate WooCommerce API Key.  This sets up the REST API key necessary for the web app portion of the plugin to communicate with WooCommerce.

PayPal Here WooCommerce Generate API Key

This will generate the WooCommerce REST API keys necessary for the plugin to sync product / order data between the web app and WooCommerce itself.

View Products

Set which products you would like displayed by default when adding products to orders from the plugin app on your mobile device.  These products will be displayed for quick access, and you will also be able to search for other products to add as well.

PayPal Here WooCommerce POS Product List

Products displayed in the plugin web app are pulled from WooCommerce directly.

PayPal Here Endpoint

This endpoint value is where the plugin web app will run on your site.  This can be loaded from any web browser (desktop and mobile) directly, or you can use the QR codes provided in the settings page or WooCommerce order screen to load the web app at this endpoint.

Example:  By default, this value is set to “paypal-here”.  As such, the web app will load at

PayPal Here Page Title

Set this value to the Page Title you would like to use for the web app provided by the plugin.  This will be displayed in the browser tab of any desktop/mobile browser you are using.

Debug Log

Check the box to Enable Logging in order to keep a log of all the PayPal Here Sideloader requests that are being made.  The PayPal Here Sideloader is an SDK that is used to pass data from the plugin web app into the PayPal Here native mobile app.  These logs can be used for troubleshooting purposes.

Note: Logs will be available under WooCommerce -> Status -> Logs Tab.

Now What?

Now that you have installed and configured the PayPal Here for WooCommerce plugin you are ready to put it to use!  Check out the User Guide for more details on processing WooCommerce payments with PayPal Here.

Need Additional Help?

Schedule a live meeting with Drew Angell, PayPal Certified Developer, and get all of your questions or concerns answered.

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