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Introduction PayPal is widely known for their ability to make sending and receiving payments simple and secure.  What you may not realize, though, is that by accepting PayPal on your website or application you automatically have the ability to offer...

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What is PayPal and How Does it Work?

Introduction Today we’re just going to take a quick look at a simple question; what is PayPal and how does it work?  The easy answer is it’s a way to send and receive payments.  There’s a little bit more than that going on.  You’ve got your buyers and...

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What is PayPal Express Checkout

PayPal provides many different products to integrate payments into websites and applications.  Express Checkout is just one of the many available methods.  That said, it is the most widely used and feature-packed way to tie PayPal payments into your app, and it is my...

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6 Advantages of PayPal Express Checkout

Most people start out with PayPal by integrating PayPal Standard payment buttons into websites.  This is great, and it's a simple way to get up and running quickly with PayPal, but there's another option available to developers that has a lot of advantages:  PayPal...

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Offers for WooCommerce 1.2.1 Released

Offers for WooCommerce version 1.2.1 has been released.  This is a small patch to the 1.2.0 release that resolves a few small bugs that were reported in that update. Changelog Feature - Adds new hooks to offer submit form for custom field / content entry. (#212) Fix -...

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PayPal for WooCommerce 1.1.9 Release

PayPal for WooCommerce 1.1.9 has been released, which closes 14 issues on GitHub. Changelog Feature - Hear About Us plugin compatibility. (#392) Feature - Moves bulk update for enable/disable shipping requirements to a separate tool specific to the plugin. (#381)...

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PayPal for WooCommerce 1.1.8 Release

PayPal for WooCommerce 1.1.8 is here and closes 47 issues from our GitHub repo! Changelog Feature - Adds an option to include a billing agreement with Express Checkout, which enables the use of future reference transactions. (#168) Feature - Adds a product-level...

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How to Create a PayPal Button

PayPal provides a "Button Factory" within any PayPal business account that can be used to create basic payment buttons for PayPal.  The PayPal Button Factory supports the following types of payment buttons:   Shopping Cart (Add to Cart and View Cart) Buy Now Donation...

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Offers for WooCommerce 1.2.0 Released

We have officially released the 1.2.0 update for our Offers for WooCommerce plugin!  Take a look at what's new: Feature - Adds ability for users to join your MailChimp / ConstantContact mailing list while submitting an offer. (#7) Feature - Adds ability to include an...

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WooCommerce Update Tips

Introduction WooCommerce is widely used and loved by many.  There is one thing about it, though, that can cause nightmares for people; the WooCommerce update release. If you have tools that automatically update your WordPress plugins for you...

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Verify PayPal Account

Introduction One of the first things you should do when creating a new PayPal is verifying the account.  What exactly is that, though, and how do you go about doing it?  We'll take a look at that here. What is PayPal Verification? Like any other online service, pretty...

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PayPal Pay with Credit Card

Video Demo Step 1 - Add Credit Card to PayPal Account The first thing you need to do if you haven't already is add one or more credit cards to your PayPal wallet (account).  This will accomplish three things for you: Enables the ability to...

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PayPal Add Credit Card Tutorial

Advantages There are a few primary reasons it is always recommended to add one or more credit cards to your PayPal account. Confirms your address with PayPal so that sellers are comfortable shipping to you without delay. Protects your credit...

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PayPal for WooCommerce 1.1.6.3 Update

The 1.1.6.3 update of PayPal for WooCommerce addresses a number of issues and adds a few new features as well. Resolves PayPal error 10431, item amount invalid, which would happen on rare occasions. Resolves a conflict with the Bulk Item Discount plugin...

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