Minimum Requirements
  • WordPress 3.8+
  • WooCommerce 3.0+

NOTE: While these are the minimum requirements to run the plugin, we recommend that you update WordPress and WooCommerce to the latest versions to ensure the best security and performance.

Automatic Installation
  1. Log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins page, and click the Add New button.
  2. Search for “PayPal for WooCommerce”.
  3. Click the Install Now link under the PayPal for WooCommerce plugin in the list of results.
  4. Once the extension has been installed and activated you will find the PayPal Express Checkout and Pro settings available under the WooCommerce -> Settings -> Checkout tab.

WooCommerce PayPal Install Guide

WooCommerce PayPal Install Guide

Manual Installation
  • Download the plugin from the WordPress plugin directory.
  • Unzip the files and upload the folder into your plugins folder (/wp-content/plugins/) overwriting previous versions if they exist.
  • Navigate to your WordPress Plugins page and activate the PayPal for WooCommerce plugin.
  • Once the extension  has been installed and activated you will find the PayPal Express Checkout and Pro settings available under the WooCommerce -> Settings -> Checkout tab.
Updates
  • Automatic updates 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.

WooCommerce PayPal Updates

WooCommerce PayPal Updates

Now What?

After you’ve installed and activated the plugin you are ready to setup PayPal Express Checkout and/or PayPal Payments Pro.  We have separate guides for each of these.

If you are unsure which product guide(s) you need to follow feel free to submit a support ticket and we’ll be happy to help.

PayPal Express Checkout tightly integrates PayPal payments into your WooCommerce shopping cart checkout.

Express Checkout provides more options to customize the PayPal experience for your buyers including the ability to prominently display credit card payments as an option on the PayPal checkout pages.

WooCommerce PayPal Express Checkout Setup Guide

PayPal Website Payments Pro uses the DoDirectPayment API to process credit cards directly on your WooCommerce checkout page without any redirect to PayPal.com.

WooCommerce PayPal Website Payments Pro Setup Guide

PayPal Payments Pro 2.0 is the newest version of Pro that PayPal provides.  It utilizes the PayPal Manager (PayFlow Gateway) APIs and allows you to accept credit cards directly on your WooCommerce checkout page.

WooCommerce PayPal Payments Pro 2.0

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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