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The PayPal Button Manager for WordPress plugin utilizes the PayPal Button Manager API to create secure, hosted buttons.  There are just a few things you need to handle before you can begin creating buttons.

If you need help getting the plugin installed prior to configuration please review our installation guide.

General Settings
  1. From the WordPress admin panel, go to Settings -> PayPal WP Button Manager.
  2. Click the General tab.
  3. Check the box for Debug Log to enable logging of all PayPal API requests.
  4. Click the “Save changes” button to submit your changes.

PayPal WP Button Manager General Settings

PayPal WP Button Manager General Settings

Companies

You may add one or more companies (PayPal accounts) into the plugin so that you can create and manage PayPal buttons from multiple PayPal accounts within the same site.

  1. From the WordPress admin panel, go to Settings -> PayPal WP Button Manager
  2. Click on the Companies tab.
  3. Click the “Get Live API Credentials” link and login to the tool with your PayPal account to obtain your API credentials.  Alternatively, click the “Get Sandbox API Credentials” link to load the same tool for a sandbox account instead.
  4. Once you have your API credentials, fill out the form with your company name, a contact name, the email address associated with the PayPal account, and the API credentials obtained in Step 3.
  5. Set the PayPal Mode to Sandbox or Live depending on which API credentials you used.
  6. Set the Button Account ID to either “PayPal Account ID” or “Email Address”.  PayPal Account ID is recommended for better security.
  7. Click the Add Company button to add the new company to the plugin settings.
  8. To add additional companies, click the Add Company button and repeat steps 3 – 7.

PayPal WP Button Manager Company PayPal Account Setup

PayPal WP Button Manager Company PayPal Account Setup

Now What?

Now that you have installed and configured the PayPal WP Button Manager plugin it’s time to put it to work!  Take a look at our general user guide for details on creating and managing PayPal Standard buttons in WordPress.

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