WooCommerce PayPal Express Checkout Payment Gateway

Description

This is a PayPal Express Payment Gateway for WooCommerce.

PayPal Express allows you to securely sell your products and subscriptions online using In-Context Checkout to help you meet security requirements without causing your theme to suffer. In-Context Checkout uses a modal iFrame, hosted on PayPal’s servers, that overlays the checkout form and provides a secure means for your customers to enter their account information.

Also, with Integrated PayPal Setup (Easy Setup), connecting to PayPal is as simple as clicking a button – no complicated API keys to cut and paste.

Screenshots

  • Click the "Click Here to Set Up Your PayPal Account" button. If you want to test before goes live, you can switch the Environment, above the button, to Sandbox.
  • API credentials will be set after Easy Setup. Or, you can set that manually.
  • Checkout with PayPal directly from the Basket.

Installation

Minimum Requirements

  • WordPress 4.4 or greater

Automatic installation

Automatic installation is the easiest option as WordPress handles the file transfers itself and you don’t need to leave your web browser. To do an automatic install of, log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New.

In the search field type “WooCommerce PayPal Express Checkout” and click Search Plugins. Once you’ve found our plugin you can view details about it such as the point release, rating and description. Most importantly of course, you can install it by simply clicking “Install Now”.

Manual installation

The manual installation method involves downloading our plugin and uploading it to your webserver via your favorite FTP application. The
WordPress codex contains instructions on how to do this here.

Updating

Automatic updates should work like a charm; as always though, ensure you backup your site just in case.

If on the off-chance you do encounter issues with the shop/category pages after an update you simply need to flush the permalinks by going to WordPress > Settings > Permalinks and hitting ‘save’. That should return things to normal.

FAQ

Installation Instructions

Minimum Requirements

  • WordPress 4.4 or greater

Automatic installation

Automatic installation is the easiest option as WordPress handles the file transfers itself and you don’t need to leave your web browser. To do an automatic install of, log in to your WordPress dashboard, navigate to the Plugins menu and click Add New.

In the search field type “WooCommerce PayPal Express Checkout” and click Search Plugins. Once you’ve found our plugin you can view details about it such as the point release, rating and description. Most importantly of course, you can install it by simply clicking “Install Now”.

Manual installation

The manual installation method involves downloading our plugin and uploading it to your webserver via your favorite FTP application. The
WordPress codex contains instructions on how to do this here.

Updating

Automatic updates should work like a charm; as always though, ensure you backup your site just in case.

If on the off-chance you do encounter issues with the shop/category pages after an update you simply need to flush the permalinks by going to WordPress > Settings > Permalinks and hitting ‘save’. That should return things to normal.

Does this plugin work with credit cards or just PayPal?

This plugin supports payments using both credit and debit cards as well as PayPal.

Does this support Checkout with PayPal from the basket view?

Yes!

Does this support both production mode and sandbox mode for testing?

Yes it does – production and sandbox mode is driven by how you connect. You may choose to connect in either mode, and disconnect and reconnect in the other mode whenever you want.

Where can I find documentation?

For help setting up and configuring, please refer to our user guide

Where can I get support or talk to other users?

If you get stuck, you can ask for help in the Plugin Forum.

Will this plugin work with my theme?

Yes, this plugin will work with any theme, but may require some styling to make it match nicely. If you’re
looking for a theme with built in WooCommerce integration we recommend Storefront.

Where can I request new features or report bugs?

New feature requests and bugs reports can be made in the plugin forum.

How to remove ‘Proceed to Checkout’ button from cart page?

If PayPal Express Checkout is the only enabled payment gateway and you want to remove the ‘Proceed to Checkout’ button from the cart, you can use this snippet:

Where can I contribute?

The GitHub repository for PayPal Express Checkout is here:

https://github.com/woothemes/woocommerce-gateway-paypal-express-checkout

Please use this to inform us about bugs, or make contributions via PRs.

Reviews

Works for me

I saw there are quite a few negative reviews.
Don’t know why it’s crashing for them, for me this plugin is working just fine on WordPress 4.9.5

Good.

I thought PP Express is for “customers who has no PayPal account”, so such customer will not see a Paypal button. But I was wrong.

Messed up my checkout page

I spent a long time debugging an issue that I had on my checkout page, all the totals turned to 0 when the checkout total were getting calculated. After deactivating this plug-in the issue immediately went away.

Read all 46 reviews

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Changelog

1.5.6 – 2018-06-06

  • Fix – Virtual products cause issues with billing details validation.

1.5.5 – 2018-05-23

  • Update – WC 3.4 compatibility
  • Update – Privacy policy notification.
  • Update – Export/erasure hooks added.

1.5.4 – 2018-05-08

  • Add – Hook to make billing address not required woocommerce_paypal_express_checkout_address_not_required (bool).
  • Fix – Duplicate checkout settings when PP Credit option is enabled.
  • Fix – Impossible to open API credentials after saving Settings.
  • Fix – Prevent filtering if PPEC is not enabled.
  • Fix – Single Product checkout: Quantity being duplicated due to multiple AJAX calls.
  • Fix – When returning from PayPal, place order buttons says “proceed to payment”.
  • Tweak – Default billing address to be required.

1.5.3 – 2018-03-28

  • Fix – wp_enqueue_media was not correctly loaded causing weird behavior with other parts of system wanting to use it.
  • Fix – Typo in activation hook.

1.5.2 – 2018-02-20

  • Tweak – Express checkout shouldn’t display “Review your order before the payment”.
  • Fix – Compatibility with Subscriptions and Checkout from Single Product page.
  • Fix – Make sure session object exists before use to prevent fatal error.

See changelog for all versions.