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Welcome to another WordPress tutorial on how to setup PayPal in Woocommerce.

Today I am going to show you how to setup PayPal on your Woocommerce store so you can process payments effectively.

How To Setup PayPal In Woocommerce

There are two simple ways of processing payments on Woocommerce:

  • Stripe
  • PayPal

Setting up PayPal in Woocommerce is actually quite easy and I will walk you through the simple steps now.

Setup A PayPal Account

The first thing you need to do is setup a PayPal account and make sure that you register for a business account so that you can integrate your account with your online store.

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Unlock Your Account

After setting up your account, you will need to provide information about you and your business.

There are certain fields you will have to complete to unlock your account and lift the payment withdrawal limits in place on starter PayPal accounts.

Add A Bank Account Or Card

Next up, you will need to add a bank account or payment method to your PayPal account.

Probably the easiest step in how to setup PayPal in Woocommerce.

All that money you’re making needs to go somewhere after all. You can do this from the dashboard after you login.

Grant API Access

To connect your PayPal account to your Woocommerce store you need to create API access from within your PayPal account.

Follow the intuitive setup steps in your PayPal account and grant API access.

Add PayPal As A Payment Method

Login to your Woocommerce website and follow these steps:

  1. Click Woocommerce
  2. Click Payments
  3. Enable PayPal as a payment method
  4. Click Manage

Configure Your PayPal Settings

The final step in our how to add PayPal in Woocommerce tutorial is to configure your PayPal settings.

  1. Set a ‘Receiver email’
  2. Set your ‘Invoice prefix’
  3. Make sure payment action is set to ‘Capture’
  4. Input your ‘Live API username’
  5. Input your ‘Live API password’

You can get your Live API information from within your PayPal account. This is the information you were given when creating API access from your PayPal account.

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James Thomas

James is the owner of Square Internet and helps build, grow and scale WordPress based businesses for a living.